The Band had Big Pink and The Ikes have the Big Red Barn at Secret North
Although The Ikes have known each other for years and played together many times The Ikes pretty much started in 2014 when Phil Bosley, Matt Keighan and Mike Maves the had the opportunity to make sound track music and bumpers for Secret Golf's The Rural Golfer which aired on RFD TV and Secret Golf with Steve Elkington which originally aired on CBS Sports, and can now be seen on Amazon Prime and of course at SecretGolf.com
The future Ikes gathered together to write and record music for the shows at Matt Keighan's studio AudioMat in Niagara Falls. A year later the show and Secret Golf was expanding and Mike built Secret North Studio to do both audio and video production for Secret Golf. It was during a break in production in 2015 that the Ikes were formed and the bed tracks for Flyin The Spaceship were recorded at Secret North...More on how that all happened soon but for now here's a taste of the music that Phil, Matt and MIke were making for television and the web.
Check out this link and watch the first episode of the Rural Golfer to get a taste of the music the boys created for the show