Cover Me Monday - Duke Special

Recently dropped by his record company Duke Special is not a man to take things easy. He is releasing 3 records soon. Taken from

"The first contains Studio Versions of the songs I wrote with Brecht’s words for the recent production of Mother Courage & Her Children at the National Theatre

The second is an E.P – ‘Huckleberry Finn’; the first ever recordings of 5 songs which comprise an unfinished musical by Kurt Weil based on the Huckleberry Finn novel by Mark Twain.

The third is a collection of songs inspried by Paul Auster’s Novel ‘The Book of Illusions’, entitled ’The Silent World of Hector Mann. This comprises 12 songs written by myself and 11 of my friends including Neil Hannon, Matt Hales and Ed Harcourt amongst others, and recorded by Steve Albini at Electrical Audio in Chicago, USA."

Here is Peter Performing the Yeah Yeah Yeahs Maps!

Duke Special - Maps

See Duke Special Live:

Dublin Pledge Gig - Smock Alley Theatre (Feb 19)

Belfast Pledge Gig - May Street Church (Feb 20)

London Pledge Gig - Hoxton Hall (Feb 25)

New York - Mercury Lounge (Mar 13)


Nat_A_Lie said…
I am getting SO INSANELY EXCITED about seeing Duke Special live at Craic Fest. I had NO IDEA I was gonna love his music as much as I do. Funny how that happens, where a certain artist will just speak to you and connect in ways you never thought possible!

Keep on posting!