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To be sure, in the beginning there was a need to present an invitation to a dance called Escapism. The visionary was Bronx born August Darnell. Disillusioned by the politics in his big brother’s band, Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band, Mr. Darnell jumped ship in 1981 and formed Kid Creole and the Coconuts with his wife Adriana Kaegi and his buddy Sugar Coated Andy. Thus began the odyssey. Fast forward to 30 years later and the man and his band are still synonymous with over the rainbow adventure: Deluxe Escapism.
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Monkey Month of September 2017: Monkey Band: August Darnell Writers: August Darnell Publisher: La Bande Son I wrote Monkey for a film called LE GRANDE VOYAGE, circa 1994. The song was originally called JUNKIE. Completely different lyric, obviously. The director of the film, Fred Hedangue, suggested a song about monkies, since we had encountered so Read more about Monkey[…]
NME turns 60 this year and a new book documents its history. Nothing wrong with kicking off a Kid Creole feature with a spot of French philosophy
Love Will Always Stand is the first Song that Kid Creole himself is handpicking to provide to you on a monthly basis directly on his website.
NEW LONDON SHOW ANNOUNCED! KID CREOLE AND THE COCONUTS RETURN TO THE BARBICAN IN LONDON ON OCTOBER 7TH! Kid Creole & The Coconuts / Arto Lindsay Saturday 7 October 2017 / Barbican Hall / 19:30 Tickets £17.50 – £25 plus booking fee The Barbican hosts an evening of music drawn from life and times Read more about New London show announced![…]
ABC’s XYZ tour – new date added!!! New date added!!! We are very excited to announce that a new date has been added to ABC’s XYZ tour this coming November. November 12th will be at the Nottingham Royal Concert Hall. Martin Fry, August Darnell and their bands will be coming to a venue near you Read more about XYZ tour – new date added[…]
XYZ tour – tickets on sale now! Tickets on sale now! We are very excited to announce that Kid Creole and the Coconuts will be appearing as Special Guests on ABC’s XYZ tour this coming November. Martin Fry, August Darnell and their bands will be coming to a venue near you as they travel up Read more about ABC tour XYZ – tickets on sale now![…]
The Kid’s youngest son Youngr to play the Kid’s hometown New York City this week! The Kid’s youngest son, artist Youngr, who is currently on tour round the U.S. is set to play Le Poisson Rouge in Manhattan this coming Thursday March 30th. He brings along his also very talented older brother Lorne Ashley who Read more about Kid’s son Youngr to play NYC[…]
XYZ tour announcement Tour announcement!!!! We are very excited to announce that Kid Creole and the Coconuts will be appearing as Special Guests on ABC’s XYZ tour this coming November. Martin Fry, August Darnell and their bands will be coming to a venue near you as they travel up and down the U.K. playing some Read more about ABC’s XYZ Tour announcement[…]
New live album…………….THIS IS IT Guys and dolls of all ages and persuasions, this is it. Finally, the legendary KID CREOLE has launched his first official LIVE ALBUM. Hallelujah! Celebrate! Celebrate! Dance to the Music! The Banana Boat is filled with jubilation and satisfaction. The name of the album? It’s KID CREOLE LIVE AT THE Read more about New LIVE album[…]
EXCLUSIVELY for our dedicated fans we are offering for 48 hours ONLY pre-sale tickets for the world premiere of Pre-Sale Tickets EXCLUSIVELY for our dedicated fans we are offering for 48 hours ONLY limited pre-sale tickets for the world premier of Cherchez La Femme the musical!! Click here for your: Pre-sale tickets – using the code: hachachacha Read more about Pre-sale limited offer!![…]