Jean-Paul “Bluey” Maunick formed Incognito in 1980. Inspired by Earth, Wind & Fire, Stevie Wonder, Kool & the Gang, Marvin Gaye and UK bands such as Gonzalez & FBI, Incognito released their debut album Jazz Funk in 1981. Ten years later Incognitowere signed to Gilles Peterson’s Talkin’ Loud label and became the biggest act in the label’s history with charts hits such as Always There feat. Jocelyn Brown, Still a friend of mine, Don’t you worry ‘bout a thing & Everyday.
Since leaving the label in 2002, Incognito have released a slew of incredible albums and have collaborated with Chaka Khan, Mario Biondi & Ed Motta.