Two International music heavyweights collide at Band on the Wall for a one-off night of deep cuts and and big, big vibes, connecting the dots and taking you on a dancefloor journey between funk, soul, punk, reggae and rock’n’roll. From arms-in-the-air bangers to hidden gems, it’s time to dig deep into the record collections of two of the most influential figures in global club culture – Huey Morgan and Don Letts.
It’s New York City versus London, right here in Manchester!
As the whisky-soaked Lower East Side voice of BBC 6 Music and Radio 2, Huey Morgan is the man who joins the dots between funk, soul, disco, classic hip-hop and rock’n’roll. As a broadcaster, he’s the man who tells laugh-out-loud stories and talks to the listener as if pulled up on a bar stool next to them. And as a musician, he’s the frontman of legendary 90s outfit Fun Lovin’ Criminals, a funk-fried indie outfit that broke big worldwide selling over 10 million records.
Don Letts is the DJ that single-handedly turned a whole generation of punks onto reggae. It was during his DJ residency at the first punk club ‘The Roxy’ in 1977, that Don adopted the punk DIY ethic and begun to make his first film – and in March 2003 was awarded a Grammy for his documentary ‘Westway To The World’.
He’s gone on to found the legendary Big Audio Dynamite with the Clash’s Mick Jones, and present Culture Clash Radio on BBC Radio 6 Music.