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The Lightyears

In Brief: 
4-piece, male lead vocals, 2x1 hour or 3x40 minute sets. Recorded music during breaks.

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.

Price from: £5,000

Travel and cost: 
The Lightyears are London-based. See Pricing for details of travel costs, etc

What People Say:

"The Lightyears completely exceeded our expectations! All our guests, old and young, commented on how amazing they were and the dance floor was full from start to finish. Booking and paying for them through Function Junction was so easy and we will certainly be recommending your service to all our friends."
Jules Kerby - wedding reception - Oxfordshire - July 2009

"Absolutely superb. They made the evening! Didn't stop dancing all night."
Holly Simpson - wedding reception - Hertfordshire - June 2009

"Bloody brilliant!"
Roger Taylor - Drummer from Queen

"I haven't been this excited about a British band since I discovered The Beatles. The Lightyears, simply put, are incredible..."
Rachel Perry - Philadelphia, USA

"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

"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

"Definitely one of the best bands I have ever seen or heard."
Hugh Padgham, Producer

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Songs List: 

Traditional
Hava Nagila (Israeli
Maseltov (Israeli)
Zorba The Greek (Greek)

1950s
Beyond The Sea (Bobby Darin)
Tutti Frutti (Little Richard)
Johnny B Goode (Chuck Berry)
Great Balls Of Fire (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Shake, Rattle & Roll (Bill Haley & The Comets)
Jailhouse Rock (Elvis Presley)
Blue Suede Shoes (Elvis Presley)
Little Less Conversation (Elvis Presley)
Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree (Brenda Lee)


1960s
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 Of The Bay (Otis Redding)
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You (Frankie Valli)
Say A Little Prayer (Aretha Franklin)
Brown-Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)


1970s
Born To Be Wild (Steppenwolf)
Mustang Sally (Wilson Pickett)
Crocodile Rock (Elton John)
Make Me Smile (Steve 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)

1980s
Don't Stop Believin' (Journey)
500 Miles (The Proclaimers)
La Bamba (Los Lobos)
Video Killed The Radio Star (The Buggles)
A Little Respect (Erasure)
Call Me Al (Paul Simon)
Free Fallin' (Tom Petty)
Friday I'm In Love (The Cure)
Lovecats (The Cure)

1990s
Angels (Robbie Williams)
Flowers In The Window (Travis)
Back For Good (Take That)
Bohemian Like You (The Dandy Warhols)
Alright (Supergrass)
Parklife (Blur)
Boys & Girls (Blur)
Wonderwall (Oasis)
Breakfast At Tiffany's (Deep Blue Something)
Movin' On Up (Primal Scream)
Boom Shake The Room (Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince)

2000s
Yellow (Coldplay)
Chelsea Dagger (The Fratellis)
Chasing Cars (Snow Patrol)
Valerie (Mark Ronson ft. Amy Winehouse)
Oh My God (Kaiser Chiefs)
Take Me Out (Franz Ferdinand)
Fill My Little World Right Up (The Feeling)
Better Together (Jack Johnson)
Lose Yourself (Eminem)
Fix You (Coldplay)
Bet That You Look Good On Dancefloor (Arctic Monkeys)
I Don't Feel Like Dancin' (Scissor Sisters)
Crazy In Love (Beyonce)
All These Things That I’ve Done (The 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 / Alicia Keys)
I Kissed A Girl (Katy Perry)