Huey Morgan with the Fun Lovin' Criminals in Tilburg, Netherlands. 19 June 2011.
|Birth name||Hugh Thomas Ángel Díaz Morgan|
August 8, 1968 |
New York City, New York, United States
|Genres||Alternative rock, hip-hop, jazz, reggae, funk|
|Occupations||Musician, songwriter, writer, television personality, radio DJ|
|Associated acts||Fun Lovin' Criminals, Huey and the New Yorkers|
Hugh Thomas Ángel Munger Díaz Morgan, known as Huey Morgan (born August 8, 1968) is the frontman of rock/hip hop band Fun Lovin' Criminals. Morgan performs both vocals and guitar and combines rock, hip hop, jazz, reggae, and funk influences in his music.
Morgan is half-Puerto Rican and half-Irish. In his youth he got into trouble with the law. A judge finally gave him the choice between going to jail or joining the Marines - Morgan chose to join the Marines. This is mentioned in the song "The Grave And The Constant."
In 1993, Morgan formed the Fun Lovin' Criminals with Brian Leiser and Steve Borgovini. In 2010 Morgan made a guest appearance in the music video of Plan B's single "Prayin'". In 2012 Morgan released his debut solo album Say It To My Face credited to Huey and the New Yorkers.
Appearances in other media
On television, Morgan has appeared on the UK comedy music quiz show Never Mind The Buzzcocks, three times as a guest panelist (stroppily leaving early most recently) and once as a presenter. Morgan also participated in the BBC's The Underdog Show, where eight celebrities trained and rehabilitated rescued dogs. He is also a frequent guest panelist on the UK Channel 5 morning show The Wright Stuff. Morgan also made a guest appearance in an episode of Skins as Toxic Bob, the owner of a metal record shop. In 2010 Morgan co-hosted Liza & Huey's Pet Nation on Sky One with Liza Tarbuck. Morgan also hosted Slips on the British music channel Viva.
Morgan drew attention in November 2013 following his appearance on BBC's Never Mind The Buzzcocks. Morgan smashed a mug on the desk, and later left the stage as the show drew to a close. The Next Lines round uses lines from guest performers' own songs, and Morgan felt that this could have been different as he has been on the show numerous times and had recently released a new album, which they ignored. Since Morgan's proceeds from the album would be given to veterans' causes, he had hoped to have that mentioned. Guest hosts Rizzle Kicks directed comments at him, causing him to throw the mug and express dissatisfaction, while Noel Fielding and Paul Foot continued mocking the incident.
On Sunday 5 October 2008 Morgan began hosting his own radio show, "The Huey Show" on BBC Radio 6 Music. The show won a Bronze Award at the 2009 Sony Radio Academy Awards. Since April 2011, Morgan has hosted his own show on BBC Radio 2 on Saturdays from midnight until 3am, replacing the show's previous host Mark Lamarr. Morgan has also covered other presenters absences due to illness and holidays on various shows. In 2013, "The Huey Show" was moved to Saturdays on BBC Radio 6 Music.
Other business ventures
Morgan previously co-owned The Voodoo Lounge, The Dice Bar and DiFontaine's Pizza Place in Dublin. Huey also opened Notting Hill Tattoo Studio, Love Hate Social Club with New York Tattoo Artist Ami James in November 2012.
Morgan has previously lived in Dublin and now lives in London with his wife and their first child.
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- Huey and the New Yorkers Biography
- Official Website of Huey and the New Yorkers
- Huey Morgan at BBC Programmes (BBC Radio 2)
- The Huey Show at BBC Programmes (BBC Radio 6 Music)