Jamiroquai

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Jamiroquai

Jay Kay from Jamiroquai
Background information
Origin London, England
Genres Jazz funk, acid jazz, funk, neo soul, nu-disco, funktronica, blue-eyed soul
Years active 1992–present
Labels Acid Jazz, Sony Music, Columbia, Universal
Associated acts Brand New Heavies, Guru, Julian Perretta, Radio Silence
Website jamiroquai.com
Members
Jay Kay
Derrick McKenzie
Rob Harris
Paul Turner
Matt Johnson
Sola Akingbola
Jim Corry
Malcolm Strachan
James Russell
Past members
Gavin Dodds
Johnny Thirkell
Gary Barnacle
Simon Katz
Nick Fyffe
Stuart Zender
Simon Carter
Toby Smith
Mike Smith
Nick Van Gelder
DJ D-Zire
Winston Rollins
Adrian Revell
Howard Anderson
Wallis Buchanan
Martin Shaw
Sam Smith
Nathan Haines
Maurizio Ravalico
William Fry [1]

Jamiroquai is an English acid jazz band. It was created by Jason Kay. The name of the band is a compound word created from "Jam session" and the name of the Native American tribe, the "Iroquois".

The band's first single, "When You Gonna Learn?", was released in 1992. Because of the success of this single, Jamiroquai made a contract with Sony BMG. They release their first album Emergercy on Planet Earth in 1993. The next year, their second album The Return of the Space Cowboy was released. This album become popular. In 1996, a song "Virtual Insanity" on the third album Travelling without Moving was very popular. The music video of this song was so innovative that it caused a big sensation. With this song, Jamiroquai was nominated for 10 MTV video awards. It won four awards. This album made the band famous all across the world.

The members of Jamiroquai have changed for many times, except Jason Kay. For the present, the members of the band are:

References[change | edit source]

  1. "Jamiroquai - The Funkin Site". funkin.com. 2009-04-02. http://funkin.com/news/3862. Retrieved 2010-02-28.