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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/


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Tropical Gangsters

RE-RELEASED ON VINYL!

If you didn’t get your hands on a copy the first time round but wished you had, or you want a fresh new copy, then look no further!
TROPICAL GANGSTERS has just been re-released on vinyl!

BUY NOW ON AMAZON

Tropical Gangsters is the third album by Kid Creole and the Coconuts, released on May 10, 1982.

AllMusic Review by Sharon Mawer 

Tropical Gangsters was the third album by Kid Creole & the Coconuts, released in the U.S. under the title Wise Guy, Kid Creole being the on-stage persona of August Darnell, the Latin Lothario dressed in a sharp suit and wide-brimmed hat backed by a troupe of female singers dressed for a Caribbean holiday, which included his wife, Adriana Kaegi. It was the thumping bassline and irresistible beat of the song “I’m a Wonderful Thing Baby” that finally broke him through to the big time, but even better was to come as Kid Creole released two of the better fun pop songs of 1982, “Stool Pigeon” and “Annie, I’m Not Your Daddy,” totally irresistible, danceable, easy to sing along to, and guaranteed to bring a smile to the face of pop dominated at the time by synthesizers and good-looking young men who looked more like girls. Darnell brought a cool sense of style to the charts of 1982, hitting number three with the album Tropical Gangsters and remaining in the Top Ten for 11 weeks. Unfortunately, the Coconuts are given little to do, although the female sassiness came through on the track “Loving You Made a Fool Out of Me.” When it was finally released on CD in 2002, six extra tracks were added to the album, although these were mostly the 12″ remixed versions of the hit singles and the track “Double Back,” originally the B-side of “Stool Pigeon.”



Side 1:
Annie, I’m Not Your Daddy
I’m a Wonderful Thing. baby
Imitation
I’m Corrupt

Side 2:
Loving You Made a Fool Out of Me
Stool Pigeon
The Love We Have
No Fish Today

Buy your copy today at AMAZON: TROPICAL GANGSTERS

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Harlem International Film Festival

Hey Music and Movie Lovers, I am very proud to announce that I will be attending this year’s Harlem International Film Festival. My screenplay entitled IVY LEAGUE, written by myself, Peter Schott and Harriett Wichtowski has been selected amongst thousands of entries into the final of the Screenplay Showdown on May 19th.

May the odds be in our favor! and yes IVY LEAGUE is a Musical, in case you were wondering. Perhaps you’ll see it on Netflix soon. Another dream come true!

For more information you can visit the website: HARLEM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2019.

The Screenplay Showdown takes place on Sunday evening May 19th at 19.30 where a 10 page reading from the script will be presented followed by the awards at 21.30. Both of these will take place at the AMC Magic Johnson theater in Harlem. Free entry to the Showdown.

August Darnell

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And the winner is….. well we didn’t win, but we came close!
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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:

spotify

 

 

 

Released on Rainman Records

ORDER YOUR COPY TODAY!

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Good to be LIVE!

Good to be LIVE!

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

 

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

The release date is set for March 1st, so to get your hands on a copy you can pre-order yours today to be delivered very soon!

PRE ORDER YOUR COPY HERE from AMAZON

PRE 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

 

PRE ORDER YOUR COPY HERE

Available at Amazon store for release on March 1st worldwide!

Released on Rainman Records

 

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Right Here

NEW ARTIST ON 2C2C MUSIC – Tchengiz

DEBUT SINGLE ‘Right Here’ OUT NOW

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Tchengiz is buzzing about the release of his debut single ‘Right Here’ OUT NOW!

Singer/songwriter Tchengiz, 24, from London, has always dreamed of becoming a successful recording artist. From the young age of 8 when his father bought him his first guitar, and he couldn’t put it down, he always knew music would play a huge part in his life. His vocal sound has been compared to Robin Thicke and he is heavily influenced by Chris Brown and Justin Timberlake. He has been playing venues around London for the last few years, with his biggest accomplishment to date playing alongside an array of big name artists for a tribute to the late Amy Winehouse.

Written and produced by Tchengiz himself, the single ‘Right Here’ was mixed by Executive Producer August Darnell of Kid Creole and the Coconuts fame. Darnell, along with his partner Eva Tudor-Jones and Peter Schott (both from the Creolian family) are the co-founders of the indie label 2C2C Music to which Tchengiz is signed. With all their years of experience in the music business and the fresh new talents of Tchengiz, this is sure to be a winning formula.

Along with the single comes a fabulous and cool introductory music video shot by Zoey Henderson in trendy Copenhagen where the single was mixed by engineer Lars Nissen at Moremax Studios. The video was cut and edited by Lewis Knaggs of LSK Films.

‘Right Here’ is available NOW at all major outlets including iTunes, Apple Music and Spotify, you will also find the video on Tchengiz’s YouTube channel.

DOWNLOAD your copy today

Get on this, Right Here!

Photo credit: Zoey Henderson

Instagram: @Tchengiz

Facebook: @tchengiz

Twitter: Tchengiz

YouTube channel: Tchengiz

Label: 2C2C Music

Management: Tudor-Jones Mgmt CONTACT

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Tchengiz

                      NEW ARTIST SIGNED TO 2C2C MUSIC – Tchengiz

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Tchengiz is eagerly anticipating the release of his debut single ‘Right Here’ on September 21st.

Singer/songwriter Tchengiz, 23, from London, has always dreamed of becoming a successful recording artist. From the young age of 8 when his father bought him his first guitar, and he couldn’t put it down, he always knew music would play a huge part in his life. His vocal sound has been compared to Robin Thicke and he is heavily influenced by Chris Brown and Justin Timberlake. He has been playing venues around London for the last few years, with his biggest accomplishment to date playing alongside an array of big name artists for a tribute to the late Amy Winehouse.

Written and produced by Tchengiz himself, the single ‘Right Here’ was mixed by Executive Producer August Darnell of Kid Creole and the Coconuts fame. Darnell, along with his partner Eva Tudor-Jones and Peter Schott (both from the Creolian family) are the co-founders of the indie label 2C2C Music to which Tchengiz is signed. With all their years of experience in the music business and the fresh new talents of Tchengiz, this is sure to be a winning formula.

Along with the single comes a fabulous and cool introductory music video shot by Zoey Henderson in trendy Copenhagen where the single was mixed by engineer Lars Nissen at Moremax Studios. The video was cut and edited by Lewis Knaggs of LSK Films.

‘Right Here’ will be available for Pre-Order on iTunes from September 14th with a worldwide release on September 21st. Available on all major outlets including Apple Music and Spotify, you will also find the video on Tchengiz’s Vevo channel and of course his YouTube channel.

PRE-ORDER your copy today

Get on this, Right Here!

Photo credit: Zoey Henderson

 

Instagram: @Tchengiz

Facebook: @tchengiz

Twitter: Tchengiz

YouTube channel: Tchengiz

Label: 2C2C Music

Management: Tudor-Jones Mgmt CONTACT

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BBC RADIO 2 ALL STAR PARTY

BBC RADIO 2’s ALL STAR PARTY!

BBC Radio 2’s All Star Party!

ALL STAR

 

 

ANNOUNCING the fantastic lineup for this year’s BBC Radio 2’s ALL STAR PARTY! To be held at Bridlington Spa on September 29th 2018.

The lineup includes: Clean Bandit, Incognito, Kid Creole and the Coconuts, Lemar, The Fantasy Funk Band with special vocalists: Gabrielle, Jaki Graham and John Turrell.
With BBC Radio 2’s very own Craig Charles, Trevor Nelson and Ana Matronic hosting this fun event.
What’s not to love!

It will be a big live event in front of over 5000 guests plus it will be recorded live for Radio 2!

To listen live on the night go to BBC Radio 2’s website

For event info and tickets click here: ALL STAR PARTY

 

 

 

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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!

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Accolade Award

Accolade Award!

Accolade Competition!

We are very excited to have won an Award of Merit for our recent single music video entitled: ‘Do Yourself a Favor‘!

Click HERE to see the Award of Merit list for May 2018.

Congratulations!
On behalf of our entire staff and panel of judges, I am pleased to inform you that you have won an Accolade Global Film Competition Award!
Season: May 2018
Theo Gee (UK), Do Yourself A Favor
Award of Merit Special Mention: Music Video  
 
Winning an Accolade is something you and your entire team can be proud of!  Our judges base their decisions on the quality, creativity and technical aspects of each piece.  The award appropriately reflects the endless hours you and your team have spent to create your outstanding production!  Congratulations on your achievement!

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KID CREOLE AND THE COCONUTS has a new single. It’s about time. It’s called Do Yourself a Favor. Produced and written by August Darnell and Peter Schott (the same team who brought you I’m A Wonderful Thing, Baby: “Take a look at me, you know I couldn’t look no better!”). And it’s available on their own label, appropriately called 2C2C (too cool to conga music).

And here’s the video for you to enjoy!

 

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