What we do

The Lightyears play a limited number of lovingly-crafted weddings, parties, festivals & sporting events each year.

Why we do it

It’s in our souls. When we’re not writing and recording we’re out in front of enthusiastic audiences, sharing our brand of joyous, rampant, musical fun. We have more than fifteen years’ experience performing across the UK and around the world for brides and grooms who care as much about their events as we do.

Who are The Lightyears?

The Lightyears formed at school and since then we’ve barely changed a band member. We grew up playing and writing songs together, forging the kind of bond and chemistry that cannot be faked or fast-tracked.

Now, whether we’re playing our own music to an intimate audience in Philadelphia, roaring through some of the best songs ever written in a marquee full of excited wedding guests in the English countryside or belting out singalong anthems to a raucous festival crowd in Cape Town, we live for the smiles across the stage and the breathless, energetic, face-melting fun of live performance.

Attention to detail

We encourage all our clients to meet for an informal discussion about logistics, setlists and so on before the big day. In the meantime, here’s our piano player Chris with the answers to some common questions.


“I wanted to give you a huge huge huge thank you for making the night so special. You were so responsive the entire time about planning the evening, and very accommodating to any last-minute changes. Beyond that, the night was AMAZING and you guys were unreal. I couldn't have imagined a better band for the evening - the energy was on another level”

Rachel Fayman, London

“This incredible band were so courteous, professional and totally brilliant at our daughter’s wedding. EVERYONE danced to every song, all night”

Nikki Lewis, Dorset

“Everything you guys did was perfect from start to finish, the song choices and tempo were perfectly judged and the dance floor was full of people having an absolute blast! We received so many compliments about you guys, you were truly phenomenal”

Charlotte Bousfield, Croatia

Booking enquiries

We are now booking for 2023-24.

Chris deals with all booking enquiries personally so if you have a date in mind or want to find out more please contact him on: