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Last Featured on this show March 7, 2016

Lee Gilbert
Lee was born in the Rhondda Valley, South Wales into a musical family.
His father and grandmother were both professional singers on the cabaret circuit and his love of playing to live audiences surely stemmed there.
In his early twenties Lee became a performer in his own right. Competitions, eisteddfods, local theatre all played a part in shaping the artiste he is today.
Lee became a cabaret artiste on the South Wales club scene and toured his act for three years while working full time and raising a young family. During this time he recorded his first album “Just One Voice” which had regular airplay on BBC Radio Wales. He also sang tracks from the album on the BBC1 Wales show Just Up Your Street. Guest spots for Chris Needs, Owen Money and Alan Thompson followed on radio as well as several outside broadcasts.
Early demo recordings led to his first leading theatrical role, that of Frederick in The Pirates of Penzance. This was a new departure musically and one Lee thoroughly enjoyed. From there he went on to play various and challenging roles in productions including: “Fiddler on the Roof”, “Follies”, “Sweeny Todd” and “The King and I”. His leading roles include Judas – Jesus Christ Superstar; Tony – West Side Story; and Darryl Van Horne in the Welsh premiere of The Witches of Eastwick.
He toured nationally, creating the role of Will Hay in the original production of Michael Bogdanov’s Amazing Grace written by Mal Pope, for the Wales Theatre Company.
He has performed in live concerts across the country. The highlight so far being a concert version of West Side Story, playing Tony, fronting the Robert Mandell Melachrino String Orchestra and full Philharmonic choir.
Lee’s straight theatre credits began when playwright Frank Vickery invited him to audition for a touring production. An association which lasted for thirteen tours in all. The plays, all comedies, include A Night on the Tiles, Roots and Wings, Family Planning, Trivial Pursuits, Spanish Lies, Pulling the Wool and his personal favourite Tonto Evans, where he created the role of Wayne in the original cast.
Family Planning was produced as a 16 part Radio series for the BBC. Lee played the role of Bobby in 12 episodes.
Ten Years ago Lee approached a local Big Band that was just starting out, to see if he could sing a couple of numbers with them for fun. That band has since become one if the finest Big Bands in South Wales and is the ‘go to band’ for any large function or corporate event. Lee Gilbert and the Dave Barry Big Band have worked continually throughout Britain and Ireland playing swing, pop and soul music to delighted audiences. They headlined the Cork Jazz festival in 2008.
Lee’s versatility as a performer is impressive. In addition to working as a self-contained solo artiste, he performs as a duo with a pianist, with a jazz quintet and indeed with his full seventeen piece Big Band .
His one man show has been seen across the country in various theatres and large venues e.g Motorpoint Arena Cardiff.
In 2008, Lee wrote Come Fly with Me – the Big Band Musical in collaboration Steven Coleman (Only the Brave). The show was directed by Richard Tunley and received its premiere at the Wales Milennium Centre in 2009 to critical acclaim. The show – full sized musical comedy featuring a cast of fifteen and a live Big Band on stage throughout – was the subject of an ITV documentary, following its progress and is currently in a state of re –write in readiness for a UK tour through 2015.
This Christmas Lee made his debut in pantomime playing the evil villain Fleshcreep in Jack & The Beanstalk (RCT Theatres).


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9:56 Lee Gilbert Soar
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10:03 AirCrash Detectives Magnets
10:07 andrewpurcellmusic The day he ate some coffee
10:11 BAMIL Haunted By Circles
10:16 Barley Bouffler To Go Solo
10:18 Bold Kelly I wanna
10:21 Bold Kelly Misspelled Formula
10:26 The Brake Brothers Band Complicated MAn
10:30 Eric Val Beautiful Lie
10:34 Eric Val Pull Me Under
10:37 Gail Everett The Glory
10:41 Jupiter In Velvet The Beauty of U
10:46 Kylie Hughes Calipopicana
10:51 LOST GENERATION No Mercy
10:55 Lynn Callihan Perfect Life
11:00 Morgan s Road Good, Good, Gone
11:03 Oogeewawa Feelin Alive Today
11:06 The Pieces of Mind Walking In The Shadow Of Today
11:11 Paul Christopher Only Time
11:15 Susan Sheller Chains Where Wings Used To Be
11:19 T Dawn Someone Different
11:24 Will of Wilmington God's 4 Gifts
11:28 Silhouette Cities Derail
11:32 The Mongrels One Drink
11:36 Prince Charman Ride With Me
11:42 7th Order 100 Year Rain (live)
11:45 The Pieces of Mind I Wish You Would
11:48 The Lady anoNYMous The Ground Up (Rebuild)
11:54 Sienna Morgan Fly
11:58 From The Balcony Down by the river
12:01 Color Out Ghosts
12:05 Kris D Marsden Dull Refined
12:08 Oslo Iversen Never be enough
12:11 Poynte Take Control
12:15 Ridley Woof Kidd
12:18 Sasser Carry On
12:21 Tom Kay Father Time
12:25 Under The Tongue Dissapointed
12:28 Wicked Saints Just Like Me
12:33 Wirehead No Possessions
12:35 Akoustic Odyssey Jolly Roger
12:40 Paul Christopher Relax And Take It Slow
12:44 American Beauties Miles From Nowhere
12:48 Barley Station Like Destiny
12:51 Folkwood Gypsy Moon
12:55 Dan McCarthy Fly Away - Woke up to a dream
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1:04 Luna Highway Love Game
1:08 The Marbles Jackson All The Best Things
1:12 Matt Steady Skógr
1:16 Mauro Filigheddu I'm Going Home
1:19 Michael S. Hennessey Only TIme can Tell
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1:31 Dan McCarthy The Shell of a Man
1:34 Paul Christopher Touch of an Angel
1:39 The Muggs Applecart Blues
1:43 Overdose Riding to the groove
1:46 Paul Maged Not Complicated
1:49 Phil Butta TEXAS
1:52 Sasser This Scene
1:56 shaun tobar Pause Rewind.