Icarus Landing is a genre-defying five-piece out of Hollywood, CA. Their sound is a healthy mixture of alt-rock and indie rock, with a side of heavy thrown in for good measure. The group completed their first European tour in Fall 2013. They are currently touring throughout Southern California and surrounding states. For booking inquiries, please email our general manager.
Originally formed in Cleveland, Ohio, but now based in Hollywood, California, Icarus Landing is one of the hardest working new rock acts you’ll find anywhere. From packing Peabody’s Downunder in Cleveland, to filling Hollywood’s Viper Room to the gills, “IL” draws lively, energetic crowds everywhere they go, largely thanks to the blood and sweat they spill on stage every night.
In January 2013, the band released their epic new single and video, “Call to You“. In less than two months, the provocative clip reached over 50k views on YouTube and is still climbing. They will release 6 more singles during 2013, each with accompanying video art. The series of short films tells a bigger story when you string the unique pieces together.
In addition to this aggressive release schedule, the group completed their first European tour in Fall 2013.
Nicholas Emilio – lead vocals, guitar
Sergio Macian – lead guitar, backup vocals
Michael Sanchez – guitar, backup vocals
Jason Speerbrecker – bass
Joel Adkins – drums
“The Early Years”
Many years ago, Nicholas Emilio (guitar, vocals) produced a CD for the band “5x Fast”, which featured Joel Grant on guitar and Nick Evert on drums. That band broke up, and in late 2004, Nicholas snatched up the two young chaps. They added Dacian Gingrich on bass to complete the original Icarus Landing lineup.
Since then, they have played all over their home state of Ohio, including all of the major rock venues in Cleveland (The Odeon, Peabody’s, The Agora, etc.). Despite their active live show schedule, they have completed three EPs:
The self-produced “Prologue” was completed in August of 2005. Their 2nd and 3rd offerings, “Evolution”, and “Evolution II”, were produced by Don “Studio D” Debiase (Forever in Terror, Beneath the Sky, Driver Side Impact). Summer 2007 saw the band embark on their first American tour, during which they played Nashville, Chicago, St. Louis, and many more.
Feeling they had pushed the boundaries of the Cleveland music scene as far as they could, the group decided to move on to sunnier pastures. They arrived in LA in 2008 and have since worked on hitting all the popular venues, including the House of Blues Hollywood, The Whisky-a-Go-Go, The Viper Room, The Cat Club, and many more. They have also branched out regionally to include Huntington Beach and Las Vegas.