We have installed a Hi Fi system featuring Icon valve amps & vintage Grundig, 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!

 

CHEFS…

After a splendid 2 month run with OMNI, we now welcome our second evening Chefs In Residence for 2019, WHOLE BEAST. Sam Bryant (ex-Smokehouse) and Alicja Specjalna met at Peckham favourite, Coal Rooms, where Sam was head chef. Now the duo are going properly primitive with their new nose-to-tail concept, Whole Beast. Using flame, smoke, ember and ash to achieve subtle variances in flavour and texture – like pyromaniac sommeliers, matching different woods to different cuts for maximum taste – the pair pride themselves on using every element of the animal to ensure that absolutely nothing is wasted. Fat, bones, offal and all. If all this sounds just a bit too red blooded for your millennial sensibilities, fear not; veggies are given equal billing on Whole Beast’s thrillingly elemental menus. Our advice though? Embrace your inner caveman ( or woman).
See the menu here > http://bit.ly/LL_wb1
PRIVATE DINING. We have a fantastic room with booths for up to 30 people.
See the menu here > http://bit.ly/LL_wbp

 

SUNDAY SUPPER CLUB 2019 #2

Our next Supper Club will be on Sunday 28 April with Omni... more info very soon

 

OTHER STUFF …

 

 

LIVE MUSIC…

We are currently plotting our third gig at St Peter’s… stay tuned!

Our big second church gig featured Internationally acclaimed 9 piece authentic Jamaican Ska & RockSteady outfit NATTY BO & THE TOP CATS presenting a tribute to ska legend PRINCE BUSTER (the Voice Of The People)!

Prince Buster, was a Jamaican singer-songwriter and producer. The records he released in the 1960s influenced and shaped the course of Jamaican contemporary music and created a legacy of work that would be drawn upon later by reggae and ska artists.

Support  from South London jazz sensation OSKA T + Camberwell Connection DJS DUBPLATE PEARL & MR SWING EASY

 

This concert was the second in a series in the stunning surroundings of the Sir John Soane designed Grade 1 listed St Peter’s Church, Walworth.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:

Lead by local Walworth legend Natty Bo & featuring Miss Megu on Alto Sax the TOP CATS boast a strong front line of brass and a backbone of rhythm n bass ready to make even the most ardent wall flowers shimmy and shake…

With band members having played in & with legends such as The Skatalites, Dennis Alcapone, Winston Reedy, Alton Ellis, Derrick Morgan, The Trojans & Desmond Dekker, we advise you to wear your best dancing shoes & be prepared to skank in the aisles!

 

“Best show at Glastonbury 2000” John Peel

“TCs great show!”Jools Holland

“Lord Natty & the Top Cats…wicked!” Joe Strummer (The Clash)

“Yes them very good man” Duke Vin (legendary Jamaican soundsytem pioneer)

Support comes from South London jazz warriors OSKA T, part of the new wave of super talented young musicians rising to the top.

DJS DUBPLATE PEARL & MR SWING EASY from local clubbing institution THE CAMBERWELL CONNECTION spark off proceedings with an all vinyl 45 selection.

Throughout the performance, artist OSCAR ROMP will be sketching the musicians … and the finished artwork will be auctioned then and there after the gig to raise funds for the Robes project, a charity who provide shelter for people who find themselves homeless in London.

 

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.”

TICKETS FROM £10 VIA EVENTBRITE > http://bit.ly/LL_topcats

MORE LIVE MUSIC (+ART) …

Next session, Sunday 27 January at 7pm at Louie Louie

 

OUR BIG CHRISTMAS SHOW LOOKED & SOUNDED LIKE THIS …

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

Sosimi.

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

music apply.

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 chris@louielouie.london

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.”

the workshop looked like this …

… and the gig looked like that!

 

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!

 

 

 

NEW COFFEE…

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.

 

CAKE …
BRUNCH …
“Blablabla Hahaha” brunch at Louie Louie via the eyes of 9 year old Camille Phoenix 
HAPPY HOUR & A HALF …