August Darnell, is a well-known personality, has topped the world as a magnificent musician. He accomplished so much in his career thus his net worth always comes as a curiosity to his fans. Let's know his net worth along with his career and awards in detail.
Thomas August Darnell Browder, known professionally as August Darnell and under the stage name Kid Creole, is an American musician, singer, and songwriter best known for co-founding Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band and subsequently forming and leading Kid Creole and the Coconuts.
Growing up in the Bronx, Darnell was exposed early to the music world. He started his music dream forming a band called The In-Laws with his half-brother, Stony Browder Jr., in 1965.
Later the band disbanded and he pursued his career as an English teacher. In 1974, he again formed Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band and their song entitled 'Cherchez La Femme' became the biggest hit. The band members dressed up for the song which was far more dapper.
Their debut album was a Top 40-charting album which was certified gold and was nominated for a Grammy. Their songs crooned out hit after hit; one of which is 'I'm not a party man anymore.'
After his successful journey with Savannah band, he began his career on his own being a producer for many known artists and his work got popular around the world especially in Europe.
With his huge achievement in the music industry, August must earn money somewhat closer to six figures. According to the richest celebrity profile, he has a total net worth of $2 million as of 2017. His source of income relatively goes to his major profession musician.
He has traveled many places with his music. He lived in England, Sweden, Maui and Denmark. There's no denying, Darnell's bank account will keep on rising in the future.
August got inspired with the music at a young age listening to all kinds of music. Due to it, he never got attached to anything else rather than music.
With the dream of becoming a great musician, he started on his own forming a band named The In-Laws with his half brother. Due to lack of experience and proper guidance, his first band unfortunately failed.
Although Darnell did not stop his passion and continued playing instruments and making music. Later, he formed Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band which received immense success.He was the lyricist and the bass player in the band.
He was the lyricist and the bass player in the band and their song and album made a positive feedback. After that, August came to a decision to try out his luck becoming a solo artist.
Firstly he produced songs for Don Armando’s Second Avenue Rhumba Band and Gichy Dan’s Beachwood No.9. Later the band's name was changed to Kid Creole and the Coconuts.
Kid Creole and the Coconuts Source: Soulwalking
August produced an exuberant musical style which reflects salsa, jazz, pop music, and disco. One of his band members is August's then wife Adriana Kaegi who was a band singer.
The band released three albums; Off the Coast of Me, Fresh Fruit in Foreign Places and Tropical Gangsters. Along with success, the group also went through hard times. Once the band was alleged with a wrong assumption due to similar names.Due to excessive gossips, the frontman of the band; August confronted officially to the media
Due to excessive gossips, the frontman of the band; August confronted officially to the media that he was not charged with the murder case rather it was another man Kidd Creole of another band Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five.