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Update on The Lightyears’ novel, “Mockstars”

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In light of the new video we’ve just posted on YouTube, I thought I should update all you fine people on where I’m at with my Lightyears novel, Mockstars. The new video features one of the extracts from Mockstars that I read during our recent headline show at Westminster Reference

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GIG REVIEW: Wilko Johnson @ Koko Camden

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In 1965, when Roger Daltrey sang ‘I hope I die before I get old’, he defined a generation. Music belonged to the young, and this meant that getting old wasn’t just uncool, it was to be avoided at all costs. The irony is that Daltrey and co – a generation

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To retweet, or not to retweet…?

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As a musician and writer, I follow a number of musicians, writers, artists and actors on Twitter, most of whom use the service at least partly as a tool for self-promotion. Recently there has been a flurry of social media debate on whether or not it’s ‘cool’ to retweet what

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Welcome to a world of pure imagination…

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Ladies & gentlemen, it’s here… the all-new Lightyears website. While we’ve kept most of the features from our previous site, we’ve also uploaded plenty of juicy new material in shiny new packaging to tantalise and delight the senses. Here are some highlights to get you started: THE BAND Read the

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The Lightyears – live at Westminster Library

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For those of you who don’t know, I’ve written a novel inspired by the international adventures of The Lightyears, entitled Mockstars. The band are also working on an album of original songs to accompany the book, making Mockstars the first ever full-length novel by a band, about the band, with

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Stop the press – it’s National Libraries Day…

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Saturday 9 February is National Libraries Day. But that’s not all. It is also the date of our return to the London stage, and coincidentally your first chance to hear live readings from my new Lightyears novel as well as songs from the album that accompanies it. So if you

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Our Favourite Moments Of 2012

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That’s right, people… it’s 2013. Not quite sure how that happened – we appear to be edging ever closer to the date in Back To The Future II, which doesn’t seem at all right, but there you go. The Lightyears are looking forward to an exciting couple of months. We’re

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Emily, Andy Baldwin & The City That Never Sleeps

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We recently unearthed a version of Lightyears track “Emily” which hardly anybody outside the band has heard before, and we’re giving it away free as part of Project Lightyears – just as soon as we reach 100,000 views. In the meantime, I thought I’d take the opportunity to tell the

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GIG REVIEW: Ben Folds Five @ Brixton Academy

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I’ve always said that, in The Lightyears, one of the few bands we all agree on is Ben Folds Five. There are obvious influences like The Beatles and Queen that we have in common, of course, but no band has permeated our sound more convincingly than this quirky piano-led trio

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Comin’ atcha, like Margaret Thatcher.

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As most of you will know by now, we’ve booked a headline show at Westminster Reference Library on Saturday 9 February to showcase the songs we’re working on for our new album, along with readings from my new Lightyears novel Mockstars. My book is currently being edited by a London

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