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.
October 2016 saw Aled present ‘Going Back, Giving Back’ on BBC One daytime for three weeks.
Earlier this year Aled released 'One Voice', a concept album that saw Aled duet with his younger self. The album reached number one in the Classical Chart where he dominated the top spot for fourteen weeks and reached number three in the Official UK Charts climbing up the charts.
Following the success of 'One Voice', Aled launched the follow up album 'One Voice At Christmas' (release date November 25th 2016) with a spectacular press launch 18,000ft in the air where he performed the new 'Walking In The Air’ - which is now the highest Christmas concert flying over the UK.
Aled will be touring the UK in 2017 again after his hugely successful 22 date cathedral tour in 2016.