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 62)
GenresAcid jazz
Occupation(s)Musician, singer, songwriter, record producer
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
LabelsShanachie Records
Associated actsIncognito, Inner Shade, Light of The World George Duke, Maxi Priest, James Brown, George Benson, Stevie Wonder

Jean-Paul Maunick (born 19 February 1957, Mauritius), better known by his stage name Bluey 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 an original 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]


Studio Albums[edit]

Year Title Label Notes
2009 First Protocol Dome CD with Tony Remy
2013 Leap of Faith Shanachie
2015 Life Between the Notes Shanachie

Citrus Sun Albums[edit]

Year Title Label Notes
2001 Another Time Another Space Heads Up
2014 People of Tomorrow Dome CD / Bluey Music
2018 Ride Like the Wind Dome CD / Bluey Music

Incognito Albums[edit]

See Incognito discography

Year Title Label Notes


  1. ^ Bluey Maunick interview by Pete Lewis, 'Blues & Soul' July 2010
  2. ^ Kelly, Neil (29 May 2013). "Bluey: Leap of Faith". PopMatters.
  3. ^ Jean-Paul 'Bluey' Maunick interview by Pete Lewis, 'Blues & Soul' May 2008

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