First known as the Artettes, the trio later changed it's name and began to record in 1960 ("A Fool In Love" with Tina Turner).
In 1965 the most well-known trio of Venetta Fields, Jessie Smith and Robbie Montgomery left the Ike & Tina Turner revue to record under the name The Mirettes. They were replaced quickly with P.P. (Pat) Arnold, Brenda and Patrice Holloway.
The line-up was flexible and many talented singers passed through the ranks of The Ikettes. At one point there were two line-ups, with the core of Fields, Smith and Montgomery touring with Ike and Tina and another trio doing promotional performances for their single releases.