Welcome to my site! My name is Kerry Powell; I sing and accompany myself on guitar, and entertain in the San Diego County area. I sing the music of Frank Sinatra and other songs from the Great American Songbook using recorded backing tracks (or live piano accompanist by special arrangement)
I entertain regularly at retirement homes in San Diego County, but I am available to entertain at private parties and other events as well.
I’ve been singing and playing guitar since high school. I started college as a music and theater major, had visions of singing and acting on Broadway. And then reality set in. My girlfriend and I had talked of marriage, and the thought of supporting a family as a struggling actor terrified me! I left college, and as this was during the Vietnam War, joined the Air Force rather than risk being drafted. As it turned out, I spent my enlistment programming computers, fighting the Cold War.
Fast forward fifty years, I am retired from a long career in Information Technology, and getting paid to entertain in senior living homes.
In 2017, I was privileged to sing in the San Diego Follies, a musical revue, where all the performers were 55 years or older. I have sung at the San Diego Fair in Del Mar each year from 2014 to 2019. I was scheduled to sing in 2020 but the Fair was cancelled due to the pandemic. In 2003, I founded the Seaside Carolers, a group of singers performing Christmas songs at nearby retirement homes and other charity events, including the Community Resource Center Holiday Baskets event, which benefits hundreds of families in the community.
Best way to reach me is by email…