John led Lee gently through his career from its earliest days on that now infamous Portsmouth to Bilbao ferry, via his first steps into musical theatre, his breakthrough with Any Dream Will Do and all that has followed since on stage, TV, musically and, with the lightest of touches, personally.
The reason for the interview was of course Lee's new 'Some Enchanted Evening' tour which calls at Shanklin Theatre, Isle of Wight on Sunday 2 August. Lee last visited Shanklin in 2013 and with this all new show harking back to the golden age of Hollywood musicals, which he previewed in three intimate gigs at London's Pheasantry in late June and which opened in Bedworth a few hours after the interview was aired, his return visit is sure to be a hot ticket!
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Tracks played during the interview, which you can hear in full on Lee's albums (his fourth, on the same theme as the tour and also called 'Some Enchanted Evening' is due out early in 2016 and is available to pre-order now), were:
- Paint It Black (Lee Mead)
- Any Dream Will Do (Lee Mead)
- Make It With You (Lee Mead)
- Through The Barricades (Nothing Else Matters)
- Holding On To Letting Go (Nothing Else Matters)