You’ll likely ping pong between two sets of reactions at a Boyce Avenue concert. Both reactions are positive but both are quite different.
You’ll be bouncing back and forth because Boyce Avenue performs a lot of covers—which you’d expect from a “YouTube” artist (more on that later). Covers, especially the kind of covers Boyce Avenue performs (relatively current and very popular songs), bring with it a different kind of energy then original tunes.
So after buying your Boyce Avenue tickets be prepare for something like the original “Hear Me Now” followed by Coldplay’s “A Sky Full of Stars,” followed by Kelly Clarkson’s “Because of You,” followed by originals “Find Me” and “I Had To Try.”
Boyce Avenue’s original material is quite good and they can certainly make other people’s songs their own. Still, their traditional 60/40 mix can create a strange vibe if you’re not ready for it.
Why Do Boyce Avenue Play So Many Covers?
Remember when we called Boyce Avenue a “YouTube” artist? Well, Boyce Avenue rose to fame filming their performances of pop tunes and uploading them to YouTube.
That’s why they play so many covers; covers have made Boyce Avenue very popular. Boyce Avenue has garnered more than two billion views and attracted more than seven million subscribers. They are, without a doubt, one of the most popular YouTube bands of all-time.
Did Boyce Avenue’s YouTube Success Lead To A Recording Contract?
Yes. Boyce Avenue was signed to a major label from early 2010 to the late summer of 2011. Shortly after leaving, they created their own record label, 3 Peace Records.
What makes Boyce Avenue unique from other YouTube bands is they were able to turn their internet success into actual rock band success.
For example, in 2009, they booked their own concert in New York City. It sold out and was a huge success. Most industry experts thought the risky endeavor would fail, but Boyce Avenue believed in themselves and in their fans.
From there, the band kept touring and growing their fan base. It helps that Boyce Avenue’s sounds just as good live as they do in their YouTube videos. They are also charming, endearing, and very handsome.
Who Is In Boyce Avenue?
Boyce Avenue stars the Manzano brothers. Alejandro sings lead and plays several instruments. Fabian plays lead guitar and sings backup. Daniel plays bass. For Boyce Avenue tours, the band employs a drummer.
When Did Boyce Avenue release their first Studio Album?
Boyce Avenue released their debut studio album, All You’re Meant To Be, in March of 2009. Their sophomore opus, All We Have Left, dropped in June of 2010.
Both albums were recorded independently but released while signed with a major label. All We Have Left was released by both their former record label and the band’s own 3 Peace Records.