earls court

The Lightyears on your telly-box

3 December 2009

So… the inaugural nationwide tour of Josh’s Band is now over. We’ve been to Birmingham, Bristol, London, Edinburgh and Manchester and played to (and with!) over 1,100 people. It’s been an incredible experience to be part of Josh’s core band and the general consensus is that all of this is merely the beginning.

Work on the track we wrote for the campaign – “Come With Me” – continues apace and it is due for release on a major record label in January. The final recording will feature hundreds of musicians and singers from all over the UK. The first advert (covering the dates in Birmingham, London and Bristol) has already hit your TV screens. The follow-up (covering Edinburgh and Manchester) is out next week.

Thanks to Josh for having us onboard and to all the fantastic performers who joined us on the tour. Josh will be making a guest appearance at our gig tomorrow night (Friday 4 December) at The Troubadour in Earls Court and it is highly likely that a mass singalong will ensue… hope to see you there!

Buy tickets for the LYs’ Christmas Party

2 October 2009

Look how happy Tony is. He LOVES Christmas!We’re headlining The Troubadour in Earls Court on Friday 4 December and it’ll be a MASSIVE Christmas party to celebrate the coming of the festive season.

Tickets are now on sale. Buy yours by clicking here!

Advance tickets cost £6. Tickets on the door will cost £7 before 9.30pm and £8 afterwards. Buying in advance is advisable as THIS GIG WILL SELL OUT.

We were aware of a few technical/timing issues at our last Troubadour gig but we’ll be ironing those out this time by running the night ourselves. So expect superior sound quality and faultless punctuality! (Because, let’s face it, there’s nothing more rock ‘n’ roll than being punctual.)

On top of The Lightyears there’ll be music from Shaun Russell, Neil Thomas and The Iain Hornal Experience. Iain is the former frontman of the wonderful Genius, who some of you may remember from a couple of years back when they were touring with The Feeling. After our set, DJ Mark Love will keep the party going long into the night. All-in-all, the place will be heaving with seasonal merriment, wondrous dancing and joy to all men. It’ll be just like Christmas Day, only you won’t have to waste hours trying to fit AAA batteries into an ultimately disappointing remote-controlled helicopter.

…Remember Fezzywig’s Christmas Party in the Charles Dickens novel “A Christmas Carol”? Well, it’s going to be exactly like that. But without the smallpox.

Doors 8pm, first act 8.15. LYs onstage 9.45pm. Full details on the GIGS page.

Rising demand for Lightyears tickets

23 May 2009

The band promise to wear more clothes than this on the 24thThe first batch of tickets for our next gig sold out in just a couple of days – but never fear, the promoters have released a load more so all you folks can get your grubby hands on one.

We’ll be at The Troubadour on Friday 24 July, a gig which heralds our return to the London scene.

Click here to purchase your ticket.

Historically we tend to sell out this venue so it’s advisable to buy in advance. It should be a rocking night!  

In other news, beardy crooner Mr Ben Scriven has just been added to the bill – all the more reason to grace us with your presence. Also appearing are Matt Adey, The Beatroots and T Mandrake.

The Lightyears – Friday 24 July – The Troubadour, Earls Court, London. Doors 8pm; LYs onstage 9pm.

Off. The. Hook.

Click here for full gig details.

Buy tickets for LYs at The Troubadour

12 May 2009

That’s right folks, we’re back on the London scene! Tickets are now on sale for our homecoming gig at The Troubadour on Friday 24 July. 

We realise we’ve been neglecting you Londoners for a little while now, swanning off to South Africa, USA and the like and generally failing to appear onstage anywhere inside the M25. “Yes,” we’ve heard you all cry, “stadium gigs are all very well and everything but what about your loyal fans in The Big Smoke? Don’t we get a look-in?”.

Well, yes – you certainly do. Many of you will have seen us play at The Troubadour in Earls Court before and so you’ll know it to be a rocking little venue. Historically we tend to sell the place out so be sure to get in early and buy your tickets in advance

It’ll be a busy bill on the 24th and we’ve only been allocated a small number of advance tickets – so if you want to be sure of your place in the sun, click here to book your ticket now.

Look forward to seeing all you dudes there…!