Aled Jones hails ‘amazing’ Boston Stump

Aled Jones at Boston Stump.

Aled Jones at Boston Stump.

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Singing superstar and TV presenter Aled Jones performed a charity concert at Boston Stump on 
Saturday.

The Welsh vocalist delighted the audience with a full and varied repertoire, including Walking in the Air, the cover which first shot him to fame as a youngster.

Speaking to The Standard during his sound check, he said: “Its an amazing venue to sing in, it’s so resonant.

“It’s an amazing building so what an honour to be here.

“This is definitely up there as one of the nicest churches I’ve ever performed in that’s for sure.

“You can see it for miles, so it’s the easiest one to get to as well because usually we get lost quite a lot!

“You always hope it’s going to be great in a church but here I think anyone can sound good.”

Aled admitted that despite his years of experience, he still gets nervous before a concert but once performing is ‘happy and in my element’.

He added: “It’s what I have done since I was 10 years old, I’m 42 now, so it is a long time.

“Hopefully with the venue being so lovely it hides a multitude of sins.”

After enjoying fame at an early age through his music, latterly Aled has taken on a number of presenting roles, currently fronting ITV’s early morning show Daybreak.

However, he said he has never lost his love for music.

“I forget about it though,” he said. “I tend to be doing the same thing every day now and it takes moments like this where it really hits home that this is really what I want to do as well so I think it’s very important for me to get the balance right.”

The money raised from the night, which is still to be totalled, will go towards the church’s restoration appeal.

But organisers were disappointed more people had not supported the concert.

Spokesman Peter Coleman said: “The church was very pleased with how the concert went, but we were disappointed with the numbers after all of the publicity we have given it.”