So here’s the situation…
We interviewed Boyce Avenue a year ago, but we recently did some spring cleaning and found some goodies to give away. If you haven’t checked out the interview yet, the link is here. Entering the contest is easy peasy.
1) Follow us on Twitter @asapmusicblog and RT this message:
RT @asapmusicblog: Win an autographed Boyce Avenue picture! – http://tinyurl.com/boycecontest – RT to win! #boyceasap
2) Like us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/asapmusicblog – find the designated Boyce Avenue contest status and “Like” it.
Feel free to enter both ways, but keep in mind that you will only be eligible to win one of the two pictures! We will be choosing one winner, per social networking platform. Fans from all over the world are welcome to enter!
Rules & Regulations: Contest will begin on May 7, 2012 and will end on May 13, 2012 – 11:59 PM (PST). There are two (2) autographed pictures of Boyce Avenue. One (1) winner will be chosen from Twitter and Facebook, and will be contacted within 24 hours after contest closes. We reserve the right to void any entries we deem as duplicates. One entry per account, per platform.
You may recognized Boyce Avenue for their cover songs on Youtube, but don’t be fooled – there is much more to this band than their knack for making other songs their own. asapmusicblog.ca was fortunate enough to chat with the guys just before their show here in Vancouver about their original music, touring, being independent, and what they’re currently listening to!
asapmusicblog.ca: So you guys are kicking off the tour, your North American tour here in Vancouver. How do you guys feel about going into touring mode again?
Daniel Manzano: It’s good, I mean we love touring. It’s tough to be away from family, but this is honestly one of the best aspects of what we do, is getting out to see everybody and to play live is just so much fun. We all get along really well, we’ve actually been using a lot of the same crew, and a friend of ours, Jason, has drummed with us for a few tours now, so it’s just kind of like a brotherhood. I don’t know, we all just get along, and everybody is always excited to see each other once a tour starts again.
A: This is the second time you guys have kicked off a tour in Vancouver. Do you guys have any special connection with the city at all?
Alejandro Manzano: Last time we didn’t get to stay much, and this time I’m not sure if we even get to. I would like to build more of a rapport with Vancouver, like hopefully just come here like straight here or something next time. It seems like a cool city, from the little that we’ve seen. Unfortunately, sometimes you just don’t get to spend that much time in the city – you just kind of go right through it to play the show, but the people were nice.
Daniel: Yeah, the thing that’s cool about starting the tour here, and we’re hoping that it stays true tonight as well, is that the crowd was really, really good last time. A lot of energy, just very receptive – a vocal crowd. If that holds true tonight, I look forward to this being a tradition!
If there’s one thing we love, it’s finding out what other people are listening to. During our chat with Boyce Avenue last week, we got to find out what songs are currently playing on their iPods.
Some notes: Fabian was the most excited to share. Alejandro chose #4 – much to the dismay of his brothers. Daniel’s choices were the best-received… can you guess which ones are his?
Click here to check this playlist out via Youtube.
Boyce Avenue were welcomed back to Vancouver with a sold-out show at Venue last Friday night. The band seemed right at home and comfortable on stage, playing not only songs from their album All We Have Left, but also a handful of cover songs in the way that put them on the musical map – but don’t be mistaken, Boyce Avenue is much more than a band that puts their own spin on other people’s songs.
It is clear that the three Manzano brothers (Alejandro, Daniel, and Fabian) are talented musicians. The presence that they exude on stage is admirable, especially during the acoustic portion of the set, which many of their fans are familiar with through their Youtube videos. Vancouver was the first of many stops for the band’s North American tour, which is slated to finish in Chicago at the end of March.
We were fortunate enough to speak with the band before the show about touring, their music, and what their plans are for the rest of 2011. Check back for the full interview later this week, as well as an upcoming contest to win some signed Boyce Avenue goodies!
Wonderwall (Oasis Cover)
More Things To Say
Teenage Dream (Katy Perry Cover)
Dynamite (Taio Cruz Cover)
On My Way
Change Your Mind
When The Lights Die
Firework (Katy Perry Cover)
Hear Me Now
Thanks Anne for the setlist!