BLUEY REVOLUTIONIZED BRITISH JAZZ-FUNK

Bluey

  • Jean-Paul Maunick, better known as “Bluey” was born on the Indian Ocean Island of Mauritius in 1957. His family moved to the United Kingdom when he was nine years old.
  • Bluey was an original member of the group, Light of the World, which was a fore runner of the British Jazz/Funk scene in 1978. The band's debut single "Swingin'", peaked at No. 45 on the UK Singles Chart.
  • He created the group, Incognito in 1979 as an ‘off-shoot’ of the group. After Light of the World broke up, Bluey concentrated his focus on his new group. Incognito has had intermittent success on the UK Singles Chart, with their breakthrough 1991 hit a cover version of the Ronnie Laws tune "Always There", featuring Jocelyn Brown, which made No. 6 in the UK. The group's 1992 single, "Don't You Worry 'bout a Thing" saw similar success, reaching No. 19 in the UK.

  • Incognito
  • They broke through in the United States in 1992 with the album “Tribes, Vibes + Scribes” reaching #5 on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz charts. They followed up with the albums “100 and Rising”, and “Beneath the Surface”. In all, Incognito has released 15 albums since its founding.
  • Over the years, the band has had a number of different lead singers and musicians in support. They include Linda Muriel, Jocelyn Brown, Maysa Leak, Imaani, Natalie Williams, Kelli Sae, and Chris Botti.

  • Citrus Sun

  • In 2001, Bluey formed the group, Citrus Sun as his own “off-shoot” of Incognito. They’ve released five albums, including a new release this month called, “Anaconga”.
  • In 2009, Bluey made his solo album debut with the release, “First Protocol”. The 2013 album “Leap of Faith” spawned the R&B hit, “Take a Chance on Me”.
  • Bluey is constantly on tour worldwide and is very active on social media, including Instagram, and Tik-Tok.

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