Boyce hit the road with family in tow

Boyce hit the road with family in tow
Brothers of Boyce Avenue, (from left) Daniel, Fabian and Alejandro Manzano, are working on new material for their third album.

Touring around the world for gigs are a family affair for YouTube sensations and pop-rock trio Boyce Avenue, and it is not just because they are brothers.

Guitarist Fabian Manzano, 29, tells Life! that they bring their families along, including parents, wives and children.

"A lot of the time, my parents will fly out to the shows, my wife will fly out, my older brother's wife and my nephews," he says in a telephone interview from San Francisco, one of the stops in their current tour.

"It's really special that when we're working, we can still be with our families. Ultimately, as much as we love music, family is the most important thing to us."

Daniel, 33, plays bass and percussion while Alejandro, 27, is the lead singer, pianist, guitarist and also the only bachelor left among the brothers.

The Manzano clan, who are Puerto Rican-Americans, will be in Singapore to play their first full concert here at the The Coliseum in Sentosa on Nov 21.

They were last here when they did a showcase gig at the Music Matters music industry event in May.

Earlier this year, they celebrated a milestone when their videos clocked one billion views on YouTube, mostly for their covers of songs by popular artists such as Rihanna, Bruno Mars and Adele.

The feat makes them the most-viewed independent band in the world.

Fabian says they are proud it: "YouTube means a lot to us. We built our entire career on YouTube. It's been such a huge tool and a huge platform for us, so we have a very special place in our hearts for it."

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