Dave Benton was born under the name Efren Eugene Benita on Aruba and moved as a young adult in the United States over. As a drummer and singer he worked with, among others, The Drifters, Tom Jones, Billy Ocean, Jose Feliciano and the Platters.
In the 1980s, he met his future in the Netherlands Estonian woman Maris know. 1997 Benton moved permanently to Estonia. He was then as a musician and singer in Northern Europe, especially the Baltic states operate successfully. Benton came into Germany on, among other things in the musical City Lights. Among other things, he also released an album in his native language Papiamentu.
Euro Vision Song Contest
He won in early 2001 with the song Everybody together with the Estonian Tanel Padar and rock singer of the band 2XL first Estonian preliminary round and then the Euro Vision Song Contest 2001 in Copenhagen.