5 AUGUST 19:00


Growing out of the British fusion jazz-funk world of the seventies, Incognito started as a studio project of two excellent musicians, Paul "Tubbs" Williams and Jean-Paul "Bluey" Maunick. The band was founded in 1979 by Tubbs and Bluey, when they split from Light of The World. In the band Light of The World, they played alongside members such as Breeze Mckrieth, Kenny Wellington and David Baptiste, one of their main inspirations was Funkadelic. In the eighties, Incognito was already a well-known formation, but the real breakthrough came after 1990, when they signed with Gilles Peterson's label, Talkin' Loud. In 1991, the cover of Ronnie Laws' song "Always There", in which they collaborated with vocalist Jocely Brown, gained huge popularity and international fame, the song was ranked 6th in the British charts. Their song Don't You Worry 'bout a Thing was released in 1992, which was also a huge success, becoming an instant hit and reaching number 19 in the UK charts.

The song has been covered in many ways and has inspired bands and musicians such as Masters at Work, David Morales, Roger Sanchez and Jazzanova. Incognito became the most important band of the dance-funky acid-jazz sound of the nineties: they released club hits, all of Europe danced to Incognito. Almost 150 musicians have played in Incognito, which has been reformed from time to time, but its key figure is still Bluey, thanks to whom the band has not lost its old luster: dancing, relaxed, yet vibrant, pulsating melodies characterize the great concert production.