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Stereophonics’ Kelly Jones tells hilarious Tom Jones story on Zoe Ball show

28 Jul 2023 2 minute read
Tom Jones and Stereophonics’ Kelly Jones (Credit: PA)

Kelly Jones was a guest on Zoe Ball’s Radio 2 Breakfast Show this morning.

The Stereophonics singer, who has been touring with his new band Far From Saints, including playing shows opening for Tom Jones, was quizzed about his close friendship with the Welsh icon.

He then proceeded to serve up one of the funniest stories about the star you’ll ever read.

Kelly Jones appearing on the Zoe Ball breakfast show alongside Anne Marie and Carol Kirkwood (Credit – BBC Radio 2)

It went a little something like this…

Zoe BallYou’re close to Tom

Kelly JonesI’ve known him since 97. I played with him last weekend, Cardiff Castle.

He came back to my flat once after doing a Jools Holland show with Stuart, and we were having a drink in the house, and it was going on a bit. And the guy above came down and we were singing and stuff, the guy knocked on the door and he said ‘look, I’ve got a really early appointment in the morning, can you turn the Tom Jones records down a bit?’

Stuart comes to the door and said ‘what’s the problem over here?’, and he said ‘look I’ve got to get to sleep in the morning, can you turn down the Tom Jones records?’ and we said ‘we’re not playing Tom Jones records, Tom Jones is in the kitchen singing’. And he goes ‘yeah right’, so I go ‘come and have a look’ and he sees Tom in the kitchen and says ‘fair enough, have a good night’ and I close the door. And Tom goes ‘that’s the problem see when you have a flat, there’s always somebody above you that’s got something to say.

You can listen back to the Zoe Ball show on BBC Sounds


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Arthur Owen
Arthur Owen
6 months ago

My take on that anecdote would be ‘mildly amusing’ not ‘hilarious’,but some people rgarded anything the late queen said with a smile on her face as the height of comedy,perhaps Tom has the same status in the valleys.

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