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Look out Manchester – Josh's Band is a-coming…

Posted in Blog by chrislightyear

Since I last blogged, Josh’s Band has jammed in Bristol, London and Edinburgh. We’ve played with pipers, melodised with melodica players and harmonised with hurdy-gurdyists (don’t be fooled by the elaborate alliteration – all of this is true). Plus our mates are starting to get in contact to say they’ve

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Come and star in a TV advert – this Saturday

Posted in News by chrislightyear

This Saturday The Lightyears are joining Josh Ward (from the T-Mobile ads) to try to get 200 musicians together playing “Come With Me” (the song George and Chris recently wrote for the campaign). Top record producer Jonathan Quarmby will be there recording the session for a potential full-scale release in

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Thank you Wembley… and hello Bristol!

Posted in Blog by chrislightyear

Last night we played to 46,000 people at Wembley Stadium and who should turn up to join the crowd but that bloke off the telly, Josh Ward! Seriously though, we had an awesome night and it was great to see so many LYs fans there. We took the opportunity to

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Wembley Stadium – London – 17/11/09

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Josh's Band hits the road…

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Well… Birmingham was awesome. Nobody knew quite what to expect from the first date on Josh’s Band’s tour but what we got was a mass singalong in the Bullring, just enough decent weather to perform outside and about 200 screaming fans! Josh, it seems, has become a minor celebrity overnight

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Come one, come all, to Birmingham…

Posted in Blog by chrislightyear

All the great tours start in great cities. That’s just a simple fact of rock and roll. It might be the Enormodome, Memphis, or the Shepherd’s Bush Empire, or New York’s Madison Square Gardens. This tour, on the other hand, begins in Birmingham. But you gotta start somewhere, eh?! Tomorrow

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Tate Modern, here we come…

Posted in Blog by chrislightyear

Over the past few weeks I’ve been spotting my face all over bus stops, underground stations and bins (no, really) as part of the new T-Mobile ad campaign. I know what you’re thinking – if a man sees his face on too many shopping centre bins then, eventually, he’s going

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LYs write song for T-Mobile ad campaign

Posted in News by chrislightyear

Last week we were asked by T-Mobile and Josh Ward (the face of their recent “free texts for life” adverts) to write a song for their new campaign that would inspire thousands of people across the country to “Join Josh’s Superband”. We were up against a number of other musicians

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Come With Me (written for the T-Mobile ad campaign)

Posted in Lyrics by chrislightyear

This House Will Burn 2 July 2007 · Print This Article (Russell, Owens) You left me nothing to lose Falling out of my skin I found that all this time You’ve been lying to me They left me battered and bruised All these things that I’ve seen Houses will burn

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Our song in a national ad campaign…!

Posted in Blog by chrislightyear

Here’s the news – T-Mobile have selected our song “Come With Me” to be the signature song for their upcoming ad campaign. On top of this, George and Chris have now officially joined Josh Ward (the face of the ad campaign) and virtuoso drummer Mike Glozier to form the core

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