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Biography

The Jamiroquai band was founded in 1992 in London, Great Britain. Its staff survived drastic changes during the fifteen years of its life, but the soloist and founder named Jason Kay - more known as J. K. - remained devoted to his prodigy. This man has an unusual bio. He was born in 1969 in Stratford and lived with his mother, a jazz singer and TV show woman, until he was fifteen. After that, J. K. ran away and lived as a vagabond for a long time. He had problems with the law and once he was almost stabbed dead, but he managed to survive. When J. K. was arrested for the crime he did not commit, the young man decided to become sensible while it was not too late, and came back home. J. K. made up his mind to follow his mother's way and start singing, but he failed the audition to the jazz band the Brand New Heavies. Therefore, J. K. formed his own collective Jamiroquai, compounding in this title the musical term "jam" with the tribal name of the North American Indians Iroquois and signing a contract to the studio Acid Jazz.

The band caught the attention of the audience in the UK after the first single When You Gonna Learn. This contributed to the long-term deal between Jamiroquai and a major label Sony BMG. The socially oriented debut disc Emergency On Planet Earth was released in 1993, making Jamiroquai the legend of the new style called acid jazz. The popularity of the band rose with the issue of the sophomore attempt The Return Of The Space Cowboy in 1995, while the members of Jamiroquai locked themselves in the studio, creating a fresh portion of whimsical melodies with amusing arrangements. The innovative charm of the 1996's album Traveling Without Moving conquered even the listeners of the USA. Virtual Insanity became the major hit of this work, while its video received many prizes. The video demonstrated another unique sign of Jamiroquai - the love of J. K. for untypical caps, especially those of ethnical style. The band went out of sight of the audience for a while in order to come back with the brand new material in 1999. By that moment, Jamiroquai's leader switched his attention to such genres as disco and funk, so the albums Synkronized and A Funk Odyssey bare a strong influence of these musical directions.

Nevertheless, the change of direction did not influence the high quality of the music and lyrics, so the army of Jamiroquai fans only grew day after day. Therefore, the release of the sixth album Dynamite in 2005 became an anticipated event. This full-length enlarged the world stock of hits with such summer hymns as Feels Just Like It Should and Seven Days In Sunny June along with the peaceful composition (Don't) Give Hate A Chance. In November 2006, Jamiroquai overviewed their long-time activity with the greatest hits collection High Times: Singles 1992-2006, which also featured new songs Runaway and Radio. The release of this compilation signed the end of the contract between the collective and Sony BMG. Soon after the issue of High Times: Singles 1992-2006 there were rumours that J. K. was going to leave the show business for the family creation. The rumours appeared to be groundless - the artist does dream of a family and children, but he is not going to leave the scene for this purpose. In 2007, the solo album called Routes To Roots of Jamiroquai's percussionist Sola Akingbola was released. In January 2008, the members of Jamiroquai stated that they were working intencely over the next creation of the band. Two years later the group’s fans enjoyed the musicians’ seventh studio attempt - Rock Dust Light Star. The long-awaited record got excellent reviews from the experts, which is absolutely not a surprise – the band released the traditionally strong long play in their signature and easy recognizable style; however this time it was more rock and funky. Jamiroquai keep on searching the fresh sound and they open new edges of creativity. Thus, Rock Dust Light Star is the best proof of that.

Studio Albums

Jamiroquai, Rock Dust Light Star mp3Rock Dust Light Star
It so easy to forgive the British act Jamiroquai for the five-year silence as their new album, Rock Dust Light Star, turns out to be another perfect sample of their brand style
2010
  • Acid Jazz
  • Dance-Pop
  • Disco
  • Funk
Jamiroquai, Dynamite mp3Dynamite
Not since Traveling Without Moving has a Jamiroquai record sounded so fresh, fluid and varied. The sound has evolved substantially compared to rather pop orientated Funk Odyssey; progressing in sound and style to a level, which
2005
    Jamiroquai, Synkronized mp3Synkronized
    1999
    • Disco
    • Funk
    Jamiroquai, Travelling Without Moving mp3Travelling Without Moving
    1996
    • Acid Jazz
    • Blue Eyed Soul
    • Disco
    • Funk
    • Pop Reggae
    Jamiroquai, The Return of the Space Cowboy mp3The Return of the Space Cowboy
    1994
    • Acid Jazz
    • Blue Eyed Soul
    • Funk
    • Jazz-Funk
    • Jazz-Funk
    Jamiroquai, Emergency on Planet Earth mp3Emergency on Planet Earth
    1993
    • Acid Jazz
    • Blue Eyed Soul
    • Funk
    • Jazz-Funk
    • Jazz-Funk

    Singles

    Jamiroquai, Runaway mp3Runaway
    2006
    • House
    Jamiroquai, Feels Just Like It Should mp3Feels Just Like It Should
    2005
    • Acid Jazz
    • Blue Eyed Soul
    • Dance-Pop
    • Disco
    • Electro
    • Electro-Disco
    • Funk
    • House
    Jamiroquai, Little L mp3Little L
    2001
    • Acid Jazz
    • Dance-Pop
    • Disco
    • Funk
    • House
    Jamiroquai, You Give Me Something mp3You Give Me Something
    2001
    • Dance-Pop
    • Disco
    • House
    Jamiroquai, Cosmic Girl mp3Cosmic Girl
    1997
    • Acid Jazz
    • Dance-Pop
    • Disco
    • Jazz
    Jamiroquai, Light Years mp3Light Years
    1996
    • Acid Jazz
    • Funk

    Compilation albums

    Jamiroquai, High Times: Singles 1992-2006 mp3High Times: Singles 1992-2006
    Jamiroquai's eighth album High Times: Singles 1992-2006 is a long-expected collection of the most popular singles. The album completes a whole chapter of Jay Kay's life and symbolizes the beginning of a new era in the band's creative work
    2006
    • Acid Jazz
    • Disco
    • Funk
    • House
    • Pop