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FromeFM interview Huey Morgan

Ian and Huey at FromeFM

Ian and Huey at FromeFM

Frome FM welcomed Fun Lovin’ Criminals front man, BBC radio presenter and new Frome resident Huey Morgan to the studio recently.

During an extended interview with Ian Leak, presenter of the Frome FM show ‘Different Sounds’, Huey talked at length about his early days in New York, his time in the Marines and his career in the multi million selling band Fun Lovin’ Criminals. He also spoke about his award winning radio shows on BBC 6 music and Radio 2.

Huey brought in and played a selection of “Groovy jams” (tunes) and talked about the music that has influenced him. These included songs by The Clash, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and Gary Clark Jr.

Among many  entertaining anecdotes, he talked about his friendship with the late Joe Strummer, lead singer of the Clash, and his interviews with Keith Richards and Mick Jagger. In recent weeks he has also worked with another Frome resident, the legendary James Brown’s saxophonist Pee Wee Ellis.

Huey is a huge fan of his new home town, Frome, and he and his family have settled in very quickly.  He said, “Frome has a really good sense of community, is a beautiful place to live and a great place to raise children.”

He spoke about how much he is looking forward to his first gig in the town and the unique experience of his “dressing room being his house”. He predicted that the gig will be a “special one”.

Ian said, “Huey was a brilliant guest. He was very thoughtful, interesting and smart, and obviously very cool. He was very warm and seemed genuinely happy to be invited into the station. He said he now feels like ‘part of the furniture in Frome’.

“The Huey interview is another example of the excellent programming on Frome FM. We have live shows every night from Monday to Thursday, and  from 12.00pm at the weekend. We also have breakfast shows on Saturday and Sunday from 8.00am and will be doing more during the Frome Festival.

“In my view the quality of shows produced by the station are excellent and there is literally something for everyone. We have lots of listeners from all corners of the globe, and it would be great if even more Frome folk could listen too.”

The interview was aired on 96.6 FM on 1st May and is available to download at