Former Fun Lovin' Criminal and BBC DJ to bring NYC Block Party to East Lancs

Huey Morgan
Huey Morgan

DJ, raconteur, author, producer, broadcaster and former Fun Lovin’ Criminal, Huey Morgan, is set to bring his NYC Block Party show to East Lancashire.

The former frontman of 1990s outfit Fun Lovin’ Criminals played a huge part in the funk-fried indie band's journey in breaking big worldwide and selling more than 10 million records.

And as Fun Lovin' Ciminals approach their 30th anniversary, Huey is bringing his Block Party show to St Mary’s Chambers, Rawtenstall, on Saturday, October 15.

Huey is the decade-long host of his specialist music show on BBC Radio 2, and is the Lower East Side voice of Saturdays on BBC 6 Music.

He’s been described as the man who joins the dots between funk, soul, disco, classic hip-hop and rock’n’roll; and the man who is known for telling laugh-out-loud stories and talking to the listener as if pulled up on a bar stool next to them.

His inimitable presence has seen him become a silver screen star, featuring in full-length movies Head Rush and Soulboy, as well as regular TV work, one of them being 2020’s BBC’s landmark documentary Huey Morgan's Latin Music Adventure, where he dives into the sounds of Puerto Rico, Brazil and Cuba - on a quest to understand Latin music’s everlasting appeal; a far cry from his early days as a US marine.

Now, after countless DJ gigs across the globe, he’s focused his talent on his NYC Block Party where funk, soul, disco and hip-hop jams get thrown into the mix battle style.

A St Mary’s Chambers representative said: “Huey is a huge name to bring to the venue, his reputation proceeds him and he has played a part in selling millions of records all over the world throughout his illustrious career.

“In more recent times Huey’s BBC 6 music show has proven to be extremely popular and has become a go to show for muso’s looking for a treasure trove of new and exclusive music. We are really excited to welcome him to the venue for a fantastic DJ set.”

From Chic to Donna Summer and Kool and the Gang, to James Brown via Grandmaster Flash and The Jackson 5, and more recent flavours like Jurassic 5, Cypress Hill and Michael Kiwanuka, Huey’s DJ set is a celebration of the good times which sells venues out countrywide.

Tickets are available online at St Mary's Chambers' website or direct through the venue by calling 01706 223 222.

The venue also has three VIP booths available for the show, which are situated on a private balcony overlooking the stage.