Kid Creole and the Coconuts was an American musical group created and led by August Darnell. Its music incorporates a variety of styles and influences, in particular “American and Latin American, South American, Caribbean, Trinidadian, Calloway” and conceptually inspired by the big band era. The Coconuts are a glamorous trio of female backing vocalists whose lineup has changed throughout the years. This year was all that punks, teds, rockers and headbangers interact in that group (maybe only because of the female backing vocalist).
Inspired by Cab Calloway and the Hollywood films of the 30s and 40s, the Kid fills out his colorful zoot suits with style and grace, dancing onstage with his inimitable, relentless and self-proclaimed cool. Many of the regular DJ’s from our pub joined for their concert and I remember that it was wonderful. Perfect in music and choreography on stage.