Elán is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist, who was born and raised in Aspen, Colorado by his Mexican father and Puerto Rican mother. Not only has he been musically influenced by his Father who is a singer and actor, Fernando Allende; but also by the following great artists whom he personally knows and has received advice from: Emilio & Gloria Estefan, Keith Richards & Ron Wood from the Rolling Stones, Lionel Richie, and Maná.