This is where you can see any of the updates I'll be posting through this campaign; including behind the scenes looks at me in the studio in Nashville, sneak peaks, and much more!
I’m looking to raise $18,000
in order to help me with my end of the expenses that are left for this project. The money we raise will help me with paying for the remaining studio time needed to finish this album, travel, lodging, food, marketing the album’s release, photos, all of the countless expenses that go into making a project of this professional level happen
. Anything beyond the $18,000 will be put into even more marketing and radio promotion
. All of the musicians that will be recording on my album are members of bands supporting major artists, for example Lester Estelle
, who will be playing drums for my songs
is also the drummer for Kelly Clarkson.
I’ll be announcing more of the professional musicians as we advance through the album. I’ll be in the studio in Nashville starting June 6th to work on more of the album and finish up my single.
You should know that you guys have made all of this possible
. All the prayers, all the support, all the encouragement to pursue this dream; you’ve given me the push to fight for this everyday. But now I need your help more than ever.
Every penny, every dollar is a step closer in helping me finish up this album in Nashville. I know not everyone is able to financially contribute, but if everyone who watches this could please share the link to this page on Facebook, Twitter, or whatever social media outlet that you like to use, send it in a group email, and just tell everyone that you think might be able to help, then I know that we can make this happen together.The best thing we can do to help this campaign succeed is to utilize the power of word-of-mouth!
Words really can’t do it justice but I’m so beyond grateful for everything you guys have done for me and I’ll never be able to express how much it all really means to me, I just really hope I can make everyone proud now! You guys are already a huge part of my life and my career so far and with helping me raise this money YOU are gonna be the true reason behind my success!
Noah Henson (right), my producer, with Brantley Gilbert (left).Check out my producer, Noah Henson, playing the guitar solo in Brantley Gilbert's hit single "One Hell Of An Amen"Here's my current single "Little Do You Know"
One of the main reasons I’m working so hard towards achieving my dream of becoming a professional musician is so that I can have the platform to speak on behalf, spread awareness for, and have the financial means to help support all those suffering with disabilities across this country. I feel as though so many artists have millions of devoted and dedicated fans, eager to hear and support anything they say; and many of those artists do everything in their power to use their platform in a positive way and give back. Which is why a percentage of all sales I make from this album will donated
towards a number of different charities that support help those with disabilities, and specifically spinal cord injuries like mine. One of those being the notable and highly respected Christopher Reeves Foundation
; an organization that helps raise awareness, funds research for treatments and rehabilitation advancement, and supports those who are suffering from spinal cord injuries and their families. I will also be donating a percentage of sales to Magee Rehabilitation Hospital
, for their major role in helping people like me with spinal cord injuries believe in getting back on their feet; a place that is very close to my heart for all they have done to help me get to where I am today in my continuous recovery. The fight for a better life is never over for people who suffer from a disability like a spinal cord injury. I can attest to the lifetime of medical complications, potential relapses in progress and recovery, financial hardships, and daily obstacles a disability can have on a person; which is why it is so important to me to use any opportunity I get in life to do my best in giving back and helping others. A disability does not limit the things we can accomplish as individuals, instead gives us a different perspective and forces us to get creative in our approach. But that doesn’t mean help isn’t needed sometimes. Even the strongest-willed people could use a hand every now and then, we’ve all been there. Your donations to this campaign will cause a chain reaction and give me the platform to give back and help others!
Below you can read the different levels at which we will start to offer different items for your generous donations!
Any and all donations are greatly appreciated
, there is no limit to what you can donate no amount is too small!
With that being said, all donors will have their name featured in the credits of my album.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking the time to watch the video and read about this campaign. Please share the link to this page
with anyone you think could help and if you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to reach out to me
, I would love to hear from you guys and hear what you think.
Here's longer descriptions for each of the following donation levels which can be selected below:LEVEL 1$20
Donate this and receive an advanced digital stream of the new single before it’s released and a digital copy of the single the day before it’s release date.LEVEL 2$50
Donate this and receive a signed poster. This poster will never be printed again and is exclusive for GoFundMe donors only. You will receive this and all items included in Level 1 as well!LEVEL 3$75
Donate this and receive a "Lenny Martelli" beer/soda koozie to use during those long, hot tailgates. These koozies will also be exclusive for GoFundMe donors only. You will receive this and all items included in the previous levels!LEVEL 4$100
Donate this and gain access to a LIVE in-studio, behind the scenes video stream while I finish working on this album during one of the recording sessions. The stream will be live for at least an hour. You will also receive a personal “Thank You” note, signed and dated, and ALL items included in the previous levels!LEVEL 5$250
Donate this and receive Two (2) VIP tickets to a future show in your area, as well as a 30 minute personal Skype/Facetime session to talk or get exclusive first listens to new songs. You will receive this and all items included in the previous levels!LEVEL 6$500
Donate this and receive a download for a limited-edition studio acoustic version of the single. This song will not be released or sold on iTune or any other outlet; it will be exclusive for GoFundMe donors at this level only. You will also receive handwritten lyrics (framed option available) with a personal “Thank You” note, plus ALL items included in the previous levels!LEVEL 7$1000Only 10 Available
Donate this and receive one of only 10 handcrafted liquor bottle lamps ($300+ value) being custom made by ME for YOU. These lamps will be numbered 1-10, and signed/dated with personal note attached. These are something I’ve been doing on the side for a while and dedicate about 25 hours for each lamp to make them one of a kind. I’ll work directly with you to show you different styles/options and hand-tailor the lamp to your specifications. You'll receive this and ALL items included in the previous levels!LEVEL 8$1500
Donate this and I will personally write a song specifically for you and a topic of your choice. I will send you a recording of me playing YOUR custom written song, along with the original handwritten lyrics from the writing session, and ALL items included in the previous levels!LEVEL 9Only 5 Available$2500
Donate this and my team and I will throw a PRIVATE PIZZA PARTY for you and all your friends/family when I'm on tour in a city near your hometown. I will also perform during the party and hang out to enjoy a night of music, pizza, and fun! You will receive this and ALL items included in the previous levels!