Securing a record deal at the age of 15, Joss Stone first won the hearts of the nation in 2003 with her unique voice and youthful take on classic soul music. Her debut album, Soul Sessions, delivered rave reviews, with music heavyweights such as Caramanica of The Rolling Stones praising her choice of song. This would be the start of an internationally recognised career, transcending the small screen, big screen and music.
Highly acclaimed albums such as Mind, Body & Soul, Introducing Joss Stone and Soul Sessions 2 soon followed her initial record, with Stone firmly establishing herself as one of UK’s most successful music artists, successfully topping Top 20 charts in both the US and the UK.
Over the following decade, Stone’s career evolved into the world of film and television. Appearing in the movie adaptation of the bestselling book Eragon, Stone then went on to take on a lead role in the critically acclaimed The Tudors, appearing with the likes of British talents such as Jonathan Rees- Myers, current Superman Henry Cavvil and Game of Thrones star Natalie Dormer. Stone’s portrayal of Henry VIII’s 4th wife, Anne of Cleeves saw her return throughout the show to appear in numerous seasons.
Philanthropy is something Joss Stone is extremely passionate about and regularly lends her support to charities and organisations with a strong message. In the past, she has taken the stage in the name of Live 8, she has provided guidance for young leaders as part of One Young World, and in 2014, recorded the official single for the Great Poppy Appeal, with Stone delivering a passionate rendition of No Man’s Land amongst the field of poppies at the Tower of London.
Rising to a number of challenges, both as part of her career and in her personal life, Stone’s delivery of keynote speeches is full of enthusiasm, devotion and experience, and welcomes topics from her work in the industry, her humanitarian efforts to aspects of the corporate world.