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.
Tickets start at €20 and go up to €70. The band will be gracing the stage for a full live show at 23.00.
August Darnell - the Kid
Sarah McGrath - Coconut
Roos Van 'Awesome' Rossum - Coconut
Charlotte De Graaf - Coconut
Barnaby Dickinson - trombone
George Hogg - trumpet
Tim Vine - keyboards
Jamie McCredie - guitar
Oroh Angiama - bass
Dave Imby - drums
Unclassifiable, this is how we can talk about the kind of music of Kid Creole & the Coconuts. The composition of this group of the 80s has changed dramatically over the years, we will mainly remember its leader August Darnell. Thomas August Darnell Browder, or simply August Darnell was born inthe Bronx where he grew up, New York bathing in the multiplicity of cultures and getting acquainted with many kinds of music. At the end of the 70s, Andy Hernandez and August Darnell together set up the group Kid Creole and the Coconuts accompanied by many musicians. The group is not long to talk about it with the release of their first single "Maladie d'amour" in 1980. The first album, "Off the coast of me" arrives the same year with thirteen titles. A year later, they return with "Fresh fruit in foreign places" a kind of musical travel diary with twelve titles. Follows then "Tropical gangsters" who arrives at the 3rd place of the UK Albums Chart. In 1983, Kid Creole & the Coconuts released "Doppelganger" with titles such as "The lifeboat party" or "Broadway rhythm". With Kid Creole And The Coconuts, the cocktail of soul-calypso-rock and self-deprecating rhythmsfinds its happiest expression, with the luscious presence of the delightful Coconuts.
40 summers young this summer
What are forty birthday candles compared with the fireworks that light up Marciac every summer? If you drew the equation with the true length of the festival over four decades of thrills, then you would have 600 nights at the least, plus as many days of jubilation and, for good measure, almost 6,000 raised curtains, enough to wear out more than one national theatre… By way of a ruby anniversary marking its fidelity to a genre in music that recognizes how much it owes to the Gers village, Jazz in Marciac is rewriting its pastoral symphony in rhythm this year. Everyone — Mayor, godfathers, maids of honour, best men, bridesmaids and witnesses — will be raining confetti over the finest parade ever held. First in line, in terms of protocol, are those that we listen to come rain or come shine: Norah Jones, the priestess with the voice of a healer, returns to jazz; George Benson is synonymous with scat and guitar in unison; Herbie Hancock is a keyboard geek and the vehicle for 60 years of jazz, all trends combined… In the seats reserved for the faithful we have: Roy Hargrove, the worthy narrator of forms inherited from bebop; Stanley Clarke, at the summit of his virtuoso double bass (and his brazen slap electric instrument); Biréli Lagrène, the expert climber roping down from every peak of inspiration that takes his fancy… And Joshua Redman, whose civilized manners hide a sense of freedom and purpose that his father would certainly have endorsed. And then we naturally come to our close family, gathered together under the protective wings of Wynton Marsalis, every one of whose contributions to Marciac has been duly notarized as authentic. The Latin cousins are coming too, bringing their dances and that Afro-Cuban legitimacy without which the festival would have to relinquish its exotic, heterogeneous and xenophile share in culture: Chucho Valdès and Roberto Fonseca feel at home there. Turbulent youngsters rightfully have their seats too: Emile Parisien (who has improvised a second birthplace for himself right here in Marciac on the benches of a school); Vincent Peirani, an accordionist whose intriguing ubiquity speaks volumes for him; Electro Deluxe and Panam Panic, retro and modern at the same time, they are seekers and finders of groove. Finally, all anniversaries have surprises: what statements are the Labèque Sisters going to make from behind a piano peppered with Basque percussion? Or Henri Texier, a totem of the double bass, lyrical and libertarian, giving Manu Katché the keys of the metronome? Today more than ever, the festival has taken up its summer quarters in every corner of the village: in Town Hall square to set the jazz tempo for the day; at the Astrada, the cosy concourse where established artists (and promises already kept) will be showing the most intimate aspects of their talents. And here and there, in the back of a bar, jazz will be spreading its ephemeral eternity. Forty candles. And the flame is still there. Forty young summers making this particular summer worth the wait for everyone…
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.
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
Following an incredible 12 months including a critically acclaimed new album and nationwide sell out shows, ABC have announced a brand new UK tour for November performing all their greatest hits. This new full band show will also see them being joined by non-other than Kid Creole and The Coconuts.
Of the new tour Martin Fry said: “ Here’s an opportunity to open up the ABC songbook and journey through all the hits. Lexicon to Lexicon. ABC to XYZ. See you there. ”
ABC were formed in Sheffield in the 1980’s when they decided they wanted fuse the world of disco funk with their own unique post punk vision. ABC’s debut album ‘The Lexicon Of Love’ (‘82) went to No 1 and sold over a million records. To date ABC have released 8 studio albums: ‘The Lexicon Of Love’ (’82), ‘Beauty Stab’ (’83), ‘How To Be A Zillionaire’ (’85), ‘Alphabet City’ (’87), ‘Up’ (’89), ‘Abracadabra’ (’91), ‘Skyscraping’ (’97) and ‘Traffic’ (’08). A mere 34 years since the release of their landmark debut album ABC returned with their resounding triumph “The Lexicon Of Love II’ which immediately entered into the top 5.
Joining the tour as special guests Kid Creole and The Coconuts who for over 35 years has been entertaining music lovers around the world. Kid Creole And The Coconuts was born out of the burning embers of the brilliant and trailblazing Dr Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band.
Born in the Bronx (New York), August Darnell (the Kid) is a man of multiple cultures, inclinations and personalities. His love of the big band tradition is evident: he travels with 10 musicians who all share his love of the ultimate musical tapestry. Their live shows have become the stuff of legend. ‘Annie I’m not your Daddy’, ‘Stool Pigeon’, ‘I’m a Wonderful thing, Baby’, ‘Endicott’, ‘My Male Curiosity’ and many more memorable tunes are guaranteed to make you shake your body. On joining the tour Kid Creole said:
“When I listen to the music of ABC, I am reminded of good times and delicious poison arrows. It is an honor to share the stage with Martin Fry. Music lovers, get ready for a funky good time! Hachachacha!”
Tour announcement!!!! 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 and down the U.K. playing some fabulous venues.
Tickets go on sale this coming Friday when the link will be active http://gigst.rs/ABC
ABC are an English new wave and synth-pop band that formed in Sheffield in 1980. Their classic line-up consisted of lead singer Martin Fry, keyboardist and guitarist Mark White, saxophonist Stephen Singleton and drummer David Palmer.
ABC developed from an earlier band, Vice Versa, and established themselves as part of the New Romantic movement, with Fry being famed for his gold lamé suit. Their 1982 debut album, The Lexicon of Love, was a UK number-one and they achieved ten UK and five US Top 40 hit singles between 1981 and 1990. The band, now essentially singer Fry solo, continue to tour and released their ninth studio album, The Lexicon of Love II, in 2016.
A few words from the Kid about the upcoming tour…..
“When I listen to the music of ABC, the look of love comes upon my face. I am reminded of good times and delicious poison arrows. It is an honor to share the stage with Martin Fry and the lads. The New Wave will always be New. Music lovers, get ready for a funky good time! Hachachacha!”
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)
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!
Retropop wordt georganiseerd door Zalavolbate
Wie en wat is eigenlijk Zalavolbate? Sinds een jaar of 16 zijn de spelers van zaalvoetbalvereniging Emmen al te vinden in de Drentse sportzalen. Het ene seizoen wat succesvoller dan het andere, maar over het algemeen altijd strijdend voor een plaats in de bovenste regionen. In het zestienjarig jarig bestaan zijn ze één keer kampioen geweest. Uiteraard zijn de heren een ingespeeld geheel als voetbalteam, maar ook op sociaal gebied is er in de loop van de jaren een hechte groep ontstaan met weinig tot geen verloop in de gelederen. De naam Zalavolbate is dan ook een verbastering van het woord “zaalvoetbal”.
Waar en wanneer vindt Retropop plaats?
Zaterdag 4 juni 2016 bij de Grote Rietplas in Emmen.
Terrein open: 12.00 uur
Aanvang festival: 13.00 uur
Waar kan ik parkeren?
Volg altijd de Retropop route borden. Die leiden je naar de juiste parkeerplaatsen. De diverse parkeerterreinen van Retropop liggen op een paar honderd lopen van de hoofdingang. Parkeren is overigens gratis. Voor fietsers is er vlak bij de ingang een speciale (fiets)parkeerplaats.
Hoe laat begint het en hoe laat eindigt het?
Terrein open: 12.00 uur
Aanvang: 13.00 uur
Einde: 00.00 uur
Kan ik tussentijds het terrein verlaten en later terugkomen?
Ja dat kan. Bij het verlaten van het terrein ontvangt u een stempel
Is het mogelijk om kleine kinderen mee te nemen?
Wij raden het meebrengen van kleine kinderen naar een massa evenement absoluut af, maar wij kunnen hen natuurlijk de toegang tot het festival niet ontzeggen. Voor iedereen geldt dezelfde regel: al wie het festivalterrein binnen wil moet in bezit zijn van een geldig ticket en wel om volgende redenen:
Dit is een ontmoediging omdat wij ouders er op attent willen maken dat kleine kinderen bij onregelmatigheden gevaar kunnen lopen.
De organisatie wil met het verkopen van een toegangsticket een overeenkomst sluiten met degene die het kaartje koopt voor het kind. Met het kopen van een toegangsticket aanvaarden de ouders van het kind de volledige verantwoordelijkheid. Er is geen kinderopvang voorzien noch wordt er korting voor kinderen toegekend.
Hoe oud moet je zijn om naar Retropop te mogen?
De adviesleeftijd is 16 jaar. Als je jonger bent, moet je in gezelschap zijn van iemand ouder dan 18 jaar. Verder wordt het meenemen van baby’s en kinderen afgeraden. Wel moet er ook voor kinderen het volledige bedrag betaald worden. Let op: we schenken geen alcohol aan personen onder de 18!
Moet ik mijn legitimatie meenemen?
Jazeker, je bent bij wet verplicht om je identiteitsbewijs altijd bij je te hebben. Je kunt op Retropop aan de bar gecontroleerd worden op leeftijd. We verkopen namelijk geen alcohol aan personen onder de 18 jaar. Wil je voorkomen dat je elke keer gecontroleerd wordt? Bij de muntenkassa kun je op vertoon van je legitimatie een polsbandje krijgen. Hiermee weet het barpersoneel dat je ouder bent dan 18, en dus lekker een biertje mag drinken.
Wanneer gaat het festivalterrein open en hoe laat begint het programma?
Je kunt op zaterdag 4 juni 2016 vanaf 12.00 uur het festivalterrein op. De eerste band begint om 13.00 uur. Het programma is afgelopen om 00.00 uur.
Wat zijn de betaalmiddelen op het terrein? Kun je munten pinnen?
Betaalmiddelen zijn munten. Munten zijn te koop op het terrein bij de speciale muntenkassa’s. Je kunt munten pinnen bij de muntenbalies op het festivalterrein, geld pinnen kan niet.
Mag ik mijn fototoestel/Selfie-stick meenemen op het festivalterrein?
Als het een huis-, tuin- en keukencamera is, wel. Professionele apparatuur is niet toegestaan; toestellen met afneembare lenzen worden sowieso niet toegelaten, net als filmcamera’s en opname-apparatuur. Ook Selfie-sticks zijn verboden!
Mag ik mijn eigen voedsel en drank meenemen naar het festival terrein?
Nee, dit is niet toegestaan m.u.z. allergieën en speciale diëten.
Waar kan ik mijn spullen kwijt?
Retropop beschikt over een eigen bewaakte garderobe.
Hoe zit het met drugs op het Retropop?
Het is volgens de Nederlandse wet verboden om drugs bij je te hebben of te verhandelen.
Mag ik mijn hond meenemen?
Op het festival zijn honden en andere huisdieren niet toegestaan.
Zijn er rolstoel-plaatsen op het terrein?
Op het Retropop festival staan rolstoel podia. Hiervandaan heb je een goed uitzicht op het podium.
Ik heb kaarten gekocht en nu kan ik niet meer heen, kunnen deze kaarten retour?
Verkochte kaarten worden niet teruggenomen en kunnen niet worden omgeruild.
Staat jouw vraag er niet tussen, kijk dan even naar het reglement. Wellicht vind je daar het juiste antwoord! Staat het daar ook niet bij, stuur dan een mailtje naar firstname.lastname@example.org