“I strongly support any musician who is doing something different,” said Michael Scotto, bassist for Orlando band Letters To Part. “I am a picky music listener, in a lot of ways. It isn’t enough for me for a band to be tight. I’m heavily won over by bands and musicians who bring something original to the table. The Chariot, Brand New, Coheed & Cambria, MF Doom, Daft Punk; these are all musicians off different genres that I believe have really earned their notoriety.
Scotto has a long musical history. He started out playing sax and clarinet in school before moving on to the guitar, drums and then bass. His musical influences span a wide range from Jawbreaker and Brand New to Between the Buried, This Town Needs Guns, O’Brother, HRVRD, Ken Mode, Rotting Out, Fear Before The March Of Flames, HeavyHeavyLowLow, Modest Mouse and The Acacia Strain.
The Orlando musician contributes his songwriting talents to Letters To Part. “Most of my best lyrics are written on the spot, one of the reasons I love doing backup vocals. I just kind of sing what I feel and it usually ends up coming out pretty coherent. I feel like lyrics and vocals are a HUGE part of what makes certain bands listenable and catchy.”
Scotto initially started on drums Letters To Part, but once they brought in John Bonczek on drums, he was able to go back to playing bass. “I love music that is dynamic,” said Scotto. “I hope that people are able to really feel our energy and our flow and the way that we work together as a band.
Letters To Part have several upcoming shows including November 2 at BackBooth and they will be playing the Orlandobands.com FREE Second Saturdays in Sanford showcase on November 9.
The band, Y’shua Ortiz Escobedo (lead singer, guitar), Justin Platt (guitar, vocals), John Bonczek (drums) and Scotto (bass), has two songs available for download on Bandcamp at name your price. Music fans can also find the band on Facebook, Reverbnation and You Tube.
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