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.

Special Cabaret Dinner with 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.

DIGGA DIGGA DUO (Trio) vintage music fun/vocals

A rare treat - Digga Digga Duo is usually a duo ensemble formed by Ana Bandarra - ukulele, voice, kazoo - and Eduardo Vilamaior - double bass, voice and kazoo. To make up the Trio July 22nd with Tim Ellis on Guitar and July 23rd with Duncan Menzies of Harp Bazzar on Violin. The couple has been diving deeply in the American songbook in search for real musical pearls from the beginning of 20th century and working on special arrangements to suit their format. Despite being a couple for more than 22 years they have been playing together since 2012, mostly in Rio de Janeiro where they are based. But over the last years they had the opportunity to travel to perform in other countries like Portugal, Argentina, UK and Ireland. The ukulele is a hawaiian instrument created after portuguese influence - just like the brazilian cavaquinho - that was very popular in the USA during the roaring 20´s and likewise the double bass it has 4 strings and it´s made of wood. Apart from that are the contrasts among these two instruments: on the visual aspect they have totally different sizes and they also are the opposite on the way they sound. The ukulele has a higher pitched sound, brightening the chords while the double bass sustains the harmonies with its deep low warm sound. Furthermore the use of ludic kazzos – situated halfway between a toy and an actual instrument - gives the ensemble two extra voices for solos and fun improvisations. The repertoire choice is mostly focused on popular songs from the vo-do-de-o days, that were usually classified as “foxtrot songs” on the original sheet music covers and old shellac 78´s labels. Many are Tin Pan Alley favorites from the old days ( Abba Dabba Honeymoon, By the Beautiful Sea, Chinatown, my Chinatown ) , some were composed for Broadway shows and movies in the 20´s and 30´s ( Digga Digga Do, Oh Lady be Good, Exaclty like You, Blue Skies, Do Something ), and others are old blues and ragtime songs ( After You´ve Gone, I Ain´t Gonna Give Nobody None of my Jellyroll, Everybody Loves My Baby ). Among their mains influences are artist like Cliff Edwards, Johnny Marvin, Aileen Stanley, Sophie Tucker, Ruth Etting, Annette Hanshaw, Helen Kane, Lee Morse, Ethel Waters, Bing Crosby, Al Bowlly, Nick Lucas, Whispering Jack Smith, Mills Brothers, Cats and the Fiddle, Ada Jones and Billy Murray.

DIGGA DIGGA DUO (Trio) vintage music fun/vocals

A rare treat - Digga Digga Duo is usually a duo ensemble formed by Ana Bandarra - ukulele, voice, kazoo - and Eduardo Vilamaior - double bass, voice and kazoo. To make up the Trio July 22nd with Tim Ellis on Guitar and July 23rd with Duncan Menzies of Harp Bazzar on Violin. The couple has been diving deeply in the American songbook in search for real musical pearls from the beginning of 20th century and working on special arrangements to suit their format. Despite being a couple for more than 22 years they have been playing together since 2012, mostly in Rio de Janeiro where they are based. But over the last years they had the opportunity to travel to perform in other countries like Portugal, Argentina, UK and Ireland. The ukulele is a hawaiian instrument created after portuguese influence - just like the brazilian cavaquinho - that was very popular in the USA during the roaring 20´s and likewise the double bass it has 4 strings and it´s made of wood. Apart from that are the contrasts among these two instruments: on the visual aspect they have totally different sizes and they also are the opposite on the way they sound. The ukulele has a higher pitched sound, brightening the chords while the double bass sustains the harmonies with its deep low warm sound. Furthermore the use of ludic kazzos – situated halfway between a toy and an actual instrument - gives the ensemble two extra voices for solos and fun improvisations. The repertoire choice is mostly focused on popular songs from the vo-do-de-o days, that were usually classified as “foxtrot songs” on the original sheet music covers and old shellac 78´s labels. Many are Tin Pan Alley favorites from the old days ( Abba Dabba Honeymoon, By the Beautiful Sea, Chinatown, my Chinatown ) , some were composed for Broadway shows and movies in the 20´s and 30´s ( Digga Digga Do, Oh Lady be Good, Exaclty like You, Blue Skies, Do Something ), and others are old blues and ragtime songs ( After You´ve Gone, I Ain´t Gonna Give Nobody None of my Jellyroll, Everybody Loves My Baby ). Among their mains influences are artist like Cliff Edwards, Johnny Marvin, Aileen Stanley, Sophie Tucker, Ruth Etting, Annette Hanshaw, Helen Kane, Lee Morse, Ethel Waters, Bing Crosby, Al Bowlly, Nick Lucas, Whispering Jack Smith, Mills Brothers, Cats and the Fiddle, Ada Jones and Billy Murray.

From Holland Duved Dunayevsky Quartet

Duved Dunayevsky is an emerging artist whose “sound” is clearly his own, and yet strikingly reminiscent of authentic Django Reinhardt’s Gypsy Swing. The Duved Dunayevsky Quartet will be back in the UK in July for a series of gigs at the Birmingham Jazz fest and throughout the Midlands. Catch the last night of their tour at Le QuecumBar. Duved is a strong contender emerging on the hot jazz scene and a master of the pure Django Reinhardt style. He is backed with Nick Sansone on rhythm guitar, Leigh Barker on bass and Joanna Gardner on violin. https://www.facebook.com/DuvedDunayevskyquartet/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRGkRv2BboY

FROM THE ISLE OF WIGHT: CAT SKELLINGTON

Popular acoustic Gypsy Swing band based on the Isle of Wight, combining world class musicianship with an infectious swinging groove and a big love for the vintage sounds of the 1920s, 30s and 40s. A busy band delivering their unique take on the incredible legacy of the great Django Reinhardt, presenting concerts, and festival appearances (including both the official Isle of Wight Festival and Rhythmtree several times), gigs at jazz clubs, wedding parties, etc. Cat Skellington are happy to be in hot demand as part of the thriving Isle of Wight music scene here for the first time at Le Q
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