Heavily influenced by Soul, Funk, and Rock, The Letters Home have set fire to the traditional genres to create a sound that is raw and close to the heart. Through their driving rock riffs, powerful soul styled vocals, and melodic drumming, they pack their live performances with incredible energy and passion.
"It ain't a concert until we're sweating," Monheim (Lead Vocals, Keys) jokes about their live shows.
Andrew Monheim and Joe DeCicco (Guitar) first met in the vast, fiery, deserts of Arizona where they experimented for countless months, in the sun, with sound and rhythm. In 2007, the Philly and Chicago natives (respectively), abandoned the arid sands of Arizona. After amassing a library of sounds, and several cases of sunburn, they fled to Los Angeles to create dance music for their friends.
When he wasn't working with DeCicco, Monheim began writing songs and poetry of his own. When events in the news began mirroring ones in his life, he was inspired to take a new approach in his writing. He began crafting a soulful songwriting style using detailed stories of people who have been lost in history.
After Mike Gattshall was added in 2011, he and DeCicco began adding "The Dirty" to Monheim's soulful piano ballads and poetry. The Letters Home quickly developed their uninhibited and original sound, which they describe as, "Dirty Soul Rock".
Their self-produced debut EP, Warm Ink (released May 14, 2013), is a gritty journey through rock and soul guided by edgy, full-bodied vocals, and stories from the past. In 2014, the hot and heavy 'Dirty Soul Rock' band will be debuting new singles and their first national tour dates.
Vocals/Piano - Andrew Monheim
Guitar - Joe Decicco
Drums - Mike Gattshall