Young Cardinals, the group formerly known as Sleep Control, that David poured his heart and soul into, needs your help to fund their debut album! In just a few days they have raised over $1500 of the $2300 needed to record and distribute their new album. They have set up a campaign on KickStarter to raise funds, and I know the band would really appreciate all the support they can get to help keep David’s dream alive!

Over the past year and a half we have been working hard to write and perfect a ton of new material. Some of you have had the opportunity to hear our new stuff live, but it’s time to get back in the studio and release it to everyone! We are confident that all of our new songs are light years above our old recordings and with the help of our friend and recording genius Tooch at Sound Write Recording Studios in Raleigh we know that you will all be as excited about the final product as we are. This next album is key in launching our upcoming tours and getting us to the next level. We can’t thank our fans, family and friends enough and look forward to bringing you some dirty, epic rock & roll!

You can check out the project here and make a donation if you’d like, or simply follow the progress. Listen to the Young Cardinals first EP on Sound Cloud

For those of you have not had the pleasure of knowing my friend, David Leighton Marzetti, he was the former, and extremely talented, drummer of Sleep Control (now known as Young Cardinals) and an all around incredible person. Dave was the kind of friend that I hope everyone gets the opportunity to have at some point in their life. For those of you who have had the opportunity to know Dave- you know that there just aren’t many people in this world with his heart, spirit and talent. In his memory, the David L. Marzetti Memorial Music Trust was created.

The David L. Marzetti Memorial Music Trust is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide musical instruments and lessons to children who would not otherwise be able to have them. The foundation is an annual sponsor of Raleigh’s Community Music School percussion program. Since 1994, Community Music School has provided high quality, professional music education to Wake County, NC children from economically disadvantaged situations. CMS provides weekly, private music instruction to students for just $1 a lesson. Research tells us that children who study music do better in school and in life, and students indicate that arts participation motivates them to stay in school. The skills gained through music instruction, including self-discipline and the ability to analyze, solve problems, communicate and work cooperatively, are vital for success in the 21st century workplace. In lieu of traditional birthday celebrations this year, I will be hosting a fundraising event at Spy Raleigh on Sunday, November 11th beginning at 2:00pm. There will be FREE food, booze, silent auction, raffle prizes and wonderful music from some of Raleigh’s most talented artists.

Spy will be donating 15% of all bar sales during the event directly back to the DLM Music Trust… so drink up! There is a suggested $10 donation at the door of which 100% will be donated.

You may make a donation or purchase tickets online at:
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Please come out, spread the word, and bring friends!
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