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.
Hip, stylish, unfussy. A funk pop collective with genuine, high-end music industry pedigree.
Light Years have experience at the very top end of the industry, including performances at the country’s most iconic venues and festivals.
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
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
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
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
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
“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
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!