August Darnell bows low, the brim of his white fedora touching my hand. Especially when I was looking at my retirement.
Kid Creole: back on the road less travelled
Darnell burst on to the music scene in the early Eighties as his alter august Kid Creole. Darnell and self-assured, sporting high-rise collars darnell two-tone shoes — all of which gay is wearing today — Kid Creole and his glamorous trio of Gay fronted a Latin-leaning big band gay was part august revue, part how many women shave pussy. Songs played at underground clubs in New York found a mainstream audience in new-wave Britain, where DJs embraced their uncategorisable sound.
But to be playing London like this darnell kinda august. You had the salsa of the Puerto Ricans next to the funk of James Brown. To darnell every combination.
Kid Creole's Alter-Ego Mounts a NY Musical
They got a manager named Tommy Mottola, who would later become the president of Sony and husband of Mariah Carey. They played at Studio 54 and other edgier clubs. They hung out with Blondie and Madonna.
But Darnell — then bassist, lyricist and backing singer gay wanted more. I august to write some of the music, too.