Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s John Owen Jones Life Story Interview – The Phantom Of The Opera…..
Alex has know John for over 10 years and according to Belfield, JOJ is “The Worlds Best Phantom!”
John has a unique warmth and bass to his voice. His portrayal as Phantom is a real, raw and dramatic.
JOJ appeared at both the Les Mis & Phantom 25th anniversary Spectaculars. He has made both lead roles his own.
Jones is approaching his 2000th performance as Phantom in the UK.
John’s new album features ‘This is my moment’, ‘Thunderball’ and hits from Phantom.
Here’s Alex Belfield in conversation with JOJ…..
Here’s Alex & John at Phantom Of The Opera…..
On 16 December 2010, Owen-Jones appeared in the Royal Variety Performance at the London Palladium as part of the ‘Valjean Quartet’ alongside Alfie Boe, Colm Wilkinson and Simon Bowman.
Together they sang “Bring Him Home” just as they had performed at the 25th Anniversary Performance of Les Misérables at the O2 Arena. Earlier that week, the recording of the song from the O2 Arena concert had been released as a UK Single.
As part of the 25th Anniversary of The Phantom of the Opera, John performed the title song at The Royal Variety Performance – held in The Lowry, Manchester – on Monday 5 December 2011. Performing alongside Nicole Scherzinger, John was joined by three other former Phantoms (Simon Bowman, Earl Carpenter and Ramin Karimloo).
The performance was aired on ITV1 on Wednesday 14 December 2011.
He also performed it, along with The Music of the Night, with Karimloo, Colm Wilkinson, Peter Jöback and Anthony Warlow, at the 25th anniversary production The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall in October 2011.
He also sang at the 25th anniversary gala of New York’s production of the show with Ramin Karimloo, Hugh Panaro, and Peter Joback, who will go on to reprise his role for a short time.
Owen-Jones is also currently touring the UK with the Earl Carpenter production of The Three Phantoms, the highlight of which is a trio performance of ‘Music of the Night’.
In January 2014, he went to New York to record the concept album for a new Broadway show An American Victory with Hugh Panaro, Ruthie Henshall, Alexander Gemignani, and many other Broadway stars. The musical will be directed by Larry Blank.
Recorded by Alex Belfield for Celebrity Radio.