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"Notable Quote #1"

“Platnum is the future of music…Soul, Rock, Funk blended together that defies any expectation of an Urban Rock music mix” -Jeff Robinson, CEO of MBK Entertainment, manager to Alicia Keys.

- word of mouth

"Notable Quote #2"

“I haven’t seen or heard performances like Platnum since a young Elton John was at the same stage in his career.” -Al Rosenstein, Entertainment Attorney and Hollywood Executive Producer.

- word of mouth

"Notable Quote #3"

“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.” –Kenny Gorka, owner of legendary rock club, The Bitter End, New York City.

- word of mouth

"Notable Quote #4"

“Great effing god! These guys could share a bill with Soulive, Stevie Wonder, Hall and Oats or Aerosmith and you would never think of them as out of place.” -Mike Warner, Talent buyer Clear Channel Entertainment, New England.

- word of mouth

"Notable Quote #5"

“(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” –John Gross, veteran Entertainment Attorney and contributing Author of “This Business of Music,” the top music industry bible.

- word of mouth

"Notable Quote #6"

“I’ve heard hundreds and hundreds of bands in the last two years and there were many that came so close to amazing but still lacked that one magical spark… After one listen to Platnum's demo, I went absolutely Bananas, son! I listened to it over and over , not just because I was looking for an amazing band, but because I couldn’t get the songs, the sound and the hooks out of my head.” -G. Flowers, CEO Flower Bros. Entertainment, Manager of Platnum & production team member on projects including Alicia Keys, Jay Z, Guru, Isaac Hayes, and Big Daddy Kane just to name a few.
- word of mouth


Self-Titled 8 song EP has just been released. Tracks include The Movement, Creepin', Back on the Bus, Anybody's Baby, Green Eyed Lady, Middle Man, Inevietable, and Ghost.


Feeling a bit camera shy


Roman Helmet (formerly PLATNUM) is a five-piece band out of New York City that prides itself in playing funk/soul-infused, hip-hop rock. The band was established in 2004 when Berklee students Chris Llewellyn (guitar), Brian Cohen (keyboards), James Hart (bass) and Larry Lubkert (drums) found Jake Hess, thereby fulfilling 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, and a style that is both irresistibly accessible and musically complex. Their songs, like the hits "Back on the Bus," "Inevitable," and "Anybody’s Baby" are versatile, but the arrangements share an appealing uniformity. Roman Helmet values its musical honesty: what you hear on their CD is mirrored in their dynamic and compelling live performances. Simply put, they rock.

Through extensive rehearsals and countless gigs Roman Helmet'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 and club markets.

And they have bonded in their quest. As the crowds grow, Roman Helmet continues to hone their craft of engaging audiences with their urban look paired with a unique brand of soulful, funky, raging rock n' roll.