We have installed a Hi Fi system featuring Icon valve amps & vintage Celestion & Tannoy studio monitors to ensure the music played is represented at its best.
The idea is to be able to feel & hear the music whilst also being able to conduct a conversation. Toe tapping optional…
Most weekends, DJs play accessible yet credible musical selections across all formats (not just vinyl…). You can listen to past recorded sets on our Mixcloud channel here.
We also host supper clubs, live music and other fun stuff. Read on …
BUT FIRST OF ALL THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!
Time Out London readers have been voting for their most-loved local city venue in a range of different categories … and we have won best restaurant, best coffee place, best brunch spot AND best bar in Walworth 2018!
… big love to all our faithful customers & staff, we could not have done this without you!
OUR BIG CHRISTMAS SHOW…
Louie Louie & Funkiwala Records present “Lokkhi Terra meets Deli Sosimi” live, with the London fusionistas
creating a unique sound-clash with ex-Fela Kuti keyboardist and legendary UK Afro-beat ambassador Dele
This concert is the first in a series in the stunning surroundings of the Sir John Soane designed Grade 1 listed
St Peter’s Church, Walworth.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
This is one of a handful of shows supporting the release of the recording on Funkiwala Records, “Cubafrobeat.
This particular collaboration has been bubbling away for a few years now, teasing audience expectations
with a handful of sold out shows each year in between both bands busy schedules.
‘…this coming together feels particularly inspired.’ 4-Stars Jane Cornwell – Evening Standard
‘….a fusion rendered seamless by the synergies existing between Afro-Cuban and Yoruban music,
language and mythology, Cubafrobeat is a total stonking blinder.’ Chris May – All About Jazz
Kishon Khan’s Lokkhi Terra have over a number of years now been quietly establishing themselves
as one of London’s more unusual heavyweight outfits, described as “Stunning headliners with a majestic
multi-cultural blend of sounds, effortlessly building bridges between rolling Indian raga rhythms, Afro-Cuban
grooves, acid jazz/funk and free flowing improvisation” (Timeout London).
Included amongst the band members are London’s top Cuban musicians, adding their infectious
rich musical history to the city’s melting pot. When the band wanted to explore Cuban links with another
of their favourite traditions, Afrobeat, who better to bring in than one of the originators – maestro Dele Sosimi
His career began when he joined Fela Kuti’s Egypt 80 (1979–86). Sosimi then created Positive Force
band with Femi Kuti , with whom he performed from 1986 to 1994. In both bands he was keyboard
player, also musical director taking care of re-orchestrating and arranging music as well as handling
the recruiting and training of new musicians
“Sosimi creates some of the most bewitching grooves in modern African music” E Jazz News.
Bringing together two Yoruba speaking musics – with different accents, from different sides of the
Atlantic – Havana meets Lagos in London – a Cuban- Afrobeat-Experience. CUBAFROBEAT!
Support comes from the Impromptu! players featuring the Jesse Doniach Trio & friends +
DJ Madera Verde (SOAS Radio)
The band will be presenting a free 2 hour music workshop during the afternoon at the church.
Places are very limited (x 20 max) and open to ticketbuyers only.
In order to make this as productive as possible for everyone, we request that only musicians who can read
We have a quota of different instrument players to fill and places will also be allocated first come first served.
To apply for a place & for more info, please contact email@example.com
ABOUT THE VENUE:
St Peter’s, Walworth is a grade one listed church designed by the celebrated Georgian architect,
Sir John Soane. Since its construction in 1825, St Peter’s has been at the heart of the community serving
the needs of local people. The building was significantly damaged by bombing in the Second World War but
was restored to it’s former glory in the 1950s. One significant survival of the bombing was the magnificent
Bechstein piano which is still played to this day.
Father Michael Robinson, Assistant Curate of St Peter’s Walworth said, “We are delighted to be part of this
exciting collaboration of community and music, bringing together so many different cultural influences into
a sacred space.”
REPRESENTATIVE MUSIC RESIDENCIES…
Yup. It’s a thing. We are delighted to have been awarded funds to present live music featuring artists from the community regularly, so watch out for some fantastic monthly free gigs, workshops & special events out and about in the neighbourhood like these ones we produced in Summer 2018…
ARE YOU GOING TO CAMBERWELL FAIR…
Well yes we did…on Sat 1 September, we hosted a tent with djs and some live music, free & local, just how we like it! We will be back at the Fair in 2019 guaranteed!
Our new suppliers are called REDEMPTION. Their roastery is based inside the walls of Aylesbury Prison. As well as producing damn fine blends, it’s where they transform young offenders into specialty coffee industry professionals. They learn on the job, equipping them with the real skills they need to work in a cafe or roastery on the outside.
G & Tea: Beefeater gin, gunpowder tea, plum, tonic … £7.50