The lightyears wedding and party band – top professional entertainment for when only the very best will do.
The Lightyears are not like other covers bands. They perform every song as if it were written yesterday. They play each gig as if it were their last. They bring older songs to life and carry off modern hits with aplomb.
Best friends since school, George, Chris, Tony and John have been working together for the past five years to create an unbeatable and totally unique events band. When you book The Lightyears 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, and the energy that pours from the stage, that means the LYs consistently fill dancefloors from South London to South Asia.
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.
Alongside appearing at events and functions, the LYs 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”).
Television work includes appearances on primetime ITV shows “Strictly Confidential” and “The Real Good Life” as well as national TV slots in Ireland and Georgia. Radio appearances include WXPN national radio in the USA (to an audience of 3 million) and a stint as an “XFM Featured Artist” in February 2008. Artists the band members have performed with and/or supported include The Darkness, Mystery Jets, Fairport Convention, The Levellers, Steeleye Span, New Model Army and Liberty X.
The Lightyears provide their own high-quality PA system and lighting rig and can offer background music before, after and in between their performances at no extra charge. The band typically play two one-hour sets; exact timings can be tailored to suit each client’s needs.
"Definitely one of the best bands I have ever seen or heard" Hugh Padgham - Producer (Sting & The Police, Genesis, Paul McCartney, David Bowie)
"The guests, who took to the dancefloor in droves, were reluctant to let them go! I do hope we shall see them in Seoul again. The Lightyears are excellent ambassadors for Britain." Sir Warwick Morris - British Ambassador to South Korea
"It's simple - if you're getting married, or running an event, you have to book this band. They will make your evening. Booking them for our wedding was one of the best decisions we have ever made." Mark and Robyn Vitty - Reading
"Without doubt, one of the best bands I have seen play in Phuket during the past fifteen years." Martin Carpenter MBE - Event MC, Thailand
"I haven't been this excited about a British band since I discovered The Beatles. The Lightyears, simply put, are incredible..." Rachel Perry - PlayPhilly.com, Philadelphia USA
"Bloody brilliant!" Roger Taylor - drummer from Queen