abel collective was formed by Thorsten Abel in Vancouver, BC, Canada in February 2017.

abel collective is an ever changing line-up of musicians around a core of regular players.

The collective home-recorded it’s debut EP By The Electric Fireplace, in December 2017.

In May 2019 the band started recording new material with producer Felix Fung. (Rich Hope, Big John Bates, The Orange Kyte, and many more.)

Most of the recent players in abel collective have travelled the world playing shows with other Vancouver bands, such as Swank, Percheron, The Bad Beats, Vampire Bats, Spider Cracker and the Joseph Blood Band.