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Since 1979 Jean-Paul ‘Bluey’ Maunick has been the driving force of Incognito, bringing the band into a new space, keeping the band’s music relevant and forward-looking, taking inspiration from the likes of Silk Sonic – finding the balance between tapping into classic funk, soul and jazz, but doing so without losing their own identity.

Bluey created Incognito as the UK’s first musical jazz, funk and soul collective, with an ever-changing line-up focusing on championing exciting young talent, giving them the platform to work with legendary musicians, opening up opportunities beyond the framework of the band.

Over 1500 talented individuals have played in Incognito over the years, launching many careers — seeing the changing line-up as a key strength of the band. With long-standing relationships with key tastemakers in the music industry such as Gilles Peterson, Jools Holland and playing with icons such as Chaka Khan, George Benson, Stevie Wonder, Paul Weller and more, Bluey and Incognito’s stamp on the scene is undeniable.

Maunick can continually welcome new collaborators while creating records that sound precisely like Incognito without any role seeming interchangeable.