Dwight Sykes

Dwight Sykes aka Sporty Cat, was born February 27, 1956 in Nettleton, Mississippi. At the age of two Dwight and family moved to Kalamazoo, Michigan where he would remain for most of his younger years. At the age of nine Dwight started his musical career singing background vocals with a spiritual group, Airs of Harmony, Jr., now known as the Michigan Nightingales. After three years of singing, Dwight started playing guitar. He joined his first r&B band, The Kenyatahs, at age thirteen and then played for five years with the group. Following the break up of the group and the death of his mother, Dwight enlisted in the U.S. Army. During that time he played guitar and drums for the band 100% Pure Poison. They played throughout Germany for 18 months. After being honorably discharged, and back in the states, Dwight started playing in numerous local Michigan bands including Domain, and Chaos. Eager to write his own material, Dwight created the group Jahari. They toured for a couple of years in the Michigan area until another break-up. Still under the Jahari alias, Dwight wrote "Situations" which received respectable air-play on Michigan local radio stations, WKMI, WQXC, WRDR, WKZO and WKDS.

Dwight now resides near Atlanta, Georgia. He continues to write and produce songs on his Tascam 464 four track console. Although he uses other avenues to provide for the upkeep of himself and son, his love of music keep the hope alive that he will one day get that big break in the music business.
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JRC 87035 Dwight Sykes - You That I Need album art Dwight Sykes & Jahari (3) Dwight Sykes & Jahari (3) - You That I Need Vamp Records (4) JRC 87035 US 1987 Sell This Version
none Dwight Sykes - Songs Volume One album art Dwight Sykes Songs Volume One (Comp) Peoples Potential Unlimited none US 2012 Sell This Version
PPU-080 Dwight Sykes - On The Rocks album art Dwight Sykes On The Rocks (Album) Peoples Potential Unlimited PPU-080 US 2017 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

JRC-8644 Dwight Sykes - Rock Steady / Sunrise In Kalamazoo album art Dwight Sykes Rock Steady / Sunrise In Kalamazoo(7") Vamp Records (4) JRC-8644 US 1986 Sell This Version