Casper Ace & The Wild Cards Head to Alexander Upstairs

Casper Ace & The Wild Cards Head to Alexander Upstairs

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'.

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.


Sun 15th Oct 7pm

Booking and Venue Information

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You can also purchase tickets in person at the bar anytime during our regular opening hours (Mon - Sat 11am to 1am, Sun 3pm - midnight)
For telephone inquiries: 021.300.1652
Alexander Bar & Café, 76 Strand Street (Corner Loop), Cape Town CBD, 8001
Under 18s must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Open 7 days a week: Mon-Sat: 11am - 1am, Sun: 3pm - 12am.
Sandwiches, light meals, cheese boards and snacks served til midnight. Menu available here
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Photo credit: Timothy Honey

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