Hold Up!

I was preparing my next post about Richard Armitage, and I stumbled on this:

You don’t like Katy Perry? So what. This is a better version.

His name is Alejandro Manzano, and he’s a member of the group Boyce Avenue with his two brothers Daniel and Fabian.

They started posting covers on YouTube in 2006, and Alejandro’s voice makes these songs his which is amazing when I consider such artists as Adele are so distinctive:

Be sure to check out their cover of “Someone Like You”.

Maroon 5:

Tiffany’s no slouch herself.

There are so many more covers that sound as good and often better than the originals. Too many to highlight. For more, see their YouTube Channel.

They also have original songs:

And they will be on tour this year. March in the U.S and June in the U.K. Specific dates here (scroll down to see them).


  1. Wow, thanks for the vids Frenzy! Their version of Adele’s Rolling in the deep is great!!!!

  2. Oh A Thousand Miles from Vanessa Carlton is soooo beautiful…..now I am addicted and it is all your fault ;-P

  3. They are awesome. I may go see them.

  4. I love Boyce Avenue, their version of We Found Love is my favourite! After a while a lot of their songs start sounding the same to me so I just avoid a ton and listen to one or two.

  5. Thank you for the links, Frenz – they’re quite amazing.

  6. Sheepa, They need someone to write some great material for them. That’s all that’s missing, and arrangements can vary up the sound.

    Yes, Kathryn, pretty darn talented. :D

    Gotta run. Back later.

  7. Wow! They are also on Itunes. Will have to load my mp3.

    thanks frenz.

  8. He does a NICE “Rolling in the deep”!! Never heard of this group till now, which is one of the things I love about your blog!!

    I like this one too:

    Just so you know, after I went to youtube to catch more Boyce Ave, somehow…it’s a mystery…I ended up spending the next 30 mins. watching our favorite Swedish Chef. I had forgotten how hysterical he was. Hubs drove up so I ran in to the kitchen and threw some pans on the stove, sprayed a little Pledge around the living room and it totally looked/smelled like I had been doing something constructive. *sigh*

  9. LOL!

    BTW, I love that video!

  10. I mean the piano/cello cover. And the Swedish chef too. :D

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