LONDON'S WORLD PREMIER GYPSY SWING VENUE SERVING

MUSIC MOOD WINE AND FOOD

6 NIGHTS A WEEK

Performances 8pm -11pm (Check out some of our special music listings at the bottom of this page - or go to the music calendar tab at the top of this page for all our daily listings)

Hot Swing From France at cool prices

Sunday £12/Monday £10 3/4 June

JUST FOR SWING TRIO feat. MAX BEDOUELLE on Violin

Straight come from France, Just for Swing is three brothers, three instruments (Guillaume on the double bass, joined by Valentin and Benjamin on the guitar), three personalities, but a unique sound ... ! Between Gypsy jazz and Latin melodies, since their childhood the band just keeps in mind one motto: three brothers, jazz ... and swing!

The talented French violin soloist Max Bedouelle will join the siblings: with punch, swing and friendship guaranteed on stage.

Max Bedouelle is doing a Swing violin workshop Sunday 3rd Daytime 11-4 £40



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For all nightly gigs, ticketed events and full daily music calendar see; “MUSIC CALENDAR” tab, top of the page, second from the left or scroll down the page for a sample of our music programme, ticketed concerts/events.

Music is FREE to all if you arrive before 8pm on non ticketed nights and all night Tuesday!

We ooze Parisian soul that sizzles in the heart of Battersea!

ENJOY SIMPLE GENEROUS SERVINGS OF MUSIC, MOOD, WINE & FOOD THAT’S HEARTY NOT HAUGHTY

“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

Wednesday 21 December 2016 – My London – Evening Standard – Cressida Bonas says; 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. *

Wedding reception review

We chose Le QuecumBar for our wedding reception and everything went beyond our expectations.

If you are looking for a venue with a real soul and a great atmosphere, this is the place. We had our wedding ceremony at the Battersea Arts Centre and in less than 20 minute walk we reached Le QuecumBar. On arrival Sylvia, Natasha and the team welcomed us all with a 'state of art' Bellini, then we had the buffet which was very good quality, generous in quantity and so much variety (a brilliant combination of European, North African and Asian dishes).

Sylvia and Natasha looked after us so well and soon the atmosphere was magic. The weather on the day wasn't good at all but we didn't even realise it; our guests enjoyed the beautiful rear garden anyways as Sylvia opened the umbrellas for us: together with the beautiful plants and the lights all around we basically forgot it was cloudy and cold.

Unfortunately the band we hired for the day let us down just few hours before, but we've been immediately supported in contacting the Gypsy Dynamite Trio and this literally saved our day. Natasha took care of selecting the music background before and after the gig: overall the music was great, we danced till late and had such fantastic moments.

All our friends were so happy they discovered such a hidden gem in London.

With its amazing design and style Le QuecumBar is a place with a real character: in order to get the most out of it, we recommend to let yourself being conquered and guided, rather than controlling such strong and unique personality. Thank you Sylvia and Natasha for having made this day truly special and unforgettable!**

*See contact tab for all private hire details *

Our weekly calendar of all our music is on the above top left music calendar tab

** SEE A SAMPLE OF OUR MUSIC SPECIAL EVENTS BELOW

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 4.30pm – or just a 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 are available for showcasing, private soirees and surprise events!

Thursday open 7pm -12pm, Friday and Saturdays open 6pm – 1am music performances 8-11.

FREE live music all evening, if you arrive before 8pm, just £6pp from 8pm, sometimes special events are planned for mid week, these will be ticketed nights please check the music calendar tab top of the page.

HARP BAZAAR

Back at Le Que, for the spring season HARP BAZAAR...something you've never heard....UNMISSABLE CONCERT!! Harp Bazaar was born in the minds of Tara Minton (harp&vocals), Duncan Menzies (fiddle) and Filippo Dall’Asta (guitar) in London in late 2015. The three musicians met on a session and embarked on a unique musical experiment: Harp Bazaar combine the majestic and delicate sound of the harp with the speed and erratic energy of traditional Gypsy swing. The band has performed at Le QuecumBar, London’s most famous Gypsy jazz venue, held a year-long residency at North London’s favourite music pub - The Boogaloo, toured Italy in July 2016 and performed at the Royal Albert Hall in April 2017… Welcome to the new world of Harp Bazaar, something you’ve never heard before!

EWAN BLEACH TRIO

The fabulous vocals and music of the EWAN BLEACH TRIO A trio with the big sound of a quintet! Ewan Bleach, Will Scott and John Kelly form a dynamic talented trio each of them doubling on several instruments to perform a melange of authentic vintage Swing, Ragtime, Jazz, Blues and other music from around the world along with a few originals thrown in. Three amazing multi-instrumentalist fill our stage with musical magic. Ewan Bleach Soprano, Alto and Bass Saxophones, Clarinet, Piano and Vocals, Will Scott Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone and Double Bass John Kelly Guitar Banjo and Trombone Monday £13 cash OTD Doors open 6pm - Tables are allocate on arrival – Food is served until 10pm we reserve the right to charge £25 minimum spend

Violin Masterclass with Max Bedouelle

He wil be demonstrating and guiding on how to go from classical to swing jazz? A Violin player and teacher with great experience that he will be sharing. He has travelled around the world performing and teaching alongside the big artists of Gypsy Jazz such as Tcha Limberg, Tim Kliphuis, Sebastian Giniaux, Fiona Monbè and many others. First steps and practical exercises - play on the 2 and 4 & use your bow differently: how to swing - adapt your scales and arpeggios (and many other possible exercices) - build a simple solo, and start to improvise For jazz violinists who want to improve and vary their solos; How to vary your playing - ways to take ideas from others and integrate them into your own solo's (practical method in 4 steps) - introduce new notes and new rhythmic pattern : tips and advice - transform the stress of improvisation into inspiration How to phrase and play on up tempos (advanced players) - timing, breathing, patterns - how to phrase : start … and finish - play faster on many different tunes … practical steps - bow articulation and fingers from the left hand

From France: JUST FOR SWING TRIO feat. MAX BEDOUELLE on Violin

Straight come from France, Just for Swing is three brothers, three instruments (Guillaume on the double bass, joined by Valentin and Benjamin on the guitar), three personalities, but a unique sound ... ! Between Gypsy jazz and Latin melodies, since their childhood the band just keeps in mind one motto: three brothers, jazz ... and swing! Tonight, the talented french violin soloist Max Bedouelle is invited to join the sibling: punch, swing and friendship guaranteed on stage. BIO As children, they started playing together, mostly Rock and Classical music. But soon, playing Swing is the thing. Aged 25, 27 and 30, their trio sound is already … 15 years old! The three brothers, self-educated and polyinstrumentalists, have made every effort to turn their passions into a job. « Self-made » musicians, their talents make sense around the music, mixing, composition, graphic design and photography. They only have one motto: three brothers, jazz ... and swing ! Serious things started in 2010, and the Bertrand brothers did not stop... Since the release of their first album « Primo », in March 2014, they traveled all over the west of France, with nearly 80 concerts each year. Always there to surprise and amaze their audience, they are renewed today with the release of a second album: « Charivari ». It was another occasion to invite Max Bedouelle, as a violin soloist. Born in the jam sessions of Nantes (West of France) their meeting was fate. The experience of the violinist and the brothers’ freshness immediately matched … ever since, they have shared as many stages as possible, but more than that, a true friendship was born from the music. At 37 years old, and after long classical studies and travels between electro music (Smooth, DJ Raymon Lazer) and Gypsy jazz (Daniel Givone, Eva sur Seine…), Max Bedouelle already had a solid experience. He learned alongside Florin Niculescu, but also from Tim Kliphuis with whom he now teaches every year at the « Grappelli-Django Camp » in Amsterdam. Max Bedouelle records and plays regularly on stages all over the world : in France of course, but also in Europe (Liberchies in Belgium, in Holland every year) and in Asia (Bangkok festival & University) Confortable on various repertoires and styles, but mostly influenced by jazzmen like Oscar Peterson & Stan Getz, his playing gives priority to phrasing ! LINKS / https://www.facebook.com/justforswing/ (facebook) http://www.justforswing.com/ (website) http://www.deezer.com/fr/artist/5559719/(deezer) TEASER / https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSfI8m09zMA/ (teaser « Charivari », 2d album)

From France: JUST FOR SWING TRIO feat. MAX BEDOUELLE on Violin

Straight come from France, Just for Swing is three brothers, three instruments (Guillaume on the double bass, joined by Valentin and Benjamin on the guitar), three personalities, but a unique sound ... ! Between Gypsy jazz and Latin melodies, since their childhood the band just keeps in mind one motto: three brothers, jazz ... and swing! Tonight, the talented french violin soloist Max Bedouelle is invited to join the sibling: punch, swing and friendship guaranteed on stage. BIO As children, they started playing together, mostly Rock and Classical music. But soon, playing Swing is the thing. Aged 25, 27 and 30, their trio sound is already … 15 years old! The three brothers, self-educated and polyinstrumentalists, have made every effort to turn their passions into a job. « Self-made » musicians, their talents make sense around the music, mixing, composition, graphic design and photography. They only have one motto: three brothers, jazz ... and swing ! Serious things started in 2010, and the Bertrand brothers did not stop... Since the release of their first album « Primo », in March 2014, they traveled all over the west of France, with nearly 80 concerts each year. Always there to surprise and amaze their audience, they are renewed today with the release of a second album: « Charivari ». It was another occasion to invite Max Bedouelle, as a violin soloist. Born in the jam sessions of Nantes (West of France) their meeting was fate. The experience of the violinist and the brothers’ freshness immediately matched … ever since, they have shared as many stages as possible, but more than that, a true friendship was born from the music. At 37 years old, and after long classical studies and travels between electro music (Smooth, DJ Raymon Lazer) and Gypsy jazz (Daniel Givone, Eva sur Seine…), Max Bedouelle already had a solid experience. He learned alongside Florin Niculescu, but also from Tim Kliphuis with whom he now teaches every year at the « Grappelli-Django Camp » in Amsterdam. Max Bedouelle records and plays regularly on stages all over the world : in France of course, but also in Europe (Liberchies in Belgium, in Holland every year) and in Asia (Bangkok festival & University) Confortable on various repertoires and styles, but mostly influenced by jazzmen like Oscar Peterson & Stan Getz, his playing gives priority to phrasing ! LINKS / https://www.facebook.com/justforswing/ (facebook) http://www.justforswing.com/ (website) http://www.deezer.com/fr/artist/5559719/(deezer) TEASER / https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSfI8m09zMA/ (teaser « Charivari », 2d album)
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