Monthly Archives: February 2009

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Local girl done good

Posted in Blog by chrislightyear

  So, finally, Kate Winslet won an Oscar. And hoorah for her, I say, because not only is she a damn fine actress but, like The Lightyears, she hails from Reading. Reading isn’t generally considered to be “on the map” when it comes to famous sons and daughters, although it

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LYs to headline at world premiere of "Body Gossip"

Posted in News by chrislightyear

On Sunday 29 March we’re returning to the London scene for a headline performance at the launch of Body Gossip, a celebrity-endorsed theatre event examining the effects of the “size zero” phenomenon on the nation’s sense of body image.   The show is taking place at The Hub in King’s

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South African media praises The Lightyears

Posted in News by chrislightyear

Our recent tour to South Africa was one of the highlights of our careers so far. The gigs were superb, the crowds were incredibly receptive and, most importantly, the food blew my mind. 😉 Due to the interest surrounding our release of the song “Johannesburg”, as well as our status

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The Lightyears' International 5-Star Hotel Breakfast Richter Scale

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  As you will probably be aware if you have been following our band for a while, food is incredibly important to us. We just got back from a storming tour of Cape Town, South Africa, and the many hours spent anticipating, enjoying and rating the various breakfasts on offer

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Lightyears rock Cape Town

Posted in News by chrislightyear

We arrived back in the UK a few days ago after one of our most successful tours yet – South Africa ’09. All the usual adventures were had, stages were rocked, mountains were climbed (literally) and beaches were stormed. We headlined at the first-ever Cape Town Tens Rugby Tournament on

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Cape Town Tens After-Party – Cape Town – 08/02/09

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Cape Town Tens After-Party – Cape Town – 07/02/09

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Speedway 105 Cafe – Cape Town – 04/02/09

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News from The Cape…

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Here’s something I’ve discovered about journalists in South Africa – they’re extremely diligent. I’ve been interviewed by a few local writers over the past couple of days and every one of them had done extensive homework on the band. In fact, the guy I spoke to yesterday knew things about

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