The Bowery Ballroom
Bell X1 (Acoustic Tour)

WFUV Presents

Bell X1 (Acoustic Tour)

Duke Special

Wed, September 26, 2012

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Bowery Ballroom

New York, NY

This event is 21 and over

Bell X1
Bell X1
With the release of their new album Chop Chop we are pleased to welcome Bell X1 back to The Bowery Ballroom.
Produced by Peter Katis & Thomas Bartlett - Chop Chop has just debuted #1 in Ireland and is receiving rave reviews.

Irish Times: 4 Stars
"a superb album this way comes...if there's one album to buy this weekend/month/year?"

MAGNET:
"Hypnotic and punchy by turns, it's a riveting album that finds Bell X1 pushing its established aesthetics in admirably new directions."

USA Today: "Stunner"
Mojo UK: 4 Stars

Daily Metro: 5 Stars

Irish Independent: 4 Stars

Hot Press: 4 Stars
Duke Special
Duke Special
Duke Special, a.k.a. Peter Wilson, is a Belfast artist with an unique sound, often referred to as ‘vaudeville’. His songs are shaped by an omnipresent piano, harps, brass, strings and - his trademark on stage - an old gramophone. The result are very romantic and passionate little hymns with the Duke’s soft vocals. A quite antique sound, but never old-fashioned.

Music was all he ever wanted to do. He learned piano as a child and sang traditional Irish songs in churches and community centres with his sisters. Soon he began writing his own songs and played in some local rock bands with little success.

Under his pseudonym ‘Duke Special’ he recorded two limited EPs (Lucky Me, My Villain Heart) and sold them at hundreds of concerts across Ireland, the UK and Germany. He supported Aqualung, Rufus Wainwright, Paddy Casey, Gemma Hayes, cDavid Ford, The Divine Comedy Snow Patrol and many others over the last years. More than 6,000 copies of the EPs were sold, and Duke re-released the two EPs as an album (Adventures in Gramophone). In 2005 the “Your Vandal”-EP was released.
Venue Information:
The Bowery Ballroom
6 Delancey St
New York, NY, 10002
http://www.boweryballroom.com/