Brilliant Up and Coming Band State Lights and Shobsy Will Provide the Entertainment for This Year’s Ozanam Come Dancing

Singer Shobsy, guitarist Joe Regan, drummer Paul Ridgeway and bassist Noel Perry all met at BIMM Music College in Dublin. Bonding over a shared interest in classic 80’s music and a common desire to write big stadium sized songs the guys decided to work on a music project. This early incarnation lead to the formation of State Lights in 2015.


Peace Will Come

Considered Rising Stars for 2018, State Lights new single, “Peace Will Come” which was mixed by Mark Needham (The Killers, Imagine Dragons) is accompanied by an incredibly powerful video, it features images of the current political discourse in the world. Famous faces such as Martin Luther King, David Bowie and Bono feature as examples of figures who have paved the way for peace and understanding in a world that is constantly overcoming prejudices and challenges, both socially and politically. The video concludes with images of people holding their own banner saying, “PEACE WILL COME” with their name signed, creating a message of unity, hope and faith that we will see peace. Some of the featured faces include Liam Cunningham (actor) Patrick Bergin (actor), Gary Ringrose (rugby player), Guggi (Artist), Kevin Thornton (Celebrity Chef), Craig Fitzgerald (The Academic)


Media Reaction

Already gaining considerable radio support for new single ‘Peace Will Come’ (Dermot and Dave’s Homegrown Hero, TODAY FM. Louise Duffy’s pick of the week TODAY FM and playlisted on RTE 2FM), State Lights look set for a big year ahead in 2018. song of the day – “A chorus so catchy it should come with a warning”.

HOTPRESS – “Peace Will Come is an ode to hope in a world of uncertainty”


Tour Dates:

Sat Mar 24: Backstage Longford

Sat Mar 31: Kasbah Limerick

Sat April 7: Levi’s, Ballydehob, Cork

Fri April 13: Central Arts Waterford

Fri Apr 27: Monroes Galway