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Aled Jones

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Aled Jones, (born 29 December 1970, St David’s Hospital, Bangor, Wales) is a Welsh singer, Christian and television personality who first came to fame as a boy soprano. He is the only child of Nest and Derek Jones, and was raised in a Welsh-speaking community in the small Anglesey village of Llandegfan.

He is best known for singing “Walking in the Air”, the song from Channel 4’s animated film “The Snowman”, based on the book by Raymond Briggs. The song reached No. 5 in the UK charts. Ironically, the version in the film was not performed by Aled, but by Peter Auty, a St. Paul’s Cathedral choirboy.

When his voice broke at the age of 16, Aled “retired” to concentrate on his school work and playing foorball! He later went to the Royal Academy of Music, followed by The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, after which he played the lead in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat” in Blackpool for a year.

In 2003, Aled relaunched his voice as an adult, when he released his first adult album, “Aled”. Although he had a previous album before this release, “From The Heart”, Aled considered “Aled” as his first proper adult album.

Since then, he has released 6 other albums. These are:

Higher
Aled: special edition
The Christmas Album
New Horizons
You Raise Me Up: The Best of Aled Jones
Reason To Believe
Aled’s Christmas Gift

Aled’s next album, “Forever”, will be released on September 26th 2011

Aled has also become a regular presenter on Songs of Praise (BBC 1), Good Morning Sunday (BBC radio 2) Friday Night is Music Night (BBC radio 2) and the Choir (radio 3).

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