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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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New Gig Announcement for 2018! New gig announcement……We are excited to announce that Kid Creole and the Coconuts will be donning their stylish Zoot suit and leopard print outfits and appearing at HAPPY DAYS festival 2018. Happy to be back playing in the U.K. again, the festival takes place over the weekend of May Read more about New gig announcement[…]
Teaser Contest Teaser contest – The first one to answer all questions correctly wins a signed photo, a FREE KCC LIVE at the B-SPOT CD album, plus a surprise KCC album to be released in March 2018, plus free entry to any KCC show in 2018 Here’s the link to the Kid Creole YouTube channel where Read more about Teaser Contest[…]
ABC tour The ABC tour………. Whoever came up with the idea of putting ABC and KID CREOLE on the same stage is a genius. The ABC tour was a great success. Returning to Manchester was a blast, since I used to live there 1000 years ago. And the same for Sheffield. I used to live Read more about ABC tour[…]
O’Brien’s words of wisdom Here is a lovely piece of writing from the recent late Glenn O’Brien about Kid Creole and the Coconuts – enjoy! October 1980 a pan-equatorial rhythm safari AUGUST DARNELL by Glenn O’Brien The Savannah Band released two great LPs on RCA Records: DOCTOR BUZZARD’S ORIGINAL “SAVANNAH” BAND and DOCTOR BUZZARD’S ORIGINAL Read more about O’Brien’s words of wisdom[…]
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![…]