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. 
     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.


The members of SMOKIN' HOT live up to the name! ………..and the fans agree...
 Smokin' Hot is available for Festivals, Corporate events, Weddings, and Clubs.

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

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
J.K. LOFTIN ~ This life-long musician/guitarist/recordist has worked with many bands including Pegasus, The Craig Woolard Band, and Mark Roberts & Breeze. J.K. is the owner and Chief Engineer/Producer at Cape Fear Studio in Wilmington, NC. (Recordings/Arranger, Producer)

TRUMPET, FLUGEL 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
MICKEY HARDIE ~ Talented keyboard man and vocalist! Mickie's first road gig in 1972 with "King Louie and Roadhog", followed by Lane Holt and "The Ethics", several years later, becoming "Airtight". His musical career also has included "Band Of Oz" and "Mirage" and half duo of "Shamalama".

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.   

TENOR SAX:
KENNY ANDERSON ~ Touring has been extensive, 20 +years including tours with Larry Carlton, Tom Jones, Bobby Caldwell, Gloria Estefan, Arturo Sandoval, Buster Poindexter, Ilan Chester, Franco DeVita and others. Saxophonist and arranger for Gloria Estefan "Evolution Tour" including television performances on "The Tonight Show", "The Late Show" with David Letterman, "HBO", "VH-1", and others. Kenny was with Arturo Sandoval for four years, as his touring saxophonist and musical director. He also had the privilege to record on three of his CD's, those being Grammy winning CD "Danzon", "The Latin Trane", and the "GRP All-Star Big Band Plays The Beatles".
BARI SAX, TENOR SAX
SAX MAN: (alt)


TROMBONE, KEYS, & DRUMS
JEFF ALSPAUGH
With over thirty years of experience, Jeff brings his talents with trombone, keyboards, and drums to Gary Lowder
& Smokin Hot.  A founding member of the Special Occasion Band ,and recent  drummer of The Fantastic Shakers.
  
GUY MITCHELL ~  Live Sound engineer  and  owner of North Shore Productions.
 
 
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THANKS TO OUR FANS & FRIENDS !!!!
NOMINATED FOR 13 CAROLINA BEACH MUSIC AWARDS FOR 2015 !!!!!!!!!

THANKS TO OUR FANS & FRIENDS !!!! NOMINATED FOR 13 CAROLINA BEACH MUSIC AWARDS FOR 2015 !!!!!!!!!

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Gary Lowder : Lead vocals , trumpet, flugel horn, and percussion. A writer ,vocalist, and producer. Nominated by the Carolina Beach Music Association for CD & Song of the year
2012  "COASTIN"


Nominated 2013  Entertainer of the year, male vocalist of the year.
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Awarded 2013 : CD of the year " SOUL THERAPY"
Awarded 2013 : Duet of the year "Private Number" with Marsha Morgan

Former member of the Entertainers, Mark Roberts Band, Legends of Beach. Founding member of the Carolina Breakers.
Mickey Hardie....
keyboards....vocals...

Mickey Hardie.... keyboards....vocals...


Talented keyboard man and vocalist! Mickie's first road gig in 1972 with "King Louie and Roadhog", followed by Lane Holt and "The Ethics", several years later, becoming "Airtight". His musical career also has included "Band Of Oz" and "Mirage" and half duo of "Shamalama".

 
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J.K. Loftin :  Guitar and vocals. Studio engineer and owner of Cape Fear Studios/ Records. Arranger, Producer former member of the Craig Woolard Band and Mark Roberts & Breeze.
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Dan Thomas:  Drums and vocals. One of the most in demand percussion men in the business. Producer, arranger. A multitalented musician who has opened for many National acts and has many recording session to his credit .
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Eric Mauldin:
Multi talented bass man....brings the funk to the groove. Over 30 plus years experience touring , recording
and also a talented executive chef. Toured the Southeast and a former member of Taurus II, Eric appeared on the talk show Alley Pat Place in Atlanta Ga as a guest player , and has opened for  The Manhattans at the Orpheum in Memphis, TN.
Keith Stone

Keith Stone

Keith Stone: Ultimate horn man , trumpet, flugelhorn...Former member of the Entertainers, Craig Woolard Band , The Kays and others., producer  arranger, & writer.
 
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Jeff Alspaugh....

Trombone , drums, keys,& vocals
Founding member of the Special Occasion Ban "SOB" and  former drummer of the Fantastic Shakers...
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KENNY ANDERSON ~
Touring has been extensive, 20 +years including tours with Larry Carlton, Tom Jones, Bobby Caldwell, Gloria Estefan, Arturo Sandoval, Buster Poindexter, Ilan Chester, Franco DeVita and others. Saxophonist and arranger for Gloria Estefan "Evolution Tour" including television performances on "The Tonight Show", "The Late Show" with David Letterman, "HBO", "VH-1", and others. Kenny was with Arturo Sandoval for four years, as his touring saxophonist and musical director. He also had the privilege to record on three of his CD's, those being Grammy winning CD "Danzon", "The Latin Trane", and the "GRP All-Star Big Band Plays The Beatles".
BARI SAX, TENOR SAX
SAX MAN: (alt)