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Origin: Philadelphia, nashville
Genre: Country Music
Lenny Martelli, born and raised outside Philadelphia in Norristown, PA, is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter. At the age of 5, Martelli started playing drums and football, learning discipline and work ethic are needed to achieve the best results. The competitive nature grew with him and the challenge to push himself in sports coincided with the challenge to learn more instruments which led to piano, guitar, and much more. To Lenny, music and football were synonymous when it came to working hard to perfect his crafts and reach the dream of playing in front of a crowd one way or another.
However, in 2010, football wouldn’t be an option anymore. At just 15, Martelli suffered a spinal cord injury after breaking his neck during a snowboarding trip. The accident would leave him paralyzed from the chest down with the prognosis of never being able to walk again. The aforementioned discipline and work ethic, along with immense support from family and friends, and unwavering faith in God and himself to do whatever it took to recover, would serve to be the core elements in helping Martelli beat the odds. After intense, around-the-clock physical therapy treatments, Martelli was back on his feet just 3 months later, spending an additional 6 months in rehab to learn how to walk again.
At this point, Martelli knew he had to put all of his energy in his music, in addition to his physical health. During the accident, Martelli punctured a lung and was still recovering from the effects the paralysis had on his diaphragm, making simply talking exhausting. Teaching himself how to sing again, Martelli started to focus more on songwriting, spending the next 5 years performing with various bands around Philadelphia and the northeast. Wanting to take things to the next level, he recorded a demo to start building his catalog. Lenny released that demo in 2015, which would be his first single as a solo artist. The song “Little Do You Know” would go on to gain over 1 million streams across digital platforms, catching the attention of Nashville producer, Noah Henson. Henson, also known as the guitarist for christian-rock band Pillar and country music superstar Brantley Gilbert, produced the #1 debut EP “Closer” by Kane Brown.
With a debut EP on deck, Martelli continues to pound the pavement performing as often as possible. The 5 track EP entitled “Just A Thought” will be released October 18, 2019, which includes the current single “Boys And Their Toys”. Lenny now resides in Nashville to further pursue his career as both a songwriter and recording artist, despite the physical hardships he still endures, and continue chasing his dream to prove anything is possible.
"Just a Thought" EP Releases on October 18th 2019