One Eyed Cat aka Dwight Powell -


My name is Dwight Powell aka One Eyed Cat!   First let me explain the name, because that's most often the first question I am asked, when I play an event.  "Where did you get the name?"  The name comes from a line in the song Shake Rattle and Roll. The line goes..."A one eyed cat, peepin' in a seafood store."  With my mind's eye, I can see that cat and indeed I commissioned an artist to draw my vision of the cat. When I first developed the name, there were two other members in the band. We have since parted ways and I remain a solo performer. But the name generates a lot of interest and I do love my little I have kept the name.

Now to me...I started playing for money when I was 12 years old. At that time I played the drums and with the help of my mother, who was very musical and a piano player, I soon learned about timing, musical bars, etc. I started a rock and roll band when I was 15 and learned to play the guitar as well. Our band, called The Hip Express, played all the hits of the sixties. I gained a love for 60s rock and roll along with country, which was the genre of choice for my parents. I have since added several new genres of music including blues, folk, swing and trop rock (Jimmy Buffett style)

After taking time to have a career and raise a family, I am now pursuing music fulltime with a solo act, One Eyed Cat. I play for many outdoor events, bars and restaurants in the Barrie, Orillia, Gravenhurst area and western Canada in summer. I also play for RV parks, and different bars and other venues in Florida, in winter.  I truly hope to see you at one of my events. You will find a calender on this site. 

Dwight Powell

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