HISTORY

  • 1970

    WELCOME TO THE WORLD

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    Aled Jones entered the world in 1970.

  • 1980

    BANGOR CATHEDRAL CHOIR

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    Aled joined Bangor Cathedral choir in 1980.

  • 1982

    PROFESSIONAL DEBUT

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    He made his professional debut as a twelve year old performing the role of the Angel in Handel's Oratorio ‘Jeptha’ on BBC2 and BBC Radio 3

    He went on to film three programmes for the BBC from Israel with the BBC Welsh Chorus. The resulting album went to number 2 in the charts - one behind Bruce Springsteen's ‘Born In The USA’.

  • 1984

    HOLLYWOOD & LENNY

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    Aled 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.

  • 1985

    EMMY AWARD

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    In June 1985, Aled was the subject of an Emmy award winning BBC Omnibus documentary entitled ‘The Treble’.

  • 1985

    THE SNOWMAN

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    Aled had already released twelve albums by the time ‘Walking in the Air’, the song from the animated film ‘The Snowman’, was released. The record reached number five in the UK charts in 1985.  He also performed ten sell-out live 'Snowman' shows that year.

  • 1986

    PERFORMING FOR ROYALTY

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    Aled has performed for Her Majesty The Queen and all members of the royal family many times as boy and man - including a private performance for the Prince and Princess Of Wales at their home in Kensington Palace.

  • 1986

    PERFORMING FOR ROCK ROYALTY

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    Aled was invited to sing at Bob Geldof and Paula Yates' wedding.

  • 1990

    ACTING DEBUT

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    Aled made his acting debut in 1990 at the Royal Theatre Northampton In Richard Llewellyn's ‘How Green Was My Valley’.

  • 1990

    JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOUR DREAMCOAT

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    Aled was asked to perform the role of Joseph in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat’.

  • 2000

    BBC RADIO WALES

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    In 2000 Aled began presenting his own chat show on ‘BBC Radio Wales’. The show is still running to this day and is very popular with listeners.

  • 2002

    SONGS OF PRAISE

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    In 2002 Aled made his debut on BBC's ‘Songs Of Praise’. He is now the main presenter of the programme.

  • 2003

    DEBUT ALBUM

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    Aled's debut adult album called ‘Aled’ went to number 1 in the charts.

  • 2003

    THIS IS YOUR LIFE

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    Aled was also the subject of the last ever ‘This is Your Life’ on the BBC and was surprised on stage at the Royal Albert Hall during the filming of the ‘Songs of Praise - The Big Sing'.

  • 2003

    HIGHER

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    In 2003 Aled topped the classical charts with the album ‘Higher’.

  • 2004

    STRICTLY COME DANCING

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    In 2004 Aled was a contestant on the second series of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’.  He made it through to the semi-final of the competition and cites dancing a Samba to the Tom Jones hit 'It's Not Unusual' in Blackpool's famous Tower Ballroom as a real highlight!

  • 2006

    BBC RADIO 2 & 3

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    In 2006 Aled began presenting for BBC Radio 2 and 3 his shows ‘Good Morning Sunday’ and ‘The Choir’.

  • 2008

    CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG

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    Aled lead the cast of ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ in Cardiff.

  • 2008

    CHILDREN IN NEED SINGLE

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    Aled's ‘Children In Need’ single with Sir Terry Wogan went to number two in the charts.

  • 2012

    DAYBREAK

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    In 2012 Aled hosted daytime morning show ‘Daybreak’ alongside Lorraine Kelly on ITV1.

  • 2013

    MBE

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    Aled was awarded an MBE in 2013.

  • 2013

    CLASSIC FM

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    Aled returned to ‘Classic FM’ for a regular Sunday morning slot. His show has continued to grow ever since and is currently the most listened to single show on the network.

  • 2014

    WEEKEND

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    Since 2014 Aled has presented his own musical chat show ‘Weekend’ on ITV1. The show broadcasts every Saturday and Sunday morning from 8.30am - 9.30am.

    Aled has recently completed his second series of ‘Weekend’.

    ‘Weekend’ will be back at Christmas and April 2016.

  • 2014

    WHITE CHRISTMAS

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    Aled starred in ‘White Christmas’ at the Dominion Theatre in London's West End.

  • 2015

    PRESENT DAY

    "Many people ask me why I work so hard - my answer is that I honestly don’t see it as work and I hold dear words of advice once offered to me by my mate Terry Wogan - spread yourself as thinly as possible as it makes it harder for people to get rid of you!”

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“He’s adorable - I’d like to adopt him for my very own. I have great hopes for his future.”

- Leonard Bernstein

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