We are delighted to announce the launch of a brand new series of events celebrating 50 years since the summer of love at one of south London’s hottest new venues Louie Louie.
After releasing nearly two records a year since 1963 and touring with the frustration of not being able to hear themselves play due to bad PA’s and the ridiculously loud screaming of the audience, The Beatles decided to retire from life on the road and took a well-deserved break in 1966. Paul went to Kenya with girlfriend Jane Asher and on the return journey came up with the concept for their next album. Maybe in response to The Beatles monstrous success and as a way to distance themselves from the pressures of mega stardom, he decided they should create a fictional band. Inspired by some of the contemporary long-winded band names like Country Joe and the Fish, Paul came up with Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Learn more about the making of this groundbreaking album by reading the Album of the Month blog here or by watching our one hour YouTube documentary here.
Split over two floors, Louie Louie is a refreshingly new food and drink addition to the Walworth Road brought to you by the team behind South London Fowlds Cafe and the co-owner of The Bedroom Bar, Comedy Cafe and NOLA cocktail bar in Shoreditch. Between the team, they have a wealth of experience in creating a successful venue in an area of London they live in and know well.
By day Louie Louie is a relaxed cafe offering excellent quality coffee, delicious weekday breakfast and lunch, and a killer weekend all day brunch menu. Louie Louie’s in house pastry chef Stromabakes is on hand daily supplying a variety of goodies including gluten free, dairy free and vegan options to boot.
By night Louie Louie is a stylish bar serving up an eclectic cocktail list, natural wines and local craft beers. DJs play through a bespoke vintage Hi Fi system with the emphasis always on listening rather than dancing!
Join us for an immersive album experience celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Beatles ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’.
Date and Time: Tuesday 13th June 19:30 – 21:30
Venue: Louie Louie, 347 Walworth Rd, London SE17 2AL
Tickets: £10 in advance here
Presenter: Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy