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)
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!**
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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.
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