Awards and nominations:
Cumulus Media's 2017 "Nash Next" North Carolina winner - Music Mafia Radio's 2017 Artist of the Year First Runner Up - Nominated for four Nashville Universe Awards in 2018 including Rising Star and Songwriter of the Year. MMR's 2018 2nd runner up for Group of the Year. Numerous #1's on multiple indie charts worldwide. Nominated for the CCMA's 2019 Vocal Group of the Year, CCMA Guitarist of the Year (Gary Orlando) and CCMA bassist of the Year (Garret Wheeler).
Nominated for seven International Singer Songwriter Association's 2019 awards, finalist for Entertainer, Male Vocalist, Band Single, and Music Video Of The Year, and winner of Entertainer Of The Year. Nominated for four 2019 Josie Awards including Southern Rock Band, Southern Rock Single, Southern Rock Album and Entertainer Of The Year. Music Mafia Radio's Band of the Year for 2019. Their latest album "To the Bone" was released May 16th of 2018 and has had great reviews from writers around the world.
A veteran of the Southeastern US music scene, Cliff wrote a batch of songs in 2017 and invited some friends to help him record them. The result was the album "Wheeler". The album was well received so the line up of Gary Orlando (guitar), Garret Wheeler (bass) and Kevin Griffin (Drums) decided to stick with Cliff and do some live shows.
After a year of playing across the southeast they recorded their second album "To The Bone". After more touring Kevin decided to leave the band and eventually Johnny Handy joined the group on drums. The line up has remained unchanged since. The band continues to tour and put out new music.