Having performed over 500 shows during their 10+ year history at venues ranging from stunning Cornish castles to exclusive London hotels, Solar have a wealth of experience when it comes to entertaining audiences of all ages. Below are just a handful of the many positive comments the band regularly receive whenever and wherever they perform...
"Jamie and I just want to say a big thank you for playing at our wedding. You and your band were just fabulous and everyone said how great the music was. I was so pleased I got a chance to get up on the dance floor and attempt a few moves!!! You helped to make our day perfect. The owner of the venue was very impressed and was asking for your details. Big thank-you once again for helping to make our day so perfect - even my mum said she was tapping her toes and that's unheard of!!!"
Helen and Jamie xx
Bickleigh Castle nr Tiverton - May 2014
Solar in action...
“Thanks so much to Solar for providing wonderful music at my special party, it was perfect! The standard of musicianship was incredible and appreciated by everyone, especially the musicians amongst the guests! The set list was varied, upbeat and perfect for dancing. Everyone had a great time!!"
"Hello Solar...You played at our friend’s wedding in December (Eddie and Jess) and I wanted to get in touch to say how brilliant you were. The choice of music was bang on and it looked like you guys were also having a blast which made it even more fun for us! You are the best band that I have seen live and we were definitely all gutted when the night came to an end. Thank-you so much and I hope to see you perform again soon!"
Cullompton - December 2015
"Hi Annika...I just wanted to say thank you very much to you and your amazing band! You were the icing on the cake to our big day! My Cherie Amour was perfect!!! What a voice you have!!
Tim and Andrea
Newquay - April 2014
"Solar played at our wedding at Sharpham House in Totnes. Right from the off they had everyone dancing. I've had so many comments from guests asking me who the band were and saying the music was brilliant. Thanks Annika and band for making it such a special evening."
James and Kate
Totnes - September 2013
"Hi Annika...I just wanted to send a quick email before we head off for warmer climes to thank you for an amazing couple of sets on Saturday. It was fantastic to see everyone up on the dance floor having a good old boogie and there were lots and lots of compliments from guests about what a fantastic performance you gave. Please pass on my thanks to the rest of Solar - you really were the icing on the cake to a truly memorable day."
"Just wanted to thank you for such a fantastic night at The Berry Head on Sunday. We have had so many comments about you all and it really topped the day. Please pass on our thanks to the other members of Solar."
Anne - mother of the bride
"Just wanted to say an informal thanks for Saturday, everyone loved the band and it really exceeded our expectations. We had an excellent time!"
Annaleah and Jason
"Hello Solar...Thank you so much for playing at our wedding a couple of weeks ago. You were brilliant. It was definitely the highlight of my day. All of our guests loved it and loads of them said that the band was the best bit of their day too. There are some photos taken from the back of the barn where literally everyone is dancing/trying to dance/prentending to dance...we'll be planning to come and see you play again sometime soon."
"Dear Annika and Solar....Thank you so much for playing at our wedding, you were AMAZING and perfectly ended our special day! Your talent is incredible. We know our wedding celebrations were a little unconventional but you perfectly suited our style. We have had so many compliments about your band and how brilliant you were. Thank you so so much and will look out to hear you again somewhere."
Suzy and Mark
Yealmpton - Novemeber 2012
"Every year I organise a charity fundraising event in my village hall. This year I booked Solar: they played two fantastic sets and the dance floor was packed from the start of the evening to the end! Annika was amazing - she belted out all the disco and soul classics and gave it a 110%. She added real energy to the band and her love for live music and performing really captivated the audience. I have booked them again for my 2013 charity fundraiser, and am really looking forward to it."
Colaton Raleigh - November 2012
"Dear Solar...Thank you so much for all your efforts both in the lead up to our wedding and on the day itself. The music was just brilliant and so many people mentioned you all afterwards Our guests were brilliantly entertained by you and you really set the tone for the day. Sad it is all over."
Victoria and Rich
"Music to dance to, played by a group of skilled musicians, having fun and doing what they do best. I defy anyone not to have a great night!"
Chris Perkins - Promoter,
The Barrel House (Totnes)
"Hi Annika...Just a quick e-mail to say thank you again for such as fantastic evening for our big day. We had many a complimentary comments about your band and how you all really made up a fantastic evening for us! Please pass on my thanks to the rest of Solar and thank you for sharing our day with us; we hope to see you soon!"
Adam and Nikki
Bovey Tracey - July 2015
Dear Solar Funky Music,
Wow! What can we say?!
Thank you, thank you, thank you! You guys are phenomenal!
The Jazz duo during the meal - amazing. I’m so pleased you offered this to us as it was so special and just added a certain ‘something’! I know the table closest to the Duo were in their element!
Then the evening! Oh my goodness you all are incredible! Thank you for the atmosphere that you created, it was so fun! Very hot and a bit sweaty, but so fun!
We won’t hesitate to recommend you and are trying to find every occasion to have you to play again!
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts
Kelly and Andy Lorey
Bridgewater 22nd Sept 18
We had had a lot of contact with Annika beforehand. She was very helpful indeed. We gave her a play list which she subsequently adapted after liaising with us. The idea was to get people dancing. Annika brought a PA early so that we could play recorded music, set it up and showed us how to use it .
Later on the band arrived and set up while we were eating without disturbing anyone and played 2 hours of music with a 30 min break. It was an excellent performance. They had everyone dancing. The whole Wedding Celebration went well. Everyone had a great time and the band were a major contributor to that. They were superb.
Nr Totnes July 7th 18
• Solar were amazing! They played a great range of tunes and had everybody up on the dancefloor in no time!
• We loved having Solar at our wedding. Their music was the highlight of the evening and our guests keep telling us how much they enjoyed the gig!
• As well as playing two awesome sets, Solar were on time, professional and a pleasure to deal with. Definitely a great choice for any event.
• Solar played the perfect mix of songs for our wedding – funky arrangements of modern hits combined with some of the classic soul/funk numbers. Even my parents were up on the dance floor in no time, which is unprecedented!
• We’d like to thank Solar for playing an awesome gig at our wedding. Everybody loved it and we’d highly recommend them to anybody!
Eddie Moore June 18
Nr Totnes July 7th 18
'From the moment the music started we all had to head to the dance floor'
'Great range of songs played by a brilliant band, song after song and you couldn't sit down (it was exhausting but so much fun!)!!'
'They were really good and everyone enjoyed it. I liked that they played such a range of songs from beyond the 80s to the present day, all were great and got the party going.'
'These guys were absolutely fantastic, extremely professional in the booking process, could not have been more helpful! They set up independently and when the music started playing we all rushed in to the hall to start dancing. An infectious and electric atmosphere was created and we could not recommend them more highly! If you want a fabulous night of music that will get everybody moving, these guys are the ones for you!
Jnr Medic Mess Ball
Kitley House, January 2018
"The band were fantastic. Our guests loved the music."
Bride and Groom
Lupton House 22nd Oct 16
Neil and his team did a great job and were very flexible and pleasant to deal with on the day. The acoustic set during the drinks was just the right tone for a sunny afternoon, the set in the evening was a great combination of real classics for all generations to enjoy and some more current stuff which really helps liven the party up and the singer was very good and engaging in terms of getting everyone involved. On a day when there was a lot going on Neil and his team arrived, set up and just got with the job which was much appreciated. Would certainly recommend them to anyone else looking for this type of music at their wedding.
Landscove September 2017