For all nightly gigs, ticketed events and full daily music calendar see; “LISTINGS” tab, top of the page, second from the left.
We ooze Paris soul that sizzles in the heart of Battersea!
“Le QuecumBar is unique and provides an irresistible combination of live music, great food and hospitality in a setting as alluring as a coquette’s boudoir.… the interior evokes the faded elegance of pre-war Parisian café society and hosts performances by some of the world’s greatest acoustic guitarists” Live in London
DJANGO’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS!
TRIPLE LINE UP
SUNDAY 22ND JAN £15
It’s Django’s 107th birthday!
Django….the legendary Gypsy, guitar genius, composer, band leader and creator of Gypsy swing/jazz, a uniquely European jazz genre borin in 1930’s Paris, drawing on over 1000 years of Gypsy culture. At Le QuecumBar, we’re all about Django!! And every year we celebrate his birthday, and what a treat we have to celebrate this legend this year….
Trio Manouche are probably the UK’s best-loved gypsy swing ensemble, playing music it’s impossible not to love with infectious energy, virtuosity and joy. They are residents at many of London’s top live music venues and have performed for some of the world’s most glamorous private parties and events. Trio Manouche are Simon Harris (guitar, trumpet and vocals), Ducato Piotrowski (guitar), and Mark Lewanoski (double bass).
LE QUECUMBAR ALLSTARS
Tonight, especially for this evening, Le QuecumBar’s very own Allstars make an appearance. Charming and swooning you tonight will be Harry Diplock on guitar, Robin Katz on guitar and Eleazar Sprefico on double bass and Matt Holborn on swing violin, bringing you some authentic Gypsy swing, Django style!
Without doubt the greatest UK – Violin, Guitar and vocal duo! True cabaret to mix things up tonight! Wild musical, swinging and rocking shenanigans. They play it all and leave the crowd wanting more and more…..a real mix of rock, swing, bluegrass, Irish and also Russian favourites.
Stephane Graffiti are Noreen Cullen (violin, guitar and vocals), and Adrian Burns (guitar and vocals).
Door Open 6pm – Food until 10pm
Tickets: Sunday £15 cash on the door Monday £ 18 cash on the door
Tables are allocate on arrival
Evening Standard – Wednesday 21 December 2016 – My London: Cressida Bonas
What’s the most romantic thing someone’s done for you?
I love being taken to jazz bars and particularly a wonderful club in Battersea, called Le QuecumBar. I always have the perfect evening there — it’s intimate with live Gypsy swing music.
We serve live music and food 6 nights a week – performances 8pm -11pm – scroll down the page for a sample of our music programme, ticketed concerts/events.
For daily music programme see top left listings tab. Music is FREE to all if you arrive before 8pm on non ticketed nights
ENJOY SIMPLE GENEROUS SERVINGS
OF MUSIC, MOOD, WINE & FOOD
THAT’S HEARTY NOT HAUGHTY
A PERFECT VENUE TO CATCH UP WITH FRIENDS, RELAX WITH TABLE SERVICE, EAT WELL, ENJOY FREE LIVE MUSIC OR A TICKETED SPECIAL EVENT CONCERT, QUAFF A GLASS OF WINE, HAVE A PRIVATE SOIREE, LOCATION OR PHOTO SHOOT
An informal dinning experience, perhaps with our superb 1997 Bergerac or best Primitivo or a sundowner cocktail?. Enjoy fine live music whilst experiencing nostalgic Parisian soul in the heart of Battersea, with live Gypsy Swing, music, mood, wine and food!
Book your table to dine for non ticketed nights, on the left – We do not take table bookings for drinkers, just drop by if its for drinks only
Soak up a swinging night at Le Q. Outside of winter months we have an enchanting romantic fairy lit garden, the perfect hide away to rendezvous.
Ladies, get away from the guys or enjoy a romantic date enveloped in our 1930’s Parisian atmosphere with sizzling world class concerts up close and personal – Seductive Bellinis, Chocolate Martinis, espresso martinis and other favourites or wine for all tastes and pockets.
Free parking after 4.30 – 20 minute stroll over Battersea Bridge from Chelsea and Kensington or from Clapham Junction, 170 bus route Victoria to Roehampton, other various bus routes
LISTEN, DRINK, EAT,AND ENJOY
Sunday and Mondays open 6pm -1am – performance 8-11
Ticketed Prestige Performance Concerts/Special Events, buy your ticket here and your table to dine will be waiting, we play host, to some of the worlds best of the Gypsy Swing genre with many of the worlds top Gypsy players gracing our small intimate stage.
Tuesdays open 7pm – 12 pm- performance 8-11
FREE all night, Gypsy Swing jam session spot the latest talent on the Gypsy Swing scene
available for showcasing, private soirees and surprise events
Thursday open 7pm -12pm, Friday and Saturdays open 6pm – 1am performance 8-11
FREE live music all evening, if you arrive before 8pm, just £6pp after, sometimes special events are planned for mid week theses will be ticketed nights please check the “listings” daily calendar programmationPLEASE share your enjoyment of this site:
Below is a just a sample of what shows are to come
We we have a daily live music programme (except Wednesday)
Please browse our full music calendar at the top of this page on the “LISTINGS” tab
Thursday 26 January
Saturday 28 January
Thursday 9 February
Sunday 12 February
Tuesday 14 February
Thursday 16 February
Sunday 19 February
Monday 20 February
Saturday 25 February
WHISPERS ON THE STREET;
I was happily surprised to find this brasserie with live music. The decor, music and atmosphere was brilliant! It has that old bohemian feel with lovely outdoor garden too. Natasha ( waitress) was friendly and welcoming, and the live music great! I came for the music, that gypsy jazz groove is fantastically wonderful to listen to, but what surprised me most was that the home cooked meals were delicious and fresh! Everything ticks at this cool joint, comfort, decor, atmosphere, food, drink and music- par excellence and hats off to making it work!
Party testimonial April 2015;
“Le QuecumBar is a fabulous place to hold a party. The atmosphere was terrific with a truly convivial buzz. Steve was incredibly helpful in the planning and he and his staff were superb on the night. The food was perfect and Radio Daze(the band) made the evening go with a swing.” Katherineand another April 2015
Many thanks for a great bday bash! Just thought I would drop you a quick line to say thank you for the other night and making the effort with the evening. Everyone was and has been raving about what a great location it was, how good of an atmosphere and importantly to my tight arsed friends how well priced! Hopefully you will be seeing a few of them there soon and no doubt I will be back soon with someone in tow. Seb
BBC2 – “Honourable Woman” Location Shoot
“The Honourable Woman television production for BBC2 used QuecumBar as a location for a days filming in 2013. The location worked well, especially as it provided an interesting space not found in other restaurants and bars. It is also useful as it is closed during the day in the week and easy to black out”. Rupert Bray
“LE QUECUMBAR ALLSTARS” – AN ENSEMBLE FOR ALL OCCASIONS
Need a Gypsy Swing outfit for your function, with or without vocals, background or main event?
What the people say about the QuecumBar Allstars;
Royal Academy of Dance Summer Party – Sarah-Jane Lewis Lead Events Officer “.. Our staff loved the music and didn’t want it to end, …It really made our evening special ..we very much hope we can work with you again in the future.”
David Field, PRIMA Design Exhibition ” The Allstars touch all the nerve endings, stirring and feeding our emotions. From firing the intense and elated feelings of happiness to evoking the warm tears from remembering lost love, the Allstars playing ‘Gypsy’ let you know you are alive. The music hits you in way some poetry can but stays with you mainly because it inspires the heart. Divine stuff !“.
Pete Watson, Ealing Jazz Festival “One of the highlights of this years Ealing Jazz Festival”
Kath Serkis, Organiser of Bastille Day Festival, Borough Market “ The Allstars really made our Bastille Day celebrations go with a swing! They provided just the right touch of authenticity with their bal musette and Gypsy Swing numbers, and their musicianship was incredible. “
Wedding at Hornimans Museum “They were fantastic and absolutely charming the lot of them! I will be sure the recommend them to anyone who asks.”
Le QuecumBar Allstars are available for all events with multiple line up options – contact Steve email@example.com 07494442997“Singers and Musicians are some of the most driven, courageous people on the face of the earth. They deal with more day-to-day rejection in one year than most people do in a lifetime. Every day, they face the financial challenge of living a freelance lifestyle, the disrespect of people who think they should get real jobs, and their own fear that they’ll never work again. Every day, they have to ignore the possibility that the vision they have dedicated their lives to is a pipe dream. With every note, they stretch themselves, emotionally and physically, risking criticism and judgment. With every passing year, many of them watch as the other people their age achieve the predictable milestones of normal life – the car, the family, the house, the nest egg. Why? Because musicians and singers are willing to give their entire lives to a moment – to that melody, that lyric, that chord, or that interpretation that will stir the audience’s soul. Singers and Musicians are beings who have tasted life’s nectar in that crystal moment when they poured out their creative spirit and touched another’s heart. In that instant, they were as close to magic, God, and perfection as anyone could ever be. And in their own hearts, they know that to dedicate oneself to that moment is worth a thousand lifetimes.” – David Ackert, LA Times