elmer abapo

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.

Recent highlights

Featured Artist at Water Lantern Festival
Performance at 2018 Sunset Park’d Festival
‘Sit Next to Me’ played on Real 103.9 iHeart Radio
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 Union Night Club for Tuesday Blend
Released 2nd Studio Album 'GOOD INTENTIONS'
Album Release Show at Backstage Bar and Billiards
Featured Act at Neon Paradise
Featured Act at CMXX Fashion Show
Featured Act at American Cancer Society Relay For Life
Featured Act at New Vista Wine Walk
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

performances at:


The Sayers Club at SLS Hotel and Casino
Vinyl at The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Hard Rock Cafe on The Strip
LAVO Lounge at The Venetian
Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
Hostile Grape at The M Resort and Hotel
Freedom Beat at Downtown Grand
UNLV Black Box Theater
The Bunkhouse Saloon
Container Park
Backstage Bar and Billiards
Embassy Night Club
Town Square
Baobab Theater
Gold Spike
Velveteen Rabbit
Urban Lounge
Artisan Boutique Hotel
Craig Ranch Regional Park
Las Vegas Country Saloon
Beauty Bar
Eagles Aerie Hall
Adrenaline Bar
Sunset Park Festival Venue
Shattered Bar

los angeles

Union Nightclub
Grafton Hotel
B-Side Shop

Napa Valley

One Hope Winery

Santa Monica



Santa Clarita Central Park

uc berkeley

Zellerbech Auditorium

Union City, CA

St. Anne Festival

Mesa, AZ

Jukebox Dance Studio

Press links