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 listing tab at the top of this page for all our daily listings)


*DIRECT FROM FRANCE *

ORIENT EXPRESS SWING TRIO

Sunday Monday 25/26 February

Orient Express Swing are talented jazz trio from France who are taking audiences on a unique and exciting musical journey across Europe, all the way from Paris to Istanbul. Imagine standing at the bar in the city of lights and being swept off your feet by an enticing French waltz. Open your eyes and you have been magically transported to a gypsy camp, where you are dancing around a fire to some electrifying jazz manouche. In a flash you are then at the heart a colourful Bulgarian wedding procession, snaking though the streets of a countryside village. Before finally finding yourself on the banks of the Bosphorous river swaying to delightful exotic melodies, while watching the sun go down… Orient Express Swing is a three-piece ensemble composed of Julien Aubertin (guitar), Jean-Baptiste Gaudrat (guitar and clarinet) from the historic city of Poitiers in South West France and Adriano Balducci Moncada (guitar) from the Italian capital, Rome. After graduating from some of the best musical schools in the country Julien and Jean-Baptiste hit the road to hone their craft and discover different musical styles. Julian was attracted to the swing bars in Paris and developed a unique manouche style that blends flamenco, cool jazz and improvisation. Jean-Baptiste headed east, after living and playing in Spain for a few years, being seduced by traditional Jewish music and Balkan rhythms. After returning from the road they met London-based Adriano who has cut his teeth in cellars of jazz clubs of Fiumicino and Soho and today they are now eager to present their original, fresh and exciting sound to a wider audience.


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For all nightly gigs, ticketed events and full daily music calendar see; “LISTINGS” 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. *

Our latest review - from a wedding reception 3 September 2017

**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 listing tab

** SEE A SAMPLE OF OUR MUSIC LISTINGS 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 after, sometimes special events are planned for mid week, these will be ticketed nights please check the “listings” daily calendar.

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

CAFE MANOUCHE QUARTET

Based in London/Stamford, but travel all over UK. Café Manouche are a young Gypsy jazz & swing band formed by three brothers, perfect for that special event... Playing music from the 1920s to the 50s, including Parisian Waltzes, hot swing and touches of latin and bossa nova, Played in the distinctive style of gypsy jazz guitar legend Django Reinhardt. Café Manouche's music is perfect for many occasions and suits most venues; Weddings, private parties, garden parties, festivals, vintage themed events, swing dance events, afternoon tea, sunday lunchtimes, late night bars, cafés, hotels, casinos and many more... The band have played many private parties and Weddings and are perfect for any time of day! Cafe Manouche can tailor their music sets to just one genre but specialise in being diverse in their range of styles. Please get in touch for more information about their music. The band is a quintet in full, with melodic Accordion/piano, two swinging fiery guitars, hot double bass and sultry vintage style female vocals...

GYPSY DYNAMITE feat. raw and hot vocals from Dom Durner

One of the best Gypsy jazz Band in UK! The soul of Gypsy Dynamite: Giulio Romano Malaisi and Filippo Dall'Asta. Their music explodes onto stage with sizzling guitar, unique and fresh arrangements of traditional Gypsy swing, Italian, Spanish music and memorable ‘million sellers’ Gypsy Dynamite style! Over the years, Gypsy Dynamite has created different projects whilst always improving their style. One of their projects is: “Dom Durner& The Dynamite” Dom Durner, is not just “a” singer, he is an incredible Canadian artist, who has travelled all over the world spreading his love for music amongst the masses. Since settling in London a few years ago, he has worked with some amazing artists and founded new fresh bands, such as The Manouche and The Flying Shoes. It will be an Explosive Perfomance - and one to remember ! Doors open 6pm Food until 10pm - All seating allocated on arrival

The Eclectic Mike Hatchard Swing Quartet

Dinner concert with the great Mike Hatchard - multi talented instrumentalist - violin, clarinet, piano, singer, artist Mike heads up a swinging quartet with over 100 years of experince between them - a night of swing and musical fun - join us for music mood wine and food for this Monday night of hot vintage swing and song and multiinstrumental melodies The Piano is not an instrument one associates with Gypsy Jazz, for obvious reasons. Pianos are also not noted for their portability. However, Mike has quite a pedigree when it comes to travelling with this unwieldy instrument – in 2016 he celebrated his 60th birthday by cycling from Land’s End to John O’groats the long way (via Kent!) towing an electric piano, performing concerts along the way and raising over £12,000 for Children in Need. As well as singing at the piano, Mike plays violin and clarinet; ably accompanied by guitars and bass, think Errol Garner meets Django with an occasional hint of Noel Coward. Doors open at 6pm food until 10pm music 8pm -11pm We reserve the right to make a £15 pp min spend

Alexis Kraniou Gypsy Trio

Alexis' trio will be playing a collection of the trio's latest recordings along with numerous favorite Django and gypsy jazz up beat standards A blend of Waltzes , gypsy jazz and contemporary harmonies delivered in a unique style that specializes on keeping energy levels high while diving deep into tradition . Django Reinhardt and guitar lovers this is a night not to miss , the authenticity dexterity and musicality of this power trio will keep you breathless with full attention from the first to the last song!