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He’s done it again! August Darnell’s explosive screenplay, PARADISE, MY ASS, has been chosen as a finalist in the Lonely Seal International Film, Screenplay and Music festival.
He’s a wonderful thing, baby!

Other Film Festivals August’s screenplays have been chosen for as a finalist include:

THE HARLEM FILM FESTIVAL (New York) May 2019 – IVY LEAGUE
THE OAXACA FILMFEST (Mexico) October 2019 – PARADISE, MY ASS
THE NVIFF FILM FESTIVAL (Amsterdam) September 2019 – PARADISE, MY ASS

Oaxaca FilmFest XPARADISE, MY ASS, will be competing with 10 other projects for Best Comedy!
Also, the script will be competing for the main Award of the 2019 Global Script Challenge” Best Overall Script!!
The annual event will take place in Oaxaca City from the 4th-10th of October.

Check out the website for more info: https://filmfreeway.com/OaxacaFilmFest

The New Vision International Film Festival NVIFFPARADISE, MY ASS
This script has been selected for the Best Screenplay category along with 7 other scripts.
The New Vision International Film Festival is a prestigious film festival, with a strong emphasis on discovering and encouraging new independent  talent, supporting visionary films and bringing together all elements of film-making and storytelling, which includes fiction,non-fiction, animation and scripts. We showcase a wide arrange of genres from Drama to Documentary. The festival has a wide range of attendees which include high profile Emmy, Grammy and Tony winners.
The International Competition will be held on Thursday the 26th of September 2019. The NVIFF Awards will be held at the Severiano Ballesteros Zaal: Borchlandweg 6 1114 BD Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Check out the website for more info: https://newvisioniff.com/


BEZIERS FRANCE

BEZIERS, FRANCE

 

We are excite to announce a new summer date in the calendar:

Date: Wednesday August 14th, 2019

City: Beziers, France

Event: FERIA DE BEZIERS 2019

Venue: PARVIS DE THEATRE MUNICIPAL

It’s a free open air downtown event. Everybody welcome!

 

FESTIVAL LEUVEN

FESTIVAL LEUVEN

We are excited to play the Leuven Festival in Belgium this summer.

Program

Beleuvenissen

Music performances by Ertebrekers at 20.30-21.45, followed by Kid Creole & The Coconuts at 22.30-00.00.

  • When: Friday 26 July 2019
  • Where: Oude Markt, Leuven
  • Free open air event

For more information please visit the website: https://www.leuven.be/hetgrootverlof

 

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

 

Enghien Jazz Festival

enghein

Enghien Jazz Festival

Jazz Festival

19th Enghien Jazz Festival

From Wednesday 5th to Sunday 8th July 2018

Kid Creole and the Coconuts is excited to be playing Enghien Jazz Festival on Saturday July 7th in France.

Also on the bill that night is Leee John and IMAGINATION.

For tickets and more information CLICK HERE

For its 19th edition, the Barrière Enghien Jazz Festival returns with:

International artists, its magnificent floating stage on the lake and concerts in the city and on the stage of the Casino Theater!

A current and intergenerational festival open to all jazz and all the currents that come from it: reggae, funk, soul, blues … A festival of legends, gathering the biggest names that built the jazz of today. A festival that makes the city “sing”!

 

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You Don’t Know Me

You Don’t Know Me – OUT NOW!

Brand new single: You Don’t Know Me OUT NOW!

Available for download at:

iTunes

Apple Music

and available to listen on Spotify, Tidal, Deezer, iHeartRadio and many more digital outlets.


KNOW

 

The new KCC single is called YOU DON’T KNOW ME.  It was written and produced by Tim Vine of Electric Diplomat and August Darnell.

Darnell met Vine in Monte Carlo. Vine had just won a small fortune at the Roulette table. Darnell had just lost a small fortune at the same table. Vine felt sorry for Darnell and offered to buy him a drink. Darnell rebuked the offer, mistaking it for a  gesture of superiority. Darnell’s ego kicked in. He said to Vine: “You don’t know me?” Vine replied, “You don’t know me?”
And so a friendship was born. And a sun-scorched song was created out of the embers of a gambling addiction in the South of France.
Turns out that Vine did not recognize Darnell without his signature mustache and two-toned shoes. Darnell invited Vine to hop aboard the KCC Banana Boat whenever he wasn’t busy with his own band, Electric Diplomat.
The track is hot. Check out what it does to your body. And meanwhile, have a swell summer.
YOU DON’T KNOW ME , on the 2C2C record labelcan be found in all on-line stores. It is the 2nd single from the KCC Album entitled Port D’Arnelle.

Enjoy!

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!!!!

 

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Album Re-release

Album Re-release

album Re-release

 

Product Description

This 2 CD collection features Kid Creole And The Coconuts‘ two albums recorded and released by Columbia Records in 1990 and 1991 respectively.

CD 1 – features the 13 original album tracks of “Private Waters In The Great Divide” plus six related bonus tracks sourced from 7″ and 12″ singles derived from the 1990 release.

CD 2  – features the ten tracks from the 1991 album “You Shoulda Told Me You Were…”. Featured remixes include contributions from; ‘The Sex Of It‘ – House Version was remixed by Justin StraussThe Sex Of It‘ – Extended Remix Version and ‘I Love Girls‘ – Femme Fatale Mix were both remixed by Richie Jones.

This 2 CD collection has been re-mastered using the original master tapes .The 20 page full colour booklet features a split image of the two front covers and an expanded design of the original artwork for each album. There are fascinating extensive personal sleeve notes written by August Darnell aka Kid Creole and a UK discography featuring some of the Coconuts unique front cover images.

This fantastic and nostalgic double album will be available on CD at all major online and retail stores.

To pre-order your copy now on Amazon click here:

AMAZON

The double album will be released on April 20th!

Two Classic Albums – one sexy package!

album cover

 

Happy Days Festival

Our festival will take you back in time to celebrate those Happy Days! With a combination of legendary artists from the 70s, 80s and 90s, that will recreate the feel good factor. Come and reminisce the party vibe at our amazing venue, a 40 acre site in the heart of Surrey, ‘Imber Court‘, East Molesey, Surrey KT8 0BT.

The Festival will blend 3 decades of amazing music with other entertainments including a themed retro bar, pyrotechnics, games area, family fun activities.

Happy Days Lineup

Artists confirmed for Party Saturday 28th – The Human League, Marc Almond, Heaven 17, Kid Creole & The Coconuts, Matt Bianco…Main Stage DJ “Rusty Egan” from British New Wave Bands Visage and The Rich Kids.

Artists confirmed for Soul & Dance Sunday 29th – The Sugar Hill Gang plus Melle Mel & Scorpio (Furious Five), Incognito, Jocelyn Brown, Joyce Sims, Martha Wash (original Weather Girl), Heatwave, Vula (Basement Jaxx Vocalist), Lisa Millett…Main Stage DJ “Bert Bevans” Studio 54 & Orginal Ministry of Sound.

Festival goers will also be able to try our delicious Gastro Grub, which will include a selection of World Fusion food and Vegetarian options.