An extraordinary combo was born when cousins Callen Petersen and Jody Abel combined their musical talents. Callen plays the violin and Jody plays guitar and beatboxes. This combined makes up the dynamic musical duo – Acoustic Element.
Callen and Jody are both graduates from the University of Cape Town. With academic backgrounds that stem from marketing to fashion, this creative duo have found their true passion in music.
Acoustic Element has performed alongside some of the country’s hottest performers since their arrival on the South African entertainment scene, including Lira, Jimmy Nevis, Emo Adams, Freshly Ground, Beatenberg and Cassper Nvoyest.
The duo has a diverse repertoire and are able to adapt their genre to suit any desired style and taste. From pop and rock to jazz and smooth ballads, Acoustic Element is able to cater to any function. They play both acoustically for a background feel, while they also provide pre-mixed backing tracks and a DJ for a more party or festival event.
Acoustic Element has already entertained audiences at a wide range of events and festivals around the country and abroad which includes the Cafe Opera in Sweden, Grand White Dinner (which consisted of a nationwide in 2014 and 2015, attracting over 15 000 people), the Sun Met, Sun International's Sun Star Beacon of Hope unveiling on Signal Hill, Divos concert at the Grand Arena, GrandWest and Park Inn by Radisson's opening in Newlands.
Previous corporate bookings include Investec, Old Mutual, Sanlam, Sun International, Amdec, Prime Media, FNB and SAICA. The duo has also performed at Cape Town clubs such as St Yves, Living Room and the Dubliner at Kennedy's.
Having performed for a wide range of events all around the world – from weddings and markets, corporate functions, concerts, parties and clubs, Acoustic Element knows how to ensure that your guests enjoy the entertainment they provide.
They have caught the attention and hearts of South Africa, and the international market is starting to take note too. International electronic band Clean Bandit recently uploaded a video of the band doing a cover of their major hit "Rather Be", while they received plaudits from DJ Snake and Justin Bieber during their recent tours to Cape Town.
With unique charisma and flair, Acoustic Element is sure to bring that “something extra” to make your event an unforgettable experience!
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