35-47 Bethnal Green Rd
020 7613 7498
This is Shantel’s first show in London for four years. His hits such as Bucovina, Disko Partizani and Super Bad Day, with their East European and Balkan Gypsy vibes, have spanked audiences into a joyous frenzy around the world. Though the geography is wide, the sound is unmistakable: music from this part of the world combines brawling energy with unfathomable sadness – it could be the sound of a wedding or a wake. Maintaining the same energy and hot brass from when he first kicked the door open. If you love trans-Danube swing, tango or pogo, Shantel is your man.
Based in Frankfurt, Shantel is of Bukovina German descent – his grandparents on the maternal side were from the Romanian part of Bukovina that is now part of Ukraine. He is known for his work with gypsy brass orchestras, DJing and remixing traditional Balkan music with electronic beats. His Bucovina Club parties are legendary as is his live band Bucovina Club Orkestar.
Now, on the 30th anniversary of Club Guerilla, Shantel is opening a new chapter under the heading: Shantology // 30 Years of Club Guerilla. This disco partisan likes things exciting, and is always good for a Balkan surprise.
Support Gypsy Hill Sound System play an intoxicating mix of Balkan brass, mediterranean surf rock, ska & swing. Featuring guitars, horns, tuba, a scratch DJ and a mix of live and electronic beats, they mix the traditional with a uniquely modern sound. Their burgeoning CV includes remixes for the likes of Balkan Beat Box.
16+. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.