Gig review: Duke Special at Phoenix

The Phoenix hosted Irish musician Duke Special last Wednesday 18th March, as he visited Exeter during his 2015 UK tour. Supported by Paul Cook and The Chronicles, Duke Special made it a memorable night, breaking the usual boundary of performer and audience by initiating a dance break eruption on stage. Walking up the stone steps of The Phoenix, we did not anticipate the chill atmosphere … Continue reading Gig review: Duke Special at Phoenix

Interview: Duke Special

Duke Special, Irish songwriter and performer, joined me for a chat on the brown leather sofas of The Phoenix. Taking ten minutes out of his pre-performance preparations, we discussed his new album Look Out Machines!, his current tour and the hard hitting questions of island survival. All this to the initial background music of Michael Jackson – which in hindsight was somewhat of a foreshadow to … Continue reading Interview: Duke Special