When cousins Callen Petersen and Jody Abel combined their musical talents, an extraordinary combo was born. Callen, who plays the violin, and Jody, who plays guitar and beatboxes, make up the dynamic musical duo – Acoustic Element.
Both of these young musicians are 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.
Since their arrival on the South African entertainment scene, Acoustic Element has performed alongside some of the country’s hottest performers, 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!
These include 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.
With unique charisma and flair, Acoustic Element is sure to bring that “something extra” to make your event an unforgettable experience!