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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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JACK MEDLEY’S SECURE AS FUCK MEGARAVE IN THE SKY.

Sunday 26th May 2019 was the day when this happened.

Friends and family of Jack Medley turned up to express their love and admiration for a truly remarkable being. Funny, gifted, generous, huge of heart, fearless, reckless.

Snuffed out so young, when all was poised for him to realise some of his long-held dreams. The generosity and dedication to Jack has already enabled those whose lives he touched to realise some of this in his absence, but it has taught us a lot more about how love and courage can really shape our world.

A truly fitting tribute to a fallen angel.

I am not sure he would will be content to rest in peace. I think he would want to live on in all our hearts, encouraging us to live beyond fear, always at the best after-show parties, always pushing, always instigating, always loving, always there.

Please enjoy and share the pictures of the amazing day we made for him.

 

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The Starlight Magic Hour, POSA and Mold live at The Windmill, scenes from The Shed, and driving to a long party.

 

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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.