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 music listings below - or go to the listing tab at the top of the page for all daily listings)

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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 *

SEE SOME 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 performance 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.

Le Que regulars, 'Radio Daze'

"Radio Daze".. formed in 2004 as a duo from a chance meeting at the QuecumBar... David Ahmed & Faebhean Kwest. Both Guitarists and the core of the Radio Daze sound. Other musicians have been delighted to join with them bass players, violinists, accordionists, clarinettists etc.. they have played in Britain and France and their 7 different CDs for sale reflect their cosmopolitan music, which encompasses both 1930's, 40's and even 50s/60's sounds. http://www.radiodaze.biz/ [YouTube url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVv6fVjK0eM"]

FROM GREECE: JIM POLITIS - THE GHOST NOTES

The Ghost Notes was born in Greece in 2012 by Lead Guitarist Jim Politis. They have released two original albums, “Jazzy-Key” and “Secret of a Memory” (Released by Hitchtone Music & Promotion), that combine Jazz and the Classical manouche atmosphere with a modern ethnic approach and Greek flavour in Gypsy Jazz music, and are characterised by the guitar solo virtuosity that defines this style. The Band has done 3 European tours and has performed in Jazz Clubs and Festivals all over Europe (Greece, Italy, Croatia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Uk). The most significant performance includes: Royal Albert Hall Uk, 2015; Djangofollies Festival (Belgium 2016); Brussels Jazz Marathon Festival (2014); Athens Djangofest Festival (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016). A Performance with the Master of Gypsy Jazz Stochelo Rosenberg in Gazarte (Greece 2015) which said about Jim: “Amazing guitar player who combines virtuosity and feeling”; The Ghost Notes lead guitarist Jim Politis Malaysia/Singapore Tour 2015. We are Glad to Host such a musician as Jim and we would like to share with all of you a great live music night.

FROM GREECE: JIM POLITIS - THE GHOST NOTES

The Ghost Notes was born in Greece in 2012 by Lead Guitarist Jim Politis. They have released two original albums, “Jazzy-Key” and “Secret of a Memory” (Released by Hitchtone Music & Promotion), that combine Jazz and the Classical manouche atmosphere with a modern ethnic approach and Greek flavour in Gypsy Jazz music, and are characterised by the guitar solo virtuosity that defines this style. The Band has done 3 European tours and has performed in Jazz Clubs and Festivals all over Europe (Greece, Italy, Croatia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Uk). The most significant performance includes: Royal Albert Hall Uk, 2015; Djangofollies Festival (Belgium 2016); Brussels Jazz Marathon Festival (2014); Athens Djangofest Festival (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016). A Performance with the Master of Gypsy Jazz Stochelo Rosenberg in Gazarte (Greece 2015) which said about Jim: “Amazing guitar player who combines virtuosity and feeling”; The Ghost Notes lead guitarist Jim Politis Malaysia/Singapore Tour 2015. We are Glad to Host such a musician as Jim and we would like to share with all of you a great live music night.

TUESDAY’S FREE, & SIZZLING, GYPSY SWING JAM SESSION

London's best kept secret - feel the buzz - be part of a hot music scene hidden away in Battersea but 10 minutes from Chelsea and Kings Road.... The famous FREE weekly Gypsy Swing jam session is known around the globe, the sessions are led by top Le QuecumBar bass players and many QuecumBar Allstars. You saw Johnny Depp in Chocolate play Minor Swing, Django style. See and hear it live in our intimate 1930s! Regular Gypsy Swing musicians and Le QuecumBar Allstars drop by to jam for Django, you never know who is here – the best of the best and new comers join in their joy of Django’s music and swing the night away, violins, guitars, clarinets, sax, etc etc a band of musical Gypsies in their own way – even Hank Marvin has joined the Le Q jams !! Parisian cabaret brasserie style, chill out with a bottle of quaffable wine and simple food always a great night full of musical surprises, transporting you to the swinging streets of Montmartre with all the colour and joy of the Belle Epoch. If you play swing then bring your instrument! If you can sing swing hop down and join the friendliest crowd in London! Our customers are friends our friends are customers. Le Q staff happy to serve and offer musical bites of inside info on what’s hot, and not so hot!

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