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Oct 10

Bell X1 + Duke Special

With Bell X1 and Duke Special at Jammin' Java

Date

Wednesday 10 October 2012 at 8:00pm

Location

Jammin' Java
227 Maple Ave E, Vienna, 22180, United States

Tel: (703) 255-1566

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BUY TICKETS - $20
Tickets are also available via phone at 703.255.1566

Irish Trio Bell X1 return to Jammin Java for another special acoustic show. This time Bell X1 are also returning with an acoustic album recorded live on the sold out 2010 Acoustic tour entitled "Field Recordings". You can hear 10 of the songs from it in a special audio player here: http://snd.sc/KlpC33
http://main.bellx1.com/

Duke Special is an artist aptly named. Dynamic, musically ambitious & bracingly eccentric, with his inimitable style and lush musicality. Hailing from Belfast with a sound that is self-confessed "hobo-chic", Duke Special - AKA the endlessly inventive Peter Wilson - is once heard, never forgotten. Blissfully at home in his own alluring genre of beautifully bruised romanticism, Duke Special inhabits a world unlike any other - a world filled with vaudeville-esque sensibility, sing-a-longs and addictive melodies. Those who know him for the platinum album "Songs from the deep forest", including the hit song "Freewheel" and other radio mainstays like "Sweet sweet kisses" and "Last night I nearly died" may be surprised by the breadth of his work. Duke Special's immense creative talents have seen him involved in projects as diverse as writing the theme tune for Sesame Tree (the Northern Ireland edition of Sesame Street where he also got to sing with The Muppets) to writing the music for and appearing in Deborah Warner's critically acclaimed 2009 production of Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children at London's National Theatre. In 2011, he presented a TV documentary for RTE in Ireland on the life and times of 50s megastar Ruby Murray. This was broadcast in January, and accompanied by 2 orchestral concerts in Dublin and Cork, showcasing Duke's interpretations of Ruby's songs. He also released a charity single of recordings of 3 of Duke's favourite Ruby songs, donating all the profits to the Irish charity Depaul Ireland (www.depaulireland.org).
http://www.dukespecial.com/

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