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 kick things off with internationally acclaimed 9 piece authentic Jamaican Ska outfit NATTY BO & THE TOP CATS
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 vegan food prepared by Louie Louie, join us early and make a whole evening of it!

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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
“Great show!”Jools Holland
“Lord Natty & the Top Cats…wicked!” Joe Strummer (The Clash)
“Yes them very good man” Duke Vin (legendary Jamaican sound system pioneer)
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.

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.

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