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On 04, Jun 2014 | In | By Leigh

The Element

A collaboration between some of Cleveland’s most notable performers, Tony Koussa Jr. and Erin Rossi, The Element is sure to be the perfect fit for your wedding if you’re looking for a band whose talent is only matched by their professionalism.

The Element’s playlist spans Jazz to Classic Rock, Motown, Pop and Country, all performed with the charm and energy that keeps your guests on the dance floor. To give your event added flair and sound, The Element can be expanded from a 5-piece to an 8-piece band with the addition of their fabulous horn section.

The Element was featured in a Today’s Bride Real Wedding!

  • Incredible!

    Erin and The Element were absolutely fantastic. Our guests were blown away and we were so so so so so pleased. The band brought so much energy from the start of the night to the end. They learned a unique song for our first dance which nearly brought us to tears. They played a set that ranged from classic wedding songs to 90s boy band music that kept everyone at the party from our youngest to our oldest guests glued to the dance floor. We continue to receive compliments on how amazing the band was and both of us agree that the band made the evening. Saying that we are happy customers is a profound understatement.

    Joshua Falck and Stacie Roseman
    Jul 25, 2021
    Thorncreek Winery

    Amazing Band

    We could not have made a better choice for our band than The Element. Starting with the planning of the night, Erin was always responsive and extremely easy to work with. She never added any stress to the planning of our reception. She was helpful in providing suggestions when we asked, but also let us make our own decisions when we already had a plan in mind.

    On to the performance, it is tough to imagine a band being better than The Element. They were absolutely amazing. We added on two horns to the original 5 piece band, which really added a depth to their sound and additional range of song choices. Every guest at our reception was raving about them. They played a wide array of songs, and even learned a new one just for us! They truly made the night special. We are extremely happy we chose The Element and would recommend them to anyone who wants a high quality band.

    Mike Rotar and Morgan McCann
    Jun 26, 2021
    Brookside Country Club (Canton, OH)

    Oh, what a night!!!

    We hired Erin Rossi and The Element to play at my daughter’s wedding on July 3, 2021. We hired them based on a very short demo clip, due to the pandemic. We had no idea what to expect, and we could not have been happier. Erin stayed in touch with the bride and groom throughout the planning process, answering all emails and phone calls in a timely fashion. From the moment the reception started, Erin was the ultimate emcee. She paced the evening along, making sure the bride and groom hit all the important memorable moments. The music was beyond our expectations! The Element was absolutely great and our guests were blown away by this band. The dance floor was packed the entire evening. There was not one thing The Element could have done differently to make the night more perfect for my daughter and son-in-law. We were pleased beyond words!!

    Monica and Kevin Gorman (parents of the bride); Maura and Kevin Neumann (the newlyweds)
    Jul 3, 2021
    The Galaxy, Wadsworth, OH

    Best decision we made!

    We couldn’t be happier that we used The Element as our wedding band. Erin was so great to work with-organized, friendly, and easy to communicate with. The music was fantastic, they did an amazing job including our family and making it feel so personal! Choosing The Element is one of the best decisions we made for our wedding!

    Kevin and Maura Neumann
    Jul 3, 2021
    The Galaxy

    Amazing wedding band

    The Element was phenomenal! We are a family of musicians and could not have been more pleased with the Element’s performance. Our guests raved about the music. Erin’s voice is amazing and she’s a great MC. Tony Koussa Jr and the rest of the instrumentalists are fantastic! The music selection was wonderful during dinner and throughout the rest of the evening. All evening, the volume of the music was perfect, fully filling the room, yet people could still hold a conversation. The dance floor was full all night. This is a group of professional musicians and it shows! Everyone has a budget so if you have to choose between this band or extra hors d’oeuvres/fancy flowers, choose the band. They really made the reception a party!

    Cathy Fogle
    Jun 5, 2021
    Todaro's Party Center

    Entire Night of Fun

    Everyone came up and complimented us on having The Element play, and one of Anna’s bridesmaids who is engaged even asked for the band’s information for her own wedding. We had people of all ages on the dancefloor from the time the music began until the band finally had to unplug their speakers! Erin, who is the band singer and MC, was absolutely wonderful in her own right. We felt like we had an extra coordinator when working with Erin (in a good way!), and she mentioned ideas/processes that we hadn’t even thought of. Also, the band was able to handle music of all variety, including Jewish wedding songs. Everything was truly perfect.

    Cameron Wright and Anna Borenstein
    May 22, 2021

    LOVE The Element!

    The Element was the perfect band for our wedding reception. Erin worked with us through many changes and postponements due to COVID. She is flexible and professional in every aspect. Erin, Tony, Rick, and all the musicians were beyond what we had hoped and envisioned! We have heard from all our guests how wonderful and talented the band is! We cannot recommend The Element enough for any event!

    Katie and Joe Schaefer
    May 7, 2021
    Highfields Event Center


    I honestly don’t even know where to begin. The Element band truly made my wedding dreams come true in so many ways. Their band leader, Erin Rossi, felt like a family member by the end of this experience. When rescheduling our wedding due to Covid she was extremely kind and flexible as she quickly re-arranged things so that we could still book them and always re-assured us it was all going to work out. When our wedding day was finally approaching, Erin was just as excited as we were… and her enthusiasm shined the entire night. It was incredible. I still have friends and family commenting on how phenomenal the band was. It was for sure the highlight of our night and the photos from the dance floor and the smiles on everyone’s faces prove it. I couldn’t have asked for anything more. Thank you to the entire Element band… that night you created the most energetic and exciting environment that made memories for us to last a lifetime and for that I will be forever grateful.

    Steph & Nick Barille
    Aug 28, 2020
    Lago Custom Events

    This band has high energy

    Could our reception music and vibe have been better? Emphatically NO! This is the second time we have used The Element for a wedding reception and we were not disappointed. Tony and the band listened to the bride and groom’s ideas and requests and followed them to a T! Once the guests got on the dance floor they never left and boy did we have a good time. I am so happy they were available for our party and will definitely call on them again.

    We also used Kerry for music during the ceremony and cocktail hour. He was just the right sound for both and so easy to work with as well!

    Carolyn Newman
    Feb 29, 2020
    The Union Club, Cleveland

    The BEST wedding band EVER

    The Element from start to finish were EVERYTHING we wanted in a wedding band and more. Lead singer Erin and Cleveland Music Group was easy to work with, quick to respond, and made us feel so special from first contact. We were provided with multiple opportunities to see them live before making our decision and Erin even came over when we came to see them just to welcome and congratulate us. The band was also incredibly accommodating giving us a say in what was played and having no ego whatsoever about me (the bride) wanting to perform a few songs with them. As for the talent, it doesn’t get better than The Element. I come from a family of musicians and we are critical and particular- The Element did not disappoint. Erin’s voice is liquid gold and every musician is perfection. The band created the entire amazing vibe for our reception and people never left the dance floor. All of our guests were floored by this band, many saying “best wedding band I’ve ever seen!” I could not agree more. If you’re debating DJ or Band, trust me, hire a band, and make sure it’s The Element! It will be worth it!!

    Kayla & Matt Pinto
    Dec 14, 2019
    The Arcade

    Danced All Night

    The Element is top notch. Our wedding party was a complete success! The vocalists and musicians are all very talented and professional. We wanted a band that was not a typical wedding band and we sure got it! The dance floor was hopping all night. We would highly recommend this band.

    Emily Garvin/Nate Cohen
    Oct 26, 2019
    The Tudor Arms


    I don’t have words for how thankful we are for The Element and the Cleveland Music Group. The band made our entire wedding night. I really wanted a wedding with a lot of dancing and we got that, thanks to Erin and The Element. The dance floor was full all night! Every member of the band is so talented and amazing. Choosing The Element was our second best decision (besides getting married 😊). All night long guests were mentioning how great the band was and asking us who they were. Erin is also a great emcee, keeping everyone engaged and helping us immensely in scheduling and coordinating our speeches and introduction. On top of their amazing performance the night of – Erin was an absolute pleasure to work with during the planning process. She was extremely responsive, friendly and competent in all of our communications. We researched and went to performances by other bands during the planning process, but we both knew from the beginning that we wanted The Element. Can’t recommend them more!

    Also, the Sonata String Trio did an unbelievable job during our ceremony and cocktail hour. Their music is absolutely beautiful and they were easy and friendly to work with!

    Tessa and Drew Hanna
    Sep 28, 2019
    The Country Club

    Great Wedding Band

    We were very happy with The Element for our daughter’s wedding. They did an excellent job and we received many positive comments from our guests (“This band is great” came up many times). Thanks so much for making our reception a lot of fun. We would highly recommend The Element anytime.

    Chris Chase (Katy Chase & Alex Peltier)
    Sep 14, 2019
    Lakewood Country Club

    Perrfect band for our party.

    The Element played our low-key 30th Anniversary part for our firm. Eric Smith recommended them for the vibe we wanted. Setting the mood but still being in the background so people can talk. They were awesome. They read the audience and played great music all night and I can tell if we wanted to get crazy on the dance floor they could have accommodated, but the vibe of the party didn’t want that. Would definitely use them again.

    Sheri Terens
    Sep 5, 2019
    Market Square, Crocker Park

    The perfect band for an acoustically challenging venue!

    Erin Rossi from The Element (and Scott Jones and Tony Howard of CMG) was incredible to work with both throughout planning our wedding as well as on the day of. Erin quickly answered my every email or call and was always a pleasure to talk to. Not only is she EXTREMELY talented, she is an amazing business person, emcee, and overall human being. She was so on top of everything. I felt so much less stressed knowing Erin was helping to lead the way on wedding day. I was very worried the sound in the Old Courthouse would be horrible since it’s a cavernous, marble-filled venue, but the sound was amazing! It was way better than I had been warned about or expected at the Courthouse, especially for the speeches. Thank you SO much to The Element and Cleveland Music Group. The wedding was an absolute blast thanks to Erin, Tony, and Scott! And the lighting that CMG set up looked great too!

    Maggie Killeen and Stephen Leb
    Sep 7, 2019
    The Old Courthouse

    Outstanding music for ceremony and reception!

    We used Sonata Strings for the ceremony music and The Element for the reception. They were both excellent! Sonata Strings learned a new song: Stay with Me by Sam Smith, which the bride used for her processional. Erin was a great emcee and kept everyone dancing and engaged. It was a perfect evening from start to finish!

    Deborah Ewing-Wilson/ Couple: Victoria Wilson and Andrew Foster
    Aug 31, 2019
    Sapphire Winery and Gardens

    wedding at windows

    Awesome, The Element is the best band! We had a great time, need left the dance floor! Erin was a wonderful emcee and the guys were amazing to our crowd-even got to participate. Have already recommended several times since our event.

    Kathy Outcalt
    Jun 22, 2019
    Windows on the River

    Great wedding band

    We had the Sonata Strings Trio play during our daughter’s wedding ceremony and The Element played during the reception. We’ve heard The Element before and as always, they were fabulous!! Erin was very easy to work with leading up to the big day and she was great emceeing during the reception! Everyone had a great time!!

    Ann Geib
    Jul 5, 2019
    Market Square

    My favorite wedding vendor BY FAR!

    Erin Rossi and the rest of The Element went above and beyond their duties. They were so nice and personable – it felt like my friends were helping make my day the most special it could be! Talking with Erin on the phone and working with her to get everything set was so stress-free and made me feel like my wedding was going to go off without a hitch – which was true! Nothing went wrong – everything was so great! They were so nice about adding everything we wanted for the band and the ceremony. They were all just a pleasure to work with. Thanks again!

    Nick and Abbey Farkas
    Jul 5, 2019
    Market Square at Crocker Park

    The highlight of our wedding!

    My (now) wife & I were looking for a band for our wedding and The Element was highly recommended by a common friend. We could not have made a better choice! We were impressed by their professionalism from the very first meeting. They not only took care of the music for the reception, which was absolutely incredible, but also helped us in figuring out a sound system for the ceremony. Our ceremony was outdoors without an easy access to power! They provided us with 2 mics and a sound engineer. That was such a huge relief!

    Our wedding was a cross cultural Indo-American wedding and the way they weaved in the different genres of music from pop, rock, jazz and Bollywood hits was perfect. They kept the guests dancing for almost 4 hours. We still get compliments about the band 10 days later.

    Lara Smetana and Sanjay Tiwari
    Jun 21, 2019
    Judson Manor, University Circle, Cleveland OH

    Supportive and sensational!

    We were so happy about our experience working with Erin and The Element. Erin was so supportive throughout the planning process with words of encouragement and flexibility in our song choices (we picked a few songs from our first dance/ father-daughter dance not on the song list, and her team made no issue of learning it for us and performing beautifully) . Our guests danced the night through and had so much fun, and Erin also kept our reception on track by MC’ing our toasts, family blessings, and more. BIG thanks to this band.

    Brittany Kaback
    Jun 1, 2019
    Stambaugh Auditorium

    The Element was outstanding!

    We absolutely loved The Element! They are incredibly talented and sounded outstanding at our wedding. They exceeded our expectations. Our guests were dancing all night long, including myself and I’m not much of a dancer! Erin was very easy to work with too. We feel so lucky to have had them as our wedding band. We highly recommend them!

    Kelly May and Will McDevitt
    May 25, 2019
    The Club at Hillbrook


    We and our guests loved The Element. I was sad when it ended!

    May 26, 2019
    Marriott Key Tower

    Stop looking

    Four hours of diverse dance music. You and your guests will never sit down. Great voices. Great musicianship. From Motown to rock to R&B. All great. Seriously stop looking and book The Element.

    Dave and Peggy Gabrielsen
    Oct 20, 2018
    Barrington CC

    The best choice we made for our wedding was hiring the Element!

    The Element was the perfect mix of oldies and new hits. I have been to many weddings where the band is predominately oldies and we did not want that. The Element plays the oldies flawlessly but it is the way they play the new hits that really drew our attention to them. We received the most compliments from our guests about the band. Erin was a perfect MC. She handled a couple special requests without hesitation. She made sure our wedding naturally flowed along. Erin even let one of my bridesmaids on stage to sing Proud Mary with her onstage. Everything from booking The Element all the way to the end of the wedding was perfect. We wouldn’t have changed one thing about the performance. We really cannot thank the Element enough–without them, our wedding would never have been what it turned out to be!

    Nathalie and Ryan Supler
    Sep 21, 2018
    Aloft Downtown

    Great sounding perfect wedding band

    All our guests enjoyed dancing to the music sung and played by The Element.

    Sep 29, 2018
    Embassy suites Rockside

    A Perfect Band Made for a Perfect Wedding Celebration

    The Element is the perfect band to help you celebrate your special day! They played at our wedding, and we are so happy they did — the dance floor was full the entire night. Everyone had too much fun dancing to their amazing music, which ranged from Frank Sinatra to today’s Top 40. This is an incredibly talented group, and they were so easy to work with, which was much appreciated. We cannot recommend them enough!

    Evan and Cristina Luse
    Sep 1, 2018
    Sheraton Suites

    The Best Band Ever!!!

    There are a lot of things that you don’t have control over on your BIG Day! But you can have control over hiring the Best Band Ever for your reception – The Element! The Element was outstanding!! Once we got on the dance floor our wedding turned into one of the best weddings ever. The Element had the dance floor packed all night. Our guests kept raving about the band and how one song was better than the last. They didn’t want to take a break from dancing. Erin Rossi was absolutely wonderful to work with throughout the entire planning process. She made herself available and handled so much! We didn’t have to worry at all! Much love to the Cleveland Music Group and The Element! Thank you!

    Andrea Bruno and Brian Warning
    Jul 7, 2018
    Quail Hollow Country Club

    Great music and a pleasure to work with!

    The Element was a perfect addition to our young adult party! Their leader, Erin, was an absolute pleasure to work with from start to finish. The band was collaborative and worked with us to get the perfect set list. I wholeheartedly recommend The Element for your next corporate or private function.

    Aaron Heft
    Jun 7, 2018
    Music Box Supper Club


    We could not have asked for a better band for our wedding! Erin was awesome to work with and made everything so easy and stress free! We received multiple compliments from our guests on how great and talented the band was – people did not leave the dance floor the entire night! I can not say enough great things about The Element and would recommend them in a heartbeat!

    Elizabeth and Michael Tilenni
    May 19, 2018
    The Union Club

    Top Notch from Start to Finish!

    We and our guests LOVED The Element! We had several guests comment both during and after the reception about how great the band was and wanting to know how we’d found them. Before dinner was even served, my mom approached me to tell me how much she loved the band – and they were only in their dinner music set!

    Erin Rossi was amazing to work with – before we’d even booked them, we expressed interest in seeing them play live, and Erin reached out by email to encourage us to see them at an upcoming show at Brothers Lounge. We did, and loved them right away. Erin was friendly and engaging and chatted with us during one of their breaks. Not only that, there were at least two other couples there who had had The Element at their wedding and came out to see them play again.

    Then as the wedding date approached, we met with Erin and immediately knew our reception was in great hands. She was detail-oriented, asked a lot of great questions, and really tried to get a sense of just what kind of party we wanted to have for our wedding reception.

    And then she and the band delivered! Neither my husband and I, nor many of our guests, had much of a voice the next morning, because we’d been singing along all night to the band. You know you have a great band when the dance floor stays full, even during the breaks, when the ipod sets are playing – and our dance floor never emptied! Erin gets the crowd engaged – stepping onto the dance floor herself to encourage everyone’s involvement…she even pulled our two nephews onto the stage so they could show off their dance moves!

    The Element far exceeded all of our expectations, and we highly recommend them!

    Josh and Emily Montgomery
    Apr 18, 2018
    Crowne Plaza Playhouse Square

    Fantastic Job!

    We are so thankful to have booked The Element for our daughters wedding! First and foremost, they set up the sound perfectly for our evening at the Old Courthouse. This is a very difficult venue for acoustics. Many people had told us horror stories of not being able to understand any speeches and just having a muffled overall sound. This was not our experience at all. Whatever they did, it worked! We were able to fully hear the ceremony and speeches.

    The band itself was great! They played a wide variety of music and kept the dance floor full all night! They also interacted well with the bride and groom and the guests. Thank you Erin and Tony and the rest of The Element band! You were a pleasure to work with! Thank you as well to Scott Jones for your professionalism. We definitely recommend Cleveland Music Group and The Element to anyone for any event but especially for the Old Courthouse!

    Sandie Onorato
    Apr 14, 2018
    The Old Courthouse

    My Daughter’s Wedding

    Everything about this experience was fantastic. The people behind the scenes who set the contract and organized the band were amazing and very efficient. Professional and polite. Great with follow up and details. The Element was rocking and Erin the lead singer made the event wonderful. Her vocals are amazing. Thank you for everything.

    Vi Dreher
    Dec 30, 2017
    Westwood Country Club

    Best Time Ever!

    We were so lucky to have Erin, Tony and the band members of The Element at our wedding. They were unbelievable! They had everyone up and dancing from the first song until the very end of the night. Erin was fantastic to plan with and took all the stress away that night. Every song they played was perfect and kept the party going. We wouldn’t have wished for anything different and they helped the night the best night ever!!!

    Ashley and Gregg Heidrick
    Nov 11, 2017
    Quail Hollow Resort

    The Element is AMAZING as usual!

    The group LOVED The Element. Their musical selections, professionalism, ability to deal with the cold weather and so much more was simply fantastic.

    The entire band is just incredible; I would recommend them to play any event at any time. The music is timeless and the vocals just perfection. I am partial as I love that Erin Rossi!

    Bob Sferra
    Sep 8, 2017
    Private Residence

    Blew us away

    The Element was exceptional. The organization, the flow of music, the singing quality, everything was amazing. I was so blown away by their professionalism in planning and their flexibility with understanding we didn’t have all the details ironed out yet. Erin was so helpful and so wonderful to work with I would recommend her and the band to any and every person I know. They play all kinds of music and know how to get all guests on their feet!

    Esma and David Haimes
    Oct 28, 2017
    Windows on the River- Bridgeview Room

    CLE Music is the the only choice for a wedding!

    Everything about the performance of both the band and the harpist was flawless! From planning our timeline and music selection to executing an unforgettable night with tricky Courthouse acoustics, they were fantastic. The dance floor was full the entire evening and The Element absolutely crushed it! Thank you so much for being a part of our special day.

    Kevin Ball
    Sep 23, 2017
    The Old Courthouse

    Best Band EVER

    Erin Rossi is the best in the business. I have worked with her prior to my wedding in different capacities and she is a consummate professional. Erin listens and understands the ambiance your family is looking to create and personalizes the band’s offering to your wishes. Erin is fast to respond and follow-up. She perfected every aspect of the wedding and no details were missed. The Element. I cannot say enough wonderful things about this band. I have worked and heard a lot of wedding bands. This one is the BEST. Family, friends and colleagues are still talking about the band and the amount of people dancing the entire night. The dance floor was PACKED. We could not get people to leave at the end of the night. The lead singer even learned the song for my father/daughter dance. It was perfect.

    Emily E
    Jun 3, 2017


    The Element band is beyond incredible. I’ve never seen a wedding crowd get so involved and have so much fun on the dance floor! Without a doubt the best part about my whole wedding was having them perform. Thank you guys for such a fun night!

    Megan and Pete
    Aug 5, 2017
    Hale Farm


    We were so happy to have chosen The Element for our children’s wedding. Erin was so easy to work with; from contract to execution she didn’t miss a beat. She was proactive in contacting us to make sure we had the kind of music and vibe we wanted (both for the wedding and while on band breaks) and that all special dances were covered. Our guests are still complimenting us about the band. They made the party extra special and full of energy. I know that bands like this perform at least every weekend and they kept it fresh!

    Pendery - Ellis wedding (Myrna Pendery)
    Jun 10, 2017
    The Club at Hillbrook

    Amazing Band! Had our wedding guests out on the dance floor all night! (Even before dinner!)

    Tony and The Element were amazing! Tony was great to meet with and accommodated all of our song requests. They were so flexible the wedding day and our guests were having so much fun! People were out dancing even before dinner was served!

    We received many compliments from guests about how fun they were and how they played such great music. I as the bride especially enjoyed them letting me come on stage for my favorite song! They also were so entertained by a few of our more “energized” guests and their dance moves. Thank you for making our wedding night celebration so much fun!

    Meredith & Jim Foxx
    May 27, 2017
    Wyndham Playhouse Square

    Nothing short of amazing!

    From the beginning when we first started working with Scott, we have been nothing but impressed with Cleveland Music Group. The communication was wonderful when we were planning the timeline of our wedding. Erin from The Element was terrific to work with. She was easy to communicate with, upbeat and instantly I felt at ease with our music selection. Leading up to our wedding we talked with Erin many times and she was willing to work with us and our selections. During our wedding she was great, watching the flow of the evening. The band was outstanding! We had many compliments and our guests loved the sound and selection the band played. Thank you for making our wedding truly special!

    John and Molly Cancila
    Mar 25, 2017
    Columbus Athenaeum

    Perfect Night

    I truly can’t speak more highly about The Element band. We chose to use the brass (trumpet and saxophone players) and the band really nailed the night. Our dance floor was packed from start to finish; our guests were totally into the music. Erin (the lead singer) has a lovely voice! She was so great to work with; from the planning stages on. She worked with us to create a unique playlist for our wedding that we wanted. They even learned a few songs for us! (Just FYI; if you want the dance floor rocking, go for the YMCA!)

    The Element band did an awesome job. We could not be happier about the performance and the energy of the night. Exactly what we were looking for!

    Justin Hollinshead and Stephanie (Browske) Hollinshead
    Dec 3, 2016
    The Ariel International Center


    The Element Band was AMAZING for our wedding. I am so happy that we hired them! Erin (one of the lead singers) was always quick to respond to emails/phone calls when we had questions. They were well prepared for our wedding and a joy to work with. They kept all our guests moving on the dance floor until the very last song of the evening! Multiple guests came up to me to say they wanted to have The Element for their wedding. Thank you again The Element for making our wedding such a wonderful party!

    Crystal Oley/ Jeff Pfister
    Sep 3, 2016
    The Inn At Honey Run

    Highly Recommend

    The Element was 100% amazing in every way. The band absolutely killed it at our wedding. They sounded great, the vocals were SO GOOD, and they kept the energy level high the whole time. People danced until they turned the lights on! Leading up to the event, Erin was awesome to work with. She is accommodating and well-organized and also so friendly and easy-going. We felt like she really listened to our requests and it showed at the wedding as we felt like every detail was thought of. She made great recommendations too and we felt very confident going into the event that it was going to be perfect…and it was!

    Nikki Tofalo & Bennet Newman
    Aug 27, 2016
    The Terrace Club at Progressive Field

    Best wedding band EVER!

    I had the pleasure of having The Element perform at our wedding reception. I cannot put into words how talented they all are and how easy it was to work with Erin. They made it very special by surprising me with learning a couple of songs that were especially meaningful to me! I also received a number of compliments from our guests that night on how great they were and even days afterwards. They had everyone on the dance floor until the end of the night! I would without a doubt recommend them to anyone for their wedding, or any other event for that matter. They were truly wonderful.

    Stephanie Marchak and Brandon Earnsberger
    Oct 15, 2016
    The Hilton Akron/Fairlawn

    Doesn’t Get Any Better Than The Element

    My fiance and I knew we wanted a band and not a DJ for our wedding. From the moment we heard The Element perform at a friend’s wedding we knew there would be no better band that was as engaging, animated and musically talented as The Element. Erin Rossi was beyond helpful with planning our song selections. She made me and my fiance feel so relaxed and comfortable. I knew the band would be wonderful and that I wouldn’t have to worry about them.

    I was right. The day of the wedding they were extremely professional and accommodating to add in our flower girls and ring bearer into the bridal party announcements. Erin had been in constant communication with me for the days leading up to the wedding to make sure she had the correct pronunciation of each bridal party member. She did a beautiful job as the MC and kept our guests dancing all night. We are so very happy with our choice and hope that you consider The Element when you’re exploring bands!!!

    Tealla Scrofano & Scott Gehlbach
    Aug 12, 2016
    Tudor Arms Hotel

    The Element was AMAZING and made our wedding!!

    The Element was AMAZING!! They MADE our wedding and had everyone, from young to old, up and dancing. Not only did they perform beautifully for our ceremony and cocktail hour but they also rocked it out at the reception! Everyone, including us, were raving about their songs, singing, and the upbeat vibe they kept going all night. Their musical talents and singing abilities are on point and SO impressive. If you’re looking to make your wedding night or event truly special, then this is the band to get! Thanks again!!

    Megan and Collin Moran
    Jul 1, 2016
    ThornCreek Winery

    Wonderful God given talent!

    We are so grateful for your wonderful God given talent, The Element is just great, the song was beautiful. I felt like a shortstop at an action packed game because I was fielding so many questions about you and the band. Our neighbors want to hire you for the street party, my friends asked me to get you booked for a party. I just want you to know we thank you and appreciate you and although since I only had three daughters there better be no more weddings for them. I wish you all the best, if it was the 70s I would take you touring. At another wedding or event we will hope to meet up again with you.

    Ron Connolly
    Jun 18, 2016
    Union Club

    We definitely made the right choice!

    Your band made the night! Thanks!!

    Mayor Anthony Togliatti
    Jan 16, 2016
    Embassy Suites Rockside

    A winter wedding

    We hired The Element to play at our daughters wedding reception. Right from the beginning we felt very comfortable working with Erin. Picking the right entertainment is by far the most important aspect in producing a fun evening of celebration. The band was absolutely the best. The variety of songs played were perfect. The dance floor was packed all night long. Thank you to the band The Element for accommodating our choice in music and helping make the evening a night to remember!

    Cindy Pampush
    Dec 19, 2015
    The Club and Hillbrook

    Talent, Energy and Professionalism…the Trifecta!

    Once the music started, everyone hit the dance floor and never stopped. The guests responded so well to The Element, the energy was palpable. I have to admit that even though I had heard the demos and thought the talent was there, I wasn’t sure if the group would be a big enough sound to carry the tent. But they are such sensational musicians and singers, they do have a “big” sound and “pulled” the crowd onto the floor…young and old alike. They were courteous and even let one of our guests onto the stage to sing a couple of songs…and they harmonized with him! I was thrilled and the bride and groom were too. The Element was a key ingredient to making it such a joyous occasion.

    Constance Abbey
    Sep 5, 2015
    The Holden Arboretum

    Absolutely amazing!!!

    I could not be happier that we chose to go with The Element for our live band. They did such an excellent job! I can’t even count how many of my guests said that our reception was the funnest they had ever been to and it was all thanks to The Element! They were even accommodating of some of our rowdier guests and allowed them to join them up on stage. They truly made it the best night ever!

    Jamie and John Apa
    Aug 1, 2015
    Tiffany's Banquet Center

    So much fun!

    The band, The Element, made the wedding the “party of the century!” (a quote from a guest at the wedding!) It was so much fun, and the dance floor was jam packed all night! The variety of the music was awesome…and the band was fabulous! I just can’t say enough about how happy we were with the band!

    Cheryl Kordel/Jeff & Elizabeth
    Jul 3, 2015
    Windows on the River

    Fox 8 Wedding

    Angela and I thought that your band was amazing. We could not be more happy with the service provided to us. The Element was such an amazing band and be advised that all of my guests have informed us how well your performed. I can honestly tell you that we could not be more pleased and thank you for making our wedding day, the day we have always dreamed of.

    Oscar Albores and Angela Albores
    Jun 26, 2015
    I Do at the Zoo (Cleveland Metroparks Zoo)

    The Element – Wedding

    The Element was a great band for my wedding! They were so easy to work with during the planning and the wedding day. We were FLOODED with compliments from our wedding guests about the band!

    Steven & Janelle Chamberlin
    May 30, 2015
    The Union Club

    A great celebration with The Element!

    We saw The Element play twice before hiring them for our Wedding. We loved the band and knew that they would put on a good show….we never expected to get the kind of amazing, blow the roof performance we ended up experiencing! The only instructions we had going in was to make sure everyone was dancing and having a good time. From the dancing during dinner to the hava nagila they kept our guests on their feet! Even the one who never get on the dance floor 🙂 Nearly every song we asked to hear was played, and we both loved how the band interacted with our guests. We were especially impressed with choice saxophone and trumpet solos. Everyone we talked to had wonderful things to say about The Element. We are both so happy we found this group and wish them all the success in the future. Thank you for everything. It was a great celebration with The Element!

    Jon and Megan Berger
    May 2, 2015
    The Tudor Arms Hotel in Cleveland

    Words cannot express my gratitude to you. Thank you to you and the rest of the band for making our wedding night so perfect. Everything was perfect – from cocktail hour to the dance party – you guys KILLED it! Everyone has been asking me, ‘Who was your band?!’ And I make sure to tell them, ‘THE ELEMENT! Use them! They are amazing to work with.’

    Amy (Schneider) & Zak Leighton
    Sep 13, 2014
    Deep Springs Trout Club

    You and the band were better than we could have imagined. Our guests thought so too!

    Danielle & Bryan @ Airport Marriott
    Jul 1, 2014

    Wow! We knew you and your band were going to be good, but you absolutely blew us away!

    David & Katie @ Quail Hollow Resort
    Jul 1, 2014

    We cant thank you enough for the amazing job you did…you guys are truly the best of the best.

    Marie & Bob @ Windows on the River
    Jun 1, 2014

    The Element went above and beyond our expectations – everyone at the wedding was commenting on how great they were, even those few that weren’t on the dance floor! Erin was amazing and easy to work with before the reception and as emcee made our night flow so easily – it couldn’t have gone better. I’d recommend The Element to everyone looking for a great party at your event!

    Marcy (Souder) & Brett Lucius
    May 17, 2014
    Catawba Island Club

    Your band made us look good!! Seriously, you were the BEST!!!

    Meghan & Patrick @ The Shoreby Club
    May 1, 2014

    I wanted to let you know that we received so many compliments on the band. My parents also received quoted a few compliments as well. You guys were awesome and helped make our reception so much fun. Thank you again for all your hard work and helping us put everything together.

    Nicole & Greg
    Aug 24, 2013
    Fairlawn Hilton

    Thanks again for doing such a wonderful job at our wedding. You have a great voice! You and Tony were great to work with! You really made our reception special. We look forward to staying in touch.

    Abbe & Doug
    Mar 16, 2013
    ONeil House Bed & Breakfast

  • Tony Koussa - Keys, Sax, Vocals, Music Director/Band leader
     Tony has logged thousands of performances and grown in his musicianship, playing guitar, bass, and keyboards, all while developing one of the most unique and fierce singing voices you'll hear. Tony has not only been a staple in the Cleveland music scene, but has toured toured nationally and internationally with Rounder Records recording artists, along with a Gospel Music tour of Germany and the US. He was voted the Best Horn Player in Northeast Ohio by the Cleveland Free Times and voted Best Male Vocalist by the independent music site, He has an extensive recording career and has shared the stage with Maceo Parker (of James Brown), GE Smith (of the Saturday Night Live Band), Robert Lockwood Jr., Koko Taylor, and Little Milton, to name a few. He has led his bands to open for the likes of Tony Bennett, Diana Krall, Spryo Gyra, and Mannheim Steamroller. Tony has also played for presidents Bill Clinton and at George W. Bush's 2nd-term Inaugural Ball. Tony is endorsed by Cannonball Saxophones. For the past 18 years, Tony has been captivating audiences and sharing his talents on the small stages to the big ones, bars to weddings, corporate events to festivals, and his talent is only matched by his professionalism.


    Erin Rossi - Vocals
    Erin has made a name for herself as one of the region's premier vocalists, having sung professionally since the age of 15. No other female vocalist can match her signature, smoky style and her magnetic charisma on stage. Erin is also the Sales & Promotions Manager at Cleveland Music Group.


    Chad May - Guitar/Vocals/Trumpet
    Chad is a world-class musician who has toured the United States and Japan with the Glenn Miller Orchestra. He has also performed at Carnegie Hall in NYC. Just like most people, you will be drawn in as Chad sings and plays, with his subtle and smooth vocal style and his electrifying energy.


    Martin Greenberg - Upright & Electric Bass
    In his 25+ years of experience, Martin has shared the bandstand with numerous Jazz luminaries, including pianist Johnny O'Neal, Motown drummer Richard Pistol Allen, organist Bill Heid, alto saxophonist Rick Margitza, guitarists Leon Cook, Dan Faehnle, and Henry Johnson. Martin has also performed at the International Jazz fest.


    Chris Cummings - Drums
    Professor Cummings is the total package: with 30+ years as a live and studio drummer and a Masters in Music, Chris lays down the perfect beats to keep the party going from bar one. He's opened for the likes of Charlie Daniels, Vince Gill, and Southside Johnny, all while teaching at Newton D. Baker School in Cleveland.

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