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Duke Special Booking Agency Profile

Book Duke Special for your next corporate event, function, or private party.
Duke Special is a naturally curious individual. He is interested in 78RPM records, books, poetry, art, love, life, redemption and death. The multitude of musical endeavors he has undertaken during his career serve as proof of all of this. His work includes writing the music for Deborah Warner's critically acclaimed production of Mother Courage and Her Children at London's National Theatre and being hired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York to create a collection of original songs based on photographs for their exhibition of the photographers Stieglitz, Steichen and Strand. He has released 14 albums and EPs, traveled the world and worked on a wide range of other projects.
With Andrew Doyle, Duke has composed the music for four productions: Gulliver's Travels (BYMT), Paperboy (BYMT), Huckleberry Finn (Lyric Theatre, Belfast) and Breadboy (BYMT), as well as Breakfast on Pluto (Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival).
Duke Special still finds great joy in doing live performances and over the years he has played to packed houses all around the world. A Duke Special event is always a singular experience, regardless of whether he performs solo, in a duo with his longtime friend and percussionist Chip Bailey, with a full band, a string quartet or with a full orchestra..

How to hire Duke Special for an event

Learn how to hire Duke Special or research availability and pricing for booking Duke Special to perform at a corporate event, fundraiser, private party, social media campaign, fair or festival, tradeshow or conference, endorsement project, or hire Duke Special as a guest speaker, please submit the form to our agency.

Frequently Asked Questions about booking Duke Special to perform.

Many performers, actors, speakers and other talent like Duke Special in certain cases will consider virtual appearances via live streaming. They perhaps may accept lower fees too. If you are seriously interested in booking Duke Special or other talent shown on our site, we will research their desire and the specific fee for your live-streaming event or project request.
Duke Special's current work schedule and location in relation to your event's type, date, budget, and locality will play a primary factor in the acceptance of booking Duke Special for your party. As long as your funding is commensurate with the price range to book Duke Special, CTI will propose your event to the official agency representing Duke Special. After we consult with them, we will provide a personal and accurate quote that includes: final costs, availability, and actual interest in being hired for your specific event or party.
CTI can give you the accurate Duke Special booking price once we submit your event details to their camp. "How much does it cost to book Duke Special for an event?" is a frequent question we get. The final Duke Special booking price is contingent on many variables and the booking fee we may show is based on a range derived from our past experience with what will Duke Special charge for an event. An example fee to book Duke Special is in the starting range of $25,000-$39,999. However, any recent popularity change would cause a price fluctuation well beyond this example. Also, their speaking fee might be different than the fee shown for the cost to perform or to just appear. Popularity, career stage, along with current demand will cause fluctuations in their speaking price as well. The final booking price may be more than what is shown, but you should at least have a budget within that range for them to consider an appearance, performance or speaking engagement.
CTI negotiates on behalf of professional event planners and talent buyers for paid appearances! We cannot give out direct contact information of the Duke Special agent or help distribute fan mail, personal messages, gifts, requests for free appearances, or donations of time. The Duke Special manager and agent will only work with us if we present them with funded offers for their client to work your event.
There is low probability to book Duke Special for a party with anything substantially less than the published booking cost price range. We will negotiate with the Duke Special agent on your behalf if your funding is in place. By not having funding ready then it will more difficult to book Duke Special, because they get many offers to work events that are at or above asking price. It is also important to consider the travel costs when researching the Duke Special booking fee, as additional expenses like this, as well as an entourage of staff and equipment, are not necessarily built-in to the booking fee range shown. If your budget does not factor that in, then there is no benefit for them to want to be hired. We do not personally speak for Duke Special, but in our experience in booking talent for over 25 years, this is generally the outcome of inadequate funding.
Alternative, Alternative-Pop, Alternative-Rock, Folk, Folk-Alternative, Folk-Rock, Pop, Male, Age Group-60's+, Irish
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