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Our Christmas at Ascot

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There’s only one guy who had a busier December than we did, and he’s got magic powers. Which I think we can all agree gives him an unfair advantage. Yep, we spent the lion’s share of the festive period at Ascot Racecourse, where we had the pleasure of providing the entertainment

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Mockstars: out now!

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Our Lightyears novel Mockstars is now available to buy for your Kindle, smartphone, tablet or computer. Follow your preferred links to get your grubby hands on the goods:     AMAZON KINDLE UK AMAZON KINDLE USA KOBO NOOK USA The iBooks links for both UK and USA will be available

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Watch the Mockstars book trailer

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Today we released the book trailer for our upcoming Lightyears novel, Mockstars. Feast your eyes on this bad-boy: Loosely inspired by Chris Lightyear’s international tour diaries for the band, Mockstars tells the story of how The Lightyears got together. You might call it the band’s “creation myth”, if you were

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Revealed: cover image for “Mockstars”

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Check it out, people: the brand-new cover image for our Lightyears novel, Mockstars. She’s a beaut, right?! Inked by the fair hand of George Lightyear, with consultation from myself and the book’s publishers Red Button, the cover image provides a wee insight into the ups and downs of the Mockstars

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LYs to headline Goring & Streatley Festival

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We’ve been booked to headline at the first ever Goring & Streatley Festival this summer, and will be topping the bill in two consecutive performances at Goring Village Hall on Saturday 5 July. Due to demand, the festival organisers are planning two separate shows – the first 7-9pm, the second

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LYs novel to be published this summer

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We’re very excited to announce that our Lightyears novel, Mockstars, will be published in summer 2014 by Red Button Publishing. Mockstars is an uplifting comedy about friendship and chasing the rock ‘n’ roll dream, inspired by pianist Chris Lightyear’s international tour diaries for the band. The project has a musical

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Lightyears to headline Twyfest 2014

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On Saturday 31 May we’ll be headlining the first ever Twyfest, supported by a host of excellent acts including Pressgang, WOB and Tony Lightyear’s solo project, Rushkeeper. Almost half the tickets have already been sold, so don’t delay in getting yours here. Twyfest – based near Reading, Berkshire – is

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Lightyears appear on video soundtrack

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The Lightyears have been used to soundtrack a brand-new promotional video by positive body image campaign group Body Gossip. Our collaboration with the wondrous folks over at Body Gossip has been going on for some years now, and in fact we’ve provided the soundtrack for many previous BG videos including

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Our Favourite Moments Of 2013

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In January there was some talk at Lightyears HQ about going all out to make 2013 the year we finally knocked Coldplay off their perch as the World’s Most Celebrated Polite Rock Band. However, in the end we got distracted by eating hot dogs on the banks of the Hudson

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Jam with the LYs on Whole World Band

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The Lightyears have been selected to feature alongside Ronnie Wood from the Rolling Stones in a new and innovative music app called Whole World Band, which allows musicians to digitally ‘jam’ together over the internet. The app, which launched this month, takes video ‘seed’ tracks by artists and invites users

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