Incognito is recognized as one of the best funk/jazz/soul groups in the world and has been for 40 years.
A pioneer of the “acid jazz” movement delighting listeners and dancers for decades, Incognito has scored hits with versions of Stevie Wonder’s “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing” and Ronnie Laws’ “Always There,” selling more than a million records worldwide in the process.
The enduring success of Incognito is one of the great stories of British music during the last four decades. Guitarist and bandleader Jean-Paul “Bluey” Maunick has led Incognito since its formation in 1979.
The Bluey and Incognito story remains a uniquely British adventure. From Top 10 hits to producing and collaborating with legendary artists — from R&B icons and powerhouse vocalists to contemporary jazz musicians to international multi-instrumentalists and songwriters, Bluey Maunick can take his place among the greats of global soul.
Maysa first gained fame as the featured voice on Incognito’s defining 1990’s era hits such as “Don’t You Worry About A Thing”, “Still A Friend of Mine” and “Deep Waters.” She then launched a concurrent solo career with the hits “Am I Wrong (For Lovin’ You),” “Friendly Pressure” and “Hypnotic Love.”
She is the kind of singer who takes hold of a song and enraptures her audience in the palm of her hands, as she delivers lyrics, phrases, melodies and harmonies in a way that only she can.
Blessed with an instantly identifiable honey-toned mezzo-soprano and an undeniably brilliant and magnetic stage presence, Maysa’s alluring vocals, candor, humor and purity are exquisite. Having collaborated with everyone from Stevie Wonder and Chaka Khan to Incognito and Angela Bofill, Maysa can hang with the best.
Maysa kicked off the fall of 2019 creating her untitled 14th studio album for her new record label Blue Velvet Soul Records.