Alex Boye Performs at BYU-Idaho

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SARA WILLIAMS | Scroll Photography

SARA WILLIAMS | Scroll Photography

Alex Boye performed in the BYU-Idaho John W. Hart Auditorium Friday, Sept. 25.

During the concert, Boye performed a variety of songs in addition to his own original pieces.

Boye performed a song that has yet to be released, “Into the Light,” that was written by Peter Gabriel.

Boye performed a variety of cover songs including “Like a Rolling Stone,” by Bob Dylan and “Shake it Off,” by Taylor Swift, which the singer performed in his audition for America’s Got Talent.

Boye ended his concert with his “Paradise (Peponi)” cover, in which he was featured with The Piano Guys.

“Paradise (Peponi)” was the first song that Boye began integrating African flavor into the music he performed, according to Boye’s website.

Boye received multiple standing ovations during the show, and performed a cover of “Happy” by Pharrell Williams as his encore song.

Throughout the show, Boye shared his personal stories that gave him inspiration for his music.

One of the stories he shared was about his experience being homeless at age 16 and how it inspired his song, “Lemonade,” which Boye said is based off the adage, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”

During the middle of the show, Boye brought members of his band down onto the floor and walked around the entire auditorium, stopping to sing with a child in the audience and to sing “Happy Birthday” to a member of the audience.

Boye said his main goal for the show was to have people walking out of it happier than they were when they walked in.

“For me it’s not just about entertaining, but just trying to bring the Spirit and show people that you can feel the Spirit with dance music and fun music, as long as it’s positive, you know? ” Boye said.



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