Lee's long-awaited first concert was all that I'd expected and much, much more. Before a hometown crowd, liberally scattered with loyal fans from around the country, Lee performed song after song with power and passion, and with the emotional connection and glorious voice that have made him a star.
Accompanied by his own live band (hopefully he'll introduce them next time!), and supported by Niamh Perry, he mixed old favourites from his days on the Any Dream Will Do TV programme, with material from both his albums, a few musical theatre numbers and a few real surprises.
I cannot begin to imagine how running out to perform his first solo concert, in front of a packed home-town crowd, must have felt for Lee - the nerves, the excitement, the adrenaline coursing through his body... and although you could hear a little of that in the chat between songs, I hope the warmth of the reception he got helped to still those nerves, allowing him to enjoy the experience every bit as much as the audience.
I have included the set list on a separate page.
Photography was strongly discouraged, but I include the few I took before being given the shake of the head. Click thumbnails to view larger images.
Lee's full concert schedule (including past appearances) can be found at - CONCERT DATES
Last updated: 7 November 2014