John Owen-Jones - John Owen-Jones
The CD also features guest appearances from the best of contemporary Welsh talent – Bryn Terfel, Michael Ball, celebrated harpist Catrin Finch and the winners of the BBC TV series Last Choir Standing, Only Men Aloud.
After performing all over the world, John comes to Cardiff for the start of the 25th Anniversary tour of Boublil and Schönberg’s, Les Misérables. The show, hailed as the “World’s Most Popular Musical”, is based on Victor Hugo’s epic French novel and begins performances in Cardiff on December 12th. John returns to the challenging role of Jean Valjean after performing to literally millions of fans during his time in the show both in the UK and on Broadway.
Born and bred in Burry Port, South Wales, John Owen-Jones said, “I’m thrilled to be able to launch my new CD personally in Cardiff. Having spent so much of my career away from Wales on the stages of Broadway and the West End, it’s wonderful to be back home once again. My first full length CD, released on the Sain record label, is a collection of my favourite songs from the world of musical theatre. Whilst it contains popular musical theatre tracks such as the brilliant Bring Him Home from ‘Les Misérables and Music of the Night from ‘The Phantom of the Opera’, it also contains some equally brilliant but less well known musical theatre songs. It also has my own version of the classic Myfanwy by Joseph Parry – my Mam’s favourite! I’m probably most excited by the guests I have appearing on it though. To have Catrin Finch playing harp on a new arrangement of Bring Him Home and Only Men Aloud backing me on Anthem from ‘Chess’ is a delight and to say I’m pleased to have Bryn and Michael sing with me on the beautiful and rarely performed Sondheim classic Pretty Lady is an understatement. I can’t wait for people to hear it!’