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)

ANTONIO FORCIONE celebrates 30 years of magic

Sunday 28th October £35 last few tickets An artist in every sense of the word, hailed as one of the most charismatic, unconventional guitarists at large in the musical world today. Being a small intimate venue allows the audience a close up intimate concert from this superstar who has a host of international awards under his belt, this eclectic composer/player never ceases to stun his audience on stage, leading him to be referred to as the ‘Jimie Hendrix of the acoustic guitar”. His solo performances never fail to bring the house down, let alone when he is performing in duo, as a trio, or with his quartet of international musicians. He breaks the mould of most conventional guitar sounds, be it in the field of jazz, Spanish, African, Brazilian or improvised music, with a ferocious virtuosity, passion and humour.



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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

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.

Harry Diplock: HOT HOUSE DUO!

'A Gypsy jazz duo hinting towards the sounds emanating from the jazz manouche scene in Paris. Harry Diplock will be pairing up with another great guitar player from 8pm for an evening of Gypsy jazz, swing and bop'.

Giulio Romano Malaisi Duo

Giulio Romano Malaisi journey into the world of the guitar starts at the age of 10 at the Gilfredo Cattolica music academy, where for the next ten years he would learn the classical and electric guitar from his teacher Mariano Gaetani and study musical theory under the tutelage of Alfredo Sorichetti. In those ten formative years, Giulio developed an incredible capacity to communicate with his instrument, creating and honing a unique style, mixing fingerpicking and flatpicking techniques - ultimately obtaining scholarships and achieving acclaim from the local music scene. He also took part in many cultural events, for instance as a guitarist for the Italian journalist Giancarlo Trapanese and the Italian writer Maria Lampa, playing at many locations in Italy as part of their book tours. It was during this incredible time that his path would allow him to meet the multi award winning guitarist, Antonio Forcione. Forcione was to be one of the most significant inspirations and influences on Giulio, ultimately encouraging Giulio to pursue his career abroad. At the age of 18, Giulio Romano made the move to London (UK) where he quickly gained work as a session player, concertist and composer - collaborating with top musicians from all over the world. These included such luminaries as: the world harmonica champion (Jazz category) Greg Miller; the grammy man Phil Ramacon; the pianist songwriter and producer and founder of the VJB Wayne Brown; Lee John (Imagination);Moreno Viglione (Awarded Italian Guitarist), Rocio Ruano (X factor 2013), and amazing singer (ex zero 7) producer and founder of the Numen Records Mozez, Osmond Wright. Giulio has also had the pleasure of playing for and with high profile singers such as: Kate Robbins; Pauline Catlin (formerly of Brown Sugar Reggae Band); and Melanie Stace. As Giulio’s profile grew, he was invited to play in many top venues and festivals across the UK, such as: Pizza Express Jazz, Ronnie Scott’s, T4 On The Beach, Soundbite Festival, Jazz Le Quecum Bar. This exposure also led to him being privately commissioned to play at high profile cultural and charity events at venues such as: the Claridges Hotel; Tate Modern Gallery; The Forge; to mention but a few. Notably Giulio recently played at a gala performance to Italian Fashion at the Royal Academy, which included among the honoured guests, the Italian Prime Minister and major figures from the world of Italian and international Fashion. Giulio is One of the best regulary guitarist that we have at Le QuecumBar and he will be perform as Duo, a repertory of Gypsy Jazz and Swing.

Man Overboard Quintet

The Man Overboard Quintet add their own stamp to a repertoire of tunes made famous by the likes of Billie Holiday, Django Reinhardt, the Mills Brothers, Duke Ellington and Fats Waller. The chemistry between these superb musicians and their audience makes every performance a magical occasion. The Man Overboard Quintet were featured in BBC3’s “Being Human” (5th series, 6th episode), and have appeared several times on BBC Radio 3’s ‘In Tune’. The Man Overboard Quintet recorded their first album in September 2012 at Champs Hill studios, releasing it in July 2013. Their second album, ‘Down in the Deep Deep Blue’, was also recorded at Champs Hill and was released in August 2015. “I Really think this is what music must sound like in heaven!” “The Man Overboard Quintet has a distinctive style, strong individual personalities and a collective ear for a great song – the end of year Best of List Beckons” – All About Jazz A special night at Le QuecumBar is in store, with: Jean-Marie Fagon – Guitar Ewan Bleach - Clarinet Dave O' Brien - Double bass The enchanting and superb voice of Louisa Jones And Special Guest...Peter Rudeforth - Trumpet. Unmissable concert, and they usually sell out, so please make sure to buy your tickets in advance.

Special Event: MOODSWING

MOODSWING are an established Jazz Swing Quartet playing a mix of Gypsy Jazz numbers, Latin and well known tunes from The American Songbook. MOODSWING will take you on a delightful journey and bring a variety of musical colour, ‘ Mood & Swing ‘, enhanced by multi instrumentalist Chris Evans on Guitar, Mandolin, Flute and Violin, Ann Mayor Violin, Peter Mayor Guitar, and Mike Bennett on Double Bass. Ann Peter Chris and Mike look forward to your return visit to Le QuecumBar. All tickets at www.QuecumBar.co.uk doors open at 6PM, Food until 10PM, £10 OTD

Seductive Oriana and her Charmer - French Chanson and Int Swing

Oriana's sexy French style duo - Oriana has worked with Gerry Halliwell - and the BBC Half Spanish half French, she has a unique cabaret style charm and screen siren look - Seductive and expressive performance of Swing and romatic Int vintage and modern favourites. Performing in the renowned Royal Albert Hall or The Eiffel Tower, they present a mixture of American swing, French chanson and Latin music.
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