Acoustic Element may have started out as a violin and guitar duo, performing at weddings and corporate functions, as a weekend hobby…They have quickly become one of Cape Town’s most contemporary acts. That is exactly what happened when cousins, Callen Petersen and Jody Abel combined their musical talents… An extraordinary combo was born! Callen on the violin and Jody on the acoustic guitar make up the musical duo – Acoustic Element!

Acoustic Element

Acoustic Element

Since their relatively recent arrival on the Cape Town entertainment scene, Acoustic Element has performed alongside some of the City’s hottest performers, including Jimmy Nevis, Auriol Hays and Chad Saaiman.

The duo has a diverse repertoire and is able to adapt their genre to suit any desired style and taste.

From Mendelssohn’s Wedding March No. 2 and Bach’s Jesu Joy of Mans Desiring to the well-known soft rock favorites, including No Doubt’s Don’t Speak. They’ll take you on a trip down memory lane with their rendition of Frank Sinatra’s old-school classic Strangers in the night before breaking it down with chart-topping hits like David Guetta’s Titanium. With their unique charisma and flair, Acoustic Element is sure to give an event that ‘something extra’ to make it an unforgettable experience!

Having performed for a wide range of events – from weddings to markets, from corporate events to clubs, Acoustic Element knows how to ensure that guests enjoy the entertainment.

Acoustic Element




  • Applause Lady Gaga
  • Roar Katy Perry
  • Blurred lines Robin Thicke
  • Pompeii Bastille
  • F#ck you Lilly Allan
  • Treasure Bruno Mars
  • One way One Direction
  • Wrecking ball Miley Cyrus
  • We can’t stop Miley Cyrus
  • Somebody that I used to know Gotye
  • We are young FUN ft Janelle Monae
  • What makes you beautiful One Direction
  • Call me maybe Carly Rae Jepsen
  • Next to me Emelie Sande
  • Rolling in the deep Adele
  • Set fire to the rain Adele
  • Someone like you Adele
  • Price tag Jesse J
  • Domino Jesse J
  • Firework Katy Perry
  • I kissed a girl Katy Perry
  • Moves like Jagger Maroon 5
  • Perfect Pink
  • Titanium David Guetta
  • Just can’t get enough Black Eyed Peas
  • Whats my name Rihanna
  • We found love Rihanna
  • I wanna go Britney Spears
  • Toxic Britney Spears
  • Star ships Nicki Minaj
  • Beautiful girl Sean Kingston
  • Grenade Bruno Mars
  • Just the way you are Bruno Mars
  • Count on me Bruno Mars
  • Lazy song Bruno Mars
  • Edge of glory Lady Gaga
  • Born this way Lady Gaga
  • Bad romance Lady Gaga
  • American boy Estelle ft Kanye West
  • Everything Michael Buble
  • Hit the lights Selena Gomez
  • Perfect Selena Gomez
  • Whatcha say Jason Derula
  • I’m Yours Jason Mraz
  • Stereo hearts Gym Class heroes ft Adam Levine
  • Doo be doo Freshly Ground
  • Fire is low Freshly Ground
  • Waka waka Shakira / Freshly Ground
  • Baby Justin Bieber
  • Angel Shaggy
  • Hush hush Pussy Cat Dolls


  • Fly me to the moon Michael Buble
  • Moon dance Michael Buble
  • Girl from Ipanena Frank Sinatra
  • Stand by me Ben E. King
  • ‘Aint no sunshine Bill Withers
  • Shadow of your smile Frank Sinatra
  • Killing me softly The Fugees
  • Autumn leaves Nat King Cole
  • Careless whisper George Michael
  • Summertime George Gershwin

Acoustic Element



  • Strangers in the night Frank Sinatra
  • Sway Michael Buble / Frank Sinatra
  • Spanish eyes Frank Sinatra
  • Streets of London Ralph McTell
  • Close to you The Carpenters
  • Mamma mia ABBA
  • Dancing queen ABBA
  • Love is all around Wet Wet Wet
  • Walking on sunshine Katrina and the Waves
  • Can’t buy me love The Beatles
  • I want to hold your hand The Beatles
  • She loves you The Beatles
  • Ticket to ride The Beatles
  • Ob la di, ob la da The Beatles
  • Rivers of Babylon Boney M
  • I will survive Gloria Gaynor
  • You’re the one that I want Grease – the musical
  • Summer nights Grease – the musical
  • Yesterday Paul Mc Cartney
  • Lean on me Bill Withers
  • If you could read my mind Johnny Cash
  • Words The Bee Gees
  • Cant help falling in love Elvis Presley
  • Wonderful tonight Eric Clapton
  • Faith George Michael
  • We’ve only just begun The Carpenters
  • Your song Elton John
  • Book of love Peter Gabriel
  • Take on me A-HA!
  • Stuck on you Lionel Richie
  • Don’t speak No Doubt (Gwen Stefani)
  • Viva la vida Cold Play
  • Fix you Cold Play
  • Living on a prayer Bon Jovi
  • Use somebody Kings of Leon
  • Canon ball Damien Rice
  • Iris Goo Goo Dolls
  • Wonderwall Oasis
  • Fields of gold Sting
  • Sweet dreams The Eurythmics
  • Imagine John Lenon
  • Lips of an angel Hinder
  • Hey there Delilah Plain White Tees
  • In the shadows The Rasmus

Acoustic Element


  • Wedding March 1 Wagner
  • Wedding March 2 Mendelssohn
  • Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring Bach
  • Canon in D Pachabel
  • Air in G Bach

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