DJ, raconteur, author, producer, broadcaster and Fun Lovin’ Criminal, Huey Morgan – a modern day rock’n’roll Renaissance man – is many things to many people.
In addition to being the decade-long host of one of the only specialist music shows on BBC Radio 2, Huey is the Lower East Side voice of Saturdays on 6 Music with his critically acclaimed, award winning show featuring music, new and old, from all four corners of the globe. He’s 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.
Huey’s past is not any less significant either; as the former frontman of legendary 90s outfit ‘Fun Lovin’ Criminals’ which is soon approaching its 30th anniversary, he is the man who played a huge part in this funk-fried indie bands journey in breaking big worldwide and selling over 10 million records.
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; imagine Huey soundtracking cult Netflix show ‘The Get Down’ and you’re close as funk, soul, disco and hip hop jams get thrown into the mix battle style.
Yet another creative outlet for Britain’s favourite New Yorker.