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Autism’s Got Talent father-and-son duo to perform in Preston

Posted on - 15th May, 2017 - 8:00pm | Author - | Posted in - City Centre, Events, Music, News, Things To Do

Father-and-Son rap duo Matthew and Callum Bennett

A father and son who competed in Autism’s Got Talent 2017 contest will be coming to Preston to perform at Ships and Giggles pub.

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The rap artists, Matthew Bennett and his son Callum Bennet, who also go by the name FMA + 12 Gage, will deliver their admirable performance on Tuesday 16 May at 7pm.

On the night, there will be American rappers that will also hit the stage, including Mega Ran, along with other local rappers such as Illerstate.

Matthew and Callum started their rap journey after discovering their passion for it messing around with different rap songs, inspiring them to write songs themselves.

After having the opportunity to perform their songs to audiences at various gigs, the reaction they received was better than ever expected and their success has snowballed from there.

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Matthew was diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome in 2015, and found that rapping was a fun and creative way to express himself, leading him and Callum to perform in London at Autism’s Got Talent 2017 alongside many talented people and celebrities.

Matthew, who lives in Preston, said: “I always knew there was something different and when I was diagnosed it was good because after 35 years of being oblivious, I finally knew why.

“It took me a while to adjust to the diagnosis, but with the new knowledge I found that I could use it in a positive way to be creative and fun.

“It helps me to write songs and I love performing as it allows me to get things out of me that the world doesn’t usually see.

“It allows me to stay mentally healthy.”

The Ships and Giggles gig will be free entry and the FMA + 12 Gage will be performing at 7.30pm.

Matthew continued: “We are looking forward to performing at Ships and Giggles.

“We are the worlds greatest Father-and-Son act.”

You can keep updated with FMA + 12 Gage by following them on Facebook.

You can also follow the Ships and Giggles Facebook Page to keep up to date with the event.

Have you visited Ships and Giggles pub recently? Did you watch Autism’s Got Talent? Let us know in the comments below

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