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Aled Jones
Aled Jones

Aled Jones

My Story


288 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $18.95 (US $18.95) (CA $22.95)

Publication Date: June 2015

ISBN 9781784183257

Rights: US & CA

John Blake (Jun 2015)

Price: $18.95


Aled Jones, a choirboy with a remarkable voice, achieved more as a teenager than many adult singers do in a lifetime. His prodigious talent propelled him to international stardom; before he was 16, he had already sold more than 6 million records and had become a fixture on television and radio. He has worked alongside such musical greats as Leonard Bernstein, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Neville Marriner, Howard Blake, and Mike Oldfield. Some of the high points of his early career included performances at the Hollywood Bowl and the wedding of Bob Geldof and Paula Yates, as well as singing privately for the Prince and the late Princess of Wales. Best known as a boy soprano for his hit "Walking in the Air," Aled tells the full story of the effect it had on his life. Always refreshingly honest and self-effacing, Aled reveals how he faced up to life after his voice had broken and how he carved out a new career for himself on stage, record, television, and radio. His story begins with his idyllic childhood on the Welsh island of Anglesey and his years as a chorister at Bangor Cathedral, during which his family provided wonderful support and encouragement as he rose to fame. He tells of his studies at the Royal Academy of Music and the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. As an adult performer, Aled has released a series of best-selling albums. Today, he is most known for sitting alongside Lorraine Kelly as one half of the presenting partnership of ITV's breakfast program Daybreak. He is a regular host of Songs of Praise and presents weekly radio programm for Classic FM and BBC Radio Wales. Aled: My Story reveals the man behind the music in a frank, heart-warming, and funny account of his life.

Author Biography

ALED JONES is one of the UK's best-loved performers and presenters, with a career spanning more than 30 years. Today, he wakes up the nation alongside Lorraine Kelly, as one of the two main presenters on ITV's breakfast program Daybreak. He has been a regular host of Songs of Praise for many years and also presents weekly radio shows for Classic FM and BBC Radio Wales. He was appointed MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honors in 2013 for services to music, broadcasting and charity.