2012-02-16 / Faith

Mormon recording artist to perform

Alex Boye, who made a successful leap from rock band artist to gospel singer, will perform a show geared for youths at 7 p.m. Sat., Feb. 18 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1201 Paseo Camarillo, in Camarillo.

Boye will give a talk as well as sing. A choir of local teens ages 12 to 18 will sing with Boye in two of the musical numbers.

Admission is free.

A London native, Boye became lead singer in the European boy band Awesome in the 1990s. After signing a recording contract with Universal Records in 1996, the band had hits in more than 15 countries and sold more than half a million CDs.

Before Boye decided to make a change in his professional life, he and Awesome performed with such groups as NSYNC, Backstreet Boys, Smashing Pumpkins, and George Michael.

In 2000, Boye moved to Utah to pursue a career in gospel music and signed with Deseret Book’s Shadow Mountain label.

He won two Pearl Awards from the Faith Centered Music Association, the Male Artists Listener Award for his CD “Testimony” from LDS Booksellers Association, and the Spirit of Heritage Award for his work with youth.

He also is a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

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