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I am lucky to be living in South London at a time when it is teeming with emergent musical talent. I am never happier, than when visiting one of the dwindling number of 'proper' music venues in London, particularly round Brixton and Peckham where such places still exist, and witnessing nights of incredible songwriting and musicianship. It feels like a special time, a creative upswell that I feel compelled to record, something I love to do. I have documented the rise of the Fat White Family, from their earliest acoustic sets at Andy Hank Dog's long standing Easycome nights in Peckham, and continue to be thrilled by the world class performers who start out, or experiment, or collaborate there. Venues like The Windmill, Brixton, Queen's Head, Brixton and Bird's Nest, Deptford are daily hosting thriving local talent. I have come to know and love the 'usual suspects' on the scene, musicians, proprietors, photographers, hardcore friends and fans, fucking one-off nutjobs. It feels like family. These pages are updated regularly with new photos and video of the latest happenings, please Click the Follow button to receive regular updates. All Photographs published on this site are Copyright Lou Smith/ lousmithmedia.com. I have Posted these images at a large size and without watermarks so you can actually enjoy them. Please feel free to Enjoy, Comment and share images, using a link to this site. But, please ask for permission before any commercial use including use in blogs, reviews or to promote events. Use of images for these purposes must include the photo credit: ©Lou Smith and the link: https://lousmithmedia.com/

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Crust Conductor Pizza Bus

Young Chef Iris strikes again. This time on the Crust Conductor Pizza bus, Peckham.

Iris Cooks Food

Today I made pizza on the Crust Conductor bus in Copeland Park, Peckham with Chef Johnnie. We made a scrumdiliumpitous Plain Jane (margherita) with fresh Rocket, Mmm yum! So how we made was that we got the dough and patted it on flour with our palm and stretched  it to about 12 inches big. I rolled it with the rolling pin and turned it  half way and kept rolling until it was circular, then finished stretching it by hand. Then we added the “Secret Recipe Passata.” and we poured half a ladle spoon in to the centre of the dough and slowly spreaded it around the dough. We topped it with 100% mozzarella and used a paddle  to put it in the wood-fired oven. It started bubbling up after only a minute in the oven, so it needed to be turned around to cook evenly. Once it was out, we…

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Fat White Family. House of Vans. March 18/03/2016

Lias, clearly shattered from his Moonlandingz exploits in Texas giving his best shot at connecting with the equally bemused Dizzee Rascal fans. We, (Ed Kingpin ) got VIP passes, free merch and drink tokens, so were well happy, the boys looked and sounded great, kept it up-tempo (No Goodbye Goebbels for this lot) and a swathe of the yute were left thinking, ‘Well that was something’ Lighting was pretty rad too.

South London’s Finest.

Been a bit lazy lately. Well not lazy, but not updating my photo sites. Here are a bunch of shots from the past few months of the fizzing cesspool of talent, and the folk and venues which nurture them. Including: Childhood, Meatraffle, Warmduscher, Fat White Family, Phobophobes, Madonnatron, Misty Miller, Bruno Alephi Wizard, Peripheral Apparition, Flameproof Moth, Trixie Malixie, Andy Hank Dog Allen, Ghost Kings of the Five Regions, Patrick Lyons, Starsha Lee, Paul of Sound, Tim Perry, The Windmill, Brixton, Easycome @ Skehan’s,

Fat White Family. Coronet Theatre, 9/3/2016

Some shots and video from backstage at the Fat’s gig at The Coronet Theatre, Elephant and Castle.