Aled Jones will, in the minds of many, be forever associated with Walking In The Air, the theme from Raymond Briggs' evergreen cartoon The Snowman.
In the mid 1980s the boy treble with the unfortunate bowl haircut was seemingly unavoidable.
Aled was born on 29 December 1970 in Llandegfan, Anglesey. He joined the Bangor Cathedral Choir aged nine, and won many national singing competitions and Eisteddfodau.
He recorded two albums, one of which was heard by a BBC producer. Aled was invited to sing live with the BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra on TV and radio. Three BBC television programmes followed, which were watched by over 18 million viewers.