Duke Special returns to Dolans with his inimitable style and lush musicality on Thursday March 26. Duke Special aka the endlessly inventive Peter Wilson is once heard, never forgotten.
In your average show you can expect the Duke’s balmy vocals and dreadlocked persona to be accompanied by the theatrics of a multitude of instruments
– an old gramophone, a velvet-encased piano, fiddles and a collection of makeshift instruments, join together to bring the soul of Duke Special to life.
A fervent performer who harks back to the pre-rock ‘n roll era with dashes of Gershwin and orchestral swing, Duke Special stands on stage with a white-knuckle grasp on originality. Gloriously vintage and unlike any other artist, he is “trying to put across something that’s more than just a singer-songwriter playing his songs. I want it to be a show that moves people, but also entertains them too.”