Shantel & the Bucovina Club Orkestar plus The Actionettes at the Electric Brixton, 12th Dec 2013

Shantel and the Bucovina Club Orkestar plus The Actionettes at the Electric Brixton, 12th December 2013

There was something of a Balkan Christmas party going down at the Electric Brixton last night as Shantel & the Bucovina Club Orkestar whipped an enthusiastic crowd into a dancing frenzy.

Shantel and the Bucovina Club Orkestar plus The Actionettes at the Electric Brixton, 12th December 2013

Support came from Brixton Buzz faves, The Actionettes, who got the dancefloor moving to their 60s go-go moves.

Shantel and the Bucovina Club Orkestar plus The Actionettes at the Electric Brixton, 12th December 2013

Shantel and the Bucovina Club Orkestar plus The Actionettes at the Electric Brixton, 12th December 2013

Shantel and the Bucovina Club Orkestar plus The Actionettes at the Electric Brixton, 12th December 2013

Shantel and the Bucovina Club Orkestar plus The Actionettes at the Electric Brixton, 12th December 2013

Shantel and the Bucovina Club Orkestar plus The Actionettes at the Electric Brixton, 12th December 2013

Shantel and the Bucovina Club Orkestar plus The Actionettes at the Electric Brixton, 12th December 2013

Shantel and the Bucovina Club Orkestar plus The Actionettes at the Electric Brixton, 12th December 2013

Shantel and the Bucovina Club Orkestar plus The Actionettes at the Electric Brixton, 12th December 2013

Shantel and the Bucovina Club Orkestar plus The Actionettes at the Electric Brixton, 12th December 2013

Shantel and the Bucovina Club Orkestar plus The Actionettes at the Electric Brixton, 12th December 2013

Shantel and the Bucovina Club Orkestar plus The Actionettes at the Electric Brixton, 12th December 2013

A decent sized crowd turned out for Shantel & the Bucovina Club Orkestar and they were clearly mindful to have a party – and their hosts were happy to oblige.

Shantel and the Bucovina Club Orkestar plus The Actionettes at the Electric Brixton, 12th December 2013

The sound at the Electric was superb, albeit a little too heavy on the bass, which rumbled away like a fleet of backfiring 747s were passing overhead.

Shantel and the Bucovina Club Orkestar plus The Actionettes at the Electric Brixton, 12th December 2013

One man, two sets of glasses.

Shantel and the Bucovina Club Orkestar plus The Actionettes at the Electric Brixton, 12th December 2013

The band put in a well crafted, super tight, high energy set, and although there was nothing particularly new on offer, if you’re partial to a bit of Balkan, you’ll love this lot.

Shantel and the Bucovina Club Orkestar plus The Actionettes at the Electric Brixton, 12th December 2013

Shantel and the Bucovina Club Orkestar plus The Actionettes at the Electric Brixton, 12th December 2013

Shantel and the Bucovina Club Orkestar plus The Actionettes at the Electric Brixton, 12th December 2013

Shantel and the Bucovina Club Orkestar plus The Actionettes at the Electric Brixton, 12th December 2013

Shantel and the Bucovina Club Orkestar plus The Actionettes at the Electric Brixton, 12th December 2013

Shantel and the Bucovina Club Orkestar plus The Actionettes at the Electric Brixton, 12th December 2013

The only real downside to the night was the outrageous bar prices: 4.50 for a can of crappy Carlsberg, a bottle of water £3, a vodka and Redbull a hefty £7.50 and £4.50 for a small glass of cheap’n’nasty Blossom Hill wine.

At those prices, we hotfooted it back to the Prince Albert around the corner the second the band finished.