In 20 years of rocking the west coast Incognito has earned its reputation in the upper echelon of Vancouver's sizzling R and B scene. With four CD's and countless miles of touring on the clock, this skin-tight blues machine just keeps gathering steam. Their current release "Four", [Oct.,2001] finds the band stretching in new directions, adding elements of classic soul and funk to their blues stew.
In 2003 Incognito toured mainly in Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest including club festival, and convention dates in Alberta, Saskatchewan, BC and Washington State as well as opening shows for Johny Winter, and Delbert McLinton, and a couple of TV appearances on Edmonton's "Great Big Breakfast". The coming year sees the band recording live and studio tracks for their new CD and continuing to perform before audiences in music venues, clubs and at festival dates in British Columbia and Washington state.
Incognito also continues to be the weekly hosts of the famed Yale Hotel Saturday Blues Jam.
Incognito came together in 1984 under the leadership of blues guitar prodigy Rob Montogmery and westcoast harmonica legend Sherman Doucette. Together they recruited arguably the best blues rhythm section on the coast: Bob Woods from the Matt Minglewwod Band, and Bob Popowich from 6 Cylinder. Incognito was an immediate hit with their hard driving boogie, and rocking blues style. 14 years and countless road miles took their toll on Sherman and in '98 he was replaced by harp player, guitarist and lead vocalist, Oliver Conway, from Oliver and the Elements. Oliver is a showman known for his soulful voice, funkifized playing, and his way with an audience. In 2003 veteran drummer Darrell Mayes has taken on the majority of work from "New Dad" Bob Woods. Darrell brings 10 years experience with the Colin James Band and a powerful style to Incognito. Together the band has been exploring some cool directions in writing and recording and their last release "Four" has been impressing old fans and winning new ones.
Although nominally a four piece, many of the band's recent dates have included their horn section, keyboard player, and guest vocalists, for a really exciting live show.