April 1 - Duke Special
The last 12 months have been quite a rush for Duke Special - a hit album 'Songs From The Deep Forest', hit single 'Freewheel', three Meteor Music Award nominations, a Choice Music Prize nomination and sell out tours in Ireland and the UK.
Fresh from his Irish tour, Duke Special has announced two shows in Dublin's Vicar Street on Tuesday, May 22nd and Wednesday, May 23rd.
'Songs From The Deep Forest' is Duke's second ablum and was released on indie-label V2 Records. He followed the release with a slew of European, Irish and UK dates supporting the likes of Snow Patrol, The Beautiful South and The Divine Comedy. He also gave a stunning performance on BBC2's Later With Jools.
'Freewheel'has become a big anthem in Ireland. Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody played the song on BBC Radio One calling it "the song of my heart'.
The B-side to 'Freewheel' features a collaboration between Duck and Neil Hannon of the The Divine Comedy called 'Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes'- a love poem by 17th century poet called Ben Jonson.