We have two mazing events in June to celebrate 50 years of The Beatles Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. In London we will be at one of south London’s hottest new venues Louie Louie alongside amazing events at CAS Oslo and two sessions in Kansas City.
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.
On the night Louie Louie will be serving up expertly created cocktails, natural wines and local craft beers alongside a menu created especially for the evening.
Join us for an immersive album experience celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Beatles ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ played through Louie Louie’s in house soundsystem. Doors will open at 19:30, with Colleen telling the story of the album at 20:15, phones off and lights down at 20:30 for the album replay, followed by a chat about the album at 21:15.
On June 1st we are celebrating 50 years with Sgt. Pepper’s with a listening session taking place at Kulturhuset in Oslo, Norway. Author of the acclaimed norwegian book “Beatles og jeg” (Spetakkel Forlag, 2014), journalist, NRK radio host and comedian Yan Calmeyer Friis brings his original stereo LP to our audiophile alter and joins our local host Kent Horne to dive into the stories surrounding the recording that by many people is regarded as no less than the most important album release ever.
Date and Time: Wednesday 21st June 19:30 – 21:30
Venue: Louie Louie, 347 Walworth Rd, London SE17 2AL
Tickets: £10 in advance here
Presenter: Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy
Date and Time: Thursday 1st June 6.30 – 8.30 pm, doors open at 6 pm
Venue: Kulturhuset 2.0
Tickets: 100NOK in door or in advance HERE. Students (student card), Juniors (under 18), Seniors (above 65) and Initial Service Norwegian Armed Forces (ID card): Half price!
Presenters: Kent Horne with NRK radio host and comedian Yan Calmeyer Friis.
Audio Menu installed by Duet Audio and Midas Reference: Cartridge: Ortofon Cadenza Black, Turntable: Dr. Feickert Blackbird, Tone arm: Jelco750 LB 12″, Preamp: 4 x Monoblocks Auralic Merak 2x800W, Integrated Amp with phono stage: Ayon Auris, Loudspeakers: Piega Classic 80.2, Interconnects: Midas Reference Silje, Speaker Cable: Midas Reference Silje, Power Conditioner: Isol-8.
Date & Time: Sunday June 25th First session: 12pm – 2:30pm & Second session: 3pm – 5:30pm
Venue: Waldo Pizza Tap Room, 7433 Broadway Street, Kansas City, MO 64114
Tickets: $5 in advance here
Presenter: Kelsyn Rooks
Audio Menu: Audio Note Turntable setup – TT2 Turntable, Deluxe Arm 3, IQ3 cartridge; Audio Note Ankoru Amplifiers and M6 Phono pre-amplifier; Audio Note interconnects and cabling, Klipsch La Scala II loudspeakers, Klipsch R-115SW subwoofers
Date: Sunday July 17th, 7pm to 10pm
Venue: Desiderata 1-13-5, 3F Imaizumi Chuo-ku Fukuoka
Tickets: 2,000yen (Tickets ltd. 100) (RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org)
Presenter: Masuo (Lighthouse Records founder / CAS Fukuoka) & Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy