Icarus Landing
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Icarus Landing

Hollywood, California, United States | INDIE

Hollywood, California, United States | INDIE
Band Rock Alternative


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Icarus Landing @ Boomers Bar

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Icarus Landing @ The Blue Cafe

Long Beach, California, USA

Long Beach, California, USA

Icarus Landing @ Z Club

San Luis Obispo, California, USA

San Luis Obispo, California, USA

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"...and then a transplanted act from Ohio named Icarus Landing took some quality time to strut their stuff. Icarus Landing was warmly introduced by a friendly, foxy lady named Shawna Leneé, whose most recent claim to fame has been as runner-up Pet of the Year for Penthouse Magazine (see her on the cover of the March 2009 issue!). Aptly, the band opened with a song called "Damsel In Distress" -- as if perhaps young Shawna herself needed saving, maybe from an excess of attention to her outstanding attributes.

Leftie guitarist Nicholas Miller brought soaring vocals to the tune, which was accented by creative breaks. “Maybe In Another Life” and “Nice” came next, featuring busy hooks and in-your-face leads, and then Nicholas announced a song which he called the band’s epic piece, “Behind These Walls.” Icarus Landing closed with “Gutter,” a short, tight song that was highlighted by the gyrating Shawna, who joined the band onstage for the finale." - allaccessmagazine.com


Evolution II
Call to You (single and video, released January 2013)
All These Years (single and video, released April 2013)

Icarus Landing's music has been played extensively on 100.7 WMMS and 92.3 KROCK (Cleveland), as well as many online streams.



"It's a long way to the top if you wanna rock & roll..." Icarus Landing knows this all too well. Originally formed in Cleveland, Ohio, but now based in Hollywood, California, this 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 is also working on another national tour for summer 2013.

For the curious, here's the back story:

Many years ago, Nicholas Emilio (vocals, guitar) 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 September of 2004, Nicholas snatched up the two young chaps. Then they added Dacian Gingrich on bass, and the original Icarus Landing lineup was completed.

The group quickly made tracks all over their home state of Ohio, including all of the major rock venues in Cleveland (The Odeon, Peabody's, The Agora, etc.). In the meantime, they released three EPs. The self-produced and distributed “Prologue” was completed in August of 2005; their 2nd and 3rd offerings, “Evolution”, and "Evolution II" were produced by Don 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 Cleveland, Cincinnati, Nashville, Chicago, St. Louis, and many more.

After some lineup changes and having pushed the Cleveland music scene boundaries as far as they could, the band decided that they needed to move on to sunnier pastures and packed up for the West Coast. They arrived in LA in early 2008 and have since worked on hitting all the popular venues, including the House of Blues Hollywood, The Whisky, The Viper Room, The Cat Club, and many more. They have also branched out regionally to include Huntington Beach, Long Beach, and Las Vegas, Nevada.