“I think what sets us apart from any other band is that what you see is what you get,” said Justin Platt, guitarist in Orlando band Letters To Part. “You can see our friendships with one another while were on stage and how well we all work together and you can see that off stage as well. We give it all we’ve got even if half of the time we’re just playing to our friends.”
The multi-instrumentalist started off with the French horn in school, and then switched to bass before he chose and stuck with guitar. He can also play drums, alto saxophone, tuba and trumpet. He has a variety of musical influences including HRVRD, As Cities Burn, Dance Gavin Dance, Oceana, The Mars Volta, Circa Survive, As Tall As Lions, Edison Glass and O’Brother.
Rather than being impressed by something a famous musician might be doing, Platt admires more the Indie musicians like himself, working in the trenches. “I admire the guys who are out doing what I do to get there music out there.”
Although he is new to the Orlando local music scene, Platt likes what he has seen so far. He originally moved to Orlando to attend college. “Music was in the back of my mind, but it didn’t really become a reality until Josh [Y’shua Ortiz Escobedo, Letters To Part’s lead vocalist] moved up here and hit me up to jam.”
In Letters To Part, he writes guitar parts with the rest of the band. “It all pretty much comes from endless hours tinkering. I use playing guitar to clear my mind of everyday things, so the music is a product of that.”
The band hopes to begin production on their next EP soon at Red Lion Audio in Orlando. It will be their first one as a full band. They have two songs available on Bandcamp at name your price. Music fans can check out the Orlando band on their Facebook, Reverbnation and You Tube.
Letters To Part has several shows coming up. On October 26, they are playing a costume party/BBQ house show and on November 2, they have a show at The BackBooth in downtown Orlando.