Monthly Archives: July 2013

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USA Tour Merchandise goes into production

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We’ve just initiated the production of some brand-new Lightyears tour merchandise for our trip to the East Coast of America next month. Fans at our US gigs in August will be able to get their hands on one of a new range of LYs t-shirts, along with – for the

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Festival season climax – Brownstock 2013!

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As pianist in The Lightyears, I’d like to express my gratitude to the organisers of Brownstock 2013 for naming an entire stage after my instrument – and, as a corollary, for booking us to headline said stage on Saturday 31 August (marking, rather conveniently, the climax to our festival season).

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LYs to join Mark Ronson at Brownstock 2013

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We’ve been booked to headline The Piano Bar at Brownstock 2013 in Chelmsford, Essex, on Saturday 31 August. Main stage headliners include The Fratellis, Mark Ronson and DJ Yoda. This fast-growing festival began small in 2006 but, in just seven years, has established itself as a national institution, and just this month was

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British bands in America: our USA highlights

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British bands in America have, if I’m honest, a bit of an easy time of it. The fabulously successful exports of our forebears (chiefly The Beatles, who basically did all the hard work for us) mean we are always greeted with open arms when we land Stateside, and as a

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Astoria Park Concert Series to host LYs…

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We’ve played quite a number of gigs in New York over the years, but the Astoria Park Concert Series in 2010 was a real highlight. We rocked up at the venue not knowing quite what to expect. It was our first time performing in Astoria, so we had no idea

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The LYs return to Burlington Amphitheater…

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Burlington Amphitheater in Westampton, New Jersey, is one of our favourite places to play in America. We have an interesting history there. Our first booking was in July 2009, when we were scheduled to perform outside in the Amphitheater – coinciding, as it happened, with one of New Jersey’s famous

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