There are three artists with this name: 1. Abel is a four-piece indie rock band from Poughkeepsie, NY. 2. Abel is also a five-piece acoustic / pop band from Breda, The Netherlands. 3. Abel is also the name of a Spanish jazz / funk band from San Francisco, CA. 1. Abel is a four-piece indie rock band from Poughkeepsie, NY. The band formed in November 2008 and released their debut EP, The Honest Love, on September 1, 2009 through Dreamt Music / Facedown Records.