With the release of their first studio album in ten years, Too Cool To Conga, Kid Creole & The Coconuts are reclaiming their throne as one of the most vibrant, sexy and certainly most fashionable bands in show business.
Since 1979 Kid Creole & The Coconuts has played thousands of shows, recorded 12 albums, spawned 4 greatest hits collections, been featured on six film soundtracks and showcased in three feature films not to mention the countless television shows, from England’s Top Of The Pops to America’s The Tonight Show and prestigious “specials” with such names as Barry Manilow as well as their very own made for TV musical There’s Something Wrong in Paradise, thrown in for good measure.
In 1997, August Darnell found himself back in the theatre world in, of all places, Blackpool, England! In the “Off Season”, we can find August Darnell once again cheerfully creating the role of DJ Brutus T Firefly in that music tribute to the glorious 1970s known as Oh, What A Night – a chance to return to my theatre roots he smiled and smiled and smiled.
Aboard the Creole schooner you’ll find original great Bongo Eddie. Bongo is the passionate percussionist, quipster, vocalist and reminder of days gone by.
Today’s Cocos are still blond, sexy, gorgeous and 5 feet 8 inches tall and still sing and dance effortlessly for hour upon hour (the original Coconut line up featured August’s then wife, Adriana Kaegi, who created the choreography and the style for the girls that still plays a large part in the current show). With a talented swing jazz influenced horn section, funk inspired guitar licks and rhythm section that gets your hips shaking blended with the creatively fun lyrics of Kid Creole, the sassiness of the Coconuts and the showmanship of Bongo Eddie this is one (Life Boat) Party not to be missed!