One Ugly Cowboy (OUC) was formed and founded in Toronto by powerhouse vocalist JANE SOWERBY and guitarist RICHARD ZWIC.
Jane honed her chops fronting various bands and eventually landed in Los Angeles where she was repped by veteran business manager Gerry Tolman (CROSBY, STILLS & NASH) and David Rudich (MONTLEY CRUE).
Richard was bandleader/principal songwriter for JUNO WINNER Lydia Taylor. He has opened the show for headliners Bryan Adams, Steppenwolf, Nazareth, Toronto, Headpins, Sheriff, Rick Derringer, The Animals and Pat Travers.
Sowerby/Zwic have been songwriting together for years but their independent careers took precedent (Sowerby is an award winning actor with over 100 film/TV credits) but in 2014 while sitting in their home recording studio they decided to get the tunes off the shelf.
One Ugly Cowboy’s wealth of experience both musically and in life makes them a band that will not only uplift their audience but more importantly leave them with moments to remember. They soulfully blend gritty country and in-your-face-rock with their up-beat, sometimes funny and often, heartfelt tunes.
Their debut EP released (September 2015) hopes to inspire their audiences to join them on their journey and embrace their mission statement:
‘Live your dreams and never give up…get yer ugly on!’