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Duke Special (real name Peter Wilson; born on 4 January 1971 in Lisburn, Northern Ireland) is a Northern Ireland songwriter and performer based in Belfast. 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".

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… read more

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  • Avatar for thelastamy
    great artist!
  • Avatar for akf2000
    What he does with his hair is really none of my fucking business.
  • Avatar for enid_coleslaw_
    I have zero opinion on his music one way or the other, but white people with dreads gross me out. That is all.
  • Avatar for saoirse14
    the greatest
  • Avatar for ruthietwoshoes
    Absolutely amazing in Manchester on Friday night. The crowd was great too - so great that him and the band crowdsurfed!
  • Avatar for jayleann
    there is a more enthusiastic version of freewheel, right? I'm pretty sure i heard a better version somewhere... anyways...
  • Avatar for bringmebackadog
    I don't think I'll ever get tired of Duke Special. :)
  • Avatar for luckystoned
    ....always still good ^^
  • Avatar for Konijn22
    Not even a million plays?
  • Avatar for marticka
    He was fantastic when he supported The Frames in Prague.

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