Grammy nominated Ike and Val continue to WOW audiences around the world with their unique style of Blues. The couple has a high energy, electrifying live show that always gets the crowd moving (see our videos on sonicbids.com/ikeandval, youtube, myspace. Ike's guitar style is a mixture of B. B., Jimmy Hendrix, George Benson, and Roy Clark all mixed together with The Ike Woods Spice. His singing is soulful with a touch of the Otis Redding power. Val singing has the essence of Ella, Aretha, Etta James and a dash of Nancy Wilson complimented with her own distinct style.
Their music, is on sale now at CDBaby.com, Rhapsody, Amazon.com, iTunes and IkeandVal.com. They have shared the stage with Buddy Guy, Gill Scott, Ramsy Lewis, KEM, Jerry Butler, Jeffrey Osbourn, Bobby Blue Bland, Shemekia Copeland, the Whispers, Tommy Castro, Eddie Cotton Jr., Jonathan Butler, David Sanborne, Oleada Adams, Earl Klugh, Betty Wright, Nester Torres, the Ruppingtons, Poncho Sanchez, the O’Jays and Shirley Caesar. Ike and Val opened for the Delphonics, Billy Paul, Carl Carlton, Dorothy Moore, Major Harris, the Persuaders, & the Intruders at the Bank Atlantic Center. The duo recently opened for Ramsey Lewis, Gill Scott, KEM and MC Lyte at “Jazz in the Gardens.
Ike and Val have performed at Teatro Lope de Vega in Madrid and L’Autirori in Barcelona, Spain to packed houses. They have performed at the 1st annual Jazz in the Garden at the Dolphin Stadium. They are the 2007 winners of the Monterey Blues Battle of the Bands & opened for Buddy Guy at the Monterey Blues Festival to an audience of 30 to 40 thousand. “Let Love Come Through”, an original composition, was just selected to score the indi. film “Peroxide Passion” written and directed by Monty Diamond!
You can hear their music on Sirius XM Radio, cities in the U.S., Italy, Brazil, the Caribbean, Spain, Norway, etc. Their music can also be heard on Airtran, ExpressJet and Frontier Airlines! All of their music, is on sale now at CD Baby, Rhapsody, Amazon.com, iTunes and IkeandVal.com. Their latest CD “Live @ Tobacco Rd.” is the CD of the month on WSGE Radio, Gaston College, Dallas N.C.
Val is a published author. Her children’s Book “Princess Portia’s Enchanted Journey” is a moralistic fairytale that chronicles their two lives together. You could find the book at Barnes&Noble Color Nook, Google Ebooks, Amazon’s Kindle or the old fashion way as a full color book at PublishAmerica.com. She has just finished her second children’s book, “Honey Bun goes to Heaven”, which is a warm, humorous & comforting book about the life & passing of her beloved golden lab. It assures the reader that there is no such thing as death. Just a transition from one level to the next. It is on sell now!
Great Things are Happening for Ike & Val!