Born in the Bronx, August Darnell adopted the name Kid Creole in 1980. Exposed in his childhood to the melting pot of sounds in New York, Kid’s music is as influenced by Latin, disco, calypso, rock, r&b, and funk as it is by the British Invasion and Cab Calloway.
infamous, glamorous female trio is the perfect foil to Kid’s zoot--suited, cartoon personae. Kid loves his Nuts as much as he loves his clothes. But make no mistake, Kid Creole remains an artist who is incredibly well--read, incisive, irreverent and unafraid to break with conventions of all levels. Enjoying huge success around the world for nearly 40 years, the band has so far released 15 albums, 7 compilations and 27 singles. 2020 will see Kid Creole and his merry band of renegades engaging in a world tour – the biggest tour in their legendary career! And by the way, Kid Creole and the Coconuts’ latest single, 'Checkin' My Colonies', was produced by the artist Youngr (who happens to be the Kid's son!). It’s a Family Affair.