Jean Paul "Bluey" Maunick
born on 19/2/1957 in Mauritius
Jean-Paul 'Bluey' Maunick
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.
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."
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.
- Bluey Maunick interview by Pete Lewis, 'Blues & Soul' July 2010
- Kelly, Neil (29 May 2013). "Bluey: Leap of Faith". PopMatters.
- Jean-Paul 'Bluey' Maunick interview by Pete Lewis, 'Blues & Soul' May 2008
- Incognito's official site