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 & 2020 at the Alabama Theater, Title: Soul Therapy, and “Soul On Fire”
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 & Smokin Hot were nominated
for 6 CBMA Awards, including Male Vocalist (G. Lowder), Group Album (Playin 39; With Fire 2)
Entertainer (G. Lowder), Engineer & Producer (J.K.Loftin-Playin 39; With Fire 2), Collaboration or Duo (G. Lowder & Marsha Morgan, “Too Many Tears”. For the year 2020, the group was awarded CD of the Year, and Gary Lowder with a solo CD of the Year In 2021 Gary Lowder and Smokin Hot were nominated for 12 Carolina Beach Music Awards, with Gary Lowder being awarded with Male Vocalist of the Year!