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On since 2023

Last update: May 2024

If you are looking for the ultimate live music experience for your wedding then your search has ended.

The Solar Flares are the ultimate live experience!

  1. Featuring world class musicians
  2. An amazing live stage show and choreography
  3. Custom packages to suit our clients needs
  4. A unique and varied musical repertoire

Who We Are

The Solar Flares are a high end showband and collective of professional, world class musicians with experience ranging from London's West End, Live TV, The BBC Proms, The X Factor and Strictly Come Dancing to name a few. With a well rehearsed and slick show The Solar Flares not only sound the part but look the part. Our musicians are all trained professionals with a collective 75 years of live performance experience.

What We Do

We are one of the most versatile wedding bands in the UK and we pride ourselves on not only being great musicians but we also know how to put on a fantastic show! With our slick choreography, our eye catching costumes and a stellar musical repertoire, we can guarantee that our band is THE full entertainment package.

Our carefully constructed musical repertoire was made with you in mind and features all of your favourite party classics. From Motown and Soul to Dance and Pop music. The funk will definitely get into your feet and will you have you and your guests dancing the night away.

What We Offer

We offer 2 main line-up options -

  1. Party Showband - Our traditional party band line-up specialising in Disco, Motown, Soul & RnB - 100% live instrumentation ranging from 5 -10 x piece line-up.
  2. DJ Live party band - Our brand new DJ live line-up specialising in Dance, House, & Pop - Featuring a DJ as part of the show and up to 3 x vocalists, performed live in the mix with our bespoke instrumental tracks

Both lines ups include 2 x 60 min or 3 x 40 min live sets as standard. Full PA equipment hire and lighting.Both line-ups also feature fully manned DJ services as standard.

  • Black-owned
  • LGBTQ+-owned

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Ceremony music
Dance music

What is included in the wedding package?

All entertainment packages come with 2 x 60 min or 3 x 40 min live performances, Optional DJ service till midnight and all PA equipment and lighting as standard

How far in advance should I contact you?

We take bookings up to 18 months in advance of your big day

What style of music do you offer?

Other (R&B and Soul)

Type of musical group:


Size of group:

Small (2 - 3 musicians)
Medium (4 - 6 musicians)
Large (7 or more musicians)


Disco/ Pop/ Motown/Soul/ Old School R&B

Is it possible to request something that's not in the repertoire?

Yes! However requests of songs that don't currently feature on our repertoire are subject to rehearsal fee starting at £100 per song. This to cover the time and costs of band rehearsals

What's your experience?

We have performed at over 30 weddings in 2023 alone and since our formation in 2021 we have performed at over 80 weddings

Do you have your own equipment?


Do you need specific materials or conditions to offer your service?

Yes, clients need to ensure that is a covered area with adequate power supply with a minimum of 3 x 4 metres of space

Can you travel?

Yes, the North of England

Is there a charge for travelling?

Yes, we calculate travel costs based on the distance of your wedding venues location from our base city Sheffield. Depending on location and travel time there may also be accommodation costs incurred

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?


Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?

With a team

What is the length of time of the act?

2 hours

How much time do you need to prepare for an act?

It takes us about 2 hours to set up and sound check for our performances

Do you do open-air acts?


Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per event

If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?


How do you charge extra time?

This depends on what your specific requirements are. We can talk in more detail about them in our consultation

What are the forms of payment?

Bank transfer is currently the only payment form we accept

Served in

Derbyshire, Greater Manchester and South Yorkshire

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37 Park View, Dodworth, Dodworth S753RE Sheffield (South Yorkshire)

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