Aled Jones is a TV and radio presenter, singer, host and speaker, loved by the nation initially for his pure treble voice. Aled made his first professional debut as a 12-year-old performing the role of the Angel in Handel's Oratorio ‘Jeptha’ on BBC2 and BBC Radio 3. Fast forward to now and he is one of the bestselling vocalists of all time. Now an after-dinner speaker, awards presenter and event host, Aled is a highly skilled all-rounder for any event.
About Aled Jones
Aled Jones has been a household name since the 1980s. He was awarded an MBE in in the 2013 Birthday Honours for his services to music and broadcasting and for charitable services. In addition to his musical feats, Aled has also presented some of the most well-known shows on television, including ‘Escape to the Country,’ ‘Cash in the Attic’ and co-presenting with Lorraine Kelly on ITV’s breakfast favourite, ‘Daybreak.’
Aled Jones was thrust into the spotlight after his first appearance on BBC2 as a young 12-year-old chorister. Following this, he was invited to record 3 flagship TV programmes for the BBC from Israel. These programmes were huge hits, and the resulting 2 album releases went on to sell over a million copies. At one point, both albums were in the top 5 Official UK Album Charts. It was only Bruce Springsteen’s album ‘Born in the USA’ that kept him off the top spot!
He performed countless concerts as a boy soprano all over the world including a spot at the Hollywood Bowl and sharing the stage with maestro Leonard Bernstein. Aled had already released 12 albums by the time “Walking in the Air”, the song from the animated film The Snowman, was released. The record reached No. 5 in the UK charts in 1985. He also performed 10 sell-out live ‘Snowman’ shows that year.
By the time he was 16 years old, Aled had sold more than 6 million albums, sang for Pope John Paul II, the Queen and the Prince and Princess of Wales in a private recital.
Aled went on to study at the Royal Academy of Music and Bristol Old Vic Theatre School before being asked to perform the role of Joseph in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.’
He has released highly popular albums of carols, and has sung as Songs of Praise, which he has also presented. He was also the subject of the renowned This is Your Life.
Aled has had his own show on BBC Radio Wales, as well as being one of the main presenters on the legendary Radio 2 programme, ‘Friday Night is Music Night.’ He also spent many years presenting his the Sunday morning show on Classic FM.
In 2008, Aled took on the lead role of Caractacus Potts in ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ in Cardiff to great acclaim and in 2009 he joined the cast of Irving Berlin’s ‘White Christmas’ in the starring role and played in Plymouth and Manchester. Aled returned to ‘White Christmas’ to star in London’s West End at the end of 2014. The show was a sell-out. Aled has also released two singles with Sir Terry Wogan in aid of the ‘Children in Need’ appeal.
In 2016, Aled released One Voice, a concept album that saw Aled duet with his younger self. The album reached Number 1 in the Classical Chart where he dominated the top spot for 14 weeks and reached Number 3 in the Official UK Charts climbing up the charts. This album also topped the charts in Australia.