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Music, Mood, Wine and Food wrapped up in the spirit of Django Reinhardt Gypsy Swing.
For locals, lovers, visitors, corporate, friends, musicians and fans of intimate live music performance.
Le QuecumBar: a unique 1930′s Parisien style live music brasserie, specialising in promoting the Gypsy guitar genius, Django Reinhardt, Gypsy Swing and those who perform it. A style born in 30′s Paris, drawing on nearly 2000 years of Gypsy culture.
We produced the first 9 day Gypsy Swing festival ever in the UK with a CD to match to celebrate Django Reinhardt’s 100th Birthday – here are the film highlights of the festival click here
Want to see and hear our music now? Click here
Come in and join us, relaxed, informal, brasserie dining with a touch of cabaret!
This is the word on the street! and what you can expect……
“Le QuecumBar is unique providing an irresistible combination of live music, great food and hospitality in a setting as alluring as a coquette’s boudoir.”
“… the sort of atmosphere that instantly makes you feel at home.”
“Le QuecumBar provides a fabulous experience, whether you want a quiet drink in intimate surroundings or a more lively night with a bit of a buzz.”
“… an atmosphere that captures the heady intoxication of 30s Paris and the thrill of swing.”
“… the perfect ambience in which to enjoy casually sophisticated evenings.”
“Le QuecumBar’s unpretentiousness is a breath of fresh air …”
“… enough character and charm to make a special effort to get here”
The unique feelings Le QuecumBar evokes
“… the spacious interior … needs to be seen to be fully believed … kind of Marlene Dietrich meets the Palm Court hotel.”
“… a cross between a Montmarte drinking den straight out of Moulin Rouge and a New Orleans jazz club.”
Remember the earthy, vibrant Gypsy music played by Johnny Depp and his Gypsy clan in the film Chocolat? Or the feel good rhythms in Woody Allen’s movie “Sweet and Low Down” with Sean Penn? or the catchy music of Woody Allen’s “Vicky Christina Barcelona” . This is Gypsy Swing, or in France Jazz Manouche. Gypsy Swing, also known as Gypsy Jazz or sometimes String Swing, it is Swing played with a wicked rhythm section of guitars and bass, rather than the traditional drums and bass of American Jazz.
This genre was created by the genius Gypsy guitar master Django Reinhardt and was the Hot Club Era of Paris in the 1930s.
This heart pumping atmospheric music is currently experiencing a tidal wave of resurgence throughout Europe and the States, as its heart beat rhythm, melody and fascination are rediscovered by world wide young musicians and the public alike, 50 plus years after Django’s death. The current world resurgence of this genre is largely due to the music’s usage in many recent movies and 2003 being the 50th anniversary of Django Reinhardt’s death and 2010 his 100th Birthday which has created renewed interest globally.
The one place in this country where it can be seen, heard and experienced in a setting that was designed around the music, is in our intimate Battersea wine bar/brasserie,
Le QuecumBar & Brasserie.
Welcome to 1930s Parisien soul in the heart of Battersea, where Music, Mood, Wine and Food are the norm. Based in London, UK, we offer the best in nostalgic acoustic live music and Gypsy Swing, jazz. A unique stylised venue from a bygone era: pre-war France, with Hot Club Gypsy Swing, jazz, invented by the greatest musical Gypsy legend, Django Reinhardt.
Wrapped up in the spirit of Django we offer all you’d expect from an intimate live music venue, plus simple homely food and an unequalled musical atmosphere making it one of the best jazz spots around with the added bonus of a secret summer tropical garden and free parking after 4.30pm.
Prestige Performance Concerts & Special Events Only
A secret gem for Londoners and destination venue for people travelling across the country and globe. The unique ticketed Sunday/Monday Prestige Performances Concerts, showcase some of the best International Django Gypsy masters in the world. Our ticketed Special Events also showcase some of the best UK talent in our genre and other acoustic Gypsy music all this is supported by nightly music that is FREE to enjoy for all arrivals before 7.30pm. All event tickets can be bought here or at www.wegottickets.com/lequecumbar
PLEASE BE AWARE ALL THE TICKETED EVENT MONEY COLLECTED GOES DIRECTLY TO THE MUSICIANS in order to support them
Therefore we reserve the right to charge a minimum spend of £20 pp on food and drink on non ticketed nights and £25 pp at ticketed events, this is to help maintain the high standard of music we offer with world class bands. You can make up the minimum spend by buying wine to take with you.
Le QuecumBar is a must for all jazz, nostalgic and live music fans from around the globe. While fans of Django/Hot Club/Gypsy jazz should explore our links pages.
Listen, be enthralled by live music up close and personal and above all enjoy, support and spread the word as our valued Patron;HANK MARVIN says
Dear Sylvia, we had a wonderful time at LequecumBar, loved the jam night, what a great atmos, and I was inspired by the enthusiastic and inventive playing from the various musos present. The non-playing crowd was really into it too. It was so good I almost thought of moving back to London! The “name” guest performers you are able to present there are truly the best of today’s Gypsy Jazz. The performance of the Angelo Debarre Quartet was outstanding and Matcho Winterstein was also a joy. It is so good to be able to sit close to the action, sadly there aren’t many venues that offer this intimacy. Please give my best wishes to the “A team” keep “pumping”.
Hank B Marvin
Many Celebrities have already visited Le QuecumBar. You never know who is a Gypsy jazz fan:
Jonny Depp, Bill Wyman, Hank Marvin, Tommy Emmanuel, Woody Allen, Sir Bob Geldof and many more………..
Supporting live music in a time when venues are closing daily is a vital life line to the talented people we support all year round and I hope to see all you music lovers and romantics foot tapping and hand clapping to the infectious rythms of our vibrant hot spot. Sylvia Rushbrooke
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