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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!

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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

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!

STEPHANE GRAFFITI

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

Wednesdays

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 programmation

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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

The greatest UK - Violin Guitar Vocal duo! Free for all arrivals before 8pm - £6pp after - true cabaret entertainment with Adrian and Noreen wild musical swinging, rocking - shenanigan... more
A taste of whats to come New Years Eve - Magical accordion/vocals extraordinaire of Roman the roaming musical minstrel! His unique cabaret style makes him a one man full on showman Roma... more
To celebrate Le Q’s 14th birthday, we’ve invited the Rosenberg’s back for their now annual pilgrimage to London’s mecca of Gypsy swing! Johnny Rosenberg, Mozes Rosenberg and Sa... more
To celebrate Le Q’s 14th birthday, we’ve invited the Rosenberg’s back for their now annual pilgrimage to London’s mecca of Gypsy swing! Johnny Rosenberg, Mozes Rosenberg and Sa... more
Cabaret style performance, requests played, lead Violin virtuoso - Laci Olah - Hungarian born classically trained all-round/jazz/Gypsy violinist, orchestrator, and recording artist. La... more
Famous for their virtuosic helter-skelter dash from the Dark Dens of Yiddish Odessa in 1905 to the Sophisticated Cafe Society of Hot Club Paris of the 1930's... via the Wild Savage... more
Valentines Day ♥ 'Love is in the air'! We have had several couples propose here and subsequently get married Voted as one to the most romantic places in London for a first ... more
The greatest UK - Violin Guitar Vocal duo! Free for all arrivals before 8pm - £6pp after - true cabaret entertainment with Adrian and Noreen wild musical swinging, rocking - shenanigan... more
Five star international Gypsy jazz line up! Mozes Rosenberg the most recent guitar genius from the Rosenberg dynasty and younger brother of Stochelo is the guest of violin superstar Tc... more
Christiaan van Hemert studied violin and double bass at the Utrecht, Rotterdam and The Hague conservatories and graduated with honors for both instruments. He studied guitar with - one ... more
Christiaan van Hemert studied violin and double bass at the Utrecht, Rotterdam and The Hague conservatories and graduated with honors for both instruments. He studied guitar with - one ... more
A taste of whats to come New Years Eve - Magical accordion/vocals extraordinaire of Roman the roaming musical minstrel! His unique cabaret style makes him a one man full on showman Roma... more

WHISPERS ON THE STREET;

“More than just a brasserie with live music”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

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!

“Fabulous, foot tapping music, delicious food and a lovely welcome” Reviewed 13 September 2016 It was my Sue’s birthday and we really enjoy that light swinging, easy jazz that the likes of Django Reinhardt, Benny Goodman and so many 30’s musician”s played… perfect for good food and a shared bottle of merlot etc What I hadn’t realised was how many more bands there are playing this music now! Le QuecumBar is the place to see them! We had absolutely fabulous music all night from Cafe Manouche, fast moving finger picking accurately and sensitively played by two, smashing supporting double bass, friend on a clarinet that fitted magically, and Natalia in proper 30’s style vocals totally ‘in it’, – we look forward to seeing them again. The evening was accompanied by an attentive, warm welcome by thestaff and delicious food, attractively presented and the right portion size. I should have met & thanked the chef! I had phoned up to check all info was up to date as couldn’t work out how to book and was told ” just go online and book” I slid down ‘home’ and ‘contact us’ and couldn’t get it working, BUT Natascia was kind and let us in as if we had booked! – Thanks Natascia x … the trick is to use ‘Listings’, go to the date and your band, if it’s got a ticket box you’re in! (I’m old and don’t ‘get’ these computer things!) We had travelled nearly hour and a half, 3 trains, walked 1Ž2 hour so it had better be worth it!… Wonderful, fabulous night out :-) little bit costly but in London they’ve got to pay their rates too! We’re going back in our holiday’s sometime (25 miles north of London is too late for work the next day :-() and would love to experience a jamming session and some more gypsy jazz bands. Thanks all at Le QuecumBar – see you again :-) Chris & Sue     Visited February 2016 Hi – I just wanted to say we had a fantastic, memorable evening on Saturday & the two guitarists even read a dedication for my brother’s birthday. I have no idea if you were on duty but the three waiting staff were unfaultable, as was the food ……It’s a good job that we live in Buckinghamshire, because if we lived in London, it would become our local. Big thanks again to all. Regards. Sue     Visited December 2015 – Trip advisor 5 star review “My sort of music, my sort of food, my sort of people” …This is our second visit here and our expectations from our first visit were surpassed. The choice of food from the menu was limited, but excellent and obviously very, very fresh! No microwave cookery here! Similarly, the choice of wines in each category was limited but the quality of all the wines (we have tried them all now!) is excellent. The food can be best described as authentic, rustic French cuisine. The staff are always very friendly and helpful and the service could not be improved upon. The musicians on both visits were people we hadn’t come across before but the standard of musicianship was very high and most enjoyable. In addition, the music has never been deafening on either occasion and one can chat comfortably above the music whilst enjoying one’s meal. … I thoroughly recommend this venue if Gypsy Swing coupled with authentic French cuisine is your thing.     Visited December 2015 – Trip advisor 5 star review “A pearl in the middle of the chaos!” Amazing place, such a warm and cozy pub in the heart of London, the gipsy music makes this place a pearl, superb to spend some nice time with friends! They have good wine and drinks too   Visited October 2015- Trip advisor 5 star review “Great ambiance, food and music” I had a fantastic Sunday evening concert, with champagne, escargots and prunes pork stew, all very nice. I definitely recommend     Reviewed 26 August 2015 – Trip adviser visitors from USA “Great Gypsy Jazz bar with good food too” We are fans of gypsy jazz and were told about this club by someone at a Django fest in New York City. This is a terrific little gypsy jazz club. We saw the “Hot Club Two”, a fine gypsy jazz duo, playing equal measures of Django standards plus general swing standards done in a lively Gypsy style. The place is charmingly decorated and laid out and we enjoyed our meal quite a bit, my wife got the steak and I got the aubergene parmesan; both were much better than you’d expect for a small jazz club.     Recent Party testimonial Sep 2016 We just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and to all your wonderful staff for a fantastic night – it worked just perfectly and we have had nothing but high praise about the venue, the food, the drink and the music! Thank you for the excellent food – much appreciated by all! Both Stu Blagdon’s Trio Nuage Neuf and James Richardson both played spectacularly. All in all a hugely enjoyable and very memorable party. Thank you. We will see you and the team very soon Best David and Suzannah     Party testimonial June 2015; We would like to thank the staff at QuecumBar and recommend them for an excellent event, our wedding party on the 13th June this year! The food was great, the service first class, nothing was too much trouble, everyone was impressed. The music both live and recorded sounded good, the live artist Ava Golding + Trio were fantastic, the garden looked really impressive lit up at night. A great venue for a party or reception, thanks again, Ian + Nadia Dennes.

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.” Katherine

    and 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 steve@quecumbar.co.uk 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

Le Q Records label records live performances at Le QuecumBar to support the musicians who play here. This is a self-funding label and all Le Q Records’ own recordings are available at http://www.linnrecords.com/search.aspx?query=le+q+records in Studio Master, CD Quality, and MP3 formats. You can also buy our CDs here at our music store plus other great players’ CDs of this style.