W/C – 11th June 2012 – Duke Special
Fresh New Irish Music Song Choice – Week Commencing Monday 11th June May 2012
PUNCH OF A FRIEND – DUKE SPECIAL
Duke Special, real name Peter Wilson, is a songwriter and performer based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. A piano-based songwriter with a romantic style and a warm, distinctly accented voice, he has distinctive long dreadlocks, eyeliner and outfits he describes as “hobo chic”. His live performances have a theatrical style inspired by Vaudeville and music hall, and often incorporate 78s played on an old-fashioned gramophone, or sound effects from a transistor radio.