Kelly Jones is a founding member, lead singer, and lead guitarist of the rock band Stereophonics. Also, he is a Welsh singer-songwriter from Cwmaman, Wales. 

Picture of Welsh singer-songwriter, Kelly Jones
Caption: Picture of Welsh singer-songwriter, Kelly Jones (Photo: independent)

Parents of Kelly Jones

On 3 June 1974, Kelly Jones was born as the youngest child of his parents Arwyn Jones (father), and mother Beryl Jones. His family was from the small Welsh former mining village of Cwmaman, Rhondda Cynon Taf. He grew up along with his elder siblings brothers Kevin Jones, and Lee Jones. Kelly's parents worked in factories. 

Kelly Jones with his parents
Caption: Kelly Jones with his parents (Photo: shutterstock)

Having British nationality, Jones is of English ethnicity. He grew up in the village of Cwmaman, near Aberdare. Kelly studied film at college after completing his high school education. He considered becoming a scriptwriter and then attracting interest from the BBC for his work before focusing on music.

Career of Kelly Jones

Kelly brought his gift for narrative to his lyrics as his band progressed from covers to performing original material. Also, he flirted with the idea of a career in boxing and was a successful fighter at junior levels. Stereophonics' debut album, Word Gets Around, was heavily influenced by Jones' autobiography, including "More Life in a Tramps Vest," which tells of his teenage years as a market vendor. Stereophonics were the first band to be signed to Virgin Records' new V2 label in 1996, after several years on the south Wales live circuit.

Picture of Kelly Jones playing the guitar
Caption: Picture of Kelly Jones playing the guitar (Photo: Daily Star)

They failed to qualify for the charts with their debut EP Looks Like Chaplin, and their next single Local Boy in the Photograph peaked one place short of the UK Top 50. Word Gets Around, however, peaked at number 6 on the UK Albums Chart thanks to a busy touring schedule that included a support slot on fellow Welsh band Manic Street Preachers' 1996–97 tour. A solo set by Kelly Jones was performed at the Tsunami Relief Cardiff benefit concert at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff in January 2005.

Picture of Kelly Jones performing on the stage
Caption: Picture of Kelly Jones performing on the stage (Photo: Wikimedia)

There was speculation that Jones would leave Stereophonics to pursue a solo career, but he denied this. The musical influences Jones include Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Otis Redding, Stevie Wonder, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, and the Sex Pistols. Known for his raspy voice, described as "whisky," he has received both praise and criticism.

About Stereophonics

Stereophonics are a Welsh rock band formed in the year 1992. In the band, Kelly sings lead vocals and guitar, Richard Jones plays bass guitar, piano, and backing vocals, Adam Zindani plays guitar and backing vocals, Jamie Morrison plays drums, and touring member Tony Kirkham plays keyboards. 

Kelly Jones with his band members
Caption: Kelly Jones with his band members (Photo: irishnews)

Previously, the group included Stuart Cable (1992 to 2003) and Javier Weyley (2004 - 2016) on drums. They released their first album, Word Gets Around, in 1997 and reached number six in the UK chart. A world tour concluded in 2018 and the release of Kind, the 11th studio album, took place on October 25, 2019.

What's Kelly Jones Net Worth?

As per reports, Kelly Jones has earned an estimated net worth of $28.6 million or £21.8 million. Well, details of his earnings and annual salary yet to be out in the media. However, Kelly has earned a hefty sum of money working as a Singer-songwriter.

Kelly Jones posing for the picture with the car
Caption: Kelly Jones posing for the picture with the car (Photo: getty images) 

He has collected a handsome sum of money from different musical tours. Kelly has been living a lavish life with his family. Well, Jones prime source of earnings came from his musical career. 

Who is Kelly Jones Wife?

Kelly Jones has been happily married to his wife Jakki Healy. His wife Healy worked as a TV journalist. She is a PR guru who worked as a journalist for MTV. As per reports, Kelly met his wife Jakki in 2008 and then started getting together. On 7th December 2013, the couple wed at a quaint church in Ireland.

Kelly Jones with his wife Jakki Healy in their wedding dress
Caption: Kelly Jones with his wife Jakki Healy in their wedding dress (Photo: independent) 

Kelly and Jakki became parents of 2 kids; they are Riley Jones and Marley Jones. The couple's daughter Riley was born in March 2016. The couple is living a blissful married life without any rumors of a split or separation. Well, Jones has been involved in several in the past and has 2 children. 

Kelly Jones' Past Relationship & Affairs

Kelly was in a relationship with a hairdresser, Emma Dunn. The duo broke up after being in a relationship for more than 12 years. Likewise, he began having a relationship with interior designer Rebecca Walters

Kelly Jones with his wife Jakki Healy & their baby girl
Caption: Kelly Jones with his wife Jakki Healy & their baby girl (Photo: baby magazine)

Kelly and Rebecca became parents of two children from their romantic relationship. Their son Colby Jones was born in 2004 and a daughter Misty Jones. In spite of being parents of two kids, they ended their relationship, and the reason is still unclear.

Kelly Jones Teeth & Health Update

Well, there isn't anything about Kelly Jones teeth. Also, he is living a healthy life and isn't having any health problems. Kelly's health seems to be normal. He has discussed how his first child's cancer diagnosis influenced his songs. 

Kelly Jones clicking selfie with his daughter
Caption: Kelly Jones clicking selfie with his daughter (Photo: dailystar)

Jones has spoken about the "serious and frightening" period when his first child was being treated for cancer as a baby, and how it influenced his subsequent songs.

Controversy of Kelly Jones

Kelly Jones had a troubled relationship with the national tabloid press and often criticized him. Well, he had made headlines several times by criticizing fellow Britpop and post-Britpop musical artists, most notably Radiohead frontman and solo artist Thom Yorke. The singer Kelly criticized Yorke's attitude in the year 2002 interview due to what he felt was complaining about touring on Radiohead's 1998 home video release, Meeting People Is Easy. 

Kelly Jones picture attached with Dua Lipa
Caption: Kelly Jones picture attached with Dua Lipa (Photo: Daily Mail)

"We can all relate to that video – y'know, having to do a hundred fucking idents for radio stations but that doesn't mean you've got to walk around and be a miserable twat to everybody. Which is what Thom Yorke is mostly."


Later, he expressed regret for this comment, since he was a fan of Yorke. Also, he is known for his cynical view of manufactured pop and has criticized reality shows such as Popstars and The X Factor, as well as manufactured bands such as hearsay.

What is the Height of Kelly Jones?

Kelly Jones stands at the height of 1.17 meters or 5 feet 7 inches tall. While her body weighs around 158 pounds or 72 kgs. Kelly has black color hair with dark brown eyes.