On Saturday, Sept. 12, the University Activities Board brought The Icarus Account to Clarion.
The Icarus Account, an indie-pop acoustic band, consists of twin brothers Ty and Trey Turner. They started writing music when they were 17 or 18 years old and booked a small studio their freshman year of college.
The band played a variety of songs giving a “good mix of original music and covers,” said Emily Romig, president of the UAB.
Some of the songs they played were, “Girls Like You,” “Yellow Shirt” and a new song, “Chicago.”
The covers they played were “Super Bass” by Nicki Minaj, “Grow Old With You” from the movie “The Wedding Singer” and “Iris” by the Goo Goo Dolls.
The band has also had some success in the mass media. Their song “Favorite Girl” was featured on Snapchat’s Valentine’s Day story in 2014, and their song “No One Else” was featured in an episode of Hallmark’s “Cedar Cove.”
Other than playing music, the band talked to the audience, told jokes, had sibling banter and sold band merchandise, which included T-shirts, hoodies, tank-tops, CDs and posters.
When asked what they thought about playing at such a small university, brother Trey said, “It was awesome.” He remarked on how even at a small school, the audience was still really engaged.
The reaction to the band was positive, and there were even a few audience members who were already familiar with their music, including Audrey Platz, who is a junior Rehab Science major.
Platz said that they were “pure talent” and thinks that more people should know about the band.
Junior liberal arts education major Danielle Guyton said The Icarus Account was really good and that “not many people can pull off the man bun, but they really did.” Guyton hopes they can come back.
Romig planned the event and commented on how it went. She said she saw them at the national convention in February and knew she wanted them right away.
She started planning over the summer and actually emailed Trey back and forth personally, which she loved. She said the guys are “really chill, pretty low maintenance and fun to work with.”
Romig said this band is something they could look into bringing back for later years. She hopes if they are brought back there will be a larger turnout because people who were there this past Saturday will spread the word of their talent.
The Icarus Account thanked everyone who came out and asked that people check out their music. More information can be found by visiting the band’s Facebook page (The Icarus Account), their Twitter (@icarusaccount) or their YouTube channel (TheIcarusAccount).