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Hard Rock Rising 2017 Grand Prize winner – Alex Boyé

The Hard Rock Rising global battle of the bands has concluded and we have an absolutely amazing grand prize winner – Alex Boyé of Park City, Utah.

Alex was raised by his Nigerian mother in London and now resides in Park City, Utah – but his music remains true to his African roots. He effortlessly combines a contemporary pop sensibility with an African rhythmic style; resulting in one of the most unique performers in the history of the Hard Rock Rising competition.

His live shows feature a high-energy live band comprised of some seriously accomplished players. Alex’s use of a live band rather than relying on the backing tracks that are so prevalent in current pop music brings a level of power to his performances that is incredibly compelling.

Alex’s creative and innovative music videos have garnered millions of fans online and have been featured on Good Morning America, Jimmy Kimmel Live and many more widely-viewed outlets. Check out his self-produced video for the song “Lemonade” for an idea of what a savvy artist he is:

With his undeniable charisma, fresh approach to pop music and dynamic live show, Alex Boyé is poised to become a force in the industry. Hard Rock is proud to name him Hard Rock Rising 2017 Artist of the Year.

The other regional winners were:
Life and Time from Seoul, South Korea
Kapitan Stereo from Szczecin, Poland
Soponcio from Valparaiso, Chile

We’ll have full profiles of these three amazing artists in the coming days here at Revolutions per Minute.

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