(Alex Boye' is one of the few black members of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and also has a solo career. He sings both religious and secular music. Lately he has been taking pop hits and "Africanizing" them, which results in a wonderful new sound to familiar songs.)
Bryce and Tyce weren't sure if he meant 1:30 the next day (Friday) or that weekend so they were touch and go as to weather the trip would really happen. They didn't want to get up there and find that they were a week early, you know? Finally they got confirmation at the crack of dawn that yes, he meant that day, and so the men packed up and hit the road at 5:30 in the morning. Hey, when you get the word from Alex Boye's people that you're IN, you go!
Tyce met two other young men, Nick and Wayne. One lived in Logan, Utah and the other was from New York but was attending LDS Business College in Salt Lake. They were super nice guys. It turns out that Brigham Larson owned the piano studio they filmed in and played in the video. It was such a treat to not only meet Alex Boye' (which Tyce had done when we went to his concert at the South Point a few years ago) but to jam with him--they sang and danced for four hours! Tyce said that Alex was just as down to earth and awesome as he seems on stage. Alex even remembered Tyce from the concert over two years ago but hardly recognized him now that he'd grown up so much.
|Nick, Tyce, Alex, and Wayne.|
|Fun on the set.|