About The Lightyears
When you book this band you are booking an act who have travelled around the world, played hundreds of shows together and, most importantly, are incredibly passionate about their music. It is the electricity between the band members - best friends since school - and the energy that pours from the stage, that means The Lightyears consistently fill dance floors from South London to South Asia.
As well as appearing at events and functions, the band tour widely as an originals act. The band have been awarded best pop/rock act at the Indy Awards; performed at London Road Stadium in front of 12,000 people; headlined the Cavern Club, Clapham Grand and London Astoria; played Glastonbury Festival three times and worked with Grammy award-winning producer Hugh Padgham (whose hits include Sting's "Fields Of Gold" and Phil Collins' "In The Air Tonight"). TV work includes appearances on "Strictly Confidential" and "The Real Good Life" as well as national TV slots in Ireland. Radio appearances include WXPN national radio in the USA (to an audience of three million) and a stint as an "XFM Featured Artist" in February 2008. The band members have performed with and/or supported numerous pop icons including The Darkness, Mystery Jets, Fairport Convention, The Levellers, Steeleye Span, New Model Army and Liberty X. The Lightyears' polished, high-octane set has earned them residencies at The Queen's Birthday Ball in Seoul, South Korea and the PAWS Ball in Phuket, Thailand. Other international touring experience includes mainland Europe and the USA.
The Lightyears provide their own high-quality PA system and lighting rig and provide recorded music before, after and in between their performances. The band typically play two one-hour sets but exact timings can be tailored to suit each client's needs.