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Jamiroquai performing at the O2 in London (2017)
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Jamiroquai are a British jazz-funk band from London, formed in 1992.[3] Fronted by singer-songwriter Jay Kay, they débuted as an acid-jazz band and have since explored other musical directions such as pop, rock, disco and electronica, while their lyrics occasionally reference social and environmental idealism. They rose to international fame in the 1990s as one of the most prominent components in the London-based funk/acid jazz movement. The group are also best known for their music video of the 1996 single "Virtual Insanity".

Their first release under Acid Jazz records was "When You Gonna Learn", which landed them a record deal with Sony Soho2, a subsidiary with Sony Music. While they were under this label, the group released a string of million-selling albums, including singles that have reached various top 10 charts worldwide. Over the years, Jamiroquai has changed its line-up several times; with Derrick McKenzie (drums) and Sola Akingbola (percussion), who both joined in 1994, still in the official line-up.

The group currently holds two Guinness World Records, including fastest ever performance on an aeroplane. Their 1996 album Travelling Without Moving, also holds the record for best-selling funk album in history. Jamiroquai has thus sold more than 26 million albums worldwide. Front-man Kay won a BMI Presidents Award, and with the band, also won an Ivor Novello Award, as well as winning one Grammy Award, two MTV Video Music Awards, and receiving 13 Brit Award nominations during the course of their career.


1991-1992: Formation

The band's script and "Buffalo Man"[4] logo, designed by Kay[5]

Jason "Jay" Kay began writing songs to send to record companies. Among them was "When You Gonna Learn", a song written when he was 16 years old.[6] He first studio recorded the song in the Round House in Camden.[7] The producers of this session stripped it down and produced it based on mainstream trends. Kay disliked the results and had the track restored to his preference after a dispute.[7] He was then signed to Acid Jazz Records in 1991 after he sent a demo tape of him singing a song of the Brand New Heavies.[8][9] Afterwards, he gradually gathered band members, including his friend Wallis Buchanan who played the didgeridoo.[7] Kay was suggested by his manager to enlist keyboardist Toby Smith, but was not convinced by his initial playing style.[7] Smith met the group again after they performed as support act for the Brand New Heavies. He persuaded Kay to join as the group's co-songwriter and keyboardist. The first song Kay and Smith wrote together was "Too Young to Die".[7]

Being the front-man, Kay is occasionally referred to as the group name, because he is the only person under contract with a record company as the artist name of Jamiroquai.[10] It was widely talked about that the group's formation was a result of Kay's failed audition to become a singer of the Brand New Heavies, but these rumours were denied by them.[11]

1992-1999: International breakthrough

Jamiroquai performing at the Glastonbury festival in 1993

Jamiroquai had begun performing in the British club scene.[12] "When You Gonna Learn" became their first single in October 1992. It featured bassist Andrew Levy, who was from the Brand New Heavies.[13] Kay was originally given £2.5k (US$3.3k) for his first album, when he subsequently signed with Acid Jazz records; the single however, cost £35k ($46k) to produce due to Kay's control of the production.[8] With "When You Gonna Learn" being characterised as an ecologically charged track,[6] its accompanying video was banned by MTV for featuring clips of the Holocaust and animal experimentation.[6] The single entered the UK chart at number 52.[14] Following its success, the group were offered multiple major-label contracts and settled for a one million dollar, 8 album record deal with Sony Soho2.[3][15][16] Kay was the only member who signed under the contract, but would share his royalties with his band members in accordance to their contributions.[16]Stuart Zender had left school and subsequently became the group's bassist in 1993.[17]Emergency on Planet Earth, was released in the same year and was described by an AllMusic review as "[showing] quite a range of diversity, from the up-tempo jazzy instrumental 'Music of the Mind' to the stop-start funk of 'Whatever It Is, I Just Can't Stop.'"[18] It reached the UK albums chart at number 1,[19] and sold 1.2 million copies worldwide, according to a Billboard report in January 1994.[20] The album's second single, "Too Young to Die" entered the UK singles chart at number 10.[21]

Derrick McKenzie became the group's new drummer after the holiday of their original drummer Nick Van Gelder, took longer than expected.[22] Jamiroquai followed up with Return of the Space Cowboy in 1994, ranking at number 2 in the UK chart.[19] "Q Magazine stated that the album was "an ebullient follow-up to [their] storming debut."[23] A Rolling Stone review described the group "[parlaying] jazzy soul pop so tight, it crackles."[24] The instrumentation of Return of the Space Cowboy was what Josef Woodard from Entertainment Weekly thought was "played by humans, not samplers."[25] While recording the album, Kay feared of falling into the "second album syndrome".[22] He was in a creative block which was emphasised by his increasing drug use.[22][26] The group became popular in Europe and Japan with the album singles "Space Cowboy" and "Light Years".[27] In a 1996 report, the album sold 1.3 million copies worldwide.[28] The single "Space Cowboy" sold 114,000 copies and was the group's first number 1 in the US Dance Chart.[29][21] The single additionally contained remixes by David Morales, which further put the single in club circulation.[21][30] At the time, Jamiroquai were primarily known in the United States within its club scene.[27] "Stillness in Time" was another UK top-ten single, peaking at number 9.[14] The group co-wrote the track "Lost Souls" for Guru's 1995 album Jazzmatazz, Vol. 2: The New Reality.[31]

Released in 1996, Travelling Without Moving sold 1.4 million copies in the US and reached number 24 in the Billboard 200.[32][33] It sold 3 million copies in Europe,[34] and peaked at number 2 in the UK albums chart; selling 1.2 million copies.[19][21] A review from Q magazine stated that the album is "tighter and more compact in its production",[35] while critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine commented that despite having "more fully realised" fusions, it doesn't have "the uniform consistency of its predecessor."[36] "Virtual Insanity", the group's best known track that boosted in popularity with its music video; sold 356,000 copies and is streamed 4.5 million times as of 2014.[21] It was also number 1 in Italy and Iceland.[37][38] Another hit single titled "Cosmic Girl", sold 250,580 copies and peaked at number 6 in the UK and remained in the position for 12 weeks.[21][39] It was number 3 in the Italy chart, number 4 in the Iceland chart,[40] number 10 in Finland,[41] and number 2 in the Belgium Ultratip charts.[42] Cosmic Girl was followed by "Alright", which charted in the US Billboard Hot 100 at number 78 and is the group's only song to appear in that chart.[43] In support of the album, the group gave an international tour including the UK, Japan, Australia, Brazil and the US.[30] Prior to Travelling Without Moving, Jamiroquai contributed to the demo track, "Do You Know Where You're Coming From?" by British jungle-beat artist M-beat. Following a radio leak, Kay re-recorded the vocals of the song and was released as a single, as well as appearing on the album.[44] Jamiroquai played as an opening act for the Rolling Stones at a Las Vegas show in November 1997.[45]

The group were preparing their fourth album Synkronized (1999) in Kay's Chillington studio complex, built in his Buckinghamshire country house.[46] During its production, bassist Stuart Zender left Jamiroquai. He was replaced by Nick Fyffe for new bass tracks to avoid potential lawsuits.[16] The album "...redirects the band's British tendency toward smoothed-out old black jams..." according to Spin magazine.[47] It contained 1999's "Canned Heat", which was their second number 1 in the U.S. Dance Chart.[29] The song also appeared in the 2004 cult film Napoleon Dynamite.[48] The 1998 single titled, "Deeper Underground" was listed in the Godzilla soundtrack and was their first and only UK number 1, selling 339,100 copies.[21]Synkronized ranked number 1 in the UK albums chart and number 28 in the US Billboard 200. It sold 3 million copies in comparison to Travelling Without Moving, which 8 sold million copies.[49] Jamiroquai wrote the song "Everybody's Going to the Moon" for the 2000 film Titan A.E. and its soundtrack.[50]

2001-2011: Release from Sony Music

Jamiroquai performing at the Congress Theater in Chicago (2005)

The group issued their 2001 follow-up, A Funk Odyssey, which sold 1 million copies in Europe and was certified platinum.[51] In Australia, it was certified quadruple Platinum.[52] Both the album and its single "Little L" were in Top 100 charts worldwide.[53] Guitarist Rob Harris joined the group and contributed to the album's songwriting, such as "Corner of the Earth".[54] The band embarked on a world tour to promote the album, including locations in Europe, Hong Kong and Melbourne. They were accompanied by vocalist Beverley Knight,[55][56] who was featured in A Funk Odyssey with the tracks, "Love Foolosophy" and "Main Vein".[57][56] Co-songwriter and keyboardist Toby Smith left the band in 2002.[58]

The band's 2005 single, "Feels Just Like It Should", received a Grammy nomination for Best Short Form Music Video.[59] Their sixth album titled Dynamite, was later released and reached number 3 on the UK chart.[19] Since the release of the album, the group's line-up has consisted of Kay, Harris, drummer Derrick McKenzie, keyboardist Matt Johnson, Paul Turner on bass guitar, and percussionist Sola Akingbola.[60] Jamiroquai were featured in the re-release of "Hollywood Swinging" by Kool & the Gang which peaked at number 5 at the Billboard dance chart.[29]

In March 2006, Jamiroquai announced their switch to Columbia Records.[61] A greatest hits collection, High Times: Singles 1992-2006, was issued in November and marked the end of Kay's contract with Sony. It topped the UK album chart after its first week of release,[19] and is certified triple platinum by the BPI.[62] In Japan, it reached number 4 in the Oricon album charts.[63] In 2007, Jamiroquai performed in the Gig in the Sky, a concert held on a private Boeing 757 in association with Sony Ericsson.[64] The group thus currently holds the Guinness World Record for "fastest concert", performed on the aircraft whilst travelling at 1017 km/h (632 mph).[65] They formerly held the record for the "highest concert", which was then broken by the Black Eyed Peas performing in a Virgin Australia aircraft.[66] The group appeared in season one of Live from Abbey Road.[67]

Jamiroquai performing in Sofia, Bulgaria (2013)

Rock Dust Light Star was released in 2010 under Mercury Records. 30 songs were written and drafted during the album's two year production, costing £598k ($794k).[68][69] Matt Collar commented in an AllMusic review that the group were "heading back to [their] rock and organic soul roots."[70] It ranked number 7 in the UK, their lowest position in the country.[19] Jamiroquai uploaded a 2011 track called "Smile" for free download via their SoundCloud page.[71] That year also saw members Harris, Johnson, and Turner forming the sub-group Radio Silence, with their album Travelogue being released.[72] In 2013, the group's first three albums were reissued and remastered.[73]

2017-present: Automaton

In January 2017, Jamiroquai released an online short teaser video for their eighth and first studio album in seven years, Automaton, scheduled for a March release.[74][75] The trailer received more than 5 million views on YouTube and two shows that were scheduled in Paris and London sold out tickets in one minute.[76] In the following week, the album's eponymous single was issued,[77] followed up by "Cloud 9" in February.[78] Although not released as a single, "Shake it On" broke into the Official French Singles Chart, peaking at number 154.[79] In May, Kay seriously injured his spine. Requiring surgery, it led to cancellation of two shows in Tokyo for their Automaton Tour, which were rescheduled in September.[80]

In January 2018, Jamiroquai released a track titled, "Now We Are Alone" on their official YouTube page. They gave their first US performance in 13 years at the 2018 Coachella Music Festival and were accompanied by Snoop Dogg on stage.[81]

Musical style

"You've got to be so careful that you protect what you're doing and [not] let someone else come in and ruin it. Making an album is like designing a car: You have to resist distractions and interference [or you will] end up with something boxy and average that looks nothing like your [original] vision, the one that got everyone excited in the first place."[82]

Kay on maintaining autonomy to the group's music

Jay Kay is the primary songwriter of Jamiroquai. Despite his lack of ability to play musical instruments, he would sing and scat melodies for his band members to incorporate to their instrumentation.[7] During their career in the 1990s, Jamiroquai incorporated a didgeridoo to their sound. Played by Wallis Buchanan, it was considered as a distinctive element to their earlier musical style.[6][83][84] When asked about how the group maintained a successful two decade career, Kay responded, "By not worrying about staying relevant... Jamiroquai never really fitted into a trendy genre or anything."[85] The group has a preference for playing live over recording studio albums. Kay called their live performances "a great way of connecting with fans[,]"[85] and said that studio recording is "a bit stiff in comparison."[15] He described the 2010 album Rock Dust Light Star as "a real band record" that "[captures] the flow of our live performances".[86]

The group's sound is derived from various funk influences from the 1970s. Jamiroquai are most notably compared to Stevie Wonder, with emphasis on Kay's vocals.[87][15][44][88][16] He however said that Wonder was not an influence.[26] A 2003 compilation titled Late Night Tales: Jamiroquai under Azuli Records, contains a selection of the band's soul, funk and disco influences; including tracks from The Pointer Sisters, The Commodores, and Johnny "Hammond" Smith.[89] Upon forming Jamiroquai, Kay listened to Dexter Wansel and Earth Wind & Fire, which gave him determination to form "a proper live band with a proper live sound."[7] Kay was additionally influenced by hip-hop and its culture.[44] In an AllMusic review for Dynamite (2005), the album was described as having a "grab bag aesthetic" that collects sounds from "Chic and Parliament as Kajagoogoo, the Police, and Terry Callier."[90]

Artists who cite the group as an influence include Tyler, the Creator,[91]Chance the Rapper,[92]Pharrell Williams,[83]Anderson .Paak,[83] and Calvin Harris,[93] who had also remixed the group's material.[94]2Pac had sampled from the band's song "Manifest Destiny",[95] while Missy Elliot and Chance the Rapper had both respectively sampled the song "Morning Glory" for 1997's Supa Dupa Fly and the 2015 song "Israel".[74][96]


Jamiroquai's sound is generally termed as acid-jazz,[97] funk,[98] disco,[99] soul,[44] and dance-pop.[100]Emergency on Planet Earth (1993) is categorised as acid-jazz, a genre that fuses live instrumentation with hip-hop beats. A BBC Music review stated that the album "laid the foundations for an acid-jazz sound that the band would continue to build upon for the next decade and a half".[101] Kay said that he tried to "distance [himself] 'acid-jazz'", which he claimed was frequently "misused" and is just the name of the record label.[102] Jamiroquai were initially the most prominent component in the London-based funk/acid-jazz movement,[103][104] alongside groups such as Incognito, the James Taylor Quartet, and the Brand New Heavies. The 1996 single, "Cosmic Girl" showcased the band's increasing disco influence into their later work,[105] as Kay premeditated this shift for their next album Travelling Without Moving.[102] Albums such as A Funk Odyssey and Dynamite saw the group exploring rock elements to their already established disco sound,[2][90] including Rock Dust Light Star, which contains "Californian Seventies funk rock flavours."[106]Automaton, produced by Kay and member Matt Johnson, "carefully balance[s] their signature sound" with EDM and trap music, according to an Exclaim! review of the album.[88] The group also explored bossa-nova in 2001's A Funk Odyssey.[107][54]


"[Virtual Insanity] was a very prescient song I wrote. I think the ideas in that song are [...] more relevant today than they were back then."[85]

Kay speaking about "Virtual Insanity" in regard to the group's social topics in their lyrics

Before forming the group, Kay was inspired by the Iroquois' "spiritual reverence for the earth".[108] This provided inspiration for some of the band's idealistic lyrics, as well as the group's name, which is an interlock of the words, "jam" and "iroquai".[108][nb 1] The 1993 album Emergency on Planet Earth centers on environmentalism and politics, such as the track "When You Gonna Learn",[6] which also covers "everything from racism to corporate greed".[108] The anti-war[15] song "Too Young to Die" is according to Kay, "not just about people, it's about all forms of life [...] They're all too young to die."[15]The Return of the Space Cowboy (1994) discusses homelessness and Native American rights.[27] In the album, the song "Manifest Destiny" touches on slavery. Termed as a "white guilt" song, Kay said, "When you learn how [cruel] history has been to some people[...] you get a perspective on why the world is like it is."[44] "Dr. Buzz" is additionally about racism and gun violence.[109] With the songs Twenty Zero One" and "Automaton", they respectively brand technology for having "dehumanizing effects",[107] along its rise with artificial intelligence, which according to Kay is affecting "our relationship with one another as human beings".[110]

When Travelling Without Moving was released, Kay became interested in sports cars. He was reluctant to release an album that adopts a motor-car concept,[nb 2] despite having written about environmentalism prior;[111] later stating, "Just because I love to drive a fast car, that doesn't mean I believe in chopping trees down. [Nor do I believe in building] more roads for my car."[111] The same album was described by Vibe as having a lighter sound, as Kay stated that he was tired of being a "troubadour of social conscience".[44] A PopMatters review of A Funk Odyssey (2001) stated that the album "is more concerned with having fun than making meaningful social change."[54] Kay said in an interview with Independent that "after a while you realise that people won't boogie and dance to [politics]."[16]

Kay occasionally references his personal life in the band's lyrics. "Nights Out in the Jungle" is about his past struggles with drug addiction,[109] which was previously alluded in the Return of the Space Cowboy.[112] "Half The Man" is about the premature death of his twin brother, which "also doubles up really nicely as a love song."[22]


Front-man Jay Kay is known for his elaborate head-dresses.

Kay stated that the group's visual aesthetics are important. He assumes creative control over the group's music videos, such as editing, performing his own stunts and ensuring that they "[look] good after 10-15 years".[83] Called "icons of the music-video format" by Atlantic,[113] the group are known for their music video of "Virtual Insanity", directed by Jonathan Glazer. In the video, Kay: "performed in a room where the floors, walls and furniture all moved simultaneously."[114]

Jamiroquai are also known for Kay's array of elaborate headgear.[87][115][113] In a 1993 interview with Melody Maker, he said that wearing headgear gives him a spiritual power that the Iroquois called "orenda" and if "[the audience] isn't really going for it, I'll tug the hat down and come on all militant."[15] The illuminating helmet that appears in the video for "Automaton" was designed by Moritz Waldemeyer for Kay to control its lights and movements and to portray him as "an endangered species".[116][nb 3] Additionally, he wore indigenous themed headgear, which was met with criticism from the Indian Country Media Network, commenting that he had worn sacred regalia of the First Nations.[117]


Jamiroquai were the third best selling UK act in the 1990s,[103] after the Spice Girls and Oasis. As of February 2017, the group has sold more than 26 million albums worldwide,[118] including UK sales of 4.4 million and US sales of 2.5 million copies sold as of 2010.[69][119] Among their albums included Travelling Without Moving, which entered the Guinness World Records as the best-selling funk album in history.[120] Front-man Kay was given a BMI Presidents Award, "in recognition of his profound influence on songwriting within the music industry."[121] The band also won an Ivor Novello Award for their "Outstanding Song Collection".[122]



Awards and Nominations

BMI Awards[121]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2017 Jay Kay BMI Presidents Award Won

Brit Awards[126]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
1994 Themselves Best British Breakthrough Nominated
Best British Group Nominated
Best British Dance Act Nominated
Emergency on Planet Earth MasterCard British Album Nominated
1995 "Space Cowboy" Best British Video Nominated
1997 "Virtual Insanity" Nominated
Themselves Best British Dance Act Nominated
1998 Nominated
1999 Nominated
"Deeper Underground" Best British Video Nominated
2000 Themselves Best British Dance Act Nominated
2002 Best British Group Nominated
2003 Best British Dance Act Nominated

Grammy Award[59]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
1997 "Virtual Insanity" Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal Won
Travelling Without Moving Best Pop Album Nominated
2005 Feels Just Like It Should Best Short Form Music Video Nominated

International Dance Music Award[127]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2007 "Runaway" Best Breaks / Electro Track Nominated

Ivor Novello Award[122]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
1999 Themselves Outstanding Song Collection Won

MOBO Award[128]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
1997 Travelling Without Moving Best Album Won

MTV Video Music Awards[129] (with an additional two wins and four nominations for staff)

Year Nominee/work Award Result
1997 Themselves Best New Artist Nominated
Virtual Insanity Video of the Year Won
Breakthrough Video Won
Best Choreography (Choreographers: Jason Kay) Nominated
International Viewer's Choice Award for MTV Europe Nominated

MTV Europe Music Awards

Year Nominee/work Award Result
1996 "Virtual Insanity" MTV Select Nominated
1999 Themselves Best Group Nominated
Best Dance Nominated

MVPA Awards[130]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2006 "Feels Just Like It Should" Best Director of a Male Artist Won

Silver Clef Awards[131]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
1998 Themselves Silver Clef Award Won

See also

External links


  1. ^ The latter is based on the Iroquois, a Native American confederacy.[108]
  2. ^ The album cover recreates the Ferrari logo with the band's "Buffalo Man" logo.[4]
  3. ^ Kay suggested a Pangolin for a reference to the design.[116]


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