Aled Jones to appear at South Mill Arts in Bishop’s Stortford as part of major UK tour Full Circle
Aled Jones is hitting the road for a major UK tour called Full Circle in 2024 – and for the first time in a career spanning almost 40 years, he’ll be performing in Bishop’s Stortford.
Fans can hear the 52-year-old Welsh singer and TV and radio presenter during a series of dates the length and breadth of the country, including South Mill Arts on Friday April 5.
He will be looking back on a remarkable career with a one-man show that will feature never-before-heard music, tales from the decades and, for the first time, his story told in his own words.
Jones said: “It’s time to come Full Circle. I’m really excited about this tour. I’ll be telling stories about how it all began, then taking the audience on a journey through my career. There’ll be songs and one or two surprises.
“There’ll also be a book. It’s going to be a very busy 2024 and I can’t wait to get on the road and visit interesting places I’ve never visited before and, of course, see my wonderful fans.”
Jones was the boy treble whose angelic voice captivated the world. Selling more than seven million albums, he was the original classical crossover star.
In 1985, as a 14-year-old chorister, his recording of Walking in the Air – from 1982 animated film The Snowman, based on Raymond Briggs's children's book – reached the UK top five and firmly established him as a household name.
He has become an integral part of the nation's festivities. In a UK poll in 2012, his version of Howard Blake’s song was voted 13th on ITV special The Nation's Favourite Christmas Song.
Since then Jones has worked in television with the BBC and ITV, and on radio for the Beeb and Classic FM.
For the BBC, he has presented Songs of Praise since 2004, Cash in the Attic and Escape to the Country. In September 2012 he joined ITV Breakfast where he presented Daybreak for two years alongside Lorraine Kelly and Kate Garraway.
Equally at home on the classical stage or in musical theatre productions in the West End, his credits include lead roles in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Irving Berlin’s White Christmas.
As a singer, Jones is in demand globally and has performed in the world's most iconic venues, from London’s Royal Albert Hall to the Sydney Opera House.
He is a favourite with the Royal Family and even gave a private performance to King Charles III in Kensington Palace.
“There have been some incredible moments – meeting royalty, playing concert halls all over the world, singing at Bob Geldof and Paula Yates’s wedding and, of course, recording Walking in the Air, right through to Songs of Praise and Classic FM.
“The show will be stories and songs from across my career. I’ll be singing some of my favourites, telling some of my stories and showing previously-unseen photographs. Who knows, the audience might even get to ask a few questions.”