The Big Weekend – Cambridge Live

The Big Weekend – Cambridge Live

We are excited to announce we will be headlining the Friday night of this fabulous festival in Cambridge. The festival runs over the weekend of July 5th-7th at Parkers Piece in the centre of the historical city of Cambridge.
Stage time on the Friday is 21.00-22.00.

Cambridge Live says:
We are pleased to welcome the legendary Kid Creole and the Coconuts to the Big Weekend on Friday 5 July. Kid Creole and the Coconuts are celebrating its 38th Anniversary this year. That is amazing! Kid claims this is the Farewell Tour, but he has been saying this for 10 years.
Joining him on stage this summer:
The Coconuts =
Sarah McGrath
Roos Van Rossum
Charlotte De Graaf
The Band =
Toby Goodman (drums)
Mark Anthony Jones (guitar)
Michael Gorman (keys)
Oroh Angiama (bass)
Chris Storr (trumpet)
Barnaby Dickinson (trombone)
Edgar Jones (saxophone)
Kid Creole and the Coconuts was born out of the red hot embers of Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band. In the 1970’s the Savannah Band had successfully merged the big band sound of the 1940’s (Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Artie Shaw, Count Basie, Louis Prima) with the dance floor beat of the disco era. The Kid fused the big band sound with every strain under the sun – calypso, soca, salsa, rhythm and blues, soul, jazz, funk, hiphop, etc… with a strong accent on Caribbeanism. Kid Creole and the Coconuts thus became pioneers of what became known as mongrel music. In other words – a delicious but strange potpourri of goodness.

The Big Weekend is a free to attend, non-ticketed, community event comprised of three days of free family entertainment on the central area of Parker’s Piece, provided by Cambridge City Council, and organised by the charity Cambridge Live.

FOR MORE INFO ON THIS EVENT – CLICK HERE

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LIVE album OUT NOW

Good to be LIVE! OUT NOW!!!

Live in Paris CD – Kid Creole and the Coconuts. Recorded at Le Zenith, Paris, September 10th, 1985.

OOH LA LA

At the zenith of their career, with the complete original line up of Creoleans, Kid Creole & The Coconuts take the stage in Paris to perform and record one of the hot and unforgettable shows that made them famous. The band loved Europe and Europe loved them right back. You can hear it in the applause and the rebounding energy from the stage. In fact, the band is so tight that they never stop playing and we are pretty sure that the audience never stopped dancing (or smiling). The last beat of every song is also the first beat of the next song and this party is a festive and wild ride. Grab a piece of dance floor and hang on!

Kid Creole & The Coconuts

OUT NOW!!!!!!!

YOUR COPY HERE from AMAZON

ORDER YOUR COPY HERE from RAINMAN RECORDS

The line up:
August Darnell, Andy “Coati Mundi” Hernandez, Adriana Kaegi, Cheryl Poirier, Janique Svedberg, Carol Colman (Bass), Peter Schott (Keyboards), Dave Span (Drums), “Bongo” Eddie Folk (Percussion), Jimmi Rippetoe (Guitar), Kenny Fradley (Trumpet), Lee Robertson (Trombone), Charlie Lagond (Saxophone).

The track list:
Don’t Take My Coconuts
My Male Curiosity
Table Manners
Mr. SoftieAnnie, I’m Not Your Daddy
I’m a Wonderful Thing, Baby
No Fish Today
Dear Addy
Stool Pigeon
Say Hey
The Lifeboat Party
Endicott
Indiscreet
Caroline Was A Dropout

 

Also available for streaming:

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Released on Rainman Records

ORDER YOUR COPY TODAY!

Alassio

Alassio, Italy

Kid Creole and his Coconuts are very excited to be a part of WWWK in Alassio, Italy on October 6th, 2018.

Christopher Cross, Kid Creole and the Coconuts and the Earth Wind and Fire will be on the stage of the second edition of WWWK, in Alassio, on October 6th 2018.

Alassio

Giampiero Colli keeps his word and does it with a bang. Indeed, with three. Christopher Cross, Kid Creole and the Coconuts, Earth Wind and Fire: this is the fabulous trio of stars that will be the protagonist of the second edition of WWWK on 6 October, When We Were Kids, the event that last year has inflamed the Riviera. In the Borgo Barusso, venue of the event, Colli worked in silence with Adriano Berrino and the two took another formidable gift for their Alassio from the cylinder.

“I was unbalanced – says Colli – ensuring that we would get over it, and I really believe I have kept my promise”. And that’s not all. In full WWWK style, in fact, there will be a top level food and wine: with another move that will not fail to amaze, this year the tasting of WWWK will be curated by Franciacorta, which with its famous cellars will offer the public the best of the Italian “bubbles”. “Franciacorta is today – continues Colli – an absolute excellence of drinking in the world: a true Italian pride: for us, having them at our side means the certainty of giving the city another manifestation of global stature”.

A rich menu curated by “Svizzera Ricevimenti”, a leader in luxury catering, will complete the charm of the special alassina night.

After Tony Hadley, the Boney M and the Village People, then, preparations for a new adventure start that promises to recreate and overcome the magical atmosphere of 2017. The stage will be set up in Piazza Pacini, suitable to accommodate the predictable “invasion” of fans and gourmets. Like last year the Borgo Barusso will be the scene of the food and beverage section, with Franciacorta and the buffet of Switzerland Ricevimenti.

The three groups are authentic legends of the ’70s and’ 80s, decades in which they expressed their best: Christopher Cross is among the few singer-songwriters able to boast at least four songs become in effect “evergreen”: the engaging “Run like the wind “, the dreamy” Sailing “, the serenade in New York City of” Arthur’s theme “, from the movie” Arturo “, (the title of the piece is” Best that you can do “) and the rhythm of” Never be the same “, Passing to other hits like” Minstrel Gigolo “and” Say you’ll be mine “. His voice is unmistakable, which in Alassio will resound with his particular and beloved tone.

Kid Creole and the Coconuts are and remain true disc icons: with their 1950s look and a very distinctive Caribbean-style salsa they dominated the tracks of those years for a long time. With a horny section of strong support and the great stage presence of their frontman, each of their live shows enthuses and engages audiences of all ages. In Alassio they will not spare their successes, like “Stool Pigeon”, Annie, I’m not your daddy “,” Endicott “and the immortal” Male Curiosity “, part of the soundtrack of the film” Against All Odds “.

Earth, Wind and Fire, to use an abused term, need no introduction. “Boogie Wonderland”, “September”, “Fantasy”, “After the love has gone”: dozens of Grammy Awards, endless platinum records, entire weeks at the top of the charts all over the world. The formation that will perform in Alassio is the one led by Al Mckay, who with the late Maurice White founded the group, writing most of the music. Sixteen artists of the highest level, true myths in their instruments, which make up the current formation, which gives the best of itself live.

For tickets and more info check the website again soon.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Orange

New date added!

Orange

Venue: Théâtre Antique d’Orange, Orange, France
Date: August 17th, 2018

Kid Creole and the Coconuts are very excited to playing this fantastic venue this summer!

For tickets go to: TICKETS

The Roman Theatre of Orange is a Roman theatre in Orange, VaucluseFrance. It was built early in the 1st century AD. The structure is owned by the municipality of Orange and is the home of the summer opera festival, the Chorégies d’Orange.

It is one of the best preserved of all Roman theatres, and served the Roman colony of Arausio (or, more specifically, Colonia Julia Firma Secundanorum Arausio: “the Julian colony of Arausio established by the soldiers of the second legion”) which was founded in 40 BC. Playing a major role in the life of the citizens, who spent a large part of their free time there, the theatre was seen by the Roman authorities not only as a means of spreading Roman culture to the colonies, but also as a way of distracting them from all political activities.

 

orange

 

Cavalaire Sur Mer

Cavalaire Sur Mer

We are excited to announce Kid Creole and the Coconuts will be performing in Cavalaire Sur Mer at Les Rendez-vous l’ete.

Date: Wednesday July 25th, 2018 at 21.30
Venue: Esplanade Ste Estelle, Cavalaire Sur Mer, France

Who has not already hummed the melodies of this crazy band of the 80’s where salsa mixes with disco on jazzy influences… A very visual and rhythmic concert that will delight all generations. The evening commences at 8.30 pm.

For more information CLICK HERE

Marseille

Marseille

We are excited to announce Kid Creole and the Coconuts will be performing in Marseille on June 7th at Château De La Buzine, Marseille, France.

Date: June 7th, 2018
Venue: Château De La Buzine, Marseille, France
Cost: Only €30 per 
person

MEDIACOM at 20 years old!!
Exceptional EVENT!!!
It is in the beautiful greenery of the Château de la BUZINE a few minutes from Marseille that MEDIACOM & Ulysses PRODUCTION have the pleasure to welcome you for an unforgettable evening!!
Thursday, June 07 from 7pm We expect very many for an unforgettable evening with the international Group Kid Creole and his stunning Coconuts!!!
* Reprise of legendary hits and new titles with 12 musicians on stage!!! Enjoy some of their greatest hits like Annie I’m Not Your Daddy, Stool Pigeon, I’m a Wonderful Thing Baby, Endicott, My Male Curiosity and more!
An exceptional evening with the contest of the magicians and lights of MEDIACOM for a mapping of the castle and the site!!
Many surprises are Réservès to you!!!
In the first part discovery of a new talent songwriter composer of Marseille with CEDRIC who accompanied by his musicians will open the evening!
On site bars, snack bar and food truck!
Evening and exceptional atmosphere not to be missed!

We welcome you for a unique evening!!!!

 

Chelmsford

July 23rd, Kid Creole and the Coconuts will be performing at Chelmsford Racecourse, UK for their Summer Nights with the internationally renowned Buena Vista Social Club from Havana.

For tickets go to: https://ccr.yourticketbooking.com/p/SummerNights_BVSC_KC

The Summer Nights music continues with our spectacular Open Air Festival over three nights at Chelmsford City Racecourse. Thursday 21st July sees Classical superstar Katherine Jenkins OBE performing a selection of famous show tunes, backed by the National Symphony Orchestra. Katherine has performed for The Pope, Presidents and Royalty; indeed, she is the only artist confirmed by request to perform at Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday celebration in May 2016.

The following evening (Friday 22nd July) sees three iconic 80s acts visit the Racecourse. Rick Astley, Paul Young & Toyah Wilcox arrive in Chelmsford for an evening of classic pop tunes that are guaranteed to get you dancing! The eclectic mix of music continues on Saturday 23rd, as the Buena Vista Social Club and Kid Creole and The Coconuts close the Open Air Festival in lively fiesta style!

Kew the Music

Kew the Music is a fabulous Picnic Concert held at Kew Gardens. This year the concert series runs from July 12th to the 17th.

This year’s fabulous lineup includes: Simply Red on the 12th, Will Young with special guest Billy Ocean on the 13th, Bjorn Again with special guests Kid Creole and the Coconuts on the 14th, the mighty Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra with special guests, The Corrs with special guests on the 16th and Gipsy Kings on the 17th.

Website: kewthemusic.org

Visitor information line: 020 8332 5655 (Mon-Fri 9am-5.30pm)
24 hour hotline: 0844 871 8803

For tickets click here

 

Brighton

July 8th, Kid Creole and the Coconuts will be performing at Concorde 2, Brighton, UK.

Event status: Live (Tickets Available)
https://www.concorde2.co.uk/events/kid-creole-the-coconuts-1

Door Times 7:30pm – 10:00pm

After last year’s storming SOLD OUT show Kid Creole and his Coconuts are back…

Kid Creole & The Coconuts with a full live band plus support from Mike Panteli (Juice FM/Sweet Grooves).

Claiming to have seen a vision of the band in a nightmare while walking down 5th Avenue in New York, Kid Creole & The Coconuts were born out the embers of the brilliant Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band. For over 27 years, Kid Creole & The Coconuts have been entertaining sell-out shows worldwide, with their 30’s and 40’s Hollywood presence and self proclaimed cool.

Kid Creole & The Coconuts defy description and defy both musical and fashion trends. On stage and on recordings they are unmatched in their energy, originality and musical hipness. They are timeless and unique. Think you’re ready for the real deal? Then come see the legend yourself!

 

Let’s Rock Bristol

Let’s Rock Bristol Information:

We are delighted to announce that Let’s Rock Bristol! returns to The Ashton Court Estate on the weekend of Friday 3rd June to Saturday 5th June 2016. With a fabulous line-up of artists to bring you the very best of the 80s, and an action packed day of general 80s madness, there is plenty to do for everyone at this Family Friendly Festival!

Let’s Rock Bristol! has been leading the way for quality, family-friendly 80s music festivals since 2009. Don’t miss out on this chance for a retro blast with the very best of the 80s.

Tickets:

Tickets to this event are limited, so don’t miss out! Tickets may be purchased online through our website, or locally from:

– Bristol Ticket Shop, 41 High St, Bristol BS1
– Bristol Tourist Information, E Shed, 1 Canon’s Road, Bristol BS1 5TX

Tickets will NOT be available on the gate.

Problems purchasing your tickets online?  Please email customerservices@gigantic.com

VIP

2016 will see our ever popular and totally cool, funky 80s themed VIP enclosure. Sit back and relax in the comfy chill out zone or enjoy the outdoor seating area. The VIP enclosure includes it’s own bar selling a range of quality brands and 80s cocktails, plus of course the all-important VIP luxury loos – essential at any festival!

Also included is a souvenir programme, meal and welcome drink.

Fancy dress is recommended (but not compulsory!).

For any group bookings (10 or more) please email your request to customerservices@gigantic.com
Alternatively, you can call Gigantic customer services between 9:00am and 5:30pm Monday to Friday on 0115 807 7900.

Please note that VIP does not always guarantee the best view of the stage.

Kid Creole will be playing on Sunday June 5th at this festival, get your tickets now for this big eighties weekender.