Father-and-son mental health rap duo to release debut album

Posted on - 6th October, 2018 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston City Centre, Preston News

A father-and-son rap duo who competed in Autism’s Got Talent 2017 are releasing their debut album.

Matthew Bennett and his son Callum Bennet, who also go by the name FMA + 12 Gage, are excited for the launch taking place at Preston’s Continental pub on Saturday 6 October.

FMA + 12 Gage use their music to combat their mental health issues.

The new album ‘Parental Advisory’ and is made up of 14 tracks which includes an intro and an outro.

The story of the album is that of a father telling his son a bedtime story.

The songs have been arranged in such a way as to take the listener on a journey that begins in an angry place but ends in a very happy place.

Matthew Bennett, who lives in Preston, said: “We’re both very excited for the launch and we cannot wait to show everyone what we have been working on for so long. We began this project two years ago and have only been able to bring it to completion due to the help of friends and family.

“It has been a collaborative effort and we are grateful to everyone who has given up¬†their time and expertise for us. We are aiming to put on the best gig of our lives tomorrow.”

Joining them at the launch will be pop-rock trio Jackpot Golden Boys, who are back from their 2nd USA and European tour alongside YouTube phenomenon ‘Epic Rap Battles of History’.

Also joining them will be Dreadnought, the producer of Parental Advisory, who will be showcasing his unique vision of metal infused hip hop.

Twintwo, the MC, producer and farmer, as heard on BBC Introducing, the Shift Radio, North UK Radio, BCB Radio, Drystone Introducing and the late show, will also be making an appearance.

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Matthew continued: “The physical copy of the album¬†includes a 16 page booklet which is made up of eight pages of lyrics and also includes artwork and pictures¬†designed¬†by ourselves and friends who have helped in the creation of the album.

“We have been involved in every aspect of the design of¬†this album and we hope our vision shows through. We have poured our hearts and souls into this project and we¬†are extremely proud of it.”

Father-and-son rap duo FMA+ 12 Gage

Merchandise will be available at the launch, including albums and t-shirts.

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Tickets are £3 in advance, £6 on the door and are available from The Continental and Seetickets.

Will you be going to the launch? What do you think? Let us know in the comments below

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