Jamiroquai

Jamiroquai is a funk/acid jazz band which formed in London, England, United Kingdom in 1992. The band currently consists of Jason ‘Jay Kay’ Cheetham (vocals), Matt Johnson (keyboards), Rob Harris (guitar), Paul Turner (bass), Derrick McKenzie (drums) , Sola Akingbola (percussion), Lorraine McIntosh (backing vocals) and Hazel Fernandez (backing vocals). The name "Jamiroquai" is derived from the Native American Iroquois tribe, with which Kay has said he identifies philosophically, combined with ‘Jam’, as in musical jamming.

After Jay Kay auditioned unsuccessfully to be the singer of the Brand New Heavies, he decided to put together his own band. Jamiroquai’s first single, "When You Gonna Learn?", was released in 1992 on the Acid Jazz label. Following its success, Kay signed a £1,000,000 eight-album record deal with Sony BMG Music Entertainment. The band enjoys worldwide popularity and is the best-known member of the early-1990s London-based acid jazz movement, alongside groups such as Incognito, Galliano, and Corduroy. Jamiroquai has since, however, moved in other musical directions.

Band Members:
Jason "Jay" Kay – Vocals
Rob Harris – Guitar
Derrick McKenzie – Drums
Paul Turner – Bass
Sola Akingbola – Percussion
Matt Johnson – Keyboards
Lorraine McIntosh – Backing vocals
Hazel Fernandez – Backing vocals

Former Members:
Toby Smith – Keyboards (1992-2002)
Wallis Buchanan – Didgeridoo (1992-2001)
Gavin Dodds – Guitar (1993-1994)
Simon Katz – Guitar (1995-2000)
Stuart Zender – Bass (1992-1998)
Nick Fyffe – Bass (1998-2003)
Nick van Gelder – Drummer (1993)
Darren Galea aka DJ D-Zire – Turntables (1993-2001)
Adrian Revell – Flute, saxophone
Winston Rollins – Trombone
Simon Carter – Keyboards (1999-2001)
Sia – Backing Vocals
Sam Smith – Backing vocals (2001-2007)

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Jamiroquai Albums

0.0 (Don’t) Give Hate A Chance Jamiroquai
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0.0 A Funk Odyssey Jamiroquai
Released on
August 29, 2001
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0.0 A Funk Odyssey (bonus disc) Jamiroquai
Released on
November 30, 2000
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0.0 Album Sampler Jamiroquai
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0.0 Alright Jamiroquai
Released on
April 28, 1997
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0.0 Canned Heat Jamiroquai
Released on
November 30, 1998
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0.0 Corner of the Earth Jamiroquai
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0.0 Cosmic Girl Jamiroquai
Released on
November 25, 1996
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0.0 Deeper Underground Jamiroquai
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0.0 Different Sounds: The Remixes Jamiroquai
Released on
November 30, 2001
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0.0 Discover Jamiroquai – EP Jamiroquai
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0.0 Dynamite Jamiroquai
Released on
June 20, 2005
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0.0 Emergecy On Planet Earth/Return Of The Space Cowboy Jamiroquai
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0.0 Emergency On Planet Earth Jamiroquai
Released on
November 30, 1992
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0.0 Emergency On Planet Earth / The Return Of The Space Cow Boy (Coffret 2 CD) Jamiroquai
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0.0 Emergency On Planet Earth / The Return Of The Space Cowboy / Travelling Without Moving Jamiroquai
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0.0 Feels Just Like It Should Jamiroquai
Released on
January 24, 2007
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0.0 Funk Odyssey Jamiroquai
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0.0 Greatest Hits Jamiroquai
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0.0 Half the Man Jamiroquai
Released on
November 7, 1994
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