Owen Money

Owen Money is one of BBC Wales' most versatile presenters. He has had a highly successful career spanning many genres of entertainment. From music to comedy to presenting his own television and radio programmes, Owen has done it all.

Owen was born in Merthyr Tydfil and grew up in the South Wales valleys. He started his career in show business as a bass guitarist and lead singer with pop group 'The Bystanders' who had hits in the 60s on the Pye label.

Owen's flair for comedy led to him forming his own comedy band 'Tomfoolery'. This went on to become one of the UK's most successful comedy show bands. They appeared at leading venues all over the U.K. and often topped the bill at Blackpool's South Pier.

In 1980 Owen launched his solo career, soon winning Club Land 'Comedian of the Year' Award'. He proved so successful that he was soon performing alongside world renowned performers including Shirley Bassey and Tom Jones.

In 1987 Owen Money made his debut on BBC Radio Wales with his weekly programme 'Money for Nothing'. His popularity steadily increased and in 1997 Owen won two prestigious Sony Gold Awards, one for Regional Broadcaster of the Year, and the other for Best Music Sequence Programme of Year.

Owen fronts his own band, The Soul Sharks who play everything from soul to swing, with a little Latin thrown in for good measure. They are constantly in demand throughout Wales and beyond.

This exceptionally talented performer also finds time to undertake hosting ceremonies; after dinner speaking engagements; presenting awards and his brilliant act as Wales' leading 'stand-up comic is very much in demand.

Owen remains one of BBC Radio Wales' most popular presenters. He has many BBC Radio and Television programmes to his credit.