Alex Boyé is a famous Mormon musician.
Boyé first performed in public while serving as a missionary for LDS Church in Bristol, England. After completing his mission, he became a backing dancer. Among those who performed with in this role was George Michael.
In 1995, he formed and became the lead signer of the European boy band “Awesome”. They performed at local dances and other small venues until 1996 when they won a vocal competition on Capital Radio, London’s largest radio station.Universal Records of Europe signed Awesome to a five-album recording contract. Awesome released three singles off their first album, Rumors, which made top-10 charts all across Europe.
The band sold 500,000 CDs and performed alongside artists that included Bryan Adams, George Michael, Simon and Garfunkel, MC Hammer, and many others. But Boyé disliked the lifestyle of a touring musician. “I had this dream of being a musician, but it was taking me down a road that led somewhere I didn’t want to go,” he said. Boyé decided to leave the band in 1999 to pursue a solo career. He lost all of the material possessions he had gained as a member of Awesome when the record company took the apartment, the clothes, the phone and the money. In 2000, Alex moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, to pursue a career in Christian music. He released his first religious album “The Love Goes On” in 2001.