The Lightyears

The Lightyears

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The Lightyears have toured the world including South Africa, Thailand, USA, South Korea & mainland Europe. They have performed to crowds of 50,000 people, broadcast to 3 million Americans on US radio, starred in a national ad campaign for T-Mobile & worked with legendary producer Hugh Padgham.

Biography

The Lightyears are based in London, England, and play stadium-ready pop/rock. The band have toured extensively across the world including South Africa, USA, Thailand, South Korea and mainland Europe, appearing at many prestigious venues and events including Wembley Stadium, Glastonbury Festival and The Queen’s Birthday Ball. The LYs have annual residencies in Cape Town, Seoul and Phuket, have sung live on American radio to an audience of 3 million and have performed to live stadium crowds of 50,000 people. In late 2009 the band wrote the soundtrack for, and starred in, T-Mobile’s “Josh’s Band� ad campaign, leading to multiple appearances in the mainstream media including a 3-minute promo on primetime Channel 4 to a TV audience of over 5 million viewers.

They were awarded BEST POP/ROCK ACT at the first ever UK INDY Awards in 2007 and following this were invited to work with legendary producer Hugh Padgham, famous for selling over 50 million records with Sting & The Police, Elton John, Paul McCartney and more. Two of Hugh’s tracks feature on The Lightyears’ latest album, London, England (2009), available to buy from the LYs shop, iTunes and all major online retailers.

Recommended if you like The Killers, Snow Patrol, Kings of Leon, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, Queen, The Beatles.

*As well as performing their own tunes, The Lightyears boast an extensive repertoire of classic pop/rock covers from the last fifty years. Click here for more information.*

“If The La’s and Wham! had a bastard pop-child they’d sound like this…�
WXPN RADIO, PHILADELPHIA, USA

“The Lightyears’ performance was awesome – it was the best party I have ever been to in my life…�
ROBBIE FLECK, SOUTH AFRICAN RUGBY LEGEND

“I’m going to tell you about a band that will make you smile…�
BBC OXFORD

“The perfect good-time summer band…�
GREEN FUSE STAGE, GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL

“One of the hottest acts in the UK..�
IMAGE-ASIA EVENTS, THAILAND

“A bloody good band! The Lightyears are excellent ambassadors for Britain…�
SIR WARWICK MORRIS, FORMER BRITISH AMBASSADOR TO SOUTH KOREA

“In a world of passing fashion, fake credibility and media hype, The Lightyears are able to stand out for all the right reasons…�
STATE MAGAZINE, IRELAND

Discography

London, England (2009)
At Midnight (2008)
Mission Creep (2006)