2005 PROGRAMME - Music 1624
Duke Special has recruited a small collective
of musicians, including drummer and
percussionist Chip Bailey, R?a Curran on
trumpet and harmonium and Ben Hales
on guitar and backing vocals, along with
his own bruised romanticism and soft
Northern tinged vocals, to bring the Duke's
antique songs of confused love to life.
Duke Special has just released his debut
album Adventures in Gramophone. Using
cheese graters, wardrobe doors, pianos,
harps, brass, strings and an old
gramophone to record the twelve-track
debut, Adventures in Gramophone is truly
a musical spectacular.