Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Aled Jones Life Story Interview ~ Strictly Come Dancing……
Aled Jones was the child Star and is the presenter of BBC1’s ‘Songs of Praise’.
This choir boy with the angelic voice shot to fame after releasing ‘The Snowman’ which shot to number 1 in the charts. He wasn’t in the original film though.
Jones was hired to re-launch ITV Breakfast with Lorraine Kelly on ‘Daybreak’. The show was axed in March 2014 and he was moved to a new show on Weekends.
Aled presented a radio show for BBC Radio 2 and still presents for BBC Radio Wales.
In 2004 Aled spoke to Alex Belfield in a rare, in-depth interview just after leaving Strictly Come Dancing for the BBC. He talks about his brand new album for Christmas and his forthcoming tour.
Enjoy a rare and exclusive interview with one of the UK’s most popular TV presenters…..
In June 1985, Jones was the subject of an Emmy award winning BBC Omnibus documentary entitled The Treble.
Jones, with the National Philharmonic Orchestra, was behind the Santa Claus The Movie, original motion picture soundtrack, Every Christmas Eve of 1985. Also in 1985, Jones was called by Mike Oldfield to sing in Oldfield’s single Pictures in the Dark, a three-voice song along with Anita Hegerland and Barry Palmer, which became quite popular.
Jones’ recording career was temporarily halted when his voice broke at 16. By this time, he had recorded 16 albums, sold more than six million albums, and sung for Pope John Paul II, the Queen, and the Prince and Princess of Wales in a private recital, as well as presenting numerous children’s television programmes. He sang at the wedding of celebrities Bob Geldof and Paula Yates in 1986.
Jones also had the distinction of being the first artist to have two classical albums listed simultaneously in the popular music charts and worked with Leonard Bernstein (Chichester Psalms). In 1986, he sang the oratorio Athalia with Emma Kirkby.
Jones’ first biography, “Walking on Air”, was published in 1986.
Recorded by Alex Belfield for Celebrity Radio and the BBC.