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• QUICK BIO: GARY LOWDER & SMOKIN' HOT! This exciting new group will entertain you with a wide variety of soul, blues, beach, funk, all with the excitement of real live music... all the time!
8/17/2019 1:18:25 PM
Gary Lowder & Smokin' Hot
North Myrtle Beach SC - United States
•  Soul [R&B, Funk, Contemporary, Beach]


• MEMBER(S):
GARY LOWDER-Lead Vocals, Trumpet, Congas
DAN THOMAS-Drums & Vocals
KEITH STONE-Trumpet, Flugel Horn, Trombone, Vocals
CARLOS PEREZ-Guitar & Vocals
HAROLD SMITH-Keyboards & Vocals
LEROY HARPER JR.-Saxophone
ERIC MAULDIN-Bass Guitar, Keys, Vocals
RICHARD "STICK" ROBERTSON-Sound Engineer


• CONTACT INFO:
GARY LOWDER 843-467-5447
garylowder5447@gmail.com
Mack Barnhll 919-812-6230
mackbarnhill46@hotmail.com




www.garylowdermusic.com/

facebook.com/GaryLowderAndSmokinHot


• BIO:
Gary Lowder & SMOKIN' HOT ….
are known as a Soul, R&B party band based out of North Myrtle Beach , SC. Their musical repertoire covers decades of hits from your favorite artists and genres of music including soul, rhythm & blues, funk, reggae, jazz standards, country, 50, 60's and Carolina Beach Music. In addition of performing some the most current hits that are topping the charts today, the group has had many successful chart topping hits on local radio and internet stations across North and South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, and Florida. Gary Lowder & SMOKIN’ HOT..... are comprised of multi-talented musicians who have come together to produce incredible performances each and every time they take the stage.
Carolina Beach Music Awards! The Carolina Beach Music Association awarded Gary Lowder & Smokin Hot with "CD OF THE YEAR" in 2013 at the Alabama Theater, Title : Soul Therapy
In 2014, the group was nominated for "GROUP OF THE YEAR". In 2015 Gary Lowder & Smokin Hot were nominated for thirteen Carolina Beach Music Awards, with J.K. Loftin, group guitarist, being honored with "ENGINEER OF THE YEAR". In 2016 Gary Lowder and Smokin' Hot were nominated for 6 CBMA Awards, including Male Vocalist (G. Lowder), Group Album (Playin' With Fire 2) Entertainer (G. Lowder), Engineer & Producer (J.K.Loftin-Playin' With Fire 2), Collaboration or Duo (G. Lowder & Marsha Morgan,"Too Many Tears".

The testimonials keep coming, every time we finish a live performance...
The members of SMOKIN' HOT live up to the name! Our fans agree...

Thanks to God for all the blessings we've been given... The soul speaks through music!

Smokin' Hot is available for Festivals, Corporate events, Weddings, and Clubs.

BOOKING INFO: Gary Lowder 843-467-5447 garylowder5447@gmail.com

HERE'S OUR SCHEDULE...BOOK THE BAND SOON! http://www.garylowdermusic.com/calendar

LEAD VOCALS, TRUMPET, CONGAS
GARY LOWDER ~ A multi-talented singer and musician, founder Gary Lowder is the winner of two CAROLINA BEACH MUSIC AWARDS in 2013...(Best Solo Album and Best Duo).. Gary is Lead vocals, and also plays trumpet, flugelhorn, and percussion. A writer, vocalist, and producer, he was nominated by the Carolina Beach Music Association for his "COASTIN" CD & Song of the year in 2012. Gary is a former member of the Entertainers, Mark Roberts Band, Legends of Beach, and founding member of the Carolina Breakers, which won ""Favorite New Group" also at the 2012 CAMMY awards....

DRUMS & VOCALS:
DAN THOMAS ~ One of the most in demand percussion men in the business. Producer, arranger. A multi-talented musician who has opened for many National acts and has many recording session to his credit..

GUITAR & VOCALS
CARLOS PEREZ ~ A multi-talented musician! His sultry guitar solos are masterful with that Santana feel!

TRUMPET, FLUGEL HORN, TROMBONE, VOCALS
KEITH STONE ~ Former member of The Fabulous Kays, The Craig Woolard Band, The Fantastic Shakers and The Entertainers. As well as one heck of a live musician, Keith is an accomplished studio recording artist. Although you can hear Keith's horns on recordings by many beach music bands in this area, you can also recognize his sound on Access Hollywood, Fox Sports, Access NFL, The Bernie Mac Show and TNN.

KEYBOARDS, VOCALS (Alt.)
HAROLD SMITH ~ Guitar-Soul Descendants (Roxbury) Keyboards-The Energetics (Planet Patrol) Keyboards-Underground Railroad (Japan) Spice of Life (Jville) Studio B (Jville) Castle (Jville) Music Director Lejuene Playhouse
Music Director-Rose Bonanza (East Coast) Praise Minster newpoint jville Praise Minister-Potter's House Jville NC
Praise Minister-Sanctuary Jville NC Four Knights Band- 4KB Entertainment

BASS GUITAR, KEYS, VOCALS:
ERIC MAULDIN ~ Multi talented bass man, brings the funk to the stage. With over 30 years of performing, funk, R & B and jazz.

SAX MAN:
LEROY HARPER JR. ~ "Funky" Leroy Harper, Jr has played with a number of artists and bands to include: James Brown, (toured over 14 years), Stevie Wonder, Stacy Lattasaw, Millie Jackson, Nappy Brown, James Levi (Herbie Hancock-Headhunters), Sylk (founder), Spur of the Moment (founder), Exit Enterprises, Soul Power Posse (founder), and many other all-star bands.

LIVE SOUND PRODUCTION/AUDIO ENGINEER
RICHARD "STICK" ROBERTSON ~ Former member of the Breeze Band.Producer, arranger, Veteran Sound production specialist.
  
• REQUIREMENTS/ADDITIONAL:
Gary Lowder & SMOKIN’ HOT : GIG REQUEST
OUTDOOR, INDOOR PERFORMANCES:
1-220 POWER TAP OR 3 POWER OUTLETS
2-Venue is to provide a covered shelter in the event of rain or threatening weather.
3- a cooler of ice water and diet beverages placed at stage side.
4- sub sandwiches or pizza if hospitality is provided
5- a suitable dressing, or changing room
6- If venue is more than 4 (four) hours from our base in North Mrytle Beach, SC , accomodations are to be provided for the performance. Min of (4) rooms at the Quality Inn , or a comparable hotel.