ONE UGLY COWBOY (OUC) is an original Toronto based country/rock band that soulfully blends gritty country and in-your-face-rock with their up-beat … sometimes funny and often heartfelt tunes.
Fronted by powerhouse female vocalist ‘Hurricane Jane’ the band consists of seasoned musicians.
OUC was formed and founded by
vocalist JANE SOWERBY and guitarist RICHARD ZWIC.
Jane honed her chops fronting various bands including ‘A TRIBUTE TO JANIS JOPLIN’ and eventually landed in Los Angeles where she was repped by veteran artist manager Gerry Tolman (CROSBY, STILLS & NASH) and attorney David Rudich (MONTLEY CRUE).
Richard has written & worked with various JUNO winners over the years. He has opened the show for headliners Bryan Adams, Steppenwolf, Nazareth, Toronto, Headpins, Sheriff, Rick Derringer, The Animals and Pat Travers.
Zwic produced OUC's debut EP ... GET YER UGLY ON
and their first full-length album
RIDE WITH THE WIND.
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 late in 2014 while sitting in their home recording studio they decided to get the tunes off the shelf.
In 2015 bass player RICK OTTENBRITE & drummer MIKE MANN joined the band. Rick played with the Eyes of Alice (ALICE COOPER), Guesswhomania, Fleetwood Dreams & El Grande (ZZ TOP) & has also shared the stage with the likes of DAVID WILCOX, KIM MITCHELL, DOUG & THE SLUGS and country star JOHN LANDRY .
MIKE has played with various bands including The Spoons, JUNO Award Winner Anthony Vanderburg, Q107 winner Mark James Fortin, Shattervox & The Monroes...(to name a few).
OUC always delivers a high-energy show with a diverse repertoire packed with commercial well-written original tunes. They also love putting their ‘ugly cowboy spin’ on classic tunes that take country/rock to a whole different level!
OUC’s debut EP ‘Get Yer Ugly On’ was released in 2015. Their first full-length album RIDE WITH THE WIND was released January 2020 & 6 singles off that album charted top 5 on the Canadian Indie Country Countdown Chart ... 3 of those being voted #1 by listeners at CICC. They were also voted #1 by listeners at Music Road Radio in Missouri and won the ‘Listener’s Number One Choice for New Country Artist’ in Nov. 2015. On Nov. 2017 they were featured on the cover of CrankIt Up Magazine. December 2018 they were voted MUSIC GROUP OF THE YEAR at Florida Country Radio & in 2021 OUC were featured in the legendary
MUSIC EXPRESS MAGAZINE.
Live show highlights include being a part of the line-up at such festivals as Havelock Country Jamboree, Boothill Country Jamboree, Smoke 'N Spurs, CNE (Northern Comfort Saloon 2 consecutive years) & have opened for such artists as Honeymoon Suite, George Canyon, (Eric Ethridge & The Washboard Union) & River Town Saints.
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.