Johnny Gioeli, one half of Crush 40, working on solo album

Many SEGA Nerds are familiar with the work of Johnny Gioeli, who’s helped create some amazing music with Crush 40. Now, Gioeli is working on his first solo album, and he’s looking for your help to make that happen through Pledge Music.

“Anyone who knows me knows that I care tremendously for the fans of my music, yet we all know life can sometimes get in the way of having time for creativity in keeping the music alive,” Gioeli wrote on his page.  “I need that time now … so let’s make this music together … with your pledge, you are helping to raise funds to support the investment I will make to produce my first solo album and I want to thank you all in advance.”

Gioeli plans to release the album this summer, and there are three pledge levels ranging from $10 all the way to $5,000, where you’ll receive a digital download of the album, an autograph CD or access to watch him online perform live from his home, to name a few.

“I will also be donating to a great cause that is dear to my heart. A tragic story of our friend’s son who had a horrific accident, leaving him paralyzed,” he wrote. “He’s a high school student fighting for movement as simple as moving his finger, and I want to find a way to ‘pay it forward’ and use the good things happening to me, to help someone else. The average cost of rehabilitation in the first year, far exceeds anything they can raise on their own. Let’s all help keep the music alive and help my friends too.”

Go here to visit his campaign page.

[Thanks for the tip, Allee!]

Chris Powell

Chris is the editor-in-chief at SEGA Nerds and Mega Visions Magazine. Over the years, he's written for publications like Joystiq, PSP Fanboy, RETRO magazine, among others. Oh yeah, he's also been a diehard SEGA Nerd his entire life.

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