We had Lee himself to thank for the tweeted heads-up on this one, and it was a good one! His previous chats with Gaby have always been fun, and have on occasions included live singing. This was no different, as we were treated to stunning versions of Luck Be A Lady and Some Enchanted Evening, accompanied by Michael Riley on piano. Later Gaby sprung another collaboration on him, as she did last November when he and Blake sang a highly emotional Bring Him Home in the immediate aftermath of the Paris attacks. This time it was fellow guest Marti Webb, who Lee first saw in Evita at the Cliffs Pavilion as a boy! With only minutes to agree a song and prepare, they chose the standard, It Had To Be You, and Lee's excited "I sang with Marti Webb" afterwards said a lot about what the moment meant to him!
As usual on Gaby's show, there was a great mix of guests in the studio and in the edited 'Meady bits' below, you hear a little from the others too - Marti Webb, as mentioned, plus Nick Heyward and Tanya Franks among them. The live songs are included in the main edit, where you will hear the full intros and reactions from others in the studio, but I also include them as standalone tracks for ease of listening!
Full show edit
Luck Be A Lady
Some Enchanted Evening
Published: 21/02/2016; last updated: 28/11/2018