Monthly Archives: August 2008

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LY-TV begins transmission…

Posted in News by chrislightyear

The band have launched a series of bite-sized video “webisodes” documenting life in The Lightyears called LY-TV.  Each episode of LY-TV covers one of the band’s various adventures, whether that’s performing live on BBC Radio or playing a gig in front of 12,000 people in a football stadium. LY-TV’s most

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250 people squeezed into the Barfly…

Posted in Tour Diary by chrislightyear

On Thursday night we supported the Mystery Jets at a sold-out Camden Barfly. It was a hot August evening and the punters were packed into the Barfly’s intimate dimensions like moist sardines. The Jets had been forced to cancel a few weeks’ worth of festivals due to lead singer Blaine

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Camden Barfly – London – 21/08/08

Posted in Gigs by chrislightyear

How was it for us? All the ingredients were there. Hot night. Packed venue. Tickets like gold-dust – they sold out a week in advance. Time Out, Metro and The London Paper apparently lurking in the audience. Support band hungry for it; headline band two days away from playing the

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Tickets on sale for Pennsylvania show

Posted in News by chrislightyear

Tickets have just gone on sale for The Lightyears’ headline show at Milkboy Coffee in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday 17 September. The band’s previous gigs at Milkboy have all sold out so you’d be advised to get your tickets early – visit the Milkboy website to grab yours whilst they’re hot…

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Barfly gig sold out (update)

Posted in News by chrislightyear

UPDATE: The gig has now sold out. The Lightyears’ gig with the Mystery Jets at the Camden Barfly on Thursday 21 August is looking set to sell out – so if you don’t yet have your tickets, it is strongly advised that you visit the Barfly website and pick some up

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It's not often that our stage has turf…

Posted in Tour Diary by chrislightyear

On Monday evening we played at London Road Football Stadium in front of Manchester United and around 12,000 people.  For George and I this was a chance to perform to our biggest ever crowd, to mingle with some of the most famous sporting celebrities in the world and take a

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One of the highlights of my summer…

Posted in Tour Diary by chrislightyear

I am writing this from an idyllic rural paradise in the South of France. Herman & The Hermits are on the stereo, the sun is beating down from high in the blue sky and I am sipping from a glistening, chilled bottle of The Greatest Beer On The Planet –

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London Road Stadium – Peterborough, Cambridgeshire – 04/08/08

Posted in Gigs by chrislightyear

How was it for us? Our second stadium gig – and it was a cracker! We met Alex Ferguson and played Emily as Rio Ferdinand and the rest of the Man Utd team trained around us. Bizarre – but brilliant. We played for about 45 minutes and by the time

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Brightlingsea Festival – Brightlingsea, Essex – 02/08/08

Posted in Gigs by chrislightyear

How was it for us? Brightlingsea is one of the best little festivals in the UK. It’s a real community affair and you get the sense that pretty much everyone who lives in the town comes along at some point during the day. Overall they get something like 10,000 people

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