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The Lights return
The Birmingham rock and pop band returned to BBC WM Introducing, this time with a full live session. Listen again here!
The Lights last performed on BBC WM Introducing in April 2008, with a memorable unplugged acoustic set.
On Thursday 27th November, Liz, Dan, Gary, Shawn and Warren returned and in typical Lights fashion, made themselves at home by decorating the BBC WM studios with a Christmas tree, lights and Dan had his special 'Christmas guitar'.
A lot has happened over the last eight months for the band who describe themselves as 'Elvis Costello writing lyrics for ELO, fronted by James Dean Bradfield's younger siblings.'
"We were lucky enough to go to Italy in June to do a festival," said pianist Liz Sheils. "It was bizarre and brilliant! We''re used to going to a gig and having a drink and a laugh but over there no-one drank and they were all very serious.
"Everybody responded to us really well. Dan won 'Best Guitarist' of the whole festival and The Lights won 'Best International Group'. The whole thing for was filmed for Italian websites and we got some new Italian fans too."
The Lights have been gigging extensively around the West Midlands and in London and have just recorded a brand new single with Gavin Monaghan at The Magic Garden Studios in Wolverhampton.
They plan on hitting the road again for a promotional tour in January 2009.
Click the link at the top of the page to listen again to The Lights live in session.
Their full set includes tracks 'The Carers Don't Care'; 'Sad Eyes'; 'The Low Hundreds' and 'Eyesore'.
Their acoustic set includes tracks 'If You Want Me To I Will'; 'Stop, Stop, Carry On' and 'Sad Eyes'.
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For more information on The Lights, visit: www.thelights.co.uk
The Lights playing live
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last updated: 28/11/2008 at 13:18
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