june, 2023

2023tue06jun6:00 pmtue9:00 pmIncognito at City Winery - PhillyAn FP Best Bet6:00 pm - 9:00 pm ET Philadelphia, PA

Event Details

Enjoy the hot UK Soul sounds of INCOGNITO Live this June!

INCOGNITO ~ The enduring success of Incognito is one of the great stories of UK music during the last four decades. Look at the recent history of soulful UK artists and you will find any number of short-lived acts that have achieved pop success. Narrow it down to those that have created a uniquely British sound and have endured as a global phenomenon on their own terms, and the list becomes short. Dues, then, to Jean-Paul “Bluey” Maunick and Incognito, formed in 1979 and celebrating almost 40 years of positive vibes and undiluted Jazz-Funk.

Having moved to London from his native Mauritius at age ten, the UK live scene was a key inspiration for Bluey. “Defining moments for me?” Bluey reminisces.“Discovering Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye, of course, as well as Santana, Earth Wind & Fire, and Kool & The Gang. But the real link to Incognito’s genesis came from UK bands like Gonzalez and FBI. These were people that lived in your town and walked your streets.

“My first band was New Life with David Grant. His cousin, Joe Williams, would later manage my second band, Light of the World, which was formed during the years I worked in Joe’s record shop in Tottenham. The band rehearsed upstairs and some of the future band members would pop in to jam,” recalls Bluey. “I switched from bass to guitar when Paul ‘Tubbs’ Williams came in; he was only 14 and blew everyone’s minds!”

Chris Hill heard the band in 1978 and promptly signed them to his Ensign imprint. “We ended up at Phonogram Studios and could suddenly buy any equipment we wanted in their shop. No one stopped to think, ‘I can buy a car!’ All we could see was wah-wah pedals and phaser units!”

One Night Only – Two Shows on Tuesday June 6, 2023 at 6pm & 8:30pm, City Winery, 990 Filbert St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

For General admission tickets, go to this link: https://citywinery.com/philadelphia

 

Time

(Tuesday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm ET

Location

Philadelphia, PA

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