Jean-Paul 'Bluey' Maunick

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Jean-Paul 'Bluey' Maunick
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Background information
Born (1957-02-19) 19 February 1957 (age 57)
Origin Mauritius
Genres Blues, soul blues, soul jazz, acid jazz, jazz, jazz blues, blues rock, electric blues, rhythm and blues, soul
Occupation(s) Musician, singer, songwriter, record producer
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Labels Shanachie Records
Associated acts Incognito, George Duke, Maxi Priest, James Brown, George Benson, Stevie Wonder

Jean-Paul 'Bluey' Maunick (born 19 February 1957, Mauritius) is a British guitarist, bandleader, composer and record producer. He has led the British acid jazz band Incognito since its formation in 1979. With Incognito, he has released fifteen studio albums as well as a number of live albums, remix albums and compilation albums. Prior to forming Incognito, Bluey was a founding member of the group Light of the World.

His record production credits include artists such as Paul Weller, George Benson, Maxi Priest and Terry Callier; he has also collaborated with Stevie Wonder.[1]

Solo career[edit]

He released his solo debut album Leap of Faith in March 2013. Neil Kelly of PopMatters said of the album, "An undoubtedly listenable creation, Bluey has blended the club-infused soul-jazz sounds that made him famous with the sensibility of an elder statesman, which he is."[2]

Personal life[edit]

He is the son of the Mauritian poet Edouard Maunick and Armande Mallet. He was born in Mauritius, and moved to the United Kingdom when he was nine years old.[3]

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