Jon Shone is a keyboard player, songwriter, arranger, and musical director with over ten years’ experience at the top level of the music industry.
Jon was the resident pianist and arranger for ITV’s X-Factor contestants. Following that he became the string arranger to Radio 1’s Live Lounge. Since then he has acted as musical director for a succession of stadium pop acts, including Bryan Adams, Michael Bublé, Marina and the Diamonds, and Olly Murs. He gave several masterclasses at ICMP before joining the faculty.
Since 2011, Jon has kept busy as musical director to One Direction. A crucial member of the 1D team, he has toured extensively with the band over the last six years.