Sweetback is an English musical group made up of members of the band Sade, not including the lead singer Sade Adu herself. They are a jazz/funk band with R&B overtones. Stuart Matthewman, Paul Spencer Denman and Andrew Hale had been recording with female vocalist Sade Adu since 1984. The group Sweetback began in 1994 at the end of Sade's Love Deluxe world tour. Their albums feature a host of guest vocalists such as Amel Larrieux, Maxwell, Aya (Lysa Aya Trenier), Bahamadia and El Debarge just to name a few.