From: Sylvia _at_ Le QuecumBar [info_at_quecumbar_dot_co_dot_uk]

Sent: 30 July 2018 10:25

Subject: ?15 early bird tickets - Argentinian, Gonzalo Bergara project "Django Meets Piazzolla" starts at Le Q




What a fantastic summer we are having - here at Le Q we have our heat wave of hot swing and always serve

Music, Mood, Wine and Food

with new summer foods including water melon,feta and olive salad


July/August/Sep Newsletter


Antonio Forcione solo show October 28th - SOLD OUT


August Bank Holiday

Twinwood Vintage Music & Dance Festival


For those of you who love vintage - check out the best vintage festival



They have already sold record numbers of tickets for 2018, but some day tickets are still available


Some of Le Q regular musicians will be there, Nell and the hot mess muggers, Sarah Spade and the Noisy boys and others....



Direct from Argentina - another world class show just 2 dates in London



His European tour kicks off at Le QuecumBar

with just 10 early bird tickets _at_ ?15 on sale now ...when they are gone they are gone

for Sunday Eve 11th November, the same date during the day he also has a day time guitar workshop with limited availability.

His European tour will end in London, at Le QuecumBar Sunday Eve 2nd December.

Must see performances!


Gonzalo Bergara Quintet "Django Meets Piazzolla"


Please note: If you have bought a ticket for any of our shows - your dining table is reserved - all tables are allocated on arrival - so arrive early for the best tables - doors open at 6pm

Direct from Argentina, European audiences are set to be thrilled this autumn, as Argentinian guitar virtuoso Gonzalo Bergara hits our shores with his unique concept show - "Django Meets Piazzolla" two musical styles, two cultures, and two different ways of expressing music.

For this unique European tour celebrating the music of Django and Piazzolla, Gonzalo Bergara will be joined by three of some of the most sought after and accomplished jazz talents in the UK and including his brother Maki Bergara on cajon. : Andrea Todesco - rhythm guitar, Matt Holborn - on violin, Pete Thomas - double bass.
This show will perform in multiple venues in four countries, each show of the tour will be a unique experience, due to the spontaneous style of the music, rich with improvisations, energy and passion.  

PS. We encourage our guests to enjoy a full experience with music, food and drink on offer.


and it is only due to food and drink revenue that we are able to consistently book world class artists in this intimate venue and keep the Live Music "Alive"

Thanks for understanding our policy on minimum spend on food and drinks, we reserve the right to charge a minimum spend of ?25pp at ticketed concerts

You do not need to book a table to eat it is automatic with any show ticket purchase 




Mon 30 July ?10


We contunue through July and August with our own heatwave of, Balkan, Swing Jazz, and of course Gypsy Swing special events - please go to our music calendar on QuecumBar - for our full daily calender of live music


Tuesdays Jam session is still FREE all night Thur, Fri, Sat is FREE for arrivals before 8pm -?6pp music charge from 8pm


Our secret lush tropical garden is open for sundowners - Sangria, Pimms, Bellini - Aperol - Brandy & Babycham or beGIN your night with a G and T


 See our new 3D online walk through video front page of ourweb site


Many of our regulars have booked their celebration parties here and we have provided the live music- exclusive private hire day or night at reasonable minimum spend prices and make the most of our garden and hospitality.



Grab a bite to eat, meet some friends, or just quaff a bottle of Chablis etc chill to some great music and get in the summer mood!



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TONIGHT - Mon 30 July ?10


Balkan Magic

Buy Now


If you have never seen them book now - a real treat full of life and energy


From a foundation of ?Serbian-Roma' music, Faith Elliott and Branko Ristic have created a style that draws from both of their musical heritages and expresses their unique cross cultural personal connection. The duo combines the accordion, violin, effects pedal and tabor pipe with double bass and guitar to take the audience on a journey from melancholy Roma violin laments to storming ?kolos' and explorations into improvisation, Turkish, Indian and Jazz influenced compositions.
The 'Faith i Branko Quartet' have recently returned from their 43-venue tour of Australia and New Zealand.
The duo met in Branko's Serbian Roma village of Gornja Grabovica in 2009, and - with music as their only tool for communication - began a journey that would lead to the creation of their WOMEX award-winning album ?Gypsy Lover', their marriage and their success in international touring and media.
?Musically a delight?these virtuosic performers are a major discovery this year' - The Guardian, UK
 ?Moving, breath-taking and virtuosic'
Lopa Kothari, BBC Radio 3
 ?Branko is set to become one of the leading Roma Violinists of the century' Froots, UK





Thursday 2 August

FREE for before 8pm arrivals

Seductive Oriana and her Charmer - French Chanson and Int Swing

Oriana's sexy French style duo - Oriana has worked with Gerry Halliwell - and the BBC Half Spanish half French, she has a unique cabaret style charm and screen siren look - Seductive and expressive performance of Swing and romatic Int vintage and modern favourites. Performing in the renowned Royal Albert Hall or The Eiffel Tower, they present a mixture of American swing, French chanson and Latin music.


Saturday 4th August - FREE for before 8pm arrivals





















Pete 'Tiger' Sheppard - Gypsy guitar duo


MONTHLY MUSIC RESIDENCY PETE "TIGER" SHEPPARD ensemble Don't miss the mighty sound of Pete "Tiger" Sheppard & Co, stonking Gypsy swing guitar. We delight in Pete's fast and furious Gypsy Swing guitar - just as the name suggests

Sunday/Monday 5/6th August ?10 ticket


Popular acoustic Gypsy Swing band based on the Isle of Wight, combining world class musicianship with an infectious swinging groove and a big love for the vintage sounds of the 1920s, 30s and 40s.
A busy band delivering their unique take on the incredible legacy of the great Django Reinhardt, presenting concerts, and festival appearances (including both the official Isle of Wight Festival and Rhythmtree several times), gigs at jazz clubs, wedding parties, etc.
Cat Skellington are happy to be in hot demand as part of the thriving Isle of Wight music scene here for the first time at Le Q


Sat 11 August - Free for before 8pm arrivals


Charles Alexander and Andy Robinson - Jazz Guitar Duo - THE seasoned favourites!
Jazz guitar - Le QuecumBar seasoned jazz favourites Charles Alexander and Andy Robinson jazz guitar duo that do it all cool jazz for a hot Saturday night



Gypsy Jazz Guitar Workshop

Sunday day August 12th ?50 ticket - Price includes the evening concert









Christiaan Van Hemert is well known as an educator, teaching at the Rotterdam University of the Arts and in a host of educational videos online. He often hosts workshops worldwide both on violin and guitar and is an expert in the so called ?Dutch Style' of gypsy jazz. Together with Stochelo Rosenberg, he maintains and teaches at the online tuition site The Rosenberg Academy.
The price of the tickets for the workshop includes the ticket for the concert.


Sunday Eve August 12th ?12 ticket

From Holland

Christiaan Van Hemert Trio

plays the Swing Songbook.

Christiaan is one of the premier violinists in the current Gypsy Jazz scene and often performs as a guest of the Rosenberg Trio and alongside Stochelo Rosenberg and in different groups.  

Tonight he will play violin and guitar demonstrating his virtuoso flexibility and musical talent.

He has played with countless high profile Gypsy Jazz artists among which are, Mozes Rosenberg, Paulus Schafer, Fapy Lafertin, Tchavolo Schmitt, Roby Lakatos and many others. Christiaan will be presenting some of his favourite standards often played by the such of art Tatum, Django Reinhardt, Coleman Hawkins to name just a few. He will be joined by Alban Claret on Guitar and Eleazar Ruiz Spreafico on Bass.
Christiaan van Hemert Trio plays the Swing Songbook.

- we reserve the right to charge a minimum spend on food and drink as artist recieve all the ticket monies


Monday Eve August 13th ?12

From Holland

Christiaan Van Hemert Trio

plays Charlie Parker

Tonight Christiaan van Hemert Trio plays Charlie Parker on violin and guitar demonstrating his virtuoso flexibility and musical talent.
Charlie Parker is a predominant figure of Jazz in the 40's. His inspiring music will be played by the great Christiaan van Hemert on Violin, Alban Claret on Guitar and Eleazar Ruiz Spreafico on Bass
Christiaan is one of the premier violinists in the current Gypsy Jazz scene and often performs as a guest of the Rosenberg Trio and alongside Stochelo Rosenberg in different groups.  He has played with countless high profile Gypsy Jazz artists among which are, Mozes Rosenberg, Paulus Schafer, Fapy Lafertin, Tchavolo Schmitt, Roby Lakatos and many others. Christiaan will be presenting some of his favourite standards often played by the such of art Tatum, Django Reinhardt, Coleman Hawkins to name just a few.


- we reserve the right to charge a minimum spend on food and drink as artist recieve all the ticket monies


Thursday 16th August

FREE for before 8pm arrivals

Alexis Kraniou Gypsy Jazz Duo Guitar

Alexis Kraniou is originally known as one of the most active world music and jazz fusion electric guitarist in London's music scene. Having worked alongside with some of London's most popular funk, afrobeat and jazz bands he brings a new different color to manouche after coming in touch with the style a few years ago. Thanks to his talent and love for Gypsy Jazz he has being performing with some of London's greatest gypsy jazz players since his very beginning as a Manouche artist. Tonight he will be playing some classic manouche numbers delivered with a modern twist on a duo format. 


Sunday 19th August ?10 ticket

TZIGAUNERS Gypsy Swing and vocals


First time at Le Q

Tzigauners (that's "Sig-or-ners") are a Gypsy inspired ensemble formed, as is so often the case, by a group of musicians with a shared desire to explore the Jazz of pre-war Europe so beautifully represented by Django, Stephane Grappelli and many onther character of that era.  Expect playful arrangements of standard repertoire mixed with occasional original material that pays homage this joyous music.  
The band features Alex Creese and Tom Williams on guitar, Dan Gaylard on bass. On this occasion they will be joined by the wonderful vocalist Phoebe Gorry.


Monday 20th August ?8 ticket

Multi-instrumentlist - David Vaughan presents his solo show

Following on from the success of his unique work as a singer-songwriter performing his own brand of ?English Chanson' at venues such as The Pheasantry in Chelsea, The Bull's Head in Barnes and Oliver's Jazz Bar in Greenwich, David Vaughan comes to the QuecumBar debuting a quite stunning new jazz-based solo act. This is no piano-bar performer unnoticed in the corner of the venue, Vaughan's new solo act demands attention. Thanks to his multi-instrumentalist background and some extremely inventive contraptions Vaughan will be performing his favourite jazz standards plus his own improvisations on both vocals, piano, sampled bass, cajon, snare drum, hi-hat and additional percussion? mostly at the same time!


With any luck he'll bring his trumpet along too. The ground-breaking David Vaughan has come up with what is essentially a world premiere of inventive musicality.


To start of our bank holiday weekend ....


Saturday August 25th

FREE for before 8pm arrivals - we have

Virtuoso accordion and vocals with cabaret, floor/table entertainer ROMAN VOLOSHCHUK

Magical accordion/vocals extraordinaire of Roman the roaming musical minstrel! His unique cabaret style makes him a one man full on showman Roman is a sensational artist who has played for the Duke and Duchess of Westminster, he graces our stage to entertain in his inimitable style and charm. A unique musician with immense talent and charisma and gold star credentials, he is as infectious, as his performance and entertainment, cabaret style seduction, with world favourites, to tap your feet to, from classical to swing to mussette, he does it all, accompanied by his rich, rousing, enrapturing tenor vocals.


Bank Holiday Sunday 26th August just ?10 ticket for a special treat with our authentic Gypsy line up




This talented Gypsy Roma family playing acoustic magic with fire and soul; amazing their audiences playing soul searching ballads and traditional wild Gypsy tunes, a magical cocktail shaken not stirred that's The Romany Diamonds.
Virtuosic singing and playing by Sindy accompanied by Benjamin her brother on guitar, Cezar on Accordion and the talented young teenager, Roberto Petik on Violin with Mr Petik on Double Bass. 

Together they serve you traditional camp fire Gypsy music that makes the heart thump, the feet tap, the hands clap and invites you into the secret world of joyous Gypsy melodies that haunt and alight your mind.  

- we reserve the right to charge a minimum spend on food and drink as artist recieve all the ticket monies



Friday 31st August

FREE for before 8pm arrivals


Filippo Dall'Asta guitar & Dom Durner Hot raw vocals

Explosive Duo lead by Filippo Dall'Asta on guitar, and Dom Durner vocals.
Filippo Dall'Asta is an Italian Guitarist based in London, with many years of experience live and in the studio, as a composer and arranger of Gypsy jazz Music. He studied guitar with Gypsy jazz guitar Master Lollo Meier and performs in his quarter during Lollo's Uk Tour. Dom Durner is an incredible Canadian Artist, who has travelled all over the world spreading his love for music amongst the masses. Since settling in London a few years ago, he has worked with some Amazing artists and founded new fresh bands, such as The Manouche and The Flying Shoes.
Filippo and Dom together are absolutely Amazing! Two passions mixed in a vortex of overwhelming sounds that you will remember!!   





Sunday 2 Sep ?10 ticket

Man Overboard Quintet


Le Q and audience favourites, come wine and dine to top class seductive swing music and vocals

The Man Overboard Quintet add their own stamp to a repertoire of tunes made famous by the likes of Billie Holiday, Django Reinhardt, the Mills Brothers, Duke Ellington and Fats Waller. The chemistry between these superb musicians and their audience makes every performance a magical occasion. The Man Overboard Quintet were featured in BBC3's "Being Human" (5th series, 6th episode), and have appeared several times on BBC Radio 3's ?In Tune'

"The Man Overboard Quintet has a distinctive style, strong individual personalities and a collective ear for a great song - the end of year Best of List Beckons" - All About Jazz

A special night at Le QuecumBar is in store, with:
Jean-Marie Fagon - Guitar
Ewan Bleach - Clarinet
Dave O' Brien - Double bass
The enchanting and superb voice of Louisa Jones
And Special Guest...Peter Rudeforth - Trumpet.

Unmissable concert, and they usually sell out, so please make sure to buy your tickets in advance.



Monday 3rd Sep ?10 ticket

The Eclectic Mike Hatchard Swing Quartet

Dinner concert with the great Mike Hatchard - multi talented instrumentalist - violin, clarintet, piano, singer, artist
Mike heads up a swinging quartet with over 100 years of experince between them - a night of swing and musical fun - join us for music mood wine and food for this Monday night of hot vintage swing and song and multiinstrumental melodies
Doors open at 6pm food until 10pm music 8pm -11pm - we reserve the right to charge a minimum spend on food and drink as artist recieve all the ticket monies


Friday 8 September

FREE for before 8pm arrivals

Benjamin Czureja and Roberto Petik - authentic Gypsy duo


Benjamin on Guitar and teenage prodigy Roberto on Violin are part of "Gypsy Diamonds" Romany band.
Together they serve you traditional camp fire Gypsy music that makes the heart thump, the feet tap, the hands clap and invites you into the secret world of joyous Gypsy melodies that haunt and alight your mind.



Sunday 9th September ?10 ticket


Gypsy Swing with harp and sweet swing vocals


Back at Le Que, HARP BAZAAR...something you've never heard....UNMISSABLE CONCERT!!

Harp Bazaar was born in the minds of Tara Minton (harp&vocals), Duncan Menzies (fiddle) and Filippo Dall'Asta (guitar) in London in late 2015. The three musicians met on a session and embarked on a unique musical experiment: Harp Bazaar combine the majestic and delicate sound of the harp with the speed and erratic energy of traditional Gypsy swing. The band has performed at Le QuecumBar, London's most famous Gypsy jazz venue, held a year-long residency at North London's favourite music pub - The Boogaloo, toured Italy in July 2016 and performed at the Royal Albert Hall in April 2017? Welcome to the new world of Harp Bazaar, something you've never heard before!


Monday 10th Sep ?10 ticket

Steve Darlington Jazz Quintet

We stray into the world of Jazz for this premier concert


The STEVE DARLINGTON QUINTET is a newly formed London-based jazz ensemble, which mainly plays the music of Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Miles Davis, Michael Brecker and Wayne Shorter.

A Repertoire mixed of driving post-bop compositions and modern jazz in which you can also expect original pieces composed by band members. The band is vibrant, punchy, exciting and plays very different tunes to the standard jazz fare.

Le QuecumBar is always open to host new talent Jazz bands that "Sounds" different from what we usually offer to our audience.

Steve Darlington (alto)
Steve has a wide experience of playing in small jazz groups and has played with the legendary Peter Jacobsen, Dave Cliff, Dick Pierce and Bill Watrous. He has also supported Jerry Bergonzi on a recent UK tour. He currently plays lead alto in the Rebel Yell Jazz Orchestra which is dedicated to playing the music of Francy Boland and which has some of the most challenging sax ensemble charts ever written.  

John Eacott (trumpet)
John is very well known on the London jazz scene for playing with the legendary Loose Tubes, Georgie Fame and Sarah Jane Morris plus many others. He has also composed scores for film music and played with a wide variety of music ensembles.

Tom Hooper (drums)
Tom  graduated from the Royal Academy's famous jazz courses and has played with artists as diverse as Johnny Dankworth, Grace Jones and Simple Minds.

On piano we have the fantastic Caroline Cooper. She has played with Vasilis Xenopolis, Matt Wates, Nigel Price, Mark Nightingale and Henry Lowther, to name just a few, and is currently touring in a tribute to Chet Baker.

On bass the excellent Roger Harding. A stalwart of the London jazz scene, Roger has played everything from pop to funk to big bands to small jazz groups.  


Our weekends start on a Thursday ...

Thursday 14 Sep FREE for arrivals before 8pm

Harry Diplock: HOT HOUSE DUO!

Harry Diplock is a young rising star of Gypsy Swing and he brings a duo to our stage - A Gypsy jazz duo hinting towards the sounds emanating from the jazz manouche scene in Paris. Harry Diplock will be pairing up with another great guitar player from 8pm for an evening of Gypsy jazz, swing and bop


Sunday 16th Sep ?10 ticket


Acoustic by nature but with a projection and heart beat that can rival any amplifier or drum, this is jazz on a string with influences ranging from Romani music to bebop.

Latchepen are a London band born out of a collective admiration of Django Reinhardt and anything that swings, the word Latchepen is an exclamation of happiness in the Romani language.

Matt Holborn - violin
Kourosh Kanani - guitar
Jeremie Coullon - guitar
Simon Read - Double Bass

Check their website:

Monday 17 Sep ?10

The fabulous

Nils Solberg's Swingtette

with vocals and guests

Nils, one of the country's most celebrated guitarists and the musical partner-in-crime to hot guitar supremo Gary Potter, brings his own brand of swing to Le QuecumBar along with sparkling gypsy jazz violinist Frank Biddulph, stringmeister bass player Pete Morgan, and vocalist Kate Daniels whose sultry style richly evokes the late night high-life of 1930's Paris.  
Expect hot Parisian jazz and more: after years of playing worldwide with international stars such as Nigel Kennedy, Clare Teal and Bryan Ferry, Nils has drawn on his experiences to flavour his performance and repertoire with his own eclectic tastes, which include the wonderful vocal numbers of beat generation musician Slim Gaillard, as well as those of the incomparable Fats Waller and Nat King Cole. 

We will bring you more of Septembers hot gigs in the August Newsletter until then we leave you with a taster for October Prestige Performance concert ....

Love Django?

Love New Orleans?

Love Bechet ?


You get it all in this concert


You are in for a treat October Sun/Mon 7/8 ?15


Django meets New Orleans and Bechet


Aurelien Bouly French Gypsy Guitar master


Featuring Ewan Bleach & Will Scott

2 of UK's top clarinetists with vintage authenticity and swing


Tim Ellis on guitar & Pete Thomas on bass



A 5 * spellbinding exceptional quintet performing:

Django, 30s Gypsy swing guitar, melding with music and rhythms of New Orleans accompanied by the vibrant  swing of 2 Bechet style vintage clarinet sounds underpinned by driving rhythm guitar and double bass.

This quintet enlivens the music of the legendary Django Reinhardt/Bechet as well as swing-era classics with the buoyant rhythms of New Orleans, dazzling improvisations and virtuoso solos from these world class musicians bringing joy and passion to an era to be remembered on these 2 very special nights

Tickets at doors open at 6 food until 10 - ?18 cash on the door


Until our next Newsletter happy summer

Hope to see you all soon while the garden is blooming

Le Q team and our musicians











Love live music - Sylvia Rushbrooke and Le Q staff

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