Monthly Archives: January 2009

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Speedway 105 Cafe – Cape Town – 31/01/09

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Lightyears hit Cape Town!

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The day is finally here – we’ve landed in South Africa! We arrived in Cape Town only a few hours ago but I’m already hooked on the place. It’s just incredible here – stunning weather, breathtaking surroundings and really welcoming people. Danny and I are still a bit groggy from

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"He Ain't Heavy" – The Story Behind Johannesburg

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At the tail end of last year, I wrote a song called “Johannesburg”. Typically, the songs I write are based on my own life experiences, but this one was an exception. There was a news story on the BBC, last September I think, in which a British correspondent interviewed two brothers

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Download new LYs song "Johannesburg" – for free

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Ahead of our upcoming tour to South Africa, we’ve just recorded a new song entitled “Johannesburg” – and it can be yours, right now, for free.  All you need to do is sign up to The Lightyears mailing list and we’ll give you a copy of the song for nothing.

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LYs to play to thousands in Cape Town

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We’ve just got the finer details through about our upcoming gigs in Cape Town, South Africa – and it looks like we’ll be playing to a crowd of thousands! We’re headlining at the after-parties for the Cape Town Tens Rugby Tournament and the organisers expect 2000+ people to turn up

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Things I Know About Rugby

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So, here’s the news – we’re forsaking Blighty next week for eleven days in South Africa, where we’ll be headlining at the after-parties for the Cape Town Tens Rugby Tournament. “But how,” I hear you cry, “have The Lightyears ended up performing at a rugby tournament?”. Well, evidently the good

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Lightyears to tour to South Africa

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Get ready for the latest instalment in our grand plan to conquer the world – next week we are leaving British soil for Cape Town, South Africa. We’ve been booked to headline at the Cape Town Tens Rugby Tournament on 7 and 8 February and we’re mighty excited about it.

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The Lightyears' Family Tree

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Today, to mark the release of our new album London, England, I thought I’d attempt the impossible – to figure out where the heck it is that The Lightyears come from.  People always ask musicians “Who are your influences?”, and musicians tend to answer with long, protracted diatribes about rare

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First reviews of "London, England"

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The first reviews of the new album are beginning to trickle in from various sources. Irish national music magazine State gave it four out of five stars, proclaiming that “in a world of passing fashion, fake credibility and media hype, The Lightyears are able to stand out for all the right

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LYs offer fans free money! No catch!

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Our new album London, England is now available to buy from our online shop, priced £5 (click here to visit the shop page and buy your copy) – but for those craving the digital option, the album will become available to download from iTunes, Napster, eMusic and various other online outlets in

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