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Light Years -  Pop / RnB in Herne Bay, Kent

Key Info

Based: Herne Bay, Kent

Guide Price: £1625

Genre: Pop / RnB

Line-Up: Lead Vocal/Keys, Bass/BVs, Guitar, Drums

Lead Vocals: Male

About

About

Light Years are a funk pop covers band with the kind of artful, stylish sound that’s guaranteed to take your big night to the next level. Their live set includes floor-filling hip hop, anthemic dance classics, 80’s R&B and modern indie-pop – all of it thoughtfully arranged and delivered with an unmistakable polish and poise. They even offer a subtle, soulful live lounge set that’s perfect for drinks receptions and more intimate events. For a truly hip live band for your wedding, party or corporate function, look no further than Light Years.

Our Style

Hip, stylish, unfussy. A funk pop collective with genuine, high-end music industry pedigree.

Our Experience

Light Years have experience at the very top end of the industry, including performances at the country’s most iconic venues and festivals.

The Basics

As standard, Light Years provide:

  • Amazing rock, RnB and pop band with an incredible live show!
  • 2 x 60 or 3 x 40 minute live sets
  • Exciting repertoire of your favourite RnB and classics from across the decades
  • Professional PA and stage lighting 
  • Bespoke pre-mixed DJ service before and after live sets
  • Your choice of first dance or special request performed
  • PAT certified equipment and Public Liability Insurance (required by venue)
  • Dedicated booking manager on hand throughout the booking and planning process

Optional Extras

  • 60 minute acoustic live lounge set - perfect for your drinks reception
  • Band member to DJ live before and after live sets
  • Early arrival/late finish - outside of standard quote terms
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Repertoire

Old Skool

Ain’t Nobody - Chaka Khan
All Night Long - Lionel Richie
Black Or White - Michael Jackson
Forget Me Nots/ Men In Black - Patrice Rushen/ Will Smith
Good Times / Rappers Delight - Chic
Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder
Human Nature - Michael Jackson
Last Night A D J Saved My Life - Indeep
Never Too Much - Luther Vandross
P Y T - Michael Jackson
Rock With You - Michael Jackson
September - E W F
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Stand By Me - Ben E King
Superstition - Stevie Wonder

Modern

Alright - Jamiroquai
Bump N Grind - R Kelly
Canned Heat - Jamiroquai
Closer - Neyo
Cosmic Girl - Jamiroquai
Crazy In Love - Beyonce
Don’t Stop The Music - Rihanna
Frontin’ - The Neptunes
Get It On Tonite - Montel Jordan
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Hold On We’re Going Home - Drake
Hot In Herre - Nelly
Insomnia - Faithless
Lapdance - N E R D
Locked Out Of Heaven- Bruno Mars
Love Stoned - Justin Timberlake
Rock Your Body - Justin Timberlake
Roses - Outkast
Rude Boy - Rihanna
Senorita - Justin Timberlake
Sexy Back - Justin Timberlake
She Wants To Move - N E R D
Signs - Snoop Dogg
So Sick - Neyo
Space Cowboy - Jamiroquai
Thong Song - Sisquo
Travelling Without Moving - Jamiroquai
Treasure - Bruno Mars
U Know What’s Up - Donnel Jones
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
Valarie - Amy Winehouse

Live Lounge

Black And Gold - Sam Sparro
High And Dry- Jamie Cullum ( Radiohead)
How Sweet It Is - Marvin Gaye
Human Nature - Michael Jackson
In To You - Ariana Grande
Ordinary People - John Legend
Somebody Else - The 1975 -
Super Rich Kids - Frank Ocean
Use Me - Bill Withers

First Dance Suggestion

All Of Me - John Legend
I’m Yours - Jason Mraz
Let’s Get It On - Marvin Gaye
Let’s Stay Together - Al Green
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran

Testimonials

★★★★★

“Thank you so much for making our day extra special. I was amazed that you had pulled off our first dance request from a turning a ballad into a rave! Everyone is still talking about it. We highly recommend these guys for any occasion!”Melene Locke - Wedding

★★★★★

“After being at wedding at which Light Years were the band, we knew straight away we needed them for our wedding. Tom and the guys are really professional, showed up on time, well turned out and played two amazing sets that really set the evening off. Prior to the day we met with Tom who was super accommodating with the style of music we where after, they even went above and beyond and learnt our 1st dance as it wasn't on there usual set list. I could not recommend them highly enough as band, great group of guys with a great sound.”Philip Gowing - Wedding

★★★★★

“Thomas and Light Years played at our wedding at the East Quay Venue in Whitstable. It was ace. Our guests loved it and they played total bangers that had everyone dancing. A very professional setup that I wouldn't hesitate to recommend, my wife and I really thought having a live band took our celebrations to the next level.”Matthew Davies - Wedding

★★★★★

“Thom and his band were ace, the set they played and the way they interacted with the crowd was a real highlight to our wedding! My friends have gone and used the band after my intial booking for their own weddings they were so good!”Matt Young - Wedding

★★★★★

“I have 20 years experience in live entertainment. Of the hundreds of function bands I’ve seen in my career, there was only one who I’d want to play at my wedding!! The guys were amazing! I couldn’t recommend them enough.”Paul Palmer - Wedding

FAQ

Do you take requests?
Included in our standard fee is one special request song to be played live. For weddings this is usually the first dance. Please note, we will need a couple of weeks notice before the event, so we can learn and rehearse the song!The playlists before, in between and after our live performances can be entirely chosen by the client. We can accept Spotify playlists or provide an auxiliary input for your media device if you so wished.

What is the difference between the ‘pre-mixed DJ service’ that comes with the standard package and the 'band member to DJ live' which is an optional extra?
The pre-mixed DJ service is where the band put on a bespoke playlist (you can request up to 30 songs in advance for this) through the PA before and after their live sets. We do this at most events and it works great - the volume of the music would be the same as if you had a DJ.

If you upgrade to the live DJ service, you can still send over preferences in advance, but you will also have a band member selecting and mixing tracks live on the night, as well as taking requests. The DJ will be happy to make important announcements but they will not talk constantly over or between tracks (that's just not our style!). We also think it's important to say that the DJ won't have a separate DJ booth - they will set up in an appropriate space (ideally to the side of the stage) and the PA/lighting will be the same as what is being used by the band.

Will you travel?
Short answer; Yes, absolutely! Longer answer: Our standard fee covers most of Kent and London. We're happy to play further up and down the UK and abroad. Just send us a message and we'll work it out!

Can you perform in a venue with a sound limiter?
Yes, we can. Our sophisticated setup allows us to be very accommodating for venues with limiters. For peace of mind we can liaise with the venue ahead of the event to iron out the details.

What will you require at the event?
Power: 2 x 13 amp sockets will do us. Space: a minimum stage size of 5x2.5m would be ideal, however we have squeezed into some tiny places before! Just, give us warning, so we can prepare!

Do I need to provide food/drinks?
The band's standard rider is for a hot meal and soft drinks for the band members or a £15 pp rider buyout.

How long do you take to set-up?
60 minutes. We require 90 minutes to setup and soundcheck. Included in our standard fee is setup from 5pm. We can arrange to setup earlier at request.

What time will you be playing?
Our standard fee covers set up from 5pm and two 45 min sets of music performed anywhere between 7pm and 12am. We can play earlier, later and longer at request. Just let us know (at time of booking, not on the day please!!).

What will you be wearing?
We'll be dressed similarly to our promotional video. Modern and stylish. More like a band and less like the caterers...If your event requires though, we can be suited and booted!

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