There are three bands known as The Flares: 1)A 70's Jazz outfit known for eccentric dressing and a song from the original 'Hairspray'
2) A small time Cornish band active from 2005-2007 who played a number of small gigs and gained local notoriety for their fashion sense.
3) An american doo-wop group since 1952 to 1964. Also known as The Debonaires, The Flairs & The Peppers.
As The Flares, their biggest hit was the 1961 release "Foot Stompin' Part 1", which hit #20 on the Black Singles chart and #25 on the Billboard Hot 100