NATTY BO & THE TOP CATS + FOREST LAW
Prepare to dance down the aisles with internationally acclaimed 9 piece authentic Jamaican Ska outfit NATTY BO & THE TOP CATS + bossa beats from FOREST LAW.
Address:St Peter's Church
Post code:SE17 2HH
Tickets:TICKETS FROM £10 (+BF) VIA EVENTBRITE + VIA LOUIE LOUIE (no BF)
Open hours:19.00 - 23.00
DescriptionAltar_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!
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, join us early and make a whole evening of it?
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)
Warming up will be new signing to Gilles Peterson's label Brownswood, FOREST LAW and his broken bossa sounds of the future.
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
Thanks to a “Grass Roots Music” grant from Arts Council England, promoters LOUIE LOUIE are 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 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."
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?
By Bus:all buses that go up & down the Walworth Road
By Tube:nearest tubes are Elephant & Castle + Kennington
By Train:Elephant & Castle
Access for wheelchair users
Assistance dogs welcome
Disability awareness training received
Positive about disabled people