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Stereophonics frontman Kelly Jones joins us for Breakfast

2 hours, 59 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 11 February 2013

Stereophonics frontman Kelly Jones joins us to choose some tunes and sip some tea!

He's popping in on the way to meet the rest of his bandmates at Abbey Road studios for Radio 2's 'Please Please Me', where they'll be performing I Saw Her Standing There. We can't wait to hear that!

The Welsh wonders have rocked our socks since 1998 when they received a Brit Award for Best New Group. Since then Kelly and the crew have gifted us with eight albums featuring a stack of hit singles that continue to grace indie disco dancefloors up and down the country.

Now the boys are ready to perform a very special version of The Beatles' classic, and we can't wait to hear all about it...

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    From Rev Rob Gillion, Rector of Holy Trinity Church and St Saviours.

    I so enjoyed the coverage of the BAFTA's on the weekend, including the speeches and the tears. I especially enjoyed the awards for newcomers.

    Our mission at the church as you know is to encourage young people to find confidence through performing. After every show each cast member is presented with their BAFTA mask trophy with a word of encouragement. No one is left out, for everyone has their part to play.

    The real BAFTA'S mission statement says they are presented to reward excellence, inspire practitioners and benefit the public. They are hoping to drive up standards, seek and encourage new and emerging talent and recognise all who participate in entertainment, celebrating the very best creative work.

    I am passionate about encouraging talent, and applaud all who seek to do the same. I'm sure Kelly Jones remembers those who encouraged him when they first formed the Stereophonics, and Jake Bugg will never forget the encouragement he received last week here on the show.

    There is a role model of course in the Bible. One of Jesus's disciples was called Joseph but was nick named Barnabas which means 'son of encouragement' He always thought the best of others, always saw the positive,the potential and the gifts and abilities of other people.

    It is so simple to give a word of encouragement, or send a card of congratulations. A little action that goes a long way. It doesn't always need a medal, or a trophy, but just a memory of someone who believed in you.

    I will never forget when at the age of seven was asked by my Dad what I wanted to be when I grew up. I said 'An actor' He said 'Son, follow your dream'. There's encouragement for you.


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