Well folks, the time has come, we’ve partied for over 5 years and now the time has come to party one last time.
When I started up Cool Beans I was a young whipper snapper, keen to drink as many cans of Red Stripe as possible and stay up until at least 2AM. Nowadays my bones ache and I consider an almond croissant/latte combination to be a delightful treat. I’m beginning to drift more towards nights out where seating is almost certainly guaranteed and I find Radio 4’s World Service incredibly informative.
I am incredibly proud of what Cool Beans has become, originally focusing on events and an internet-only radio show it’s now branched out to become a TV programme on 7 different channels, an FM radio show, a bookings agency, a podcast, a host stage at multiple festivals and a column in Now Then Magazine. And even though we’re entering the final chapter with regards to the parties we put on, this doesn’t mark the end of Cool Beans, just an end of a certain era of Cool Beans shall we say.
For the final one, we just want to have a royal knees up, a celebration of all the celebrations we’ve had over the last five years. And what better way to celebrate than getting your favourite DJs and closest pals to perform alongisde you on the night. Thus the line up for the 9th July at Yellow Arch is quite simply as follows…
Jimmy The Gent
& a cardboard cutout of Andy Enchilada
Tickets are £3 advance (no booking fee) and will be £5 on the door. Everyone who attends will get a free hug from myself and a free wet willy from Mickey Michaels. You can grab tickets for party at this link HERE.
Huge thanks to all the acts we’ve had on the years, all the venues, all the promotors we collaborated with and everyone who has come to a show and shaken some legs. I’d forgotten just how many acts we’ve had on at Cool Beans events, below I’ve listed them and even then I’m pretty sure I’ve missed some out.
Special thanks to the Unseen Bean for all his artwork. And of course thanks to messers Enchilada, Kidson, Michaels, May & Harrold for getting so heavily involved with it all.
Cheers again Sheffield, it’s been a fun 5 years, onwards to the next chapter!
Lonesome Dom, Sidekick Jonny, Bison, Hackney Colliery Band, Mr. B the Gentleman Rhymer, Mr Benn, The Mother Folkers, King Porter Stomp, Nice One Greg, The Correspondents, Slamboree, Kid Conventionnal, By The Rivers, The Soul Circle Gang, Mango Rescue Team, K.O.G & The Zongo Brigade, Tix, DJ Derek, Wobbly Bob, Airwolf, Mental Block, The Bone Lab, Bison, Wet Nuns, Renegade Brass Band, Cliff Rescue & The Helicopters, DJ Yoda, Plump DJs, The Balkan Bandits, The Indecision, The Mojo Juju Jamboree, New Town Kings, Ham Pocket, Dregs of Society, Mary Anne Hobbs, J*STAR, ROFLCOPTRZ, Soul Love Inc, DJ Woody, The Legitimate Gentlemen, Dutty Moonshine, DJ Shepdog, MJ Cole, Public Service Broadcasting, Sam Vandal, Steel City Rhythm, Wreck The Place, Rev Austin, The Talks, Mr. Stu, Jimmy the Gent, Happy Slap Boutique Crew, Don Limon, Sound Assembly, Dexter Dextrous and the Fingersmiths, Bongo & The Soul Jar, Friends of Batman, The Welsh Whisperer, Kunt & The Gang, The JB Conspiracy, Mojo and the Beatniks, Sound Assembly, 50 Sniffs, Andrew Duxfield, Ghouls, Johnny Kowalski & The Sexy Weirdos, The Grand Old Ukes Of Yorkshire, The Raphael Attar Variety Hour, Ocelus, Jeramiah Ferrari, Stand Out Riot, Soulfunkful, Copasetics, Popes of Chillitown, K.O.G & The Allstar Revolution, Jake & The Jellyfish, Wideboy Generation, Steve and the Raise, Invasion of the Deadbeats, Forefathers, Johnny & The Prison Didn’t Help Boys, The Tempertons, DJ Format, Tyrannosaurus Alan, Surreal Knowledge, Jenova Collective, A.Skillz, Hekima & The Bongo Flava, The Mega Squad, Sophia Pettit, John Batchelor, Jack Athey, Satsuma, Dexter Dextrous & The Fingersmiths, Counting Coins, Carl Woodford, The Navigantes, The Ruby Kid, Bertie Pollak, Zacc Rogers, Papa Soul, Cliff Rescue & The Helicopters, Cervo, Rogue Fader, LK, Papa Al, Septimus Fog, The Janice Graham Band, Carl ‘On Fire’ Watkins, Mudcat Blues Trio, The Chronicles of Graham, The Root One Band, Smiling Ivy, Banana Flavoured Dubcats, Misty’s Big Adventure, Soul Happening, Good Day & Scruples, Sister Danaë, Andy Enchilada, China Shop Bull, The Sheffield University Afro-Carribean Society, Burleskimo, New York Brass Band, Mudcats Blues Trio, East Park Reggae Collective, T-Funk, Physical Jerks, Spit N Strings, Mark Nicholls, Walker, Deadman, Dubzee, Ben Webster, System:Attic, Freear, Mr. Skiver, Stewdoo Voodoo, Andy H, Mikey J, Clipboard, Smiley Maxx, Squiffy, Mystonic, DJ Moses, Krook Kid, DJ Howdle, Andrew Smith, Mr. Meerkat, DJ Silverback, Matt Von Badd, Ed Injury, DMK, Dan Mager, Soulfull Sally, Stoaty, Fantom48, Danny Beck, DJ Darkus, Fruits, Amy, Moody Jim, Wayne Sealey, Wonky Ninja, For The Record DJs, Universal Minds, Emily May, Jah Reynolds, Powlo, Easty, Babba G, Sousafonix, Donnellanium, General Ron, The Meekatron, Bardsy, Matt Von Bad, Arnivore, Banana Hill DJs, Senor Arnoldo, Frail Ale, Fat Eddie, Dreamy Rob & Mickey Michaels.