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Boyce Avenue: My Tribute

Updated on August 2, 2012
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Boyce Avenue: Continuing The Series

In continuation with the series on Cover Artists, I have chosen to dedicate this next tribute to the group Boyce Avenue. Unlike the last tribute I gave to Sam Tsui, this group has performed many original songs as well. But, their Music Covers are the songs I would like to introduce you to in this hub.

Before I share their music and background, I feel compelled to speak to all of you women out there! Many a lady have found this group of guys to be quite attractive; so I am warning you before you listen to their videos! All right, now that I have made that clear, I hope you enjoy this tribute to Boyce Avenue, a music band that has warmed my heart over the past few months. All I can say is that I wish I had found them out sooner! So, I am doing my duty by getting their name out to all of my friends!

Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, and cats and dogs(have I left anyone out?), I present to you Boyce Avenue!

A Video Sample For You To Enjoy

For this Cover Artist, I am going to start off by sharing a sample of their Cover Music before I delve into their background and career. This is best way I can convey to you how truly amazing this group is. Their ability to beautifully portray themselves through music is obviously noticeable in any of their songs

So here you a go, a glimpse into the beauty that is Boyce Avenue!

Just To Give You A Taste Of Their Music!

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Boyce Avenue: Background

Before I mention the history of this group, I feel that is important to mention that this group consists of three brothers, Alejandro, Fabian and Daniel Manzano.

Boyce Avenue is a music group based out of Sarasota, Florida. Their "humble beginnings" took place back in the year of 2000 when Alejandro(14) and Fabian(16) took up guitar together. A few months later, they joined their older brother Daniel(20) and sang at Pine View High School in front of a 350 person crowd. This marked the beginning of several concerts they would hold there, the school that they attended growing up.

In the years to follow, Boyce Avenue was split up because of different college locations and then reunited back in 2005 when they played their final concert at Pine View. Following the reunion, Boyce Avenue recorded three singles at Nickel and Dime Studios in Atlanta, Georgia. At the end of 2007, they had recorded their first music album.

This brings us to their debut on YouTube, the year of 2007. And as they say, The rest is history!



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Below Is Another Amazing Video

This video is a cover of One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful". In my Music Cover's Hub, I stated that Cover Artists will usually sing the song in a different style. I mentioned that this is one of the many reasons why I enjoy Music Covers, because it provides me with a change is musical scenery. This song below does that exact thing.

I love One Direction and their ability to draw in the teenage audience with their pop sound. However, Alejandro's ability to change the style of this song and make it romantic is undeniably impeccable/flawless! Listen for yourself!

Sung By Alejandro Manzano In His Own Style

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Boyce Avenue: Interesting Facts

1. Boyce Avenue is currently the second most viewed music band on YouTube behind Linkin Park (This is reason alone to listen to their music!)

2. Alejandro, Fabian and Daniel are all brothers. (I have always thought that families have the innate ability to blend together.)

3. Their YouTube Channel has 1,501,122 subscribers!

4. Their YouTube Channel has 688,915,092 views!

5. Their Twitter Account has 289,296 followers!

6. Their Facebook Page has 1,3 million likes! (Can you imagine that many likes on one of your hubs that you have posted on your Facebook Timeline?!)

7. They have recently began their independent record label, "3 Peace Records".

8. Most of their Music Covers have over 10,000,000 views! (not to bad right?)

9. Boyce Avenue tours USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Continental Europe, Australia, and Southeast Asia!

10. Besides singing by themselves, Boyce Avenue has also collaborated with several other Cover Artists they have met through YouTube.

11. In November 2011, they were asked to play at MTV EMA's along with Jason Derulo and Snow Patrol. (those are some pretty well known groups to be playing with!)

12. As of June 2012, Boyce Avenue was #18 on the Billboard Social Chart ahead of famous groups such as Coldplay, Alicia Keys and Greenday! (That is pretty impressive if you ask me!)

13. Boyce Avenue started their first tour in 2009, and has already headlined 20 tours!

14. In November 2011, Boyce Avenue sold out for every show on their tour in Europe. (guess people like them?)

15. Boyce Avenue opened for the band "One Direction" in January of 2012. (One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson is a vocal fan of theirs)


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Boyce Avenue: The Glimpse

Well, there you have it! A glimpse into the Cover Artist Band Boyce Avenue! Like I mentioned earlier, I really wish I have found these guys sooner. They have warmed their way into my heart and I would not be surprised if they quickly take the place of my most favorite Cover Artist on YouTube!

Why do I enjoy listening to this group? I love their ability to change the style of the music they sing. I also admire them for all of the original music they sing as well. Since this is a Music Cover Hub, I chose not to add a video on one of their original songs. However, I have a added a link to the right which is Boyce Avenue's original song, "Find Me".

I hope you have enjoyed the second Cover Artist in this series of Music Covers! Boyce Avenue is a gifted group with a powerful voice and talented musicians. I hope you do find some time to listen to more of their music! Have a great day friends, and when you get a chance, you should make a playlist of Boyce Avenue Music!

Another Solo By Alejandro Manazo! (Goose Bumps)

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      KDuBarry03 4 years ago

      Ah, the joys of today's technology! Great musicians like Boyce Avenue are now getting more reputation, views, likes, and followers :) Their cover of "Just the way you are" is definitely very good! I actually like this version better than the original! It's so dissonant, emotional, and heart-wrenching! It goes to show you don't have to be a songwriter to be a great musician :)

      Great and informative Hub, Josh! I really enjoyed it :)

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Keith,

      Thanks for your awesome feedback here and encouraging compliment! Glad you found it informative, and yes, the covers they produce are fantastic! Thanks again Keith!

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      I like their cover of Just the way you are better than Bruno's, Josh. He's got a really clear voice. A wonderful tenor. One of the best I've heard so far! Good that you've covered them. Great job.

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Michelle,

      Thanks for your positive feedback here Michelle! This group is fantastic, and they deserve this tribute! Yes, he has an amazing tenor voice!

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      Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

      I like this band Josh - great job with this hub again :o), I love the really pared down version of Teenage Dream. It is very different isn't it? I think this is always a good sign with a vocalist or band, they make a song their own by giving us a completely different version. The fact that he is singing it live is also a sign of how good he is - wonderful.

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Yay for the shout out to Sarasota, FL! These boys are divine and you were correct on the eye candy bit. They have a new fan. Me! Actually cover songs have a new fan due to your series. They actually sound better than Beebs! Well done Josh!

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      GiblinGirl 4 years ago from New Jersey

      Great follow-up to your other cover artist hubs. This group is definitely good. I may just have to start checking out more cover artists myself.

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Another great article on a cover group. I thoroughly enjoyed this one about Boyce Avenue. My MacBook was acting up with signing back into Hubpages, so I wasn't able to view the videos just yet on my IPad, but will take a look at them hopefully in a bit. Thanks for sharing about this group and I am really loving this series!! Voted and shared too :)

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      Paula 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Josh....I need to thank you for bringing this fascinating series to us. I, especially, don't often have the chance to explore the newest, best and more popular music/groups arriving on the scene.......

      This particular group of brothers is wonderful. .....the type of music I enjoy. What a talented group of beautiful kids ....their parents must be incredibly PROUD!.........UP++

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      Kathy 4 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

      Good morning Josh! Oh, what an amazing and wonderful story! I LOVE that the three are brothers, and that, even after having been separated for scholastic reasons, they reunited and are FABULOUSLY talented and so successful!

      Josh, your format here is perfect! I really find it so pleasing to read these "Cover Artist" hubs (well, 2 so far, now) because they are so interesting and I'm learning about artists I'd NEVER thought of..And..because of the lay out, too. You arrange the information, videos, "bullet" points and conclusion so well that, simply, reading your writing is FUN! All ups...well, not funny! Love the series, Josh! Go!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I was pretty sure they were brothers before you told us...they sure look alike. Thanks for the videos; they really are pretty good. Nice job, Nephew, and thanks for introducing me to this group.

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      Hey Josh I never heard of Boyce Avenue, but nonetheless the tribute was generous :) Frank

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Julie,

      Yes, it is very different! Glad you enjoyed this group!

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Linda,

      I knew you would enjoy the shout out! :) Glad you are a new fan Linda!

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Giblin,

      Thanks! You definitely have to start checking them out!

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Janine,

      No worries, when you get a chance, definitely check out the videos! :) Thanks so much for all of your support here! I appreciate it so much! Glad you are loving the series, very encouraging to hear Janine!

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Paula,

      Not a problem at all! That is why I feel the need to mention all of these great groups! Glad you enjoyed this tribute to Boyce Avenue!

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Kathy,

      Glad you loved the background on these awesome guys! Glad you are loving the series! That is why I am writing these hubs because many people do not know about these awesome groups!

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Frank,

      Thanks for your kind sentiment on my tribute!

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Bill,

      You are welcome for the introduction; glad you enjoyed the videos uncle Bill!

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      The sound is great, but I guess what's considered "cute" varies with each generation. Frankly, I like hair that has room for my fingers and something on the face for me to play with. Just sayin'........

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      Blurter of Indiscretions 4 years ago from Clinton CT

      Great job again Josh. You are introducing us to all kinds of musicians! :)

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      They are awesome.. I would love to have that many likes.. great job Josh

      love this hub

      debbie

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      Girish puri 4 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      Great job, they are awesome, voted up.

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Sirius-Lee (my Chinese cousin) how much are these guys paying you for this great review?

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Shauna,

      Thanks fairy godmother! Yes, I guess it does vary these days! I appreciate your visits Shauna!

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Julie,

      Thanks Julie, that is my goal in doing these tributes!

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Debbie,

      They are indeed awesome! Yes, that many likes would be incredible! LOL

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      girishpuri,

      Thanks for your feedback on this awesome music group!

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Mhatter99,

      ROFL, Awesome comment, you crack me up buddy! That is like a double pun! :)

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and interesting. Thanks for sharing Josh. My music knowledge is growing. Much enjoyed and passing this on.

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      kelleyward 4 years ago

      Hi Josh, isn't it amazing that a band can be so popular but not receive airtime today? I love this band. Thanks for introducing me to them. Voted up and beautiful and shared! Kelley

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Gypsy,

      That is my goal, to have people learn about these less known music groups! Thanks for the share, and glad you enjoyed it!

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Kelley,

      Yes, it is very amazing! glad you loved this group, and thanks for the share Kelley!

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Josh, when I first read this hub, I was at work, so I couldn't play the video. It's playing now as I write this.

      This guy is awesome! My favorite instrament is the piano because it needs no accompaniment; it's got treble and bass all wrapped up in the beautiful black and ivory keys. I used to play piano. I was taught by a concert pianist when I was in grade school. I can read music. Years ago I bought an old upright from a thrift store I paid $250 for it. It had a couple of keys that stuck (C and E - can't do without those!) and it needed tuned. I had someone come out to tune it. As for the keys that stuck, they had to be sent to Chicago to be re-strung, as they were original to the piano and they don't make them anymore. Come to find out, it's a 1936 Sterling! Holy Mackeral, what a find!

      Anyway, I no longer have the fluidity of recognition of the written notes to my brain to my fingers; I have to think about it. One of my other dreams, in addition to writing full time, is to take refresher lessons so I can regain the recognition/fluidity and play, play play!

      When I quit lessons (I was 9, rebellious and didn't want to practice an hour every day, just cuz mom said to. Truth be told, I cut my nose off to spite my face. ( I loved playing, but didn't like for it to be regimented by mom's dictate). When I quit, at age 9, I could play Beethovan's Fur Elise by memory (it's 4 pages of sheet music!). Yes, I read music, but I loved it so much and played it so much, I didn't need the music. Today, I can only play the first 5 or 6 bars from memory.

      K. I'm rambling again. Anyway, this guy, Alejandro Manazo, has a voice that complements the piano and vice versa. He doesn't need guitar, electrics or drums. The simplicity of his voice coupled with the totality of the piano truly make beautiful music!

      Where did you find them? Do they have CD's available for purchase? You've really got a "thang" goin' on here, Fairy Godson! You might want to think about finders fees for the bands you introduce to this vast community. It can only further the careers of these struggling artists. One day, they'll owe their fame to you!

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Shauna,

      I can definitely relate to your story! I too quit playing the piano as well, and wish I never had! No problem with the rambling, I enjoy your comments! Yes, they do have CD's for sale! Check them out on Itunes or visit the home page link I posted above! They have several places where you can order their music!

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      K. I'll have to check the links. I don't have an IPod. My son does, but I'm still behind the times!

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Shauna,

      Well, you can always just do what I do and just listen to them on YouTube!

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Thanks jesseph! Glad you enjoyed them!

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      Us "old folks" certainly enjoy your youth and enthusiasm. You're keeping us current on things we may not have known about. This is a great hub and I admire your goal of getting lesser known groups some acknowledgement. Your writings are proving some of them are better than what is on the air!

      Voted up, useful, and interesting.

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Mary,

      I am glad you appreciate my tributes! I am so thankful of your support of my writings!

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      I heard this group before and I agree that they are great singers with a positive future.

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Dianna,

      Yes, they are awesome! Thanks for your feedback on Boyce Avenue!

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      Christy Birmingham 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I first head Boyce Avenue about six months ago. They were so great that I listened to their YouTube channel non-stop for what seems now like weeks :) Great choice buddy. You also highlight some great points about them. I share and vote up too!

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      These guys are amazing, and I'm sure they would love your tribute to them. Well done ^_^ I especially like when they collaborate with other cover artists on youtube.

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      Susan Ream 4 years ago from Michigan

      Josh, no wonder the girls are taken with the Boyce Avenue brothers. I had never heard of them but their music is beautiful and the lyrics even more.

      It is an amazing gift a guy gives a girl when he tells her of his love and communicates how much he values her. I have been blessed by such a man and ache for some of the beautiful women I know who never hear an affirmation from their man.

      Thanks for sharing this group .. Love their music and their hearts. Up and beautiful.

      Blessing to you Josh,

      Mekenzie

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Christy,

      They are so addicting right?! LOL It is awesome because I think you are the first person to have know a cover artist I am promoting! You should win a prize or something! :)

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Mama,

      Thanks for your compliment on this tribute, they deserve it!

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Mekenzie,

      Yes, they are a wonderul group of guys! Thanks for your visit and compliments!

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      Maria Jordan 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Well I get goose bumps at the thought of this Manzano boy thinking I am pretty with no makeup on...young forever?

      OK, I shall be looking into these talented voices, you sold me! Voted UP and UABI. Now I am feeling kinda caught up with my new favorite series. Hugs, Maria

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Maria,

      Haha, you are too funny! Enjoy listening to them! Yay, you are caught up!

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      Joseph De Cross 4 years ago

      Great group of brothers in arms. Love this Manzano family. Like many have said it. We start to listen to artists that are trying to make it like the others already on the spotlight

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Joseph,

      Thanks Joseph! Glad you enjoyed this one!

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      Lorenzo27 4 years ago from Pistoia, Italy

      I love the cover of "What makes you beautiful". I think it's way better of the original. Good hub! Voted up!

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Lorenzo,

      Ah, yes that is an awesome cover by Boyze Avenue! Thanks!

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