Winner of the Parliamentary Jazz Award for Best Media, 2019

Jazz News

Le QuecumBar, Battersea, London to re-open for live music performances from May 17th 2021.

Sunday, May 02, 2021

London's home of gypsy jazz will re-open for live music performances on May 17th 2021 with a performance by clarinettist Lana-May Hodge. Newsletter with further listings attached.

What’s on @ Le QuecumBar - May 2021


GARDEN OPEN EVERY DAY! AVAILABLE FOR PRIVATE HIRE! BOOK YOUR TICKETS FOR LIVE MUSIC NOW!

 


LIVE MUSIC IS BACK AT LAST!
from 17th May
5pm-10pm
Music from 7pm
Wine, dine, and be entertained!

 

OPENING NIGHT LIVE CONCERT
LANA-MAY HODGE
Fabulous swinging tri.o
The great Lana May brings our LIVE MUSIC IS BACK with a hot night of swing.Join us for our first evening with live music back on our stage once again, with one of the most exciting and unique emerging talents from the UK vintage scene: the Lana-May Trio!Headed up by sassy vintage diva, Lana-May on sizzling swinging clarinet.  With her melodic swinging captivating stage presence and classic style she will transport you to the by-gone golden era of blues, swing and traditional much loved jazz.
Inspired by the likes of Sidney Bechet, Benny Goodman, Billie Holliday, Louis Armstrong, and many more, this will be an evening of music guaranteed to have something for everyone!
Enjoy an eclectic mix of traditional swing/jazz standards, romantic melodies and filthy blues with The Lana-May Trio - comprising of Christian Smith on Piano, Russ Tarley on Drums and Lana on hot Clarinet.
For more information visit Lana-May’s website:www.lanamaymusic.com
Or follow Lana on Instagram/Facebook @lanamayclarinet
OPENS 6pm
MUSIC 8pm - 11pm
Take advantage of our early bird deal 6-7pm 3 course meal and glass of wine £29 cash!
- Ticket holders are guaranteed a table for the whole evening
- We reserve the right when necessary to implement a minimum spend on food and drink of £25pp as all the ticket money goes to musicians, and our only revenue is from food and drink.

 

NEW WEDNESDAY NIGHT SPECIAL!
NEW SEASON BAND
‘ECLECTIC COLLECTIVE’
Every Wednesday night, join us for an evening of fun and foot-tapping music!
POST LOCKDOWN live music celebration every Wednesday - Foot tapping, hand clapping, finger clicking classic Blues, Swing, Rythm&Blues, Reggae and Gospel music peppered with well known and loved favourite melodies.
A fresh great vocal-led selected quartet each week, showcasing their immense talent and passion for music and life.
A new vibe for mid week Le Q -  “Eclectic Collective” brings in a pool of talented singers and gifted musicians sharing their stories and music live! Each week on Wednesdays they will deliver a variety of performers making up the weekly quartet including a rousing vocalist.
Wine dine and be entertained - an evening to suit every occasion, with family and friends, in an atmospheric Parisian-style ambiance.
Entry fee £8 cash on the door
OPENS 6pm
MUSIC 8pm - 11pm
Take advantage of our early bird deal 6-7pm 3 course meal and glass of wine £29 cash!

 


SUNDAY 23RD MAY
playing for the first time at Le Quecumbar:
KATMANDINO
An eclectic mix of classic cover versions, three-way vocal harmonies and contagiously catchy acoustic pop tunes, likened to Crowded House, Chris Isaak, James, Soul Asylum, Prince, Oasis, Elvis Costello, etc. alongside some scintillating original material.
One of NW London’s foremost upcoming bands, the KATMANDINO Trio is another first for Le Q.
‘An evening with Katmandino’ promises a plethora of memorable acoustic pop music, coupled with a performance that’ll keep you humming away to yourself for days afterwards.
Katmandino are :
Dean Cooke – Lead Vocals /  Acoustic Rhythm Guitar
Martin French – Drums/ Percussion / Backing Vocals
Conrad Blakemore – Lead Guitar / Backing Vocals
For further information, please visit the official Katmandino website :- http://www.katmandino.co.uk
OPENS 6pm
MUSIC 8pm - 11pm
Take advantage of our early bird deal 6-7pm 3 course meal and glass of wine £29 cash!
We reserve the right when necessary to implement a £25pp min spend on food and drink as the musicians receive all the ticket monies for their performance.

 

MAY HIGHLIGHT
MONDAY 24TH MAY
Fiesta Flamenca
Anita and Ramon met in London where they joined forces creating Fiesta Flamenca, a wonderful display of flamenco dance and guitar combined with Latin American songs. This spellbinding show, after many years, still captivates the audience from across the world. What Anita and Ramon share is an underlying musicality and soulful sound that is an integral part of their expression. Their combined talent are woven together creating a dazzling display of virtuosity and emotions that spark the imagination of their audience transporting them to the heart of Andalucia. Anita la Maltesa whose sensual voice and breathtaking footwork evokes the true spirit of traditional flamenco and Ramon’s inspirational guitar playing has expanded the possibilities of flamenco and changed perceptions of the art form by mining the richness of its traditions while continuing to recall many other genres of music. The result is a marriage of both traditional flamenco dance and guitar with Latin American music, creating a spectacle of virtuoso performances and euphoria that can only be described as “breathtakingly beautiful”. Tonight, come and be mesmerised by Ramon on the guitar, Alba Villalobos Heredia dancing and Anita La Maltesa dancing with vocals, castanets, fan and shawl.
OPENS 6pm
MUSIC 8pm - 11pm
Take advantage of our early bird deal 6-7pm 3 course meal and glass of wine £29 cash or our Special Sunday roast half chicken and veg £12
We reserve the right when necessary to implement a minimum spend on food and drink of £25pp as all the ticket money goes to musicians, and our only revenue is from food and drink.

 

SUNDAY 30TH MAY
S.O.L.Collective
Sextet - Brazilian, Blues, Classical and Latin American music
Live music is back! Virtuoso enthusiastic young musicians making great music at a ticket price thats a gift
A different style a different vibe, hits our stage post lockdown - Music is back! Join us - wine dine, listen with your mouth full and chill to stylish lilting rhythms, thoughtful floating melodies and sensitive romantic compositions plus more so much more ....
The sound is a mix of Brazilian, Blues, Classical and Latin American music as well as condensed versions of music from their new album.
The eclectic S.O.L Collective appears in many line ups/forms, tonight it will be London based musicians: Ollie Clark Guitar James Larter CajonStuart Zender BassFreddy Wordsworth Trumpet Keyboard
We are very proud to have them back on our stage, they last played here pre lockdown to an enthusiastic audience.
Doors open and food from 6pm best dining tables allocated on arrival.
OPENS 6pm
MUSIC 8pm - 11pm
Take advantage of our early bird deal 6-7pm 3 course meal and glass of wine £29 cash!
We reserve the right when nec to implement a £25pp min spend on food and drink as the musicians receive all the ticket monies for their performance.

 

and get your tickets in advance for our
JUNE and AUGUST HIGHLIGHTS

20th June
The Legendary
ANTONIO FORCIONE
As a reviewer, so expressively phrased it, he has the ‘hands of a tarantula and the heart of a lion’.
We are very happy to be able to host Antonio Forcione for a second time this year!
Wine dine and be captivated by his talent and personality
Antonio Forcione performs an enthralling one man, one night, musical journey, be up close and experience his unique and personal performance.
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. 
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.
OPENS 6pm
MUSIC 8pm - 11pm
Licence restrictions - no entry after 10.30
Take advantage of our early bird deal 6-7pm 3 course meal and glass of wine £29 cash or our Special Sunday roast half chicken and veg £12
- Ticket holders are guaranteed a table for the whole evening
- We reserve the right when necessary to implement a minimum spend on food and drink of £25pp as all the ticket money goes to musicians, and our only revenue is from food and drink this is for the upkeep of the venue and our survival and to maintain quality acts that can be seen close up in an intimate and authentic atmosphere.

 


22nd August
TOM SEALS
PRESTIGE PERFORMANCE CABARET
Wine dine and be wowed by virtuoso Boogie Woogie pianist, singer, Tom Seals performing up close and personal…. “An extraordinary young talent! Fantastic feel, fantastic voice…the wonderful voice and piano of Tom Seals!’ - Jools Holland
Hot from his Ronnie Scotts sold out lunch time gig he joins us for a great night and very personal performace ...in our intimate setting
“FAN-f*****g-TASTIC!” - Hugh Laurie
“He sounds like Little Richard!” - Sir Tom Jones
“He plays the hell outta them keys!” - Jennifer Hudson
Fresh from sold out shows in Jazz clubs across the world, appearance at The Steinway Two Pianos Festival and performing at Birdland Jazz Club on Broadway (New York City), the incredible Tom Seals - “a master of the piano and vocals to pierce your soul. A boogie-woogie genius and quite charming with it all” (Close-Up Culture).
Still only in his mid-twenties, Tom is a fresh musical powerhouse of the piano. His excellent improvisation skills as well as a distinctive voice have left top industry officials hailing him as one of the UK’s finest pianists/vocalists.
When necessary we reserve the right to implement a minimum spend of £25pp on food & drinks as musicians receive all the ticket monies

 

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL
Why not take advantage of our Early Bird Special? Every Friday and Saturday between 6pm - 6:45pm you can enjoy a delicious 3 course meal and a glass of wine for just £29.00 (min 2 persons, £5 supplement for steak).
Call us on 0207 787 2227 to book a table.


AND DON’T FORGET…
On Wednesdays Le QuecumBar is available to hire for all manner of private events. We have two stages, a stocked bar, a variety of musical instruments, a beautiful garden and an atmosphere like no other, what more could you possibly ask for?
Our space is also available to hire during the day, and is the perfect backdrop for photo and video shoots, book launches, poetry readings and workshops.
Please enquire at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information.

 

THE TUESDAY NIGHT JAM
Our jam session continues to be one of our most popular and buzzing nights, so do make sure to come and check it out. Bring your instrument or just yourself; it’s always a craic and still the best value night at Le Q; FREE music all night, and you never know who may appear…

 

AS EVER, THERE IS PLENTY TO LOOK FORWARD TO as we continue, with your kind patronage, to bring you the very best in Gypsy Jazz and swing.
Do check out our listings
Merci à tous et à bientot…

 

Le QuecumBar & Brasserie, 42-44 Battersea High Street, London, SW11 3HX


tel: 02077872227


.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


http://www.quecumbar.co.uk