The multi-platinum New York group Fun Lovin’ Criminals return to Manchester to perform this week at the Albert Hall.
After celebrating the 20th anniversary of their debut album Come Find Yourself in 2016 and performing at festivals across Europe, FLC even saw the Oxford English Dictionary adding the terms Scooby Snacks, citing the lyrics to the hit song of the same name in the new edition.
2017 shows now signs of slowing down for the band which oozed New York cool as it burst on to the music scene in 1996, nudging aside the Brit-pop movement to stake its claim at the top with a cocktail of rock n’ roll, funk, blues, soul, hip hop, jazz and latin. Such was their success and appeal that Come Find Yourself occupied the UK Album Charts for an incredible 100 weeks. Three decades on the timeless appeal of the Fun Lovin’ Criminals still brings in the fans.
Frontman turned Sony Award winning BBC radio broadcaster Huey Morgan explains “FLC always bring a mucho grande style. In my half Irish, half Puerto Rican vernacular, this means we goin’ BIG. Of course we want everybody to come along for the ride, we wouldn’t be doing this if it wasn’t for the fans. Bigger the party the better, so come join us!”
The Lower East side trio, consisting of founding partner Brian ‘Fast’ Leiser on bass, trumpet and samples and the groups longest-standing drummer Frank ‘The Rhythm Master’ Benbini, now hit the UK and Ireland for a 12 date tour.
Fun Lovin’ Criminals perform at Manchester’s Albert Hall on 4 March 2017.
Fun Lovin’ Criminals image courtesy Tom Barnes and Chuffmedia.com