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The best kept secret in music


"Al Rosenstein"

"I'm really into this band. I haven't seen or heard performances like Platnum since a young Elton John was at the same stage in his career." - Entertainment Attorney and Hollywood Executive Producer

"Jeff Robinson"

"Platnum is the future of music… Soul, Rock, Funk blended together
that defies any expectation of an Urban Rock music mix." - CEO, MBK Entertainment, and Manager, Alicia Keys

"Kenny Gorka"

"I've offered this band a spot at my club every week for the past
three months just because they deserve that kind of exposure, I'm
completely blown away." - Owner, The Bitter End, NYC

"Mike Warner"

"Great effing god! These guys could share a bill with Soulive, Stevie
Wonder, Hall & Oats or Aerosmith and you would never think of them as out of place." - Talent Buyer, Clear Channel Entertainment

"John Gross"

"(Lead Vocalist) Vic Sandman is incredible. Its been almost 20 years
since I've seen such a promising band this early in the scheme of
things. They encompass so many great aspects of the past and put a
new spin on the future." - Veteran Entertainment Attorney and Author, "This Business of Music"


Debut EP due in 2006. Produced, demo CD available.


Feeling a bit camera shy


Platnum is a five-piece band out of New York City that prides itself in playing progressive, funk-infused, hip-hop rock and soul. The band was established in 2004 when Berklee grads Chris Llewellyn (guitar), Brian Cohen (keyboards), James Hart (bass) and Larry Lubkert (drums) found Victor Sandman, thereby accomplishing their quest for a powerhouse lead singer.

Disappointed in popular music’s lack of authenticity, the fledgling rock n’ roll quintet vowed to steer it back on course. To that end, they developed a uniquely progressive, yet classically soulful sound. Their style is both irresistibly accessible and musically complex. Their songs, like the hits “Long Time Comin’,” “Feel The Same,” and “Green Eyed Lady” are versatile, but the arrangements share an appealing uniformity.

Platnum prides itself in musical honesty: what you hear on their CD is mirrored in their dynamic and compelling live performances. Simply put, they rock. While only a year has passed, Platnum’s on-stage chemistry has crystallized, their songs have matured and their sound is beautiful and tight, keeping audiences’ heads nodding. They advanced quickly into the New York music scene, having secured representation and attracted interest from several labels.

The group now seeks to expand to the national college, festival, and club markets. And they have bonded in their quest: each member can say there is no “I” in Platnum. As the crowds grow, Platnum continues to hone their craft of engaging audiences with their urban-like look paired with a unique brand of soulful, funky, raging rock n’roll.