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Citrus Sun 9pm
See CITRUS SUN Live at Under The Bridge on April 17th with Jazz FM.
Special support from Francisco Sales
Incognito founder Jean-Paul ‘Bluey’ Maunick presents his alter ego – eight-piece band Citrus Sun featuring legendary UK guitarist Jim Mullen.
Citrus Sun is a project born of Bluey’s love for Jim’s guitar playing and the desire to be part of a band with him. They are good friends and have collaborated on several projects, including Terry Callier and Mario Biondi.
Mullen’s credits in a 40-year career include Brian Auger, Average White Band, Kokomo, Jimmy Witherspoon and the pioneering British jazz funk band Morrissey-Mullen.
“In terms of sound it is also more sparse as it features the sole trumpet reminiscent of the late Donald Byrd, and there is a cool Latin jazz flavour on some of the cuts”, says Bluey. “The distinctive sound of Jim Mullen’s thumbing guitar brings a tonal quality that is very different to Incognito, but at times it is obvious that this is the Incognito rhythm section and for that we make no excuses, instead celebrating the fact that this is a new project by the same band with me at the helm”.
The full line-up of Citrus Sun is Bluey (guitar and vocals), Jim Mullen (guitar), Valerie Etienne (vocals), together with Incognito members Matt Cooper (keyboards), Francis Hylton (bass), Francesco Mendolia (drums), Joao Caetano (percussion) and Dominic Glover (trumpet).
The show at Under the Bridge is also the album launch for the forthcoming album, “People of Tomorrow” a fine addition to the Bluey discography, and shows him continuing to branch out following the 2013 release of his debut solo album “Leap of Faith”.