Casper Ace & The Wild Cards

Rock • Running Time: 60 mins
Original Music & Lyrics by Casper Ace | Performed by Casper Ace, Cornel Masson, Gustav Franzsen, Mario De Abreu | A&R Direction by Tim Honey | Presented by Casper Ace Music Productions (Pty. Ltd.
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Casper Ace & The Wild Cards entertain with an eclectic selection of hit songs, some original and currently being played on national radio, and some spanning back decades to the early days of Rock 'n' Roll. Formed in early 2017, they’ve already entertained audiences from the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town to the Klein Karoo National Arts Festival, Oudtshoorn with performances that range from intimate to very lively. Over and above well-known songs, the band also performs original material from Casper Ace’s debut album ‘Saam’, described by Afrikaans music legend, Koos Kombuis, as ‘surprisingly new’.

“Casper Ace kry dit reg om ernstige vrae te vra en maatskaplike en omgewingskwessies aan te pak op maat van polsende musiek wat jou laat lus kry om jou hare los te skud en jou lyf aan die ritme oor te gee.” 

- Mariana Malan (Die Burger, 2 Junie 2017)

Band members are from Cape Town, Stellenbosch and Somerset West and comprise of Casper Ace - guitar & vocals, Cornel Masson - keyboards & vocals, Gustav Franzsen - bass & vocals, & Mario De Abreu - drums & percussion.

Casper Ace cut his teeth during the 90’s playing in bands with iconic alternative Afrikaans artists, Valiant Swart and Koos Kombuis. He also appeared on recordings by them, as well as, Akkedis, Gian Groen & more recently, Slow Boat. In 2014 he launched a solo career.

Cornel Masson has performed with artists such as Gerald Clark & Portrait Blue.

Gustav Franzsen has performed and recorded with artists such as The Blues Broers and Slow Boat. He is founder and host of the weekly Acorn Acoustic Sessions in Stellenbosch.

Mario De Abreu has performed with artists such as Urban Blues and Slow Boat.

Press & Reviews

  • Fri 2nd Jun 2017 Die Burger

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