Duke Special headlines Northampton Roadmender

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Duke Special brings his self confessed “hobo-chic” to the Roadmender in Northampton on Saturday night.

Hailing from Belfast, Duke Special - AKA the endlessly inventive Peter Wilson - is once heard, never forgotten.

Duke Special inhabits 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 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) 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.

Wilson’s seventh album, Oh Pioneer, is out now.

Duke Special plays the Roadmender on Saturday, May 11,

Doors open at 7pm and tickets cost £12.

To book, visit www.theroadmender.com.