Blues Bands

IKO-IKO’s sound developed out of this very unique environment. A world audience open to originality and American music. Roots and Blues music mixed with island grooves, latin percussion and Voodoo drums.Tobacco Road began bringing touring Blues Bands to Miami and IKO-IKO was there trading sets on two stages, all night long, forty five on- forty five off, with just about every major and minor Blues, Zydeco, and Roots band in America. Albert King, Albert Collins, Koko Taylor, Sun Ra, David Bromberg, John Hammond, an eleven year old Derick Trucks, Diamond Teeth Mary McClain, The Nighthawks, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Dr. John, John Lee Hooker, the list goes on and on.

WT Heck

Bill Heck aka: WT Heck began performing at the age of five. He studied guitar with Vincent Bredice, bass with Don Coffman and voice with Fred Steele and Dana Paul. He has performed in South Florida at a multitude of venues including: SunTrust Jazz Brunch, Hollywood Beachfront Theatre, Cocowalk, Blue Jean Blues, Cities of Pompano Beach, Coconut Creek, Lauderhill, Delray Beach and Fort Lauderdale Beachplace.

He has also performed in cities throughout the U.S, including; New York, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Baltimore, Washington and Richmond. Some of his major musical influences are John Hendricks, Mark Murphy, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Jobim, Sting and Al Jarreau.