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Stereophonics rocker Kelly Jones has welcomed his third child.
The Welsh frontman announced on the band's Twitter account he and his wife Jakki Healy became parents to a girl named Riley, their first child together, earlier in March (16).
"Hi! Our baby girl Riley is 10 days old, " he writes. "She'll be bringing guitars on stage like her elder sisters very soon! Kelly."
After five years of dating, Jones married the MTV journalist in Ireland in 2013 in front of guests including Paul Weller, actor Rhys Ifans, and Rolling Stones veteran Ronnie Wood.
Continue reading: Kelly Jones Becomes A Father For The Third Time
With their ninth studio release topping the charts earlier this year and its predecessor attaining platinum status, Stereophonics are enjoying something of a career renaissance. Further evidence of this are the multiple sold out arena dates on this tour, including tonight's show, and their recent announcement as a headliner at next year's Isle of Wight festival.
Opening with recent singles 'C'est La Vie' and 'I Wanna Get Lost With You', tonight's set perhaps reflects the reception of Stereophonics' recent albums. Naturally, the current release is well promoted with outings of 'Sunny' and 'White Lies', both of which see frontman Kelly Jones unusually take piano duties, while 'Mr And Mrs Smith' translates well to stage and allows drummer Jamie Morrison to shine. Rather than just singles from 'Graffiti On The Train', the audience also receives 'Been Caught Cheating', 'Roll The Dice' and 'Catacomb', the latter of which leads to the band visibly enjoying the chance to rock out. To their credit, Stereophonics employ a string section to provide the greater orchestral focus of recent material, as well as breathing life into staples in their set such as 'Traffic' and 'Handbags And Gladrags' - quite possibly the biggest sing-along of the show.
Even with the heavy weighting toward their recent work, Stereophonics of course knock out crowd-pleasers with consummate ease - although the 'Pull The Pin' and 'Keep Calm & Carry On' LPs are ignored altogether. 'A Thousand Trees', 'I Wouldn't Believe Your Radio', 'Maybe Tomorrow' and several others provide a reminder of the strength of their library, while teased new arrangements to big-hitters 'Local Boy In The Photograph' and 'The Bartender And The Thief' ultimately lead to raucous renditions of anthems still loved over 15 years after they were released. Invariably it is the band's only number one single to date, 'Dakota', which sends the masses home happy and covered in ticker tape and confetti. It concludes a clinical performance from an act who can still very much hold their own on the live circuit, and in Jones, have one of the strongest vocal performers in British rock music.
Stereophonics Rocker Kelly Jones Is Expecting A Child With His Wife Jakki Healy.
The Welsh singer, 41, confirmed the happy news to Britain's The Sun newspaper, saying, "Lots to celebrate recently - number one album, Welsh sport, and best of all we are thrilled to be expecting our first child."
The pregnancy news comes just weeks after the band scored a huge hit with their latest album, Keep the Village Alive, which debuted at number one in the U.K. charts following its release last month (Sep15).
Kelly met MTV worker Jakki in 2008 and they married in Ireland in 2013 in front of guests including Rolling Stones veteran Ronnie Wood, Paul Weller and actor Rhys Ifans.
Continue reading: Kelly Jones To Be A Father For The Third Time
Kelly Jones has announced his wife Jakki Healy is expecting the couple's first child, which will be the Stereophonics rocker's third kid.
The rocker is set to become a dad for the third time now his wife is expecting the couple's first child together.
Kelly told The Sun newspaper: ''Lots to celebrate recently - number one album, Welsh sport, and best of all we are thrilled to be expecting our first child.''
Continue reading: Stereophonics Rocker Kelly Jones To Be A Dad Again
While Stereophonics have scored their sixth UK number one album with ‘Keep The Village Alive’.
A fortnight ago Justin Bieber scored his first ever UK number one with ‘What Do You Mean’ and now he’s back in the top spot again this week. The single has risen one place to reclaim the number one spot, after being knocked off by Sigala’s ‘Easy Love’ last week, which has now fallen to number two.
Justin Bieber’s What Do You Mean has topped the UK single’s chart.
In the number three spot was Calvin Harris and Disciples with ‘How Deep Is Your Love’, which scored over 2.1 million plays this week to rise one place in the chart. Jess Glynne’s ‘Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself’ fell one place in its sixth week on the chart, while The Weeknd’s 'Can’t Feel My Face' is a non-mover at number five.
Continue reading: Justin Bieber Is Back On Top Of UK Singles Chart With 'What Do You Mean'
After spending the summer on the festival circuit, Stereophonics release their ninth studio album 'Keep The Village Alive'; the follow-up to 2013's platinum-selling 'Graffiti On The Train'. A series of shows across Europe will be followed by a ten-date UK arena tour in December, culminating at the O2 Arena in London.
Recent single 'C'est La Vie' opens the record in urgent fashion, with vocalist Kelly Jones sounding as if he could trip over the lyrics at any point. It's a good-time tune with an energy that isn't seen regularly enough from the quartet. 'White Lies' is a shimmering attempt at arena balladry that may not be ground-breaking, but is hard to dismiss, while the influence of The Black Crowes is very much evident on the swaggering blues-rock of 'Sing Little Sister'. Those who criticise the band for being too safe will have further fuel with the radio-friendly 'I Wanna Get Lost With You', something of a generic drive-anthem, while 'Song For The Summer' is a sweeping number which utilises orchestral arrangements.
Based on a hypnotically looping piano line, 'Fight Or Flight' is an interesting number that may not be to everyone's liking. It has foundations in the cinematic sound of the previous album and builds to a climatic end, as does a highlight of this release titled 'Sunny'. The lyrics are at times lazy, a surprise given Jones is a heralded wordsmith, but it is some of the band's best playing of the last decade. 'Into The World' could test the patience of even dedicated fans, but 'Mr And Mrs Smith' will certainly have them back on board - it's another fun romp to get fans dancing and, should the band be brave enough to do so, could replace 'Dakota' as a show closer. Like much of 'Keep The Village Alive' it is more commercially-minded than the material of the last couple of Stereophonics albums - and this isn't a bad thing for an outfit with a not inconsiderable catalogue of hits. Detractors who may hope the band fade into heritage act status will have to continue waiting, while fans will no doubt enjoy this collection of mainly fine rock-pop moments.
Continue reading: Stereophonics - Keep The Village Alive Album Review
Stereophonics expected Stuart Cable - who died in 2010, seven years after he was sacked by the group - to rejoin the band one day.
Stereophonics expected Stuart Cable to rejoin the band.
The drummer was fired from the group in 2003 due to his unreliability and wild partying but the remaining members of the band, frontman Kelly Jones and guitarist Richard Jones, were left devastated when he died after choking on his own vomit in 2012.
Kelly said: ''[His death hit me] like a f***ing sledgehammer. He always said, 'I'll never make 40.'
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Stereophonics frontman Kelly Jones ''didn't want to be famous'' but believes it's the main reason why his late bandmate Stuart Cable wanted to be in a band.
The 41-year-old rocker has insisted he was never lured into the music industry by the idea of fame and fortune but believes it was the main reason why his late bandmate, drummer Stuart Cable, wanted to be in the well-known band.
Speaking about his time in the band, he said: ''I mean, at the end of the day it's a bloke writing poetry to music ... but I think people now, they look at the television and they think, 'I could do that', because they want what comes with it, but we didn't want to be famous really, that's the truth.
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Ahead of the release of their ninth studio album in September, Stereophonics announced tonight's show as a warm up date before they embark numerous dates in the festival season. Prior to a jaunt around mainland Europe they'll play toward the top of the bill at T In The Park, Belsonic and the dual V Festival sites.
If tonight's audience are expecting a crowd-pleasing set or show to promote the new record, opening with 'Catacomb' is a curveball to all in attendance. An album track from their last release, it is a surprising choice which shows, if nothing else, that Kelly Jones' voice is as powerful as ever. Latest single 'C'est La Vie' is well received, whilst a surprisingly early appearance of 'Handbags And Gladrags' provides a huge sing-a-long. Tracks from their debut album remain firm favourites, with 'A Thousand Trees' greeted by a massive roar and 'Too Many Sandwiches' receiving an outing, while guitarist Adam Zindani takes lead vocals as the quartet cover The Beatles' 'Happy Birthday' in honour of a crew member.
Two other new tracks - 'I Wanna Get Lost With You' and 'Song For The Summer' - also get an airing, though crowd reaction is more kind than crazy, but 'The Bartender And The Thief' remains the dynamite in their catalogue that will always awaken a crowd. With their discography covering over 100 songs, the band have a task to represent each chapter of their story, but the selections of 'It Means Nothing', 'Could You Be The One For Me?' and 'Rooftop' are further surprises in the performance. For an act who usually play it safe in their song selection, it really mixes things up, but few fans could argue these are jewels in the crown. More predictably, proceedings are ended on the sure-fire duo of 'Local Boy In The Photograph' and 'Dakota', which get the huge applause you would expect for songs which are the calling cards of the band. They round off a performance which shows the quartet to be in fine form and as slick as ever, with evidence that they may be prepared to mix things up when they take to the stage.
Continue reading: Stereophonics - O2 Academy, Sheffield - 8th July 2015 Live Review
Stereophonics have announced they are releasing their new album 'Keep The Village Alive' this September.
Stereophonics are releasing a new album.
The band have announced that their ninth LP 'Keep The Village Alive' will come out on September 11, 2015, through their own Stylus Records label through Ignition Records.
Frontman Kelly Jones has penned all the tracks on the album and shared production duties with long-time collaborator Jim Lowe during recording sessions at ICP Studios in Brussels, Belgium, and at Stylus Studios in London.
Continue reading: Stereophonics Announce New Album
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Sad to hear of Gord Downie's illness. Wouldn't be a Stereophonics without the influence of his incredible writing. https://t.co/tpn1Sjo3eO