Welcome To... Rock On The Net
 
 
artists.....
Artist Index
A B C D E F G
H I J K L M N
O P Q R S T U
V W X Y Z #
special pages......
2017 Grammy Awards
-- Grammy History --
2016 American Music Awards
-- AMA History --
2016 MTV Video Music Awards
-- MTV VMA History --
Top LPs of All-Time
VH1 50 Greatest Hip Hop Artists
VH1 100 Greatest Videos
VH1 100 Greatest LPs
VH1 100 Rock Songs
VH1 100 Dance Songs
Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums
Top 500 Pop Artists of the Past 25 Years
Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest Artists
Google





sheetmusicplus.com

Amazon.com



Search Now:  
In Association with Amazon.com
  Jamiroquai Jamiroquai Info Page
FAQs


button.gif (123 bytes)
MEMBERS: Jay Kay ~ Derrick McKenzie ~ Wallis Buchanan ~ Toby Smith ~ Stuart Zender (left in '98)
button.gif (123 bytes)
BIRTHDAYS: Jay Kay (December 30, 1969) ~ Stuart Zender (March 18, 1974) ~ Derrick McKenzie (March 27, 1964) ~ Wallis Buchanan (November 29, 1965) ~ Toby Smith (October 29, 1970)
button.gif (123 bytes)
BIGGEST SINGLE: "Virtual Insanity" (1997)
button.gif (123 bytes)
BIGGEST LP: Travelling Without Moving (1997)
button.gif (123 bytes)
GRAMMY AWARDS: 1

 
TIMELINE

Jamiroquaibutton.gif (123 bytes) Jamiroquai consists of Jay Kay (on vocals), Stuart Zender (on bass), Derrick McKenzie (on drums), Toby Smith (on keyboards), and Wallis Buchanan. The leader of Jamiroquai, Jay Kay, grew up around music with a jazz singing mother. In 1992, Kay formed Jamiroquai and soon was heard in clubs around England and with their first single "When You Gonna Learn?" The band had begun taking England by storm with their mix of funk, dance, soul, and hip hop rhythms.

1993...

August
Jamiroquai - Emergency On Planet Earthbutton.gif (123 bytes) Jamiroquai released Emergency On Planet Earth after signing with Sony Records with an 8 record deal. The LP topped the album charts in England and the band was a success in their homeland - making them the top selling debut British act of the year. Other tracks on the LP include "Too Young Too Die" and "Revolution 1993."

1994...

button.gif (123 bytes) Jamiroquai were nominated for 5 Brit Awards for Best Album (Emergency On Planet Earth), Best British Dance Act, Best British Group, Best British Newcomers, and Best Video

1995...

May
Jamiroquai - The Return Of The Space Cowboybutton.gif (123 bytes) Jamiroquai released The Return Of The Space Cowboy. The Source said of the LP: "...a mixture of acid jazz-like keyboards with an overlay of bright horns and hard baselines... this group may still be light years ahead of the hip-hop world..." Success in England and even Japan continued for the band, but American audiences where still hard to reach.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Jamiroquai topped the Billboard Hot Dance Music Club Play chart for a week with "Space Cowboy."

1997...

January
Jamiroquai - Travelling Without Movingbutton.gif (123 bytes)Jamiroquai released Travelling Without Moving. Jamiroquai emerged from their U.K. fame with their third LP and the success of their video for "Virtual Insanity." The track also became their first American Top 40 hit and hit the Top 3 in England. Other tracks on the LP included "Alright" and "Cosmic Girl."

September
Jamiroquai - "Virtual Insanity" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) The video for "Virtual Insanity" won 4 MTV Video Music Awards for Video of the Year, Best Special Effects (Phil Anderson & Elaine), Best Cinematography (Steven Keith-Roach), and Breakthrough Video, and was nominated for Best New Artist, Best Direction, Best Art Direction, Best Editing, and Best Choreography.

1998...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Jamiroquai won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal ("Virtual Insanity") and was nominated for Best Pop Album Category (Travelling Without Moving).

August
Godzilla soundtrackbutton.gif (123 bytes) Jamiroquai topped the UK Singles chart with "Deeper Underground" for a week - the single was from the Godzilla soundtrack.

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Bassist Stuart Zender resigned from Jamiroquai to spend more time with his family.

1999... # 136 Singles Artist of the Year

button.gif (123 bytes) At the start of the year, Kay found some problems at an airport in Madrid when complaints over lost luggage reportedly resulted in an arrest for disturbing the peace.

June
Jamiroquai - Synkronizedbutton.gif (123 bytes) The next much anticipated LP release by Jamiroquai, Synkronized, happened along with a tour in England and the U.S. - starting in California. Kay has said the LP has "more boogie factor."
button.gif (123 bytes) Jamiroquai could be heard on the benefit LP
No Boundaries: A Benefit For The Kosovar Refugees with "Wolf In Sheep's Clothing."

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Jamiroquai performed at Woodstock '99 in Rome, New York
button.gif (123 bytes) The band hit the Top 40 with "
Canned Heat."
button.gif (123 bytes)
Synkronized topped the UK Album chart for a week.
button.gif (123 bytes) Jamiroquai were nominated for 2 Brit Awards for Best British Video for Deeper Underground" and Best British Dance Act.

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Jamiroquai was nominated for a VH1 Fashion Award for the Visionary Video Award.
button.gif (123 bytes) "Canned Heat" topped the Billboard Club Play chart for a week.

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Jamiroquai were nominated for 2 MTV Europe Music Awards for Best Group and Best Dance Artist.

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Jamiroquai made the news when it was revealed that Jay Kay opted to celebrate New Year's Eve with his fiancée and turned down a million-dollar gig in the U.S.

button.gif (123 bytes) MTV: 100 Greatest Videos Ever Made includes "Virtual Insanity" at # 24.

2000...

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Jamiroquai were nominated for a Brit Award for Best British Dance Act.
button.gif (123 bytes) Jamiroquai topped the Billboard Club Play chart with "Supersonic" for 1 week.

May
button.gif (123 bytes) At the World Music Awards, Jamiroquai walked away with Best British Group.

2001...

May
button.gif (123 bytes) VH1: 100 Greatest Videos includes: # 14 - "Virtual Insanity."

September
Jamiroquai - A Funk Odysseybutton.gif (123 bytes) Jamiroquai released their next LP, A Funk Odyssey.
button.gif (123 bytes) A Funk Odyssey topped the UK LP charts for 2 weeks and the Billboard Electronic Albums chart for a week.

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Kay was charged with common assault and criminal damage after an altercation with a photographer in London.

November
Jamiroquai - Dynamitebutton.gif (123 bytes) Charges against Kay for assault and damage were dropped.

2005...

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Jamiroquai released Dynamite (Entertainment Weekly: C-).

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Jamiroquai topped the Billboard Hot Dance Music Club Play chart with "Feels Just Like It Should."

2006...

February
Jamiroquai - High Times: 1992-2006button.gif (123 bytes) Jamiroquai was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Music Video, Short Form ("Feels Just Like It Should").

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Jamiroquai released High Times: 1992-2006 - a retrospective CD and DVD.
button.gif (123 bytes) Jamiroquai topped the UK LP chart with High Times: 1992-2006.

2007..

March
button.gif (123 bytes) Jamiroquai topped the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart with "Runaway."
button.gif (123 bytes) Kay announced he was retiring from music saying he was bored and stated: "I might be back if I get my inspiration again, but who knows. All I'm going to do now is fly my helicopter and look for the right lady to have children with."

December
button.gif (123 bytes)
VH1: 100 Greatest Songs of the 90's included "Virtual Insanity" at # 70.

2017...

  • Jamiroquai - 'Automaton'April 7: Jamiroquai will release Automaton.
    Tracks: "Shake It On" - "Automaton" - "Cloud 9" - "Suerfresh" - "Hot Property" - "Somehting About You" - "Summer Girl" - "Night Out In The Jungle" - "Dr. Buzz" - "We Can Do It" - "Vitamin" - "Carla"
    available for download at
    iTunes and Amazon.mp3
    available on
    vinyl



LPs

 
 

Apple iTunes

bar2.jpg (781 bytes)

Rock On The Net © 1997 - 2017
All rights reserved. Do not duplicate original material without prior consent of Rock On The Net.

bar2.jpg (781 bytes)