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!

 

CHEFS…

 

MORE CHEFS…

 

LIVE MUSIC…

Now monthly!

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

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.

 

COCKTAIL OF THE MONTH…

  

G & Tea: Beefeater gin, gunpowder tea, plum, tonic … £7.50

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