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
Carlos Perez - One of the hottest guitar players in the business. Guitarist, vocalist & recording artist.
A veteran player , who has always been in demand in the studio, and live performance.
Carlos brings the passion to the show through his Smokin' Hot guitar solos and his over all stage presence !



BASS & VOCALS
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.


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.

SAX:
"Funky" Roy Harper ....

Former sax man for the Late Great James Brown for 15 years....... Need we say more..... A veteran player who brings it to the show every time!....
"Funky" lives up to his name from the first note until the sax is back in the case. With many studio session to his credit, Roy Harper continues to
thrill audiences when ever he performs....  Roy is also a producer, song writer, and studio engineer and has performed the world over ! 


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)

  
SOUND ENGINEER
GUY MITCHELL ~  Live Sound engineer  and  owner of North Shore Productions.
Years of experience with local and national acts, Guy Mitchell is the ultimate sound pro!
 
 

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.
Harold Smith 
keyboards and vocals

Harold Smith keyboards and vocals

Harold Smith

Multi-talented keyboardist, vocalist, studio producer....

 One of the top keyboard men in our industry and truly an original soul man with an endless repertoire of all genres....

Harold brings the funk & soul to the party with his signature vocals. Nominated 2017 for "Smoothie of the Year" from the Carolina Beach Music Association with his remake of "Sooner or Later"

 

   

  • Carlos Perez :
One of the hottest guitar players in the business. Guitarist, vocalist & recording artist.
A veteran player , who has always been in demand in the studio, and live performance.
Carlos brings the passion to the show through his Smokin' Hot guitar solos and his over all stage presence !