Final video of Golden Brown is LIVE! We had a lovely day with Duke Special. Lots and lots of laughter… Hope you like it.
Well… here we go again! We’re finishing of our Crypt Covers year on Tuesday the 18th December with the awesome Duke Special. You must know what to do by now… You send us suggestions using the power of the internet (suggestions must be a song title AND artist) and the fickle and all knowing wheel of doom makes the choice on the morning of the cover. We and the rather ‘mazing Shot By Sodium than make a video and record the cover before midnight. Comment on this blog, or tweet your suggestions using the #cryptcovers hashtag. Your suggestion may reflect the season. Or it may not… GO MENTAL! Suggestions must be in by 11am on the 18th!
TELL US ABOUT THE DUKE!
You can find Duke on Twitter as @DukeSpecial.
Who is Duke Special? Duke is an Irish Singer Songwriter who’s slightly insane work rate has resulted in him performing musicals, song cycles based on photographs, inspired by films, with orchestras and ensembles of all kinds and releasing 8 albums and 5 ep’s in the last 10 years. Artists such as Tim Minchin and Neil Hannon have performed with him and he has played with Van Morrison, Crowded House, the Beautiful South and The Muppets (fact). Venues that Duke has performed at range from the Museum of Modern Art in New York to Glastonbury Festival in… ermm… Glastonbury. We’re very lucky to have him join us before he plays his last show of the year at Shepherd’s Bush Empire on the 20th December. Occasionally in between all the art and excitement he writes a stunning pop tune too…
Check out this gorgeous song Condition recorded on just one microphone at RAK Studios in August earlier this year.
5 Things You Should Know About Duke
1) Duke Special once pulled a hamstring playing American Football against the US Secret Service
2) Duke Special has met Darth Vader
3) Duke Special has released *14* different records
4) Duke Special wrote the theme tune for and appeared in Sesame Tree, a Sesame Street production filmed in Belfast
5) Duke Special has appeared on Jools Holland
You can interact with us live on the day using the The Crypt Covers magical live blog widget below… it also pulls in anything said on twitter using the #cryptcovers hashtag
Looking forward to it! Get your suggestions in!
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We are doing this once a month, all year, and we still have a number of acts to confirm, so if you are interested, or have any suggestions – people we should work with, that sort of thing – please contact us at… “contact [at] hopeandsocial [dot] com” or email us from here.
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