Her Name in Lights

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Her Name in Lights
OriginSydney, New South Wales, Australia
GenresPop rock
Years active2003 (2003)–present
LabelsLaughing Outlaw / Reverberation
  • Almond Cafarella
  • Simon Gibson
  • Mary Wyer
Past members

Her Name in Lights are an indie pop band led by Mary Wyer (ex-Even As We Speak) on lead vocals with her husband Almond Cafarella on guitar and piano, as well as Simon Holmes of The Hummingbirds on multiple instruments and Simon Gibson of Sneeze on drums. On 18 October 2004 they released their first album, Into the Light Again, on Laughing Outlaw Records.


Mary Wyer (ex-Even As We Speak) on lead vocals formed Her Name in Lights in Sydney, initially as a studio band, to record tracks for an album, Into the Light Again.[1] For the sessions Wyer used Almond Cafarella (her then-boyfriend) on guitar and piano, Simon Holmes (of The Hummingbirds) on bass guitar, guitar pump organ and as producer, and Alison Galloway (of Smudge) on drums and percussion.[1][2] By the time the album was released on 18 October 2004 via Laughing Outlaw Records the group had started gigging in Sydney and Simon Gibson of Sneeze replaced Galloway on drums as she returned to Smudge.[1][3] Soph Gyles of Oz Music Project described the album as "quite pleasant, melodic pop with tempered female vocals, but it doesn't exactly make me want to have a bakesale in celebration".[4] While Pennyblack Music's Malcolm Carter noted "[t]here’s not a dud song on here ... [t]he major attraction is Wyer's vocals, cute, youthful, but without any annoying feyness".[2]


  1. ^ a b c "Artists :: Her Name in Lights". Australian Music Online. November 2004. Archived from the original on 5 September 2007. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
  2. ^ a b Carter, Malcolm. "Her Name in Lights: Into the Light Again". Pennyblack Music. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Into the Light Again – Her Name in Lights". Allmusic. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
  4. ^ Gyles, Soph. "Her Name in Lights: Into the Light Again". Oz Music Project (Jasper Lee). Archived from the original on 7 August 2005. Retrieved 16 January 2014.

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