Photo by Fabrizio Belluschi
Duke Special will be signing and performing tracks from his re-released album â€˜Songs From The Deep Forestâ€™ at HMV Donegall Arcade store, on Monday 1st October at 5.00pm
Hailing from Belfast in Northern Ireland and having played in various bands, Peter Wilson went solo in 2002 under the name Duke Special. Wearing long dreadlocks, eyeliner and his self-proclaimed “hobo chic” outfits he soon gained a reputation for his vaudeville-style gigs. Percussionist Chip Bailey attracted attention by playing cheese graters and whisks, a Stumpf fiddle and Shirdi drone box, as well as the more typical drums and cymbals.
Duke Specialâ€™s 2006 was the stuff of musicianâ€™s dreams – signing to indie-label V2 Records, a slew of European, UK and Irish dates with The Beautiful South and The Divine Comedy, supporting Snow Patrol at the Point Theatre and Belfastâ€™s Odyssey Arena and three Meteor Ireland Music Award nominations for Best Irish Male, Best New Irish Act and Best Irish album.
Zoe Cotter-Mortem, Manager of HMV Donegall Arcade comments, â€œThis is a great opportunity to see one of Irelandâ€™s most up and coming artists perform their material live. Duke Special is really making a name for himself in the Irish music scene and there will be a great atmosphere in the store on Monday!â€