The upcoming Incognito live show at London’s IndigO2 on May 23, already featuring the one and only Maysa Leak, will now also see brilliant new soul-jazz band from Singapore, The Steve McQueens as openers.
The Steve McQueens have just signed to Bluey’s new label Splash Blue. Their album Seamonster, produced by Bluey, will be the first release on June 15.
Bluey met the five-piece outfit when giving a motivational speech at a music college in Singapore, during a tour with Incognito. Their performance of two original songs blew him away, and he offered to produce them on the spot.
The McQueens stayed in Shoreditch when they flew over to record their album in Bluey’s studio. Consequently, lead singer Ginny Bloop fell head over heels for pink Doc Martens, Bubble Tea from BOXPARK, Cadbury’s Flake, Marmite and the cockney accent. As you do. Both Bluey and Incognito guitarist Francisco Sales play on the set.
Says Bluey of the group’s sound:
“If you gravitate toward a mix of electronic and acoustic and you get your kicks from listening to the bold new waves of Hiatus Kaiyote and Snarky Puppy; if you like the virtuosic percussive technique of Chris “Daddy” Dave, your sonic delights topped up with a sprinkle of Fender Rhodes; if you mix your smooth with the jaggedy-edgy, then you will most likely dig The Steve McQueens.”