Light Years

Light Years

  • Location:

    Margate, Kent
  • Guide Price:

    £1,950

Light Years mix awesome musicianship with cutting edge sounds – bringing a fresh, funk-ridden kick to a fistful of the biggest pop, hip hop and dance anthems ever written.

Style

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

Standard Package

  • Professional 4-piece band with an awesome live show!
  • 2 x 60 or 3 x 40 minute live sets
  • Brilliant repertoire of guaranteed dance floor fillers
  • 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. You can see a sample of this set here
  • Band member to DJ live before and after live sets

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... could not recommend them highly enough as band.

Video

Audio

Repertoire

Modern

Alright - Jamiroquai
Canned Heat - Jamiroquai
Closer - Neyo
Cosmic Girl - Jamiroquai
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
JIMMY FALLON MEDLEY - Like I Love You / My Love/ Cry Me a River / Senorita - Justin Timberlake
Lapdance - NERD
Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno
Rock Your Body - Justin Timberlake
Roses - Outkast
Rude Boy - Rihanna
Senorita - Justin Timberlake
She Wants To Move - NERD
Space Cowboy - Jamiroquai
Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
Thong Song - Sisquo
Treasure - Bruno
U Know What’s Up - Donnel Jones
Uptown Funk - Bruno
Valarie - Amy Winehouse
DANCE MEDLEY - Children Robert Miles - Better Off Alone - Alice Deejay - Sandstorm - Darude - Various

Old Skool

Ain’t Nobody - Chaka Khan
All Night Long - Lionel Richie
Forget Me Nots/Men In Black - Patrice Rushen/Will Smith
Good Times / Rappers Delight - Chic
Higher Ground - Stevie
Human Nature - Michael Jackson
Last Night a DJ Saved My Life - Indeep
Never Too Much - Luther Van
PYT - Michael Jackson
Rock With You - Michael Jackson
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie
Stand By Me - Ben E King
Superstition - Stevie Wonder

Live Lounge

All Rise - Blue
American Boy - Estelle
As - George Michael (Stevie Wonder)
Black and Gold - Sam Sparro
Find You Love - Drake
Ghetto Romance - Damage
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
High and Dry - Jamie Cullum (Radiohead)
How Sweet it Is - Marvin Gaye
Human Nature - Michael Jackson
I Want It That Way - Backstreet Boys
In To You - Ariana Grande
Just The Two Of Us - Bill Withers
Keep Forgetting - Michael McDonald
Let Me Love You - Mario
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
My Girl - The Temptations
Never Ever - All Saints
No Diggity - Blackstreet
Ordinary People - John Legend
Papa Don’t Preach - Madonna
Redbone - Childish Gambino
Return Of The Mack - Mark Morrison
Seven Days - Craig David
Shape Of You - Ed Sheerhan
Signs - JT, Snoop Dogg
So Sick - Neyo
Somebody Else - The 1975
Super Rich Kids - Frank Ocean
Sweet Life - Frank Ocean
The Sound - The 1975
Too Close - Next
Use Me - Bill Withers
Versace On The Floor - Bruno Mars
Wake Me Up - Avicii
What’s Going On? - Marvin Gaye

First Dance Suggestions

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

  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star

“Light Years were incredible! Their set was brilliant, and they played our special request song perfectly. The band members were so personable and really made us feel special on our wedding day. They even came back for an encore! Thanks again for making the day even more special.”

Lewis & Sophie - Wedding, Clapton Country Club, London
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star

“Light Years were brilliant. They turned up on time and performed everything we asked, in some cases twice. And prepared a few special requests as well. Great sound and great performance! Thanks.”

Philip - Wedding, Langar Hall, Nottinghamshire
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star

“The band were absolutely amazing and I would thoroughly recommend booking them if you like funky R 'n' B. They filled the dance floor and were fantastic accommodating our last dance request! Thanks so much for an amazing set.”

Nick & Sophie - Wedding, Fulham Palace, London
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star

“Honestly, I don’t know where to begin. When originally looking for a band for our party, I didn’t want a generic band. I was searching for days, and as soon as I heard Light Years, I knew they were the band for us. When I got to the venue and checked out the room, they were doing a sound check. It’s at that point I knew I could relax, their different sound is a winner. During the event, they got everyone dancing from the very first song, until the very last song. Ending on an absolute club banger! Who would have thought?! The day after, everyone in the office was asking how I found this band, and how amazing they were as they played all different genres, catering to all generations, but with their own little twist. I want to recommend this band to absolutely everyone. Book them now! And what an incredibly modest price they quote!”

Mary - Christmas Party, Queen Mary University, London
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star

“The band were absolutely excellent, delivering fantastic renditions and a great DJ service after. All the communication was effortless and easy to keep note of, and I couldn't recommend both Light Years and Tailored Entertainment enough.”

Jack & Lara - Wedding, Cavalry & Guards Club, London
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star

“Light Years were absolutely amazing! Thom and the band were so lovely and they put together their sets perfectly for what we wanted. They got everyone on the dance floor and we all had a great time!”

Lucy - Wedding, Oxnead Hall, Norwich
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star

“We thought they were great! Lots of great feedback from our guests. Technically great and superb showmen. Would recommend!”

Ben & Abi - Wedding, Hilton Brighton Metropole, Brighton
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star

“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
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star

“After being at wedding at which the hell yeahs where 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
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star

“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
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star

“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

Key Info

Light Years | RnB, Funk And Pop Covers Band Hire, Kent, South East
Guide Price:
£1,950
Line-Up:
  • Lead Vocal/Keys
  • Bass/BVs
  • Guitar
  • Drums
Lead Vocals:
  • Male

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?

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!

Video

Audio

Repertoire

Testimonials

Key Info

FAQs

Video

Audio

Repertoire

Modern

Alright - Jamiroquai
Canned Heat - Jamiroquai
Closer - Neyo
Cosmic Girl - Jamiroquai
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
JIMMY FALLON MEDLEY - Like I Love You / My Love/ Cry Me a River / Senorita - Justin Timberlake
Lapdance - NERD
Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno
Rock Your Body - Justin Timberlake
Roses - Outkast
Rude Boy - Rihanna
Senorita - Justin Timberlake
She Wants To Move - NERD
Space Cowboy - Jamiroquai
Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
Thong Song - Sisquo
Treasure - Bruno
U Know What’s Up - Donnel Jones
Uptown Funk - Bruno
Valarie - Amy Winehouse
DANCE MEDLEY - Children Robert Miles - Better Off Alone - Alice Deejay - Sandstorm - Darude - Various

Old Skool

Ain’t Nobody - Chaka Khan
All Night Long - Lionel Richie
Forget Me Nots/Men In Black - Patrice Rushen/Will Smith
Good Times / Rappers Delight - Chic
Higher Ground - Stevie
Human Nature - Michael Jackson
Last Night a DJ Saved My Life - Indeep
Never Too Much - Luther Van
PYT - Michael Jackson
Rock With You - Michael Jackson
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie
Stand By Me - Ben E King
Superstition - Stevie Wonder

Live Lounge

All Rise - Blue
American Boy - Estelle
As - George Michael (Stevie Wonder)
Black and Gold - Sam Sparro
Find You Love - Drake
Ghetto Romance - Damage
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
High and Dry - Jamie Cullum (Radiohead)
How Sweet it Is - Marvin Gaye
Human Nature - Michael Jackson
I Want It That Way - Backstreet Boys
In To You - Ariana Grande
Just The Two Of Us - Bill Withers
Keep Forgetting - Michael McDonald
Let Me Love You - Mario
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
My Girl - The Temptations
Never Ever - All Saints
No Diggity - Blackstreet
Ordinary People - John Legend
Papa Don’t Preach - Madonna
Redbone - Childish Gambino
Return Of The Mack - Mark Morrison
Seven Days - Craig David
Shape Of You - Ed Sheerhan
Signs - JT, Snoop Dogg
So Sick - Neyo
Somebody Else - The 1975
Super Rich Kids - Frank Ocean
Sweet Life - Frank Ocean
The Sound - The 1975
Too Close - Next
Use Me - Bill Withers
Versace On The Floor - Bruno Mars
Wake Me Up - Avicii
What’s Going On? - Marvin Gaye

First Dance Suggestions

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

  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star

“Light Years were incredible! Their set was brilliant, and they played our special request song perfectly. The band members were so personable and really made us feel special on our wedding day. They even came back for an encore! Thanks again for making the day even more special.”

Lewis & Sophie - Wedding, Clapton Country Club, London
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star

“Light Years were brilliant. They turned up on time and performed everything we asked, in some cases twice. And prepared a few special requests as well. Great sound and great performance! Thanks.”

Philip - Wedding, Langar Hall, Nottinghamshire
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star

“The band were absolutely amazing and I would thoroughly recommend booking them if you like funky R 'n' B. They filled the dance floor and were fantastic accommodating our last dance request! Thanks so much for an amazing set.”

Nick & Sophie - Wedding, Fulham Palace, London
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star

“Honestly, I don’t know where to begin. When originally looking for a band for our party, I didn’t want a generic band. I was searching for days, and as soon as I heard Light Years, I knew they were the band for us. When I got to the venue and checked out the room, they were doing a sound check. It’s at that point I knew I could relax, their different sound is a winner. During the event, they got everyone dancing from the very first song, until the very last song. Ending on an absolute club banger! Who would have thought?! The day after, everyone in the office was asking how I found this band, and how amazing they were as they played all different genres, catering to all generations, but with their own little twist. I want to recommend this band to absolutely everyone. Book them now! And what an incredibly modest price they quote!”

Mary - Christmas Party, Queen Mary University, London
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star

“The band were absolutely excellent, delivering fantastic renditions and a great DJ service after. All the communication was effortless and easy to keep note of, and I couldn't recommend both Light Years and Tailored Entertainment enough.”

Jack & Lara - Wedding, Cavalry & Guards Club, London
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star

“Light Years were absolutely amazing! Thom and the band were so lovely and they put together their sets perfectly for what we wanted. They got everyone on the dance floor and we all had a great time!”

Lucy - Wedding, Oxnead Hall, Norwich
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star

“We thought they were great! Lots of great feedback from our guests. Technically great and superb showmen. Would recommend!”

Ben & Abi - Wedding, Hilton Brighton Metropole, Brighton
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star

“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
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star

“After being at wedding at which the hell yeahs where 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
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star

“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
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star

“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

Key Info

Light Years | RnB, Funk And Pop Covers Band Hire, Kent, South East
Guide Price:
£1,950
Line-Up:
  • Lead Vocal/Keys
  • Bass/BVs
  • Guitar
  • Drums
Lead Vocals:
  • Male

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?

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!

Light Years

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