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Kid Creole and the Coconuts: Jazz Café, London

Sophie Heawood, The Guardian, 25 January 2006

IN AN EXCHANGE which seems quite fair —we get the Scissor Sisters, the Americans get Gavin Rossdale — US acts often make it big here before ever getting a look-in in their own country, and vice versa. So it was with Kid Creole, who first entered the British pop charts in 1981. Not much of a kid any more, the quinquagenarian is back in London, praising the country he used to spend so much time in. With his dapper suit and tilted hat, combined with his mechanical dance moves, he looks not unlike Jim Carrey in The Mask.

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