LONDON'S WORLD PREMIER GYPSY SWING VENUE SERVING.....

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6 NIGHTS A WEEK

If you have any questions please call us 02077872227

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)

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Friday and Saturday 6pm - 6.45pm

Early Bird Meal Special £29

3 course meal and a glass of wine

Min 2 persons (£5 supplement for steak cash payment only plus service) Book your table here for your early bird special


ANTONIO FORCIONE guitar master

Click here for a glimpse of his musical magic Antonio Forcione

Monday 10th June one night only

£30 to see the maestro up close and personal

Buy Tickets Here From the first moment Antonio walks on stage to rapturous applause, a humble smile on his face, guitar in hand, you know you are in the presence of a true artist and are in for an evening with a touch of magic. And as the first deep, warm, intense notes float through the auditorium, you can hear a pin drop and feel the sonic spell of his guitar weaving through the room. As one critic put it “Imagine an Italian hybrid of Michael Hedges, John McLaughlin and Django Rheinhardt ... ferocious, rampaging, controlled power, meticulous precision and clarity of expression ... astonishing musical personality”



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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, on non ticketed nights if you arrive before 8pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday and FREE 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... On arrival Sylvia, 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).

... the atmosphere was magic. ....our guests enjoyed the beautiful rear garden .. with the beautiful plants and the lights ...

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....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.

Thank you ...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, 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

Music performance is approx 8-11

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, FREE for before 8pm arrivals £6pp from 8pm

Friday and Saturdays open 6pm – 1am FREE for before 8pm arrivals £6pp from 8pm

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.

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.

We reserve the right to make a £25pp min spend on ticketed events - as the musicians receive all the ticket money

Below is a sample of upcoming performances - the music calendar at the top of this page lists all performances by date

Around the world with KLEZMERCO

Klezmerco is an international band of 5 musicians who perform and promote the best of Klezmer, Gypsy and Balkan music. Bringing this happy and joyful music from Eastern Europe to Le Q will be a quintet featuring tárogató, accordion, violin, bass and vocals. David Nissen Poli Hubavenska Refa Wang Marian Bango Alexander Ivanov Klezmerco has been playing as a Jewish and eastern European group for 6 years to a wide range of audiences. Our musicians receive all the ticket monies therefore we RESERVE the right to make a min spend of £25 pp on food and drink

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 allocated on arrival – Food is served until 10pm we reserve the right to charge £25 minimum spend

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!

The Jake Maun Trio - Gypsy Swing with a twist

The Jake Maun Trio comprises Mike Guy on accordion, Simon Moore and Jake Maun on guitars. The trio will be playing mostly compositions by Django Reinhardt with a modern twist, focusing on the less well known compositions that he wrote across his whole career from the swing era of the thirties to the cool jazz era of the early fifties. Jake Maun is London based guitarist who has established himself in the Gypsy Jazz scene and has played in numerous groups in London and elsewhere. Simon Moore is a long established guitarist in the Gypsy Jazz genre and performs regularly at Le Quecumbar with a trio or duos and is an exponent of the new and traditional gypsy jazz styles. Mike Guy moved to London in February 2005 and performs regularly at a host of venues throughout central London, including the National Theatre, the 606 Club, the Vortex, the Spice Of Life, Pizza Express Dean Street, the Pheasantry and Le Quecumbar.

The legendary ANTONIO FORCIONE up close and personal

Wine and dine cabaret style, whilst Antonio Forcione performs a one man, one night, musical journey, be up close and experience his unique and personal performance, especially for you, with personality plus. Artistic, intense and formidably inventive, Antonio is a performer of genuine distinction. Ever unpredictable, his is a celebration of the unexpected elements in life, a music of rare delicacy, humour and, not least, passion. From the first moment Antonio walks on world stages to rapturous applause, a humble smile on his face, guitar in hand, you know you are in the presence of a true artist and are in for an evening with a touch of magic. And as the first deep, warm, intense notes float through the audience, you can hear a pin drop and feel the sonic spell of his guitar weaving through the room. As one critic put it “Imagine an Italian hybrid of Michael Hedges, John McLaughlin and Django Rheinhardt ... ferocious, rampaging, controlled power, meticulous precision and clarity of expression ... astonishing musical personality” He has the ‘hands of a tarantula and the heart of a lion, as a reviewer, so expressively phrased it! Get a taster here .....https://youtu.be/SUdqS8FGN-A added value, with a Special Guest.... Here at Le QuecumBar you can experience 1930s Parisian soul, stress free, without packing, catching a flight or boat, all in the heart of Battersea - be up close to the artists performing, in a romantic ambiance for such intimate performances. Antonio’s impressive 20 albums and extensive international tours in festivals and theatres - both as a solo artist, in duo and with his acoustic quartet – have brought high critical acclaim from as far as Australia and Hong Kong to the Caribbean, Russia and all over Europe. Dinner cabaret performance - your table is reserved and waiting for you with your ticket purchase - arrive early for stage side tables Our musicians recieve the ticket money - we only generate reenue from food and drink therfore - we reserve the right, to implement a min spend on food/drink of £25 per person, for the upkeep of the venue More about Antonio.... Antonio’s numerous awards line the shelf above the piano in his west London home, a far cry from his humble beginnings in a small village in southern Italy from where he worked his way through art school, eventually performing on the streets of London to win the Covent Garden Street Entertainer of the Year Award. This led straight to a BBC TV appearance and a European tour. He hasn’t looked back since, nor has he ever forgotten his roots. If you listen closely to his compositions you can feel the nostalgia for the village, the olive groves, the dusty streets and the first loves of a young boy. Previous albums include collaborations with fellow performers such as Charlie Haden, Trilok Gurtu, Kay Eckhardt, Sabina Sciubba, Claudio Roditi, Rossana Casale...
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Do not book a table unless you are eating a full meal. We take drinkers as walk ins. If you have purchased a concert ticket your table is waiting automatically. No matter what time you book your table -Thur Fri or Sat if you arrive before 8pm the music is FREE - arrivals from 8pm onwards subject to £6pp music charge - Please cancel if you are not coming. Thank you.

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