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ARTISTS / kid creole & the coconuts

Location: New York,USA

kid creole & the coconuts

fusion funk/latino

VIDEOS

Endicott - Live @ Le Grand Journal, Canal+ TV

Annie, I'm not Your Daddy - Live @ Night Of The Proms

Reportage Bspot @ Nice

A mythical band, a legendary sound...


Kid Creole and the Coconuts were born out of the burning embers of the brilliant and legendary Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band. August Darnell (Kid Creole) claims to have had a vision of the band in a nightmare while walking down Fifth Avenue in New York City.

Born in the Bronx, Darnell is a man of multiple cultures, legends and personalities. For over 27 years Kid Creole and the Coconuts have been entertaining sellout crowds around the world. Inspired by Cab Calloway and the Hollywood films of the 30's and 40's, the Kid fills out his colorful zoot suits with style and grace, dancing onstage with his inimitable, relentless and self-proclaimed cool.

The Kid is suave, smooth, self-centered and secure. A legend in his own mind. His talent for self-adoration, though, is equally matched by his brilliance as a songwriter, social commentator, and lyricist. Occasionally shallow, occasionally deep, occasionally about his... manhood, his lyrics are often misunderstood by critics (but never by the public). Consider this British review of his 80's hit, "There's Something Wrong In Paradise" (a tale of peasants who overthrow their despot ruler only to become the same form of monsters themselves). The reviewer writes, 'Kid Creole has finally sunken to shallow depths of insipidness and plain silliness with lines like, "There's a smell of bird shit in the air..."' The actual lyric is, "There's a smell of bloodshed in the air..." But as Darnell exclaimed in another song, "You can't run away from misery - she want your company!"

The Coconuts, three dazzling damsels of divine dimension, have little tolerance for the Kid and his egotistical, sexist antics. They do not smile and the regularly ridicule the Kid onstage - shaking their hips up-and-down, side-to-side, to taunt him. When they can take it no more they walk right off the stage to console themselves the only way they know how: by a costume change into an even sexier, skimpier outfit.

Kid Creole and the Coconuts defy description and transcend musical and fashion trends. On stage and on recordings they are unmatched in their energy, originality and musical hipness. They are timeless and unique. That you are here now shows that you are ready for the real thing.  Explore this site and just might find out...

Better yet, see a live show and see for yourself!
VIDEOS

Endicott - Live @ Le Grand Journal, Canal+ TV

Annie, I'm not Your Daddy - Live @ Night Of The Proms

Reportage Bspot @ Nice

PAST SHOWS

VIEW UPCOMING SHOWS

AUG222015
henley on tames, Uk
Aug @ Rewind South

 

AUG092015
cheshire, Uk
Aug @ Rewind North

 

AUG082015
brighton, Uk
Aug @ Brighton

 

AUG062015
marseillan (34), France
Aug @ Bord De Mer

 

AUG032015
carlisle, Uk
Aug @ Here And Now

 

JUL252015
scotland, Scotland
Jul @ Rewind

 

JUL172015
south london, Uk
Jul @ Hampton Pool

 

JUL042015
leicester, Uk
Jul @ Ladies Day Race Course

 

JUN272015
oudenaarde, Belgium
Jun @ Adriaen Brouwersfeesten

 

JUN132015
newcastle, Uk
Jun @ Vamos Festival

 

MAR272015
new york, Usa
Mar @ Daril's Hall House

 

MAR262015
washington dc, Usa
Mar @ Haward Theatre

 

MAR252015
new york, Usa
Mar @ Bb Kings

 

MAR212015
houston, Usa
Mar @ Houston Usa

 

APR162014
nice (06), France
Apr @ Le b Spot

 

APR152014
nice (06), France
Apr @ b-spot

 

 

APR112014
guyancourt (78), France
Apr @ La batterie

 

SEP282013
norwich, Uk
Sep @ Uea 50th Anniversary Festival

 

AUG032013
lulworth, dorset, Uk
Aug @ Camp Bestival

 

JUN162013
lyon 5ème (69), France
Jun @ Festival Les Nuits De Fourvière

 

SEP292012
palaiseau (91), France
Sep @ Festival Montagne Et Musique

 

SEP142012
nîmes (30), France
Sep @ Feria Des Vendanges

 

AUG042012
narbonne (11), France
Aug @ festival Jazz à L'hospitalet

 

AUG032012
saint-nazaire (44), France
Aug @ festival Les Escales

 

AUG022012
vence (06), France
Aug @ festival Nuits Du Sud

 

JUL272012
anvers (antwerpen), Belgium
Jul @ sfinks Festival

 

JUN302012
argeles sur mer (66), France
Jun @ festival Du Travailleur Catalan

 

JUN032012
london, Uk
Jun @ apple Cart Festival

 

MAY042012
paris 4e (75), France
May @ foire De Paris

 

JAN262012
paris (75), France
Jan @ Le bataclan
+ 1ère partie
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DEC312011
lisboa, Portugal
Dec @ Casino Estoril

 

DEC102011
malmoe, Suède
Dec @ Malmo

 

OCT152011
nancy (54), France
Oct @ Le festival Nancy Jazz Pulsations
DANS LE CADRE DU FESTIVAL NANCY JAZZ PULSATIONS

 

OCT142011
marseille (13), France
Oct @ Les dock Des Suds / Fest. Fiesta Des Suds
ouverture de la fiesta des suds
avec AMADOU ET MARIAM

 

OCT132011
paris (75), France
Oct @ Le vip Room
*** SOIREE PRIVEE ***
Pour les 30 ans de l'émission Sex Machine!

 

OCT092011
epping - essex, Uk
Oct @ At polo Trophy

 

AUG252011
marbella, Espagne
Aug @ Le Nikki Beach

 

AUG162011
grimaud (83), France
Aug @ Le festival Les Grimaldines

 

AUG062011
ascot, Uk
Aug @ At Race Course

 

AUG042011
hvar, Croatie
Aug @ At Parja Bay

 

JUL302011
perth, Scotland
Jul @ At Scone Palace

 

JUL292011
benodet (29), France
Jul @ Le Festival

 

JUL232011
bonneville (74), France
Jul @ festival Pleins Feux

 

JUL222011
lesse, Belgium
Jul @ Le Parc Du Casteldepont

 

JUL182011
catania, Sicile
Jul @ The Roman Theatre

 

AUG132010
beziers (34), France
Aug @ La Feria
21h30 à 22h30 : Lena & the Deep Soul
23h00 : Kid Créole & the Coconuts