Lee spent a day in a tiny Essex studio talking to BBC local radio stations around the country about his new Lee Mead 10 Year Anniversary album on the day before its release and two days before his Anniversary Tour opens with sell-out shows in Newbury and Milton Keynes. Both album and tour celebrate an amazing decade since he first won and played the role of Joseph in the West End.
He mentioned that he was due to have 13 such chats - four went out live on the day and, so far, I've identified another five, two of which (detailed below) aired the following day, including a lovely, lively, in person chat with BBC Essex's Tony Fisher, pictured with Lee here.
There was airplay for a number of tracks from the new album - you can hear these in full on the BBC's listen again service (available for 29 days post broadcast) while brief snippets are included in the audio edits below. You'll find the remaining interviews (and much more besides) on the Timeline index.
BBC Radio Essex - Tony Fisher
Nearest tour dates: 24 Nov Clacton, 25 Nov Southend (tour finale)
LISTEN AGAIN (available until 25 March 2018, starts 2h07m15s) or BELOW (edited version)
BBC Radio Wales - Caryl Parry Jones
Nearest tour date: 19 May Newport
LISTEN AGAIN (available until 25 March 2018, starts 2h21m46s) or BELOW (edited version)