Altar_Native – Louie Louie
Altar_Native returns for a third series at St Peter's Church, Walworth

Rewind... we reset the clock by inviting back the three headline bands who had you all dancing in the aisles in 2019 & 2020!


We kicked things off with internationally acclaimed 9 piece authentic Jamaican Ska outfit NATTY BO & THE TOP CATS + bastard broken bossa from FOREST LAW and we return on Friday 5 November with bonfire night musical fireworks from SOOTHSAYERS + their mini me's YOUTHSAYERS!

This concert is the first in the third series of Altar_Native, in the stunning surroundings of the Sir John Soane designed Grade 1 listed St Peter’s Church, Walworth.

With a bar + food stall INSIDE the church featuring draft beer c/o local brewers Orbit and Nepalese food prepared by Louie Louie's current Chef In Residence, Rajiv's Kitchen, join us early and make a whole evening of it!

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FRIDAY  5 NOVEMBER 2021

7-11

ST PETER’S CHURCH, LONDON SE17 2HH

TICKETS FROM £10 (+ BF) VIA EVENTBRITE OR IN PERSON AT LOUIE LOUIE (NO BF)

Altar_Native returns for a third series at St Peter’s Church, Walworth!

Rewind … we reset the clock by inviting back the three headline bands who had you all dancing in the aisles in 2019 & 2020. After a rip roaring opening gig with Natty Bo in October, we return with bonfire night musical fireworks with SOOTHSAYERS + their mini me’s YOUTHSAYERS!

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:

SOOTHSAYERS’ live performances are where the band take their organic unique and universally uplifting afro – dub sound to the next level combining high quality musicianship with a lyrical message, warm sonics and irresistible dance grooves. They have performed at an impressive list of festivals, venues and theatres including Rototom Festival (Spain), The North Sea Jazz Festival, London Jazz Festival & Glastonbury. Live radio sessions include BBC Radio 3, BBC radio London, BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service.

SOOTHSAYERS’ reputation as a great live band and innovative studio producers has led to collaborations with top quality artists including a host of world famous Jamaicans like Johnny Clarke, Cornel Campbell, Michael Prophet, Little Roy as well as great work with UK based artists Mad Professor, Dennis Bovell, Earl 16 and Manasseh.

SOOTHSAYERS’ band leaders Idris Rahman and Robin Hopcraft have also lent their skills to an array of other projects including Jerry Dammers Spatial AKA, Arun Ghosh, Aswad, Anoushka Shankar, “Fela” The Musical and the National Theatre and many more.

The Independent on Sunday: “The grooves are solid, the playing immaculate and the three-part vocal harmonies the icing on the cake”

The Guardian: **** ” One of the finest slices of Anglo Caribbean fusion since The Specials in their prime……artfully mixing in funk and Afrobeat to their deep dub”

Warming up for SOOTHSAYERS will be Youthsayers, a young musician collective nurtured & mentored by the band.

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 St Peter’s work in the local community including hosting a winter night shelter for homeless people in the church’s crypt

ABOUT ALTAR_NATIVE:

Thanks to a “Grass Roots Music” grant from Arts Council England, promoters LOUIE LOUIE are able able to present live music in the community, under the ALTAR_NATIVE banner.

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 Andrew, Rector of St Peter’s said, “It’s such a joy to welcome Natty Bo & the Top Cats back to restart our collaboration with Louie Louie to bring top live music back to the Walworth doorstep after a break due to  such difficult times for us all.  Music has the power to bring us together and to heal the soul, let’s get ready to party again in the amazing space of St Peter’s Church.”

ABOUT THE PROMOTER:

Louie Louie is a café/bar/restaurant hybrid on the Walworth Road SE17. Coffee & contemporary food by day meets cocktails, hifi music & neighbourhood dining by night. We have very kindly been allowed to set up a bar + food stall INSIDE the church. Featuring draft beer c/o local brewers ORBIT and Nepalese food prepared by Louie Louie, why not join us early and make a whole evening of it?

FRI 5 NOV

7-11

SOOTHSAYERS + YOUTHSAYERS

ST PETER’S CHURCH, LONDON SE17 2HH

TICKETS FROM £10 (+BF) VIA EVENTBRITE bit.ly/LL_ssys  + VIA LOUIE LOUIE (no BF)

FOR MORE INFO PLEASE CONTACT chris@louielouie.london