MEDIACOM at 20 years old!!
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!
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 Strauss ‘The 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.
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 there, too. And London … hey I used to live there, as well. Yes, I’m a New Yorker who has spent a lot of time in England. Hey, in the United Kingdom, to be sure.
The tour: Manchester, Liverpool, London, Birmingham, Bristol, York, Sheffield, Gateshead and Nottingham; All cities that Kid Creole has, at one time or another in a long and varied career, performed in before. But so very nice to revisit.
I’ve known Martin Fry since the glorious 80’s. A true gentleman and a true survivor, much like myself. And he still sounds as wonderful as he did in the beginning. ABC still rocks.
My longevity? Much of it is due to the guys and dolls who surround me on that stage.
This time around, for the ABC tour, we had Barnaby Dickinson on Trombone (he’s been with me for over 16 years), George Hogg on Trumpet (off and on for 5 years), Dave Imby on Drums (a 9 year veteran), Oroh Angiama on Bass (over 8 years), Lorne Ashley on Guitar (my son, who has just joined the band this year), Mike Gorman on Keys ( over 8 years), and …. the fabulous COCONUTS, of course.
The COCONUTS = Sarah McGrath (who we met in Bosnia in 1998), Roos Van Awesome (over 3 years) and Charlotte De Graaf (the newcomer, who joined the band last year). Charlotte replaced the longest standing Coconut in the history of the band, Eva Tudor-Jones (who took a leave of absence to have a Coconut baby). We all miss Eva’s presence on stage. But she is still very involved in the business end of things.
Trivia: Charlotte celebrated her 27th birthday while on the road, in York. Who said “youth is wasted on the young”? I disagree, vehemently.
I mention these names because the KCC SHOW would not be as magnificent as it is without these talented musicians and singers and dancers. Every true bandleader knows that the secret to greatness depends on the simple act of assembling the correct players. I have been constantly blessed with the correct players.
One should also note, that besides the players on stage there are a whole lot of other people involved in a tour. My sincere gratitude goes out to the ABC staff, who made the whole thing enjoyable from start to finish. Their monitor man made each show a breeze for me. I could hear every instrument and every voice, including my own. That’s no joke. Every lead singer will tell you that the greatest danger on tour is the possibility of straining your voice. But from the first show I knew I was in good hands. You see, I am still old-school. I use stage monitors, not the in-ear gadgets that shut out the universe. And that means I need a sound man who knows what he is doing at the helm. I got that.
My 2 KCC guys who travelled with us were perfect also: Andy and Eric. Andy, our backline tech guy, made sure the stage was always ready for the groove. And Eric, our house engineer, made sure that what the audience heard was what I wanted them to hear – the goodness!
Our set was only 45 minutes in length but those 45 minutes were filled with magical grooves and banter and joyful appreciation from fans, old and new. We played CAROLINE WAS A DROP-OUT, DON’T TAKE MY COCONUTS, STOOL PIGEON, NO FISH TODAY and ANNIE, I’M NOT YOUR DADDY which, on some nights, got audience members up and dancing the conga. I consider this a major feat, because the venues were all sit-down affairs.
All in all, we had a funky good time.
Another great memory is born in the eternal legend of Kid Creole and the Coconuts.
Here’s a link to a wonderful write up from Graham Clark for the Yorkshire Times
Kid Creole and the Coconuts is the band around August Darnell. They look forward to playing the cool venue Paradiso in Amsterdam on October 11th, 2017.
He took the name Kid Creole in 1980, inspired by Elvis’s same-name film. The Coconuts is a trio of background singers that have changed many times over the years. The current composition consists of British Sarah McGrath, and Dutch coconuts Roos van Rossum and Charlotte De Graaf. Together they make a mix of disco and Latin American music with jazz influences from the 30’s. The band performed many successful albums in the 1980s. In the Netherlands, the song ‘Annie, I’m Your Daddy’ is the best in the Top 2000.
The Kid, his Coconuts and his funky band look forward to returning to the fabulous city of Amsterdam to play this wonderful prestigious venue Paradiso.
Flashback to New York’s Downtown scene of the 1980s, as Kid Creole & the Coconuts and Arto Lindsay recapture the bubbling, frenetic energy of the era.
Over two sets, they represent the frenzied creativity that defined the scene. First, there’s Arto Lindsay and band, at turns warm and sultry, and at other times prowling and deranged. Playful, weird and sometimes scary, his guitar and vocals move from washes of total noise to soft, tropicalia-indebted balladeering, exhibiting a willingness to embrace every influence taken from 80s New York’s cocktail of cultures.
So, too, do Kid Creole & the Coconuts, blending calypso, funk, disco and much more to create the ultimate party music. Backed by his big band, Kid Creole is a man out of time, the zoot-suited embodiment of cool, singing and dancing through hits including ‘Annie I’m not your Daddy’, ‘Stool Pigeon’ and ‘I’m a Wonderful thing, Baby’.
It’s an experience captured in Downtown 81 as Jean-Michel Basquiat – the subject of Boom for Real in our Art Gallery – wanders the streets of New York, witnessing the birth of no wave, rap and Downtown Disco amid the cheap warehouse lofts of Lower Manhattan. It’s here he encounters Arto Lindsay (then with his influential no wave band, DNA), Kid Creole, and their brilliantly bizarre music – music that’s performed tonight, as these two artists revisit the chaotic excitement that defined the Downtown scene.
Additionally, DJ Justin Strauss joins the party – a former resident of the infamous Mudd Club – further evoking the era, having soundtracked nights when Basquiat, Kid Creole and Arto Linsday took to the dancefloor.
On sale to Barbican Members 10am Thursday 1 June
On general sale 10am Friday 2 June
► Kid Creole and the Coconuts (part 1: Will Barber) @ Scène Carnot
► Official Carcassonne Festival 2017
► Thursday 20 July from 20h30
KID CREOLE & THE COCONUTS – 22:15
A group, a sound, an image.
From New York club 54 to the Palace of Paris, August Darnell aka Kid Creole, a great admirer of Cab Calloway since the late 70s, dared a clever mix of funk, rock and Latin sounds. A new merger was born.
Prince was the first of his fans, then the whole world would capsize under the class of Kid, the charm of the Coconuts and the musical madness of the Group.
This explosive cocktail has not taken a turn, and Kid Creole & The Coconuts continue to travel the world for the happiness of all.
WILL BARBER – 20:30
Will was born in Narbonne to a family printing house and regional writers. He finds his balance in football and music, With the attention of his father, he learns the guitar and falls under the charm of the guitar Weissenborn in particular, played today by Ben Harper. He made his original instruments mixing his passion for music and wood. With his old school style inspired by Led Zep, BBKing, Motown, he wants to cross the continents to share his music with the world.
We are delighted to announce that Let’s Rock Southampton! returns to Southampton Common for the fouth year running, on Saturday 8th July 2017. 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! 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!
We are delighted to announce that Let’s Rock Leeds! returns to Temple Newsam on Saturday 17th June 2017. 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! 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.
One of the biggest bands of the ‘80s is back AND with the original line-up, playing their only UK show this year on Wednesday 14 December at The SSE Arena Wembley.
The overwhelming excitement and outstanding rave reviews garnered on their world tour have driven the group to announce a homecoming show in London where the band will perform favourites from their albums including Kissing to Be Clever and Colour By Numbers, as well as their latest album Tribes.
Known for dominating the charts worldwide with their classic hits including ‘Karma Chameleon’, ‘Do You Really Want To Hurt Me’ and ‘I’ll Tumble 4 Ya’. There is not a country in the world that doesn’t know the names of Boy George and Culture Club. The Grammy Award winners have sold in excess of 100 million singles and over 50 million albums, and were one of the biggest pop bands of the 1980s.
They achieved seven straight Top 10 hits in the UK, nine Top 10 singles in the USA and nine Top 20 singles in Australia. They had number 1 singles in over a dozen countries and multiplatinum album sales across the world, and were the first group since The Beatles to have three Top Ten hits in America from a debut album. They were also the first group in music history to have an album certified diamond in Canada. The original band line-up is Mike Craig (bass guitar), Roy Hay (guitar and keyboards), Jon Moss (drums and percussion) and flamboyant front-man Boy George (lead vocals)