Carolina Beach Music
Hometown: Cary, N.C.
Members: Craig Woolard, Andy Swindell, Don Jordan, Greg Watson, Adam Barber, Keith Stone, Jeppie White, Alan Wentz (sound engineer)
As the ambassador of Beach Music, Craig Woolard has enjoyed a career as the frontman of one of Carolina’s premiere bands, the Embers for 27 years.
After parting ways and finding a new group of musicians to perform with “The Soul Man of Beach Music” took on a new persona with his own group performing Beach Music, R&B, Top 40, Motown, 70’s & 80’s, and Rock & Roll.
The Craig Woolard Band wows their audience with one of the most diverse repertoires and original crowd participation shows in the industry. Woolard’s riveting stage presence and distinctive vocal style offers audiences non-stop entertainment.
Their first year out in 2005, they were honored as Group of The Year by the Carolina Beach Muisc Association , while Craig walked away with Entertainer of the Year, Best Male Vocalist, Best Smoothie Song, and Song of the Year.
Since that time, the band has released four full-length albums and been included on numerous compilations.