Icarus is a four piece band from Dorset who have been playing the club/pub and party circuit since the early nineties. Faces have come and gone over the years (some have even gone and come back!) but our credo has always been the same: to play great music to a very high standard, and to put on a show that all people of all ages will love.
We tend to play in a fairly wide area across the southern counties, with venues based in Southampton, Poole, Bournemouth, Weymouth, Yeovil and Eastleigh, amongst many others. The music ranges across the years, from the rock ‘n’ roll hits of the fifties to modern day, drawing on popular tunes from Elvis and Chuck Berry through to Kaiser Chiefs and Daft Punk. Icarus has always tried to maintain a wide repertoire of crowd pleasers, which guarantee to grace any audience.
Ben is the founder and the driving force of Icarus. A professionally trained singer, his powerful range, instantly recognisable voice and confident stage persona has always provided Icarus with a cutting edge and helped forge the band as one of the premier live acts on the south coast.
Guitar, Backing Vocals
Guitar virtuoso Tom has enormous musical talent and huge stage presence. Music is a massive part of Tom’s life, working as a guitar tutor and having worked for long periods in music retail. It is his natural skill and the passion of his art which takes the band to new heights.
Bass, Backing Vocals
Martin is a professional musician also teaching guitar and bass locally. Martin has played and sung with many nationally recognised bands playing a variety of styles. His credits include Trevor Burton (The Move), Richard Tandy (E.L.O.), Howie Casey (Wings), Jim Cregan (Cockney Rebel and Family) and blues legend Eugene ‘Hideaway’ Bridges as well as appearing in ‘Meatloaf’, ‘Elvis’ and ‘BluesBrothers’ theatre productions.
Bass, Backing Vocals
An ACM graduate Phil has a masterful bass tone and skillful style. Phil writes, records, plays and sings his own original music and is a valued member of Icarus. Phil also plays in other local bands and showcases his solo act regularly on guitar.
Drums, Backing Vocals
An ACM graduate and drum teacher, Andy is the latest addition to the Icarus line up. His first love is rock, right from the old school bands such as Led Zep & The Who, right through to more recent bands like Incubus & The Foo Fighters. Although he enjoys grooving to just about anything going!