Appearing at Rams Head On Stage:

Bluey from Incognito presents Citrus Sun


Deborah Bond, Matthew Cooper, Francis Hylton, Francesco Mendolia, Joao Caetano, Francisco Sales, Sid Gauld

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Ages 21+
Citrus Sun at Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis

INCOGNITO founder Bluey presents Ride Like The Wind, his third outing with his eight-piece band CITRUS SUN, largely comprising key members of the Incognito line-up.

​Citrus Sun is a project born of Bluey’s love of soulful Jazz Funk instrumentals and the guitar playing of UK guitar legend Jim Mullen, who features once again on Ride Like The Wind alongside Incognito regulars Matt Cooper (keyboards), bassist Francis Hylton, guitarist Francisco Sales, drummer Francesco Mendolia and trumpet player Dominic Glover.

​The obvious difference from Incognito is that Citrus Sun is largely instrumental, with stunning funky cuts like “Refugee" and "Calling Mr Wolf". There is also a five-part "Krabi Suite", which closes the album.

​Says Bluey: “In terms of sound it is more sparse as it features the sole trumpet reminiscent of Donald Byrd. The bulk of the album stems from jam sessions recorded in Krabi on southern Thailand’s west coast. Fresh from morning boat rides to Phi Phi Islands, which jut from the sea like giant rainforested boulders, and the stillness and beauty of Railay Beach – a true paradise - the band’s creativity would flow endlessly. This idyllic location provided all the positivity and inspiration needed to fuel these recordings”.

One highlight of the album is the assured vocal debut of the band’s percussionist João Caetano singing in Portuguese on the 1981 Marcos Valle-Leon Ware song "Vontade de Rever Voce”. Joao also shot a wonderful video which will accompany the song. With footage taken whist Incognito toured Brazil earlier in the year, moments of beautiful intimacy are captured in a meeting with Marcos Valle. The most moving moment is at the end of the video when you see the late Leon Ware (Legendary Soul artist and song writer) and his wife Carol whilst on tour with the band in Japan. It is heart wrenching!

The other two vocal cuts include Imaani who’s voice soars on "Ride Like The Wind" – A mash up of the Christopher Cross worldwide hit and the Freddie Hubbard version. UK’s leading Soul Jazz songstress Natalie Williams sings lead on "Send Me Your Feelings”, originally recorded by New York-based Japanese jazz trumpeter Terumasa Hino.

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Venue Information:
Rams Head On Stage
33 West Street
Annapolis, MD, 21401

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