Boyce Avenue

Boyce Avenue, a Florida-based band popular for its strong acoustic roots and melodic rock sound, consists of the three brothers Alejandro, Fabian, and Daniel Manzano, and Stephen Hatker. The band first came together in 2000, when Alejandro (lead vocals, guitar, piano) and Fabian (guitar, vocals), then 14 and 16 years old, respectively, started playing guitar. Within 3 months, Alejandro and Fabian took to the stage with their older brother Daniel (bass, percussion, vocals), then 20 years old, to perform before an audience of over 350 at a Pine View High School show. This would be the first of many public performances for the band at the school where its members had all been students together throughout their childhoods.

The band is coming to the Philippines this week for a series of free concerts in various SM malls.

Their YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/boyceavenue) is currently one of the Top 50 Most Subscribed Channels of All Time, as well as one of the Top 10 Most Subscribed Musician Channels of All Time. Their videos include original material, as well as cover versions of popular songs such as “Umbrella,” “Closer,” “Viva La Vida,” and “Disturbia,” seen below.

You can catch them here in the Philippines on the following dates:

Feb 12: SM Cebu at the Atrium, Northwing at 6pm.
Feb 13: SM Mall of Asia at the Entertainment Mall, Seaside Boulevard at 7pm.
Feb 14: Atrium of the The Block, SM City North Edsa at 5pm.
Feb 15: Mega Atrium, SM Megamall at 7:30pm.

All these shows are FREE. No word on whether or not their debut CD will be available at the concert dates. Here’s one of their singles, “Change Your Mind.”

Be sure to check out their MySpace page (http://www.myspace.com/boyceavenue) for more.