Boyce Avenue, a Florida-based band popular for its strong acoustic roots and melodic rock sound, consists of the three brothers, Alenjandro (lead vocals, guitar, piano), Fabian (guitar and back vocals), and older brother Daniel (bass, percussion, back vocals). There is no doubt that these hard working gentlemen have certainly earned their growing success and with their debut in Malaysia, the fans and everyone else can finally witness boy’s exceptional talents live for the very first time. As part of their Asia Tour, Boyce Avenue will be performing live at KL LIVE on February 12. Now, let’s have a look at some of the interesting facts about Boyce Avenue!
1. These boys have always had a taste for success, not just in their music career but also in school.
Daniel has a degree from Harvard Law School and interned at a Puerto Rican law firm for a summer, but he still had time for music lessons with his brothers. On the other hand, Fabian has a bachelor degree in Architecture, was in an improve troupe in college and minored in theatre. As for the lead vocals, Alejandro, he won Mr. Pine View in high school, which is the equivalent of a male pageant. His talent in the contest was performing with his brothers.
2. Boyce Avenue became the opening act for One Direction UK tour “ Up All Night Tour” back to 2012
As One Direction fans know, band member Louis Tomlinson is a master of discovering new music, whether it is originally or acoustic cover. He is a self-confessed fan of Boyce Avenue. In fact, the band opened for One Direction tour in UK and also Ireland back to January 2012. It was announced on their official Facebook page that they would be supporting One Direction on their UK and Ireland Tour in December and January 2012. Since announcing they will be supporting One Direction on tour, their subscriber on YouTube surpassed 1 million until now 6 million in 2015.
3. The most viewed of their YouTube cover is up to 65 million views!
The talented band are among the few internet celebrities to create music-focused channels on YouTube and have since gained a large number of subscriber on their respective YouTube channel. They are known for their collaboration with others stars include Fifth Harmony, Bea Miller, Hannah Trigwell, Megan Nicole and so forth in making covers of pop songs on YouTube. With the cover of Justin Timberlake “Mirrors”, the video of them featuring Fifth Harmony has become one of their most viewed cover on YouTube followed by the cover of Miley Cyrus “We Can’t Stop” featuring Bea Miller with over 51 million views.
4. They founded their own record label : 3 Peace Records
After touring at United States and Europe, the band signed with Universal Republic Records who work with artists including Taylor Swift, 3 Doors Down, Jack Johnson and others in 2010. In the same year, they also released the sophomore album All We Have Left. After trying the major-label route, the band members elected to buy the rights to their album and re-released independently it through their own 3 Peace Records Label this fall.
5. Boyce Avenue have a cool name and their own studio
The name of the band, Boyce Avenue, is derived from two street names which the brothers used to live on when they were younger. All 3 brothers are from Sarasota, Florida. They have their own studio in Sarasota where they film a lot of their YouTube collaborations and make music together as brothers.
6. Alejandro and Daniel share the same birthday
Daniel was born on October 4, 1980 while his youngest brother, the lead vocals Alejandro was born on the exact same day but 6 years apart. Fabian was born on July 1, 1984. Not many people know that Daniel actually has 3 sons.
7. As of June 2012, Boyce Avenue was #18 on the Billboard Social Chart ahead of famous groups such as Coldplay, Alicia Keys and Greenday
YouTube has served as a platinum platform to all the artists included One Direction, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga and so on. With an average 2 billion views on YouTube channel and 6 million subscribers, these talented brothers are ranked as one of the top 5 bands subscribed to on YouTube. As for Boyce Avenue who ranked #18 at Billboard Social Chart, that is pretty impressive if you ask anyone. The Billboard Social Chart which will rank artists based on their weekly additions of friends, fans and followers, artist page views and weekly song plays.
8. Boyce Avenue tours USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Europe, Australia and now Asia!
Back to January 2009, the band booked a stand- alone show in New York, for their first ever performance in the city. Surprising label and industry folks alike, the show was an enormous sell out and success. The band then launched headline tours in the USA, Canada and Europe. They sold out for every show on their tour in Europe in 2011.
Quick Fact 1 : During last year between tours, Alejandro broke his arm but no one ever found out and he still continues to be freakishly good at arm wrestling.
Quick Fact 2: Fabian does all of the design work for Boyce Avenue and has his own clothing company. These Quiet Sounds based in Sarasota.