Jay Kay from Jamiroquai
|Genres||Funk, jazz-funk, acid jazz, neo soul, nu-disco, funktronica|
|Labels||Acid Jazz, Sony Music, Columbia, Universal|
|Associated acts||Brand New Heavies, Guru, Julian Perretta, Radio Silence|
|Gavin Dodds |
Nick Van Gelder
William Fry 
Jamiroquai are a British funk and 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 Emergency 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:
- Jason Kay (vocals)
- Derrick McKenzie (drums)
- Sola Akingbola (percussion)
- Rob Harris (guitar)
- Matt Jonson (keyboard)
- Paul Turner(bass)
References[change | change source]
- "Jamiroquai - The Funkin Site". funkin.com. 2009-04-02. Retrieved 2010-02-28.