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Jamiroquai

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Active because the early ’90s, Jamiroquai have amassed a reliable stream of strikes in their indigenous U.K. and experienced graph success in only about almost every other section of the globe, with an amazing blend of home rhythms and ’70s-period spirit/funk (the last mentioned, especially, leading in early stages to promises of Stevie Question imitations). The music group has truly gone through many lineup adjustments during its profession, but through everything, their leader provides remained vocalist/songwriter Jason Kay (aka J.K.). Delivered on Dec 30, 1969, in Stretford, Manchester, Kay’s mom, Karen, was a jazz vocalist who frequently performed at nightclubs, and in the ’70s got her own Television show. After departing home at age 15, Kay discovered himself homeless and in big trouble with regulations (by committing petty offences to manage). Following a near-death knowledge (where he was attacked and stabbed) and getting arrested to get a crime he didn’t commit, Kay made a decision to come back house, where he thought we would pursue the best career over criminal offense: music. Kay didn’t possess a music group to back again up his compositions, but he quickly developed his potential project’s name, Jamiroquai, a name that mixed the name of the Local American tribe (the Iroquois) combined with the music-based phrase, jam. Kay’s house demos caught the eye from the record label Acidity Jazz, which released Jamiroquai’s debut one “ONCE YOU Gonna Learn?” in past due 1992. With Kay enlisting assistance from others (Jamiroquai’s best-known lineup included drummer Derrick McKenzie, key pad participant Toby Smith, bassist Stuart Zender, and vibraphonist Wallis Buchanan), the one was successful and was shortly accompanied by a long-term and profitable recording agreement with Sony. Jamiroquai’s full-length debut, Crisis on THE WORLD, adopted in 1993 and became a significant hit within their indigenous Britain (peaking at number 1 around the graphs), spawning such TOP strike singles as “As well Young to Pass away” and “Blow YOUR BRAIN.” The band’s second launch, The Come back of the area Cowboy in 1995, were able to steer Jamiroquai free from the sophomore jinx that impacts a lot of up-and-coming rings by out-selling its forerunner in European countries and was a sizeable strike in Japan, aswell. With a lot of the globe dance to Jamiroquai’s defeat, America was following in-line for the band’s third work, 1996’s Touring Without Shifting. The recording spawned the world-wide hit “Digital Insanity,” that an award-winning video was filmed and helped the recording achieve platinum position in the us from the year’s end (and a highlighted overall performance in the 1997 MTV Video Music Honours). Despite attaining breakthrough achievement, bassist Zender opted to keep the group during classes because of its follow-up, which led to Kay scrapping nearly a whole album’s well worth of new songs to be able to start from scrape with a fresh bassist (the slot machine would eventually head to newcomer Nick Fyffe). Through the downtime, Jamiroquai added a brand-new monitor, “Deeper Underground,” towards the soundtrack for the 1998 film Godzilla. However the longer wait around between albums appeared to eliminate Jamiroquai’s momentum within the U.S. slackened when 1999’s Synkronized was generally ignored (although back and throughout the world, it had been another major industrial achievement). Subsequently, it made an appearance as though nearly all Jamiroquai’s U.S. mass media attention centered on non-music-related occasions, like the music group turning down a million-dollar give to play in a concert on New Year’s Eve 1999, so when Kay was accused of assaulting a tabloid professional photographer (using the fees later being lowered). It didn’t consider Jamiroquai for as long next time around to concern another album, using a Funk Odyssey striking the racks 2 yrs afterwards in 2001. Kay also helmed a quantity within the mix-album series NIGHT TIME Tales. Following that, Jamiroquai spent another 2 yrs gathering material to get a sixth studio record. Dynamite, that was finally released in 2005, was created and documented in Spain, Italy, Costa Rica, Scotland, NY, LA, and Jamiroquai’s very own Buckinghamshire studio room. The group’s seventh studio room album, 2010’s Rock and roll Dust Light Superstar, dutifully combined the disco and digital leanings of 2005’s Dynamite using the organic, roots-based spirit from the band’s 1993 debut. In 2013, Jamiroquai designated their 20th Wedding anniversary by reissuing remastered variations of their 1st three albums. Also for this period, they announced that they had started work on a fresh recording and staged many short European trips. In 2017, they came back with their 8th studio recording, Automaton, offering the singles “Automaton” and “Cloud 9.” Made by Kay alongside keyboardist Matt Johnson, the recording found the music group discovering the themes of increasing technology as well as the deterioration of human being interaction, albeit challenging electro-funky trappings that Jamiroquai have grown to be so popular for.

Quick Facts


Full Name Jamiroquai
Date Of Birth 30 December 1969
Awards MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, MTV Video Music Award Best Breakthrough Video, MTV Video Music Award for Best Visual Effects, MTV Video Music Award for Best Cinematography, World Music Award for World's Best Selling British Artist, NRJ Music Award for Music Website of the Year
Music Songs Virtual Insanity, Cosmic Girl, Space Cowboy, Cloud 9, Canned Heat, Little L, You Give Me Something, Seven Days in Sunny June, Love Foolosophy, Too Young to Die, Alright, Corner of the Earth, Automaton, Feels Just Like It Should, Blow Your Mind, Deeper Underground, When You Gonna Learn, Stillness in Time, King for a Day, Blue Skies, White Knuckle Ride, Half The Man, Talullah, Superfresh, Black Capricorn Day, Runaway, High Times, Supersonic, Emergency on Planet Earth, Light Years, If I Like It, I Do It, Shake It On
Albums Travelling Without Moving, Rock Dust Light Star, A Funk Odyssey, Synkronized, The Return of the Space Cowboy, Emergency on Planet Earth, Automaton, Dynamite, Live in Verona, JAZZiroquai, The Essential Studio Tracks, High Times: Singles 1992–2006, Jamiroquai ?– Greatest Hits, Multiquai, Jay's Selection, In Store Jam, An Online Odyssey, 1999 Remixes, Late Night Tales: Jamiroquai, Complete Odyssey, Jamiroquai: Greatest Hits '99, Emergecy On Planet Earth/Return Of The Space Cowboy, Different Sounds - The Remixes, At Tokyo Dome, Coffret 3 CD : Emergency Of Planet Earth/The Return Of The Space Cowboy/Travelling Without Moving, Discover Jamiroquai - EP, Canned Heat
Nominations Brit Award for British Group, Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album, MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist, MTV Video Music Award for Best Choreography, Brit Award for British Breakthrough Act, Brit Award for British Video, MTV Video Music Award for Best Direction, Brit Award for MasterCard British Album of the Year, MTV Video Music Award for Best Art Direction, MTV Video Music Award for Best Editing, Brit Award for Best British Dance Act, MTV Europe Music Award for Best Group, MTV Europe Music Award for Best Electronic, MTV Europe Music Award for MTV Select, International Viewer's Choice Award for MTV Europe, NRJ Music Award for International Album of the Year


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Top Gear 2017 TV Series 1 episode
Sandy Wexler 2017 performer: "Virtual Insanity"
The Great Everything & the Nothing 2016 performer: "Blow Your Mind/Morning Glory/Scam Instrumental"
Super-Dad 2015 TV Movie performer: "Cosmic Girl" - uncredited
Dancing with the Stars 2014 TV Series 1 episode
Tu cara me suena - Argentina 2014 TV Series producer - 1 episode
About Last Night 2014 performer: "Feel So Good"
Lone Survivor 2013 performer: "Canned Heat"
Never Mind the Buzzcocks 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto V 2013 Video Game performer: "Alright"
Drei in einem Bett 2013 TV Movie performer: "Cosmic Girl" - uncredited
The X Factor 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Napoleon Dynamite 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
10 Years 2011 performer: "Virtual Insanity"
Banda sonora 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
De wereld draait door 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Switch 2010/I performer: "Little L"
One Night Stand 2010 TV Series short 1 episode
20 to 1 2010 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Valentine's Day 2010/I performer: "I'm In The Mood For Love"
So You Think You Can Dance Canada 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dance Flick 2009 performer: "Hollywood Swinging"
Middle Men 2009 performer: "Hollywood Swinging"
Dancing on Ice 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
So You Think You Can Dance 2006-2008 TV Series performer - 6 episodes
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
29 und noch Jungfrau 2007 TV Movie performer: "When You Gonna Learn"
Elite Beat Agents 2006 Video Game "Canned Heat"
The Devil Wears Prada 2006 performer: "Seven Days in Sunny June" 2005
Criminal Minds 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
One Tree Hill 2005 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Need for Speed: Most Wanted 2005 Video Game performer: "Feels Just Like It Should Timo Maas Remix"
Belíssima 2005 TV Series performer: "Seven Days In Sunny June"
The Fog 2005 performer: "Feels Just Like It Should"
The Work of Director Jonathan Glazer 2005 Video documentary performer: "Virtual Insanity"
Napoleon Dynamite 2004 performer: "Canned Heat"
The Sweetest Thing 2002 performer: "Little L"
EastEnders 2000-2001 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Titan A.E. 2000 performer: "Everybody's Going To The Moon"
Center Stage 2000 performer: "Cosmic Girl", "Canned Heat"
Kevin & Perry Go Large 2000 performer: "I'm In The Mood For Love"
Love, Honor and Obey 2000 performer: "Bullet"
Top of the Pops 2 1999 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Die Harald Schmidt Show 1999 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Speed Punks 1999 Video Game performer: "Travelling Without Moving" - uncredited
B.U.S.T.E.D 1999 performer: "You Are My Love"
Where the Heart Is 1998 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Godzilla 1998/I performer: "Deeper Underground"
Zero Effect 1998 performer: "Drifting Along"
Sliding Doors 1998 performer: "Use the Force"
Brit Awards 1997 1997 TV Special performer: "Virtual Insanity" - uncredited
Saturday Night Live 1997 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Daria 1997 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Love Jones 1997 performer: "Cosmic Girl"
Blue Juice 1995 performer: "Half The Man"
Top of the Pops 1995 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Håndboldmissionen 2017 TV Series music - 1 episode
Charley Boorman: Ireland to Sydney by Any Means 2008 TV Series documentary composer - 6 episodes

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jamiroquai: Feels Just Like It Should 2005 Video short
Jamiroquai: Cosmic Girl 1996 Video short

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sjaella: Corner of the Earth 2017 Video short thanks
James May's 20th Century 2007 TV Series documentary thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rock in Rio 2011 TV Series Themselves - Performers
La Viola 2011 TV Series Themselves
Alan Carr: Chatty Man 2011 TV Series Themselves
Nobel Peace Prize Concert 2010 TV Special Themselves - Performers
Le grand journal de Canal+ 2010 TV Series documentary Themselves
The X Factor 2010 TV Series Themselves - Special Guest
The Best of the World Music Awards 2010 TV Special Themselves
The Album Chart Show 2006-2007 TV Series Themselves
Live from Abbey Road 2007 TV Series Performer
Loops! 2006 TV Series Themselves
2006 Greatest Hits 2006 TV Movie Themselves - Performers
Children in Need 2006 TV Series Themselves
Operación triunfo 2006 TV Series Themselves
Strictly Come Dancing 2006 TV Series Themselves
The Best Hit USA 2005 TV Series Themselves
Live 8 2005 TV Special documentary Themselves
Later... With Jools Holland 1997-2005 TV Series Themselves
Vivement dimanche 2001 TV Series Themselves
The 2000 World Music Awards 2000 TV Special Themselves
MTV Europe Music Awards 1999 1999 TV Special Themselves - Performers
Ruby 1999 TV Series Themselves
Power Vision - Pop Galerie 1999 TV Series documentary Themselves
Die Harald Schmidt Show 1999 TV Series Themselves
Late Show with David Letterman 1997-1999 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
Top of the Pops 1994-1999 TV Series Themselves
Brit Awards 1997 1997 TV Special Themselves - Nominee, Best British Dance Act Award
1997 VH1 Fashion Awards 1997 TV Special Themselves
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1993-1997 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rock in Rio 2011 TV Series Themselves
Music Nuggets 2011 TV Series Themselves
Banda sonora 2010 TV Series Themselves
Soul Britannia 2007 TV Mini-Series documentary Themselves
Top of the Pops 2 1994-1999 TV Series Themselves

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