Boyce Avenue was formed in 2004 in Sarasota, Florida. Its founders are three brothers:
- Alejandro Manzano – born in 1986, attended Pine View High School. He sang in the school choir and became Mister Pine View. Plays guitar and piano.
- Fabian Manzano – born in 1984, attended the same high school as his brother. In 2006, the artist got a bachelor’s degree in architecture in the state university. He plays the guitar. Fabian is married to Jessica Manzano and has a son.
- Daniel Manzano – born in 1980, attended the same high school as his brothers and played basketball while studying. He graduated from Harvard Law School. The musician plays the bass guitar and percussion.
For the first time, the brothers performed together in 2000. It was a local school concert with 350 attendees. Four years later, when Daniel graduated from Harvard, the three brothers got back together to form Boyce Avenue. At first, they performed in their native Sarasota. When Alejandro and Fabian were studying in Florida State University, they met a drummer Steven Hatker, who assisted the group during live concerts. The brothers and Steven continued trying their luck on local stages.