acoustic live looper | singer | songwriter | beatboxer
location: las vegas
Some of the most beautiful and fascinating music has been created when two aspects of music culture collide. Coming from a soothing R&B/Soul songwriter background as well as a hip hop/beatbox background, Elmer Abapo synthesizes the two extremes to create a dynamic performance of syncopated rhythmic beatboxing, relaxing acoustic strumming, and rich, dreamy vocals.
Armed with a live looping foot pedal, Elmer Abapo creates full songs in a matter of seconds, quickly laying down a layer of live beatboxing, followed by rhythmic guitar patterns. With a strong yet intimate voice, Elmer Abapo's soulful, heartfelt vocals soar over the music and permeate the space of any venue, creating one of the most captivating one-man band scenarios.
Growing up listening to some of the most timeless R&B love songs, Elmer Abapo's live sets pay tribute to some of the most influential soul singers from the 70's to our current times including Michael Jackson, Al Green, Joe, Boyz II Men, and Bruno Mars. Learning from the writing styles of the greats, Elmer Abapo's own songwriting reflects the same timeless quality and has been recognized on various worldwide platforms including Balcony TV and So Far Sounds.
Opener for Rico Nasty at Vinyl
Featured at City Vibes at The Bunkhouse Saloon
Performance at One Hope Winery in Napa Valley
Performance at 45th Annual St. Anne Festival in Union City
On Tour with Blue Lotus Ent.
Performance at DXPE EXCHANGE
Performance at Tuesday Blend 7 Year Anniversary at CMXX
Performance at Jamnation's Annual JAMFEST
Music Featured on Gary Vaynerchuk's DailyVee
'Wasting No Time ft. Nikko Dator' played on Real 103.9 iHeart Radio, Power 88, and Battle Born Radio 91.5
Radio Interview with Roxy Romero for Real 103.9 iHeart Radio
Radio Interview with A.D. for 98.5 KLUC
Performance at Sunset Park'd Food Truck Festival
Featured on So Far Sounds
Featured on Balcony TV
Opening Act for MAYDAY Music
Performance at Grafton Hotel Downtown LA
Performance at Sake Rok on The Strip for Tuesday Blend
Performance at Las Vegas Veteran's Day Memorial Expo
Performance in LA at B-Side Shop with Blue Lotus Ent.
Performance at Dizzy Wright Las Vegas Live Showcase at Embassy Nightclub
Performance at Vinyl at The Hard Rock for Tuesday Blend
Performance at Las Vegas Bernie Sanders Delegate Send-Off Party
Performance At Summer Meltdown Autism Awareness Arts and Music Festival in Santa Clarita