Born in Stellenbosch – South Africa, Elton is the youngest of five children. At the early age of only 8 years old, Elton began to play the guitar and keyboard in his local church with Jonathan, his eldest brother. Four years later at the age of 12, Elton was heard singing by his primary school teacher Dalene Basson who loved his voice so much that he was invited to a regional school choir audition. And you could say, the rest is history.
He has performed all over South Africa with the Stellenbosch Children’s Choir including performing for none other than Nelson Mandela himself. After primary school he attended Luckhoff High School and Cloetesville High where he began his group Another Vibe. Another Vibe performed all round South Africa including performances in Cape Town and Johannesburg as well as at big festivals, modelling shows and shopping centres. The first song that Elton wrote was entitled ‘Love of my Life’ and featured on a compilation album ‘Music from the Cape Winelands’, which was produced by Dutch producer, singer and songwriter, Jerome Arthur. The album was distributed, played and enjoyed all over South Africa and Holland.
In 2004 Elton entered the Yamaha Young Talent Contest where he was the overall winner across the Western Cape in the song writing, singing and piano categories and in 2005 came runner-up in South African Finals with his original song “Baby Love”. However coming runner-up wasn’t the only achievement Elton made in 2005 having come in the top 5 of the Vodacom/Burger Plusstar finals. They toured with Nicholis Louw and Hi-5 across South Africa and the competition was broadcast across South Africa on the Kyknet Channel which offers huge exposure across South Africa.
Since then, he has been performing across Europe in places like Austria, Spain, Czech Republic and German to just name a few and has begun composing pieces across numerous genres including Pop, RnB, Soft Rock, Electro, Dance, Chill Out and World Music. He even composed and produced Cape Town singer Rique Nelson’s album with his song writing partner Roberto Arries. His debut singles ‘Looking at You’ and ‘I Wanted’ whose music video was nominated at the Ibiza Music Video Festival in 2013.
Elton is currently based in Europe and he now composes music for various musical libraries from across the globe. These musical libraries have gone onto place his own music in various TV programs, films and commercials on channels and programs such as MTV, NBC, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, ABC and many more. Elton is available to perform his incredibly intricate piano skills and soothing vocals worldwide, please enquire today.