Related Information for Smoke There are many artists performing under the name Smoke. 1) A widely acclaimed band from Atlanta, Georgia. During their brief existence the band never rose above local cult status, but following lead singer/writer Benjamin’s death in 1999 critical appreciation of the band grew substantially. The band enjoyed the vocal support of rock luminaries such as Patti Smith and Michael Stipe. Following his death Benjamin was the subject of an award winning documentary “Benjamin Smoke” w.. read more