New York City band Fun Lovin’ Criminals entertained a packed out Engine Rooms on Saturday (11th February) night in Southampton.
Soul band The Milk joined them on the night and were a perfect way to warm up the crowd. They played such songs as Wanderlust that really gave a great vibe to the gig. Another song Deliver Me was aimed at all the proud parents in the crowd and lead singer Rick Nunn made sure he sung this song with pride. They then played What Did I do to My Love which was about ‘fucking up in the last seven days’. One of the last songs played on the night for The Milk was Don’t Give Up on the Night which was a perfect way to end a really pleasant set.
With the crowd constantly filling, up there was hardly anywhere to move in the venue and then Huey Morgan, Brian ‘Fast’ Leiser and Frank Benbini walked on the stage. The venue then erupted with cheering which says a lot for a band who have nearly been about for 25 years.
They played Fun Lovin’ Criminal first which quickly followed by Passive/Aggresive. After Huey had a bit of banter with the crowd talking about Portsmouth and quickly stopped when he realised he was digging himself in a hole. The band then played classics Loco and Smoke ‘Em. Fun Lovin’ Criminals of course played their hit song Scooby Snacks halfway through and managed to fit in 15 songs before their encore including Love Unlimited. The last three songs on the encore included We, The Three, Up on The Hill and Big Night Out which was just a great experience for everyone in the venue. It certainly showed that the band have not lost any of their entertainment value and I’m sure they will continue doing this many years to come.