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Ike Bennett is an indie artist, from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, also a Songwriter/Keyboardist/Vocalist/Performer. He was born in Kingston. Jamaica. As a youth he played with The Mighty Vikings, who was the backing band for many artists for example, Toots and the Maytals, The Wailers (Bob Marley), Derrick Harriott, The Jamaicans, John Holt and The Paragons etc. Some of his early musical influences are, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Bob Dylan, Fats Domino, John Coltrane, and Jimi Hendricks, to name just a few. He has performed in places like, Florida, Boston, New York, Chicago, Georgia, Chattanooga and in Europe, Norway, and Sweden. Ike has entertained in scores of little towns, and big cities all over Canada, as one of his original songs suggests.......from Yellowknife to Sydney, Nova Scotia. Apart from being the founder of the Canadian band Crack of Dawn, he was the keyboardist for many artists including, Natalie Cole, The Mighty Pope, Jay Douglas, George Oliver, and many more.
This is my setup for a small to medium venue. The photograph was taken at the La Luce restaurant where I was playing for a birthday party.