Cool Beans in the Big Smoke!

Exciting news folks! Cool Beans is coming to the big smoke! For those who don’t know, ‘the big smoke’ is slang for LDN. And ‘LDN’ is short for ‘LONDON’. We’re coming to London basically, Hackney to be exact.

Yes indeed, after many years putting on events in Sheffield, running festival stages and the occasional party in Bristol – we’re extremely excited to announce a brand new monthly London residency!

It’s all taking place at Hackney Wick’s Number 90 Bar & Kitchen, entry is free and we’ve got a world-class DJ/AV artist booked for the first one…

DJ CHEEBA (AV SHOW)

Hailed as one of the most progressive audio visual artists around today, DJ Cheeba has found an audience world wide with his unique style of turntablism and video manipulation.

You may know him from his Lo-Fi Funky Space Quest & Return To The Boom Bap projects, as well of course his massively popular Caught In The Middle Of A 3 Way Mix which he created alongisde DJ Moneyshot and DJ Food.

Best experienced live, Cheeba has performed worldwide with tours spanning UK, Europe, Australia and Canada as well as being a regular on the UK and European festival circuit. A truly versatile performer, he’ll be smashing out an AV/DJ set for the Cool Beans at Number 90 Launch Party and frankly – we cannot wait!

The man has tons of stuff online for you to sink your teeth into, here are a few of our favourites…

“Genius… Great work!!” — Z-Trip
“Cheeba is one super-creative dude!” — DJ Yoda

www.djcheeba.com

COOL BEANS DJs & HOST CHRIS ARNOLD

Keeping the vibes rolling before and after the mighty DJ Cheeba will be resident Cool Beans DJs and host Chris Arnold. Expect tunes from all over the musical specturm – ska, reggae, hip hop, funk, soul, disco, breaks, sea shanties, maybe even a smattering of drum’n’bass if the feelings right.

FB Event can be found here!

FREE ENTRY // DELICIOUS DRINKS // GREAT VIBES

ADDRESS: 90 Main Yard, Wallis Road, Hackney Wick, E9 5LN

Cool Beans is coming to town!

We’re All Going On A Cool Beans Holiday!

We frankly can’t believe that a) various TV channels have broadcast two series worth of content that we’ve created and also that b) we even managed to create two series worth of content in the first place. In fact, we’re so stoked (as fans of the pop punk smash Daddy’s Car would say) that we’ve decided to literally take the show on the road and book a Cool Beans TV tour around the UK.
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That’s right, at the end of July Chris, Mickey, #DJJim, Longmourne Ratsby, Graham Diccole and the rest will be packing their bags and heading out all over the place performing all your favourite songs from both series. It all culminates at the Riverside for Tramlines Festival on the 24th July which coincidently is the start of Tramlines Festival. We’re describing it as follows…

“All your favourite characters, songs and sketches without the magic of heavy editing”

And that, my friends, is exactly what we’re aiming to provide on this tour. Here’s some more info on the dates, venues, times, entry fees (if any, most will be free entry), support acts and FB event links.

19th July
BEDROOM BAR in LONDON
Also performing: Raphael Attar, Millie Manders (acoustic set), London Bass Club DJs, Punk Archive DJs, The Unseen Bean.
7PM start, free entry!
CLICK HERE FOR FACEBOOK EVENT

20th July
THE FULL MOON in CARDIFF
Also performing: The Welsh Whisperer, Junior Bill (acoustic set).
7PM start, free entry!
CLICK HERE FOR FACEBOOK EVENT

21st July
MR WOLFS in BRISTOL
Also performing: The Welsh Whisperer, David Hoare.
7PM start, £3 on the door!
CLICK HERE FOR FACEBOOK EVENT

22nd July
THE FENTON in LEEDS
Also performing: The Grand Old Ukes Of Yorkshire, Joe Kemp (acoustic), DJ Ocelus.
7PM start, £2 on the door!
CLICK HERE FOR FACEBOOK EVENT

23rd July
BAR LOCO in NEWCASTLE
Also performing: The Whippet Beans.
7PM start, free entry!
CLICK HERE FOR FACEBOOK EVENT

24th July
THE RIVERSIDE IN SHEFFIELD
Also performing: Smiling Ivy, Millie Manders, Steel City Rhythm, Dubcentral DJs.
5PM start, free entry!
CLICK HERE FOR FACEBOOK EVENT

If you’re not already familiar with the TV series, have no fear, you can go watch all 12 episodes here. To finish off this fairly average blog, here’s some of the songs we may or may not perform on the tour!

Hope to see you at a show!

Cool Beans. X

The Final Cool Beans/Now Then Listings – June 2014

Star Wars Episode IV. House of Fun with Pat Sharpe. A delicious slab of Wensleydale cheese. All good things must come to an end. Yep the rumours are true listings fans, this is our final column but fear not as we’re passing the torch over to the mighty Alex Fenton-Thomas. He’ll be taking over listings duties next month and Cool Beans shall still be sporadically popping up in your favourite monthly magazine. Until then, sit back, grab a tin of beans and soak up June’s selections…

STAR WARS QUIZ
5 June | Rocking Chair | Free

What colour was Yoda’s underwear in The Phantom Menace? Who did Chewbacca have a crush on in The Jedi Strikes Back? What the flip is a wookie? All these questions and more at your local Star Wars Quiz! LINK

DOC/FEST
7 – 15 June | Sheffield | Prices vary

Already an institution here in Sheffield, Doc/Fest has gone all out for 2014. Films, sessions, performances and parties including special appearances from Adam Buxton, British Sea Power, Saint Etienne amongst many, many others. LINK

DJ YODA
13 June | Harley | £5 adv

One of the most innovative DJs of our generation who spends his time touring the World to sell-out crowds stops by the Harley Hotel for an intimate performance. LINK

PEACE IN THE PARK
14 June | Ponderosa Park | Free

We probably didn’t have to include PITP in the listings as every man and his dog will be heading down regardless but after its absence in 2013 this year feels doubly special. LINK

ADAM BUXTON
15 June | Crucible | £15

Count Buckules is back by popular demand after his storming BUG show last year. This time he tackles the chameleon-like rock star David ‘I need tissues for my eyes’ Bowie! LINK

NICOLA FARNON
15 June | Haggler’s Corner | Free

Food, drinks, laughter, friends, family and the finest swing music around! Nicola Farnon celebrates the release of her new EP with a Sunday evening shindig. LINK

SHARROW FESTIVAL
21 June | Mount Pleasant Park | Free

People feeling down and coming to terms with the fact that PITP won’t happen for another year, fear not! Sharrow Festival is just around the corner! LINK

GLASS ANIMALS
25 June | Bungalows & Bears | Free

Got to hand to the Semi Detached crew, they have been relentlessly providing Sheffield with solid live line-ups. This mid-week performance by Glass Animals shall be no different. LINK

PUZZLED
26 June | Dada Bar | Free

Puzzled returns to Sheffield after a lengthy holiday abroad in the Caribbean. Kickstarting the new wave is none other than Pro-Verb! LINK

SHEFFIELD LIVE FUNDRAISER
27 June | Riverside | £4 OTD

As many of you know, local TV (SLTV) is arriving in Sheffield and could do with a few pennies. Workshops, DJs and live music are all featured on this fun day out. LINK

JENOVA COLLECTIVE
28 June | Redhouse | £2 adv

Fresh from touring all around the UK and Europe, electro-swingsters Jenova Collective bring their all-new live show to Sheffield. Support from rapscallions Legitimate Gentlemen and local DJs. LINK

Thanks to Now Then Magazine for the good times!

Chris Arnold & Jimmy May. X