Cliff Wheeler is a singer-songwriter who splits time between Lemon Springs and Oak Island, North Carolina. Cliff is a veteran of the South Eastern U.S. music scene with a career spanning five decades. Since the award-winning Cliff Wheeler Band formed in 2017, they have traveled the Southeastern U.S. building a reputation as a great live act with meaningful songs. They have performed in every southern state with multiple shows in Nashville and two showcases at SXSW in Austin, Texas. With two albums and numerous singles to his/their credit, Cliff’s songs have made indie charts around the world with over a dozen number ones. The band consists of Cliff on vocals and guitar, Cliff’s son Garret on bass guitar and vocals, Cliff’s longtime friend and brother in music Gary “Filthy” Orlando on guitar, and Johnny Handy on drums. Cliff writes and records as a solo artist as well as with the band.
Awards Cliff and the CWB have won are: Cumulous Media’s 2017 “Nash Next” North Carolina winner for his song Judgment Day. 2017 Music Mafia’s 2017 Artist of the Year first runner up. Nashville Universe 2018 nominee for Song Writer of the Year and Rising Star. 2019 International Singer Songwriter Association’s Entertainer of the Year, Silver. 2019 Music Mafia’s Band of the Year. Carolina Country Music Association’s 2019 Songwriter of the Year nominee. Carolina Country Music Association’s Bassist of the Year, Garret Wheeler. 2020 International Singer Songwriter Association’s Entertainer of the Year, Gold. 2020 Carolina Country Music Association’s Vocal Group of the Year.