A Lynn husband has combined his musical talents with those of his wife to record a charity CD for a cause close to their hearts, the Autistic Society, after she was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome.
Gary, 57, and Dawn Agg, 43, of Water Lane, have spent months recording the CD and are finally happy with the result which features all original songs by the duo, featuring Gary on guitar and vocals while Dawn plays keyboard and provies the harmonies.
The couple will be selling copies of the CD during Festival Too, hosting their own stall on the first weekend of the huge Lynn event in the Tuesday Market Place.
Mr Agg said: “Dawn has had support from the charity since she was diagnosed, and she has been involved in befriending with them. It’s a way of paying them back a little bit for what they’ve done for us, and it’s about raising awareness through doing something we love together.
“I’ve always made music and written songs so it’s nice to be able to use that for a good cause.”
Mr Agg previously performed in pop rock band, Two and a Half Days, and competed in this year’s Battle of the Bands competition after forming just two-and-a-half days before the 2015 competition started.
A keen musician, now he and Dawn have tried something a bit different by recording eight original songs with a laid-back pop feel in their home recording studio. They now perform together under the new guise of DGX.
Mr Agg said: “We’re pleased with the result, this is a private venture so it’s a different feel to the usual stuff. There’s strong melodies.
“We’ve got our favourite songs, there’s a song called Move On we both really like, there’s Be Mr Friend and Stepping Stone, which is great because you get the feel of the track straight away.”
The couple will be selling copies of the track at £2.75 from their Tuesday Market Place stall during the first weekend of Festival Too. All profits will go to the local branch of The Autistic Society.
The free festival kicks off on Saturday, June 25, for three weekends of family entertainment and music performances from the likes of The Vamps, Gabrielle, The Wonder Stuff, Kym Mazelle, Phats and Small, and Odyssey.