FMA + 12 Gage are a multi-award-winning father and son rap duo from Preston. Their music is built around creative lyrics and tightly woven, imaginative dual vocals. Combining the aggression of metal and the verbal skills of hip-hop with the energy of youth and the experience of age, they create hybrid songs that are a fusion of high energy rap, electronic, metal and dance music.
They have performed all over the country, written for award-winning TV shows and films, and have also featured on TV Asahi in Japan and other worldwide streaming services. In 2019 they were chosen to be the face of the Give us a break anti bullying campaign and their charity song Spectrum gained nationwide coverage. A common phrase heard at any of their performances is, ‘I don’t normally like rap, but I liked that!’
Energy, skill and passion transcends genres.
The pair face many mental health difficulties that stem from Autism and Dyslexia and they use their creations as a form of expression and to combat the issues that they both deal with in their day to day lives. They have given talks on how to be creative and how creativity can benefit mental health. They have also been invited to speak in schools, prisons and at health conferences about their struggles. Helping others is an important part of what they do.
FMA + 12 Gage are a glimpse of reality in a world of insanity. They don’t write about money, drugs or women, they write about the darkness inside their minds.
They are an act unlike any other…