Formed in 2004, Boyce Avenue is an US based acoustic band of brothers composed of Daniel Enrique Manzano on bass, percussion and vocals, Fabian Rafael Manzano on vocals and guitar and Alejandro Luis Manzano on lead vocals, piano and guitar. Jason Burrows on drums is another member of the band. The band derives its name from the combination of two streets where the trio spent their childhood years.
Sarasota, Florida based Daniel, Fabian and Alejandro were born respectively in 1980, 1984 and 1986. The three brothers went to Pine View School in Osprey, Florida, where Alejandro, the youngest of three, earned the title of ‘Mr. Pine View.’
Though music was their passion during their student days, the trio did well in their academics. While frontman Boyce Avenue Daniel graduated from Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Alejandro and Fabian pursued their studies at the University of Florida. These were the years when the idea of a formation of a band came to their minds. They started making music during the period when the band played bars in small places for paltry sum of money.
In 2007, they hit upon the idea of posting their videos on YouTube in order to build a robust digital following and promote their music and ideas with the world. As things stand today, the band boasts more than amazing 2.1 billion views on YouTube and more than 9 million subscribers on the platform. The band has made a name for itself as the biggest “YouTube band” and has covered some of the biggest artists in the world.
After making a tour of the US and Europe, Boyce Avenue signed with Universal Republic Records and released the sophomore album All We Have Left in 2010. However, after being on the Universal Republic Records label for nine months, the band ditched them due to lack of freedom and red tape and started their own independent record label named 3 Peace Records in 2011. In 2013, the band members joined the American version of The X Factor television series as vocal coaches.
Boyce Avenue released its debut full-length album, titled “All You’re Meant To Be,” in 2008. Before that the band recorded several cover songs. The covers are created by another band and played by a different band. The band has recorded cover tunes by John Legend, James Taylor, Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake and Tracy Chapman, and recorded them in their own, acoustic way. Their popularly can be gauged from the fact that they have millions of views on the YouTube.
Boyce Avenue has collaborated with other YouTube artists including Megan Nicole, David Choi , Kina Grannis and Hannah Trigwell. This has stood Boyce in good stead in increasing their growth in viewership and subscriptions.
Boyce Avenue has more than 3 million Facebook likes and is followed by more than 200,000 on Instagram.
Boyce Avenue Net Worth
Boyce Avenue earns money from ticket sales from their tours in different parts of the world. Boyce Avenue net worth in approximately $6 million in 2017. Boyce Avenue comes lauded as YouTube’s most-followed band and has made most of its YouTube presence to earn money.
Approximately 10% to 15% of Boyce Avenue’s revenues come from advertisements the band sells of YouTube. The rest comes from worldwide tours, and singles and digital album sales through different streaming sites.
The band has played for legions of fans in more than 25 countries including the US, Philippines, India, Canada, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico and the UK as well the exotic destination of Dubai.
After surfacing in 2000 with the breakthrough album All You’re Meant to Be in 2008, Boyce Avenue quickly became one of the biggest bands in the world.
Boyce Avenue is one those bands that spotted very early the potential of internet in getting their music and songs out to the masses. It is classic example of how a local band finds global success by interacting with their fan base across the world on the Internet. They are known for performing original songs as well as covers. I don’t think it’s all about talent at all. Hard work, consistency, dedication and honesty are what made them what they are today.