born musician Duke Special a.k.a Peter Wilson is taking the
music world by storm and is now amongst the Northern Irish
rock royalty. He will perform at the Ulster Hall later this
What do you like doing on your day off?
Reading and seeing my family. The time off I have is
If you were to choose your favourite meal what would
French cooking. I was in France recently and really enjoyed
a meal I had in one of the restaurants I visited. I am a
vegetarian and the food was lovely - lots of small dishes
and you tick the boxes beside the food you want on the menu.
What has been your proudest moment?
On a personal level, seeing my three sons being born on and
musically, seeing my album in a random shop.
What was the most frightening moment of your life?
When I was in a helicopter for the first time I thought I
was going to die.
How would you describe your taste in clothes?
Somewhere between second-hand formal and Camden Market .
I like to get a bargain.
What would you do if you won a million pounds?
Put it in the bank and get a return on the money.
What was your most embarrassing moment?
Two years ago I was at a festival and spent the day in a
free bar. That night I got up on stage with the band that
was playing and they didn't know who I was. The next day
when I went for breakfast in the guest house the same band
was there. I was hoping they wouldn't remember me but they
What music do you like?
I like a mixture. At the moment I think the band Beiruit
from the States is good. I also like Balkan Eastern European
What sports person do you most admire?
I think jockeys are admirable. They have to be so strict
about their weight.
Describe your best ever holiday.
When I was growing up I enjoyed going to Tollymore with
my family. I would like to go somewhere foreign with lots of
cool things for my kids to see and where my wife and I could
What is your greatest remaining ambition?
I would like to to do a road trip in America and master
another language. I am learning French at the moment.
If you could spend a day with a celebrity whom would
If you were stranded on a desert island what three
things would you want with you?
Boat, bucket and spade and mobile phone.
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