Jon Shone is a keyboard player, songwriter, arranger, and musical director with over 10 years of experience at the top level of the music industry. He has worked as an MD with a long line of stadium pop acts, including Bryan Adams, Michael Bublé, Marina and the Diamonds, Olly Murs, and One Direction. From 2011 to 2016, Jon was also an integral part of One Direction’s live show as well as their musical director, touring extensively and performing at some of the biggest venues across the world.
Prior to his work as an MD, Jon was the resident pianist and arranger for ITV’s X-Factor contestants and the string arranger for Radio 1’s iconic Live Lounge. He also works as a consultant with various record labels, including Sony BMG, Universal, and Atlantic Records (part of Warner Music Group).