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Duke Special

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Birth Name: Peter Wilson
Birth Place: Lisburn, Northern Ireland
Years Active: 2002 - present
Genres: Alternative, Folk, Soul

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 a distinctive look, with his 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. He is most often accompanied by percussionist "Temperance Society" Chip Bailey, who plays cheese graters and egg whisks, a Stumpf fiddle and a Shirdi drone box, as well as the more typical drums and cymbals. Other m... Continue Bio >>

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On: The Naked Sessions, Vol. 1
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Guiding Bells (Feat. Duke Special)
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Heart Of The Mountain (Feat. Duke Special)
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It's Never Too Late
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Last Night I Nearly Died
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