Duke Special is an artist aptly named … Dynamic, musically ambitious, bracingly eccentric, with his inimitable style and lush musicality. Hailing from Belfast with a sound that is self-confessed “hobo-chic”, Duke Special – AKA the endlessly inventive Peter Wilson – is once heard, never forgotten. Blissfully at home in his own alluring genre of beautifully bruised romanticism, Duke Special inhabits a world unlike any other – a world filled with vaudeville-esque sensibility, sing-a-longs and addictive melodies. He returns to ‘Live in the House’ following his last sell out show in 2015.

Duke Special will be supported by the very talented Gareth Dunlop.

“Gareth Dunlop has managed to find a route with a musical approach that is fresh, emotionally charged, and addressing issues that become personal to the listener.” BBC Radio Ulster

Born and raised in Belfast, Northern Ireland, 25-year old Gareth Dunlop was hailed “One to Watch”  by BBC Radio Ulster and named 2011 Young Songwriter of the Year at the Annual Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival. His songs have been featured in numerous hit television series including “Cougar Town,” “One Tree Hill,” “Private Practice,” “Army Wives,“Life Unexpected,” and more.
Dunlop has opened for Jeff Beck, Jools Holland, Nanci Griffith, Angus & Julia Stone, Paul Carrack and Imelda May. Snow Patrol performed Dunlop’s song, “Firefly,” with a full orchestra and invited him to join the band on stage as the lead vocalist for their special homecoming performance in Belfast.