The lightyears wedding and party band – top class 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.

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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, lighting rig and engineer 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.

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Set list / Repertoire

Beyond The Sea (Bobby Darin)
Tutti Frutti (Little Richard)
Johnny B Goode (Chuck Berry)
Great Balls Of Fire (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Shake, Rattle & Roll (B Haley/Comets)
Jailhouse Rock (Elvis Presley)
Blue Suede Shoes (Elvis Presley)
Little Less Conversation (Elvis)
Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree (Lee)

My Girl (The Temptations)
I Wanna Hold Your Hand (The Beatles)
Back In The USSR (The Beatles)
I Saw Her Standing There (The Beatles)
Lady Madonna (The Beatles)
Twist & Shout (The Beatles)
Hey Jude (The Beatles)
Satisfaction (Rolling Stones)
Stand By Me (Ben E. King)
I’m A Believer (The Monkees)
Sittin’ On The Dock…(O Redding)
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You (F Valli)
Say A Little Prayer (Aretha Franklin)
Brown-Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
Sweet Caroline (Neil Diamond)

Born To Be Wild (Steppenwolf)
Mustang Sally (Wilson Pickett)
Crocodile Rock (Elton John)
Your Song (Elton John)
Make Me Smile (S Harley/Cockney Rebel)
American Pie (Don McLean)
I Want You Back (Jackson Five)
For Once In My Life (Stevie Wonder)
Mamma Mia (Abba)
Drift Away (Dobie Gray)
Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Queen)
Don’t Stop Me Now (Queen)
We Are The Champions (Queen)
Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen)
New York, New York (Frank Sinatra)
Perfect Day (Lou Reed)
Stuck In The Middle (Stealer’s Wheel)
You Give A Little Love (Bugsy Malone)
Let’s Stay Together (Al Green)
Teenage Kicks (The Undertones)
Rock And Roll (Led Zeppelin)
You Shook Me All Night Long (AC/DC)

Don’t Stop Believing (Journey)
500 Miles (The Proclaimers)
La Bamba (Los Lobos)
Video Killed The Radio Star (Buggles)
A Little Respect (Erasure)
Call Me Al (Paul Simon)
Free Fallin’ (Tom Petty)
Friday I’m In Love (The Cure)
Lovecats (The Cure)
Town Called Malice (The Jam)
Livin’ On A Prayer (Bon Jovi)
Don’t Dream It’s Over (Crowded House)
Simply The Best (Tina Turner)
Jump (Van Halen)
Sweet Child O’ Mine (Guns ‘N’ Roses)
Walk This Way (Aerosmith)

Angels (Robbie Williams)
Flowers In The Window (Travis)
Back For Good (Take That)
Bohemian Like You (Dandy Warhols)
Hallelujah (Jeff Buckley)
Alright (Supergrass)
Parklife (Blur)
Boys & Girls (Blur)
Wonderwall (Oasis)
Don’t Look Back In Anger (Oasis)
Basketcase (Green Day)
Breakfast At Tiffany’s (Deep Blue..)
Movin’ On Up (Primal Scream)
Boom Shake The Room (Jazzy Jeff)
Drops Of Jupiter (Train)
Mr Jones (Counting Crows)
Love Gets Sweeter (Finley Quaye)
All I Want for Christmas (M Carey)

Yellow (Coldplay)
Chelsea Dagger (The Fratellis)
Chasing Cars (Snow Patrol)
Valerie (Mark Ronson/Winehouse)
Oh My God (Kaiser Chiefs)
Take Me Out (Franz Ferdinand)
Fill My Little World (The Feeling)
Better Together (Jack Johnson)
Lose Yourself (Eminem)
Fix You (Coldplay)
Good On The Dancefloor (Ar’c Monkeys)
I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’ (Scissor Sis’s)
Crazy In Love (Beyonce)
She Always Gets What…(Prime Circle)
All These Things That I’ve Done (Killers)
Mr Brightside (The Killers)
Human (The Killers)
Sex On Fire (Kings Of Leon)
Use Somebody (Kings Of Leon)
Love Machine (Girls Aloud)
I Gotta Feeling (Black Eyed Peas)
Bulletproof (La Roux)
Mercy (Duffy)
Bad Romance (Lady Gaga)
Empire State Of Mind (Jay Z/A Keys)
I Kissed A Girl (Katy Perry)
Firework (Katy Perry)
Forget You (Cee Lo Green)
Crossfire (Brandon Flowers)
Dynamite (Taio Cruz)
We No Speak Americano (Y Becool)
Paradise (Coldplay)
Titanium (David Guetta feat. Sia)
We Found Love (Rhianna)