Saturday, December 20, 2008

What's Your Poison?

If you like acoustic music, the you'll definitely like this band; Boyce Avenue. Stumbled upon while searching for guitar lessons in YouTube, I've been an avid listener since. The band does cover songs of popular hits which some to me sounded much more better than the original singer.

Boyce Avenue, a Florida-based band popular for its strong acoustic roots and constant drive toward a melody- and harmony-driven 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. ~ Boyce Avenue Official Website ~

Don't let the boy band look deceive you, the lead singer Alejandro (second from right) has a strong, grunge vocals which is well suited for acoustics paired with basic instruments; it is truly something refreshing to hear. Current favorites includes the following cover songs:

1. The Freshman - the verve
2. Viva La Vida - coldplay
3. With You - chris brown
4. Don't Look Back in Anger - oasis
5. Closer - ne-yo

You can find out more about the band at their official website or listen straight at their YouTube channel. They do sell their cover albums in iTunes store, however it is currently unavailable in Malaysia. But there is an alternative to download a slighty lower quality mp3 ripped from their official YouTube videos from this site. Happy listening :)

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