In the late 90’s, Alex was a European heartthrob. His band “Awesome” shared the stage with big names like Smashing Pumpkins, Backstreet Boys, Missey Elliot, and George Michaels. Fans waited in long lines to get a glimpse of him. He explains, “I was climbing the ladder of success but when I got to the top, I found myself leaning on the wrong side of the wall.”
In 2000, Alex felt compelled to move to Utah to pursue a career in gospel music. Alex has found success in this arena as well with multiple awards, and has recently become a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, where he has been featured as a soloist.
“Before, I’ll be honest, I used my music to get girls interested, make money, and to be rich and famous. But I didn’t find much happiness in that.” He said.
Alex now finds much joy and purpose utilizing his personal experiences in the entertainment industry to educate and warn the youth through his powerful and engaging firesides on some of the dangers and perils of today’s media and entertainment, and how they can affect our thoughts, personalities, character and spirituality.
Brother Boye’ sang How Great Thou Art. To quote the speaker after the musical number, “I’ve always liked that song and now I like it even more.” What a moving rendition! And his accompanist was every bit as talented. His extraordinary piano playing is surely a gift from God. He used no printed music, and during the fourth verse, in which the lyrics tell of Christ’s second coming, we’re pretty sure that he left no piano key untouched. Between Alex Boye’s singing and the piano playing of his very talented accompanist, it was difficult to know where to focus one’s attention. There were very few dry eyes in the congregation.
What a wonderful Sabbath Day worship service, and a great way to start our week!