Owen's involvement with brass music began when he joined Pontypool Brass Band at the age of six. He later joined Gwent County Youth Brass Band and the National Youth Brass Band of Wales, progressing to principal horn in both ensembles. Owen's emerging talent was recognised in 1995, when as a member of the BTM Brass Band, he became the British Open Junior Solo champion. He was later appointed solo horn for Tredegar, before studying at the Royal Northern College of Music. Six months later, he joined the world famous Williams' Fairey Engineering Band. Since moving back to Wales, Owen is currently playing for the Cory Band.