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The AutistiX Are Playing Liverpool

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Who are The AutistiX?
We are a unique six-piece British rock called The AutistiX band that has been going since 2010. The six of us – Saul, Jack, Graham, Jim, John and Michael have been brought together by lives affected by Autism. We experience many challenges in our lives but also value the unique perspective that it gives us, and the creativity that results. We are very proud of having autism, hence naming ourselves ‘The AutistiX’. We have become known for our original song writing and our quirky, joyful performances. We have 2 missions – to be the best musicians possible but also to highlight the talent and ability of musicians with autism and to promote social inclusion for people with disabilities. We are not a disability band, but rather a rock band that includes musicians with autism.

The band recorded our first EP at the renowned Roundhouse EMI Studios in London, in January 2013 called "˜Butterflies and Demons'. The CD included 3 early original songs "I Can't Take It Anymore', "Darkness World' and "The Good and Bad in All of Us'.
Since then we recorded a second EP which was released as a digital Double A Side including 2 new original songs 'Something Better' and 'Just The Same'. This was also the name of our first music video (look it up on youtube, vimeo and our own social media).

We have just released our newest EP with 4 new songs called 'The Meadow Sunshine'. `The songs are called 'Positive', 'Not The Same', 'My Future Life' and ' Heaven'.

We have become friends through our shared passion for music especially our mutual love for The Beatles. We have played well over 100 gigs and now we have been invited to play the legendary and world famous Cavern Club in Liverpool on the evening of March the 26th (as the guest act) and the afternoon of the 27th (with a press, PR and public event), to celebrate World Autism Awareness Week and to benefit The National Autistic Society! We are the first Autistic band to play the venue in its 60 year history, and we will be performing a mixture of Beatles classics and some of our original tracks.

Jon Keats – Director of Events at the Cavern Club says:
“We are delighted to welcome The AutistiX to the Cavern Club and to be supporting World Autism Awareness Week. We know what it means for musicians to play at this iconic venue. They are a great band and we are know they will give a great show.” –

The events have free entry with guests encouraged to make a donation to benefit The National Autistic Society, who are supporting this two performance event.

Help us make this a historic moment in Autism Awareness.

Why do we need your help?
The goal of this GoFundMe Campaign is to raise £3500 to help The AutistiX to fulfil our momentous upcoming trip to Liverpool. To help meet the expenses of undertaking this short tour, we are asking fans of the band to help contribute to our costs. In return we are offering rewards such as band pin badges, band T shirts EP CDs signed and name dedicated, EP digital downloads, signed band photos at and digital downloads of the 10 minute EPK Cavern Club The AutistiX performance video, including your name as a contributor in the credits.

This is what the band members have to say about going to Liverpool to perform at the renowned venue Cavern Club where the Beatles started performing:

Jack: ‘I would love to play where The Beatles began’

Saul: ‘I want to go with The AutistiX to Liverpool for more new gigs. I love The Beatles so I want to play their music at the Cavern Club’

Graham: ‘I want to go to Liverpool to find the giant Yellow Submarine’

Jim: ‘It’s going to be fantastic for our fab six to be somewhere where we can show its influence on us and show how The Beatles have helped us to become the unique band that we are’

John: ‘I always wanted to make a cellar full of noise!’

Michael: ‘I haven’t been to Liverpool for a long time and I need to top up on the Beatles vibes. It’s great to play at the Cavern Club during World Autism Awareness week to raise awareness about people with autism’

If you are in Liverpool on the 26th and 27th you can join the band at The Cavern Club on Monday at 8pm and Tuesday at 2pm. If you would like to meet us back stage after our gig, donate to help us and to treat yourself at the same time!

The AutistiX are:

Jack Beaven-Duggan (electric guitar/backing vocals)
Saul Zur-Szpiro (drums and backing vocals)
Graham Spragg (bass guitar and backing vocals)
Jim Connelly (lead singer)
John Duggan, Jack's father, (electric guitar)
Michael, Saul's father, (harmonica)

Social Media links to find out more about The AutistiX and to keep up with our news:

The AutistiX Band website www.theautistix.com

Facebook www.facebook.com/theautistix

Twitter @theautistix

The Cavern Club website www.cavernclub.org

The National Autistic Society website www.autism.org.uk

As a thank you for helping make this happen, we’ve come up with a few different ways to show my gratitude which you can browse through.

We will be extremely grateful for each and every donation that we receive, small and large! If you would like to, feel free to donate over the listed amount! If you are unable to monetarily support this campaign, there are many other ways to help support and to be a part of the incredible ‘journey’ of The AutistiX!, Please help spread the word on social media, through email, in person, even by snail mail! Any form of communication to help get the word out will be greatly appreciated. Spread the word on Facebook or Twitter, repost us on Instagram, or let your friends know via word of mouth. We are so grateful for your support!

Also, if you live in Liverpool or can get there it would be amazing if you could come to our gigs there.

The expenses that the donations will cover include:
- our travel to and from Liverpool
- accommodation in Liverpool
- local transport within Liverpool
- food and drink

Everything raised towards our goal will go towards the final stages of making our trip to Liverpool possible.
Anything beyond that will help us to finance our next planned activities that you can read about on our social media that we update regularly.

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Thanks for the donations that have started to come in!
The AutistiX will be in Liverpool soon!
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Who are The AutistiX and why are we asking for your support?
We are a unique six-piece British rock called The AutistiX band that has been going since 2010. The six of us – Saul, Jack, Graham, Jim, John and Michael have been brought together by lives affected by Autism. We experience many challenges in our lives but also value the unique perspective that it gives us, and the creativity that results. We are very proud of having autism, hence naming ourselves ‘The AutistiX’. We have become known for our original song writing and our quirky, joyful performances. We have 2 missions – to be the best musicians possible but also to highlight the talent and ability of musicians with autism and to promote social inclusion for people with disabilities. We are not a disability band, but rather a rock band that includes musicians with autism.

We have become friends through our shared passion for music especially our mutual love for The Beatles. We have played well over 100 gigs and now we have been invited to play the legendary and world famous Cavern Club in Liverpool on the evening of March the 26th (as the guest act) and the afternoon of the 27th (with a press, PR and public event), to celebrate World Autism Awareness Week and to benefit The National Autistic Society! We are the first Autistic band to play the venue in its 60 year history, and we will be performing a mixture of Beatles classics and some of our original tracks.

“We are delighted to welcome The AutistiX to the Cavern Club and to be supporting World Autism Awareness Week. We know what it means for musicians to play at this iconic venue. They are a great band and we are know they will give a great show.” – Jon Keats – Director of Events

The events have free entry with guests encouraged to make a donation to benefit The National Autistic Society, who are supporting this two performance event.

Help us make this a historic moment in Autism Awareness.

Why do we need your help?

The goal of this GoFundMe Campaign is to raise £3500 to help The AutistiX to fulfil our momentous upcoming trip to Liverpool. To help meet the expenses of undertaking this short tour, we are asking fans of the band to help contribute to our costs. In return we are offering rewards such as band pin badges, band T shirts EP CDs signed and name dedicated, EP digital downloads, signed band photos at and digital downloads of the 10 minute EPK Cavern Club The AutistiX performance video, including your name as a contributor in the credits.

This is what the band members have to say about going to Liverpool to perform at the renowned venue Cavern Club where the Beatles started performing:

Jack: ‘I would love to play where The Beatles began’

Saul: ‘I want to go with The AutistiX to Liverpool for more new gigs. I love The Beatles so I want to play their music at the Cavern Club’

Graham: ‘I want to go to Liverpool to find the giant Yellow Submarine’

Jim: ‘It’s going to be fantastic for our fab six to be somewhere where we can show its influence on us and show how The Beatles have helped us to become the unique band that we are’

John: ‘I always wanted to make a cellar full of noise!’

Michael: ‘I haven’t been to Liverpool for a long time and I need to top up on the Beatles vibes. It’s great to play at the Cavern Club during World Autism Awareness week to raise awareness about people with autism’

If you are in Liverpool on the 26th and 27th you can join the band at The Cavern Club on Monday at 8pm and Tuesday at 2pm. If you would like to meet us back stage after our gig, donate to help us and to treat yourself at the same time!

The AutistiX are:

Jack Beaven-Duggan (electric guitar/backing vocals)

Saul Zur-Szpiro (drums and backing vocals)

Graham Spragg (bass guitar and backing vocals)

Jim Connelly (lead singer)

John Duggan, Jack's father, (electric guitar)

Michael, Saul's father, (harmonica)

Social Media links to find out more about The AutistiX and to keep up with our news:

The AutistiX Band website www.theautistix.com

Facebook www.facebook.com/theautistix

Twitter @theautistix

The Cavern Club website www.cavernclub.org

The National Autistic Society website www.autism.org.uk

As a thank you for helping make this happen, we’ve come up with a few different ways to show my gratitude which you can browse through.

All donations of £5 and above will get a shout out of thanks and a place on our Board of Honour!

Rewards for donations (ships worldwide):

£5 – donation Social Media Shout Out of thanks

£8 – The AutistiX Pin Badge

£10 - Signed band photo

£15 - Digital download of the EPK Cavern Club The AutistiX performance video (estimated delivery end April 2018)

£20 - Signed and Dedicated EP Butterflies and Demons CD

£25 - Signed and Dedicated EP The Meadow Sunshine CD

£25 – The AutistiX Band T-shirt (in white or black)

£50 - Signed and Dedicated EP Butterflies and Demons CD and Signed and Dedicated EP The Meadow Sunshine CD and Digital download of the EPK Cavern Club The AutistiX performance video (estimated video delivery end April 2018)

£100 – meet The AutistiX back stage after one of our gigs at the Cavern Club (evening 26th March or afternoon 27th March)

£200 – Attend one of The AutistiX’ rehearsals Get to know us and hear our music up close and personal.

£200 – Attend a recording session at the studio when we next record our music

£500 – Join on backing vocals on our next recording and be credited on the EP cover

£1000 – Private gig (in the UK!) * (travel expenses to be provided by donor, including accommodation and expenses if need to stay overnight)

£2000 – The AutistiX will write an original song incorporating lyrics and ideas that you provide

We will be extremely grateful for each and every donation that we receive, small and large! If you would like to, feel free to donate over the listed amount! If you are unable to monetarily support this campaign, there are many other ways to help support and to be a part of the incredible ‘journey’ of The AutistiX!, Please help spread the word on social media, through email, in person, even by snail mail! Any form of communication to help get the word out will be greatly appreciated. Spread the word on Facebook or Twitter, repost us on Instagram, or let your friends know via word of mouth. We are so grateful for your support!

Also, if you live in Liverpool or can get there it would be amazing if you could come to our gigs.

Everything raised towards our goal will go towards the final stages of making our trip to Liverpool possible. The expenses that the donations will cover include:

our travel to and from Liverpool
accommodation in Liverpool
local transport within Liverpool
food and drink. Anything beyond that will help us to finance our next planned activities that you can read about on our social media that we update regularly!

Thank you so much for reading our funding campaign and considering donating to help The AutistiX.

Starting today when our campaign goes live, you can back our project and join this exciting campaign.

Choose your perk!

And transfer money to The AutistiX bank account:
HSBC 41667327 sort 40-03-02

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The AutistiX have been very busy with new songs recorded, 'Something Better' and 'Just The Same' for which we have had a music video made, with the same name, by the charity Fixers UK, due to the effect we have in transforming the lives of others ie within our special band and also people who see us, both those with disabilities and 'neurotypical' to believe in themselves and their potential to succeed as The AutistiX are doing, with determination and hard work and the support of others like our GoFundMe funders!
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