Aled Jones began singing in public around three decades ago. He joined the choir of Bangor Cathedral when he was just nine and was lead soloist within two years.
His remarkable voice led to a recording career and before his voice broke at the age of sixteen he had already sold more than six million albums, sung for the Pope performed a private recital for Prince Charles and Lady Diana, and sung at the wedding of Bob Geldof and Paula Yates.
After his voice broke he studied at the Royal Academy of Music and the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
In 1995 he secured the leading role in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and met his future wife, Claire Fossett, while touring in Blackpool. The couple married in 2001 and now live in London with their two young children, Emilia and Lucas.
These days he has a busy broadcasting career working in both radio and television.
In an age where those who find fame early tend to turn their careers and lives into a train wreck, it’s refreshing to see someone like Aled who still has his feet firmly planted on the ground.
He’s in Perth this week for a concert at Burswood Theatre and so I caught up with him during my morning programme on 98.5 Sonshine FM this morning.
I last spoke to Aled a couple of years ago by phone so it was a real delight to meet him face to face today. If you’d like to hear what we chatted about just click the play button on the audio player at the bottom of this post.
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