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[[caption-width-right:300:The patron saint of NiceHat...]]

'''Jamiroquai''' is an English band formed in 1992 with singer Jay Kay as frontman. The original line-up included Jay Kay (vocals), Toby Smith (keyboard), Stuart Zender (bass), Nick Van Gelder (drums), Wallis Buchanan (didgeridoo), and Alec Moran (pipeau), though as of 2011 the only original members left are Jay Kay and Derrick Mc Kenzie (drummer circa 1994). The band was formed after Jay Kay's unsuccessful attempt to become the lead singer of fellow [[TheNineties Nineties]] jazz/soul band '''The Brand New Heavies'''. Jamiroquai has released seven studio albums, the latest of which was released in October 2010.

'''Discography of Albums'''
* ''Emergency on Planet Earth'' (1993)
* ''The Return of Space Cowboy'' (1994)
* ''Travelling Without Moving'' (1996)
* ''Synkronized'' (1999)
* ''A Funk Odyssey'' (2001)
* ''Dynamite'' (2005)
* ''Rock Dust Light Star'' (2010)

'''Discography of Songs'''
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=GB&v=OBw_Om29Y1w Space Cowboy]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JkIs37a2JE&feature=related Virtual Insanity]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdKglCSnruo&feature=related Cosmic Girl]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmK038mRb-g&feature=related Light Years]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Sedt2LhOmc Canned Heat]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIUAC03YMlA&feature=related Deeper Underground]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hHSH9sJUEo&feature=relmfu Little L]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEcBz6VtyDg&feature=relmfu You Give Me Something]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8tIuFHBEl4&feature=related Love Foolosophy]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aS3UQZw-gI Supersonic]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZq-4mbOlpU Don't Give Hate A Chance]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRSH-egVyzk&feature=relmfu Seven Sunny Days In June]]

!! The band Jamiroquai provides examples of the following:

* AnimalMotifs: ''Buffalo Man'' as seen below.
* AuthorAppeal:
** Apart from the usual funk music themes such as romance, independence and dancing, their music has several quite diverse interests crop up repeatedly.
*** One is concern about scientific progress going too far, environmental concerns and problems on a global scale eg ''Emergency On Planet Earth'', ''Corner Of The Earth'', ''Virtual Insanity'', ''Too Young to Die'', ''Planet Home''.
*** Another is getting high eg ''High Times'', ''Space Cowboy'', ''Travelling Without Moving''. ''High Times'' does show a more serious side to drug usage.
*** A third is arguably a subset of the scientific side of things, but they also have a lot of references to space. ''Cosmic Girl'', ''Return Of The Space Cowboy'', ''Mr Moon'', ''Light Years''.
** In video clips, fast cars. ''Cosmic Girl'' has a video clip which could be simply described as "Jay Kay drives cars fast". Which is a little odd considering their stance on the environment. ''Travelling Without Moving'' has an intro which is a Lamborghini going up to 5th gear.
* BreakAwayPopHit: ''Virtual Insanity'' in the UK, ''Canned Heat'' and ''Deeper Underground'' in the United States.
* CloudCuckooLander: Jay Kay and how.
* CoolCar: Jay Kay enjoys collecting sport cars.
* ConveyorBeltVideo: For ''Virtual Insanity''.
* CultSoundtrack.
* {{Funk}}: Most of the band's singles fall into this category.
* GreatestHits: High Times: The Singles, which covers most of their singles up until 2006. However, it omits one of their greatest hits, You Give Me Something, for reasons which have never been made clear.
* IAmTheBand: To a lot of people, Jay Kay is Jamiroquai. To be fair, the band members started disappearing from promotional material as early as the second album (and they make only a 10-second cameo in the "Virtual Insanity" video.) However, the other band members are quite happy to stay in the shadows whilst Jay does all the promotion.
* InsistentTerminology: Do NOT call Jamiroquai a pop band in earshot of their diehard fans. They are a funk group thank you very much.
** Their early work is Acid Jazz. Not pop, not disco, not electronic dance music.
* {{Jazz}}: The other category into which most of the band's singles falls into.
* {{Mascot}}: [[http://fs.tistory.com/attach/7885/1408077950.jpg BuffaloMan]] is the band's mascot.
* MeltingPotNomenclature: The name of the band was constructed from "jam" as in jam sessions and "iroquai" as in the name of a Native American Iroquois tribe.
* NewSoundAlbum: ''Travelling Without Moving'' introduced pop-dance elements in tracks like "Virtual Insanity" and "Cosmic Girl", which would generally become the sound Jay would pursue and become known for over the next few years. Previously, the band's music had been in a very jazz-funk and jam type style.
* NiceHat: And how! Look at this page's image for just one example.
** To the point where a common nickname amongst people who don't like him is "the twat in the hat".
* TheNineties: The decade in which Jamiroquai had its biggest success. They were introduced to an American fanbase by riding on the waves of the then Brit-pop phenomenon pushed by bands like the Spice Girls and Oasis.
* {{Overcrank}} / {{Undercrank}}: Used in alternating capacities in the video for "You Give Me Something". An [[TheOner entire sunset]] is undercranked during an instrumental passage, followed by Jay overcranking his way to a car full of women. The technique was used in their earlier video "Stillness in Time".
* PromotedFanboy: Nick Fyffe was in the process of applying to a Jamiroquai tribute band, when he got the offer to join Jamiroquai in place of Stuart Zender, the band's bass player for their first three albums, who left the band during the making of ''Synkronized''.
* ShoutOut: The clip to ''"(Don't) Give Hate a Chance''" is a big one to the Italian cartoon ''La Linea''.
** ''Travelling Without Moving'' is possibly a reference to the {{Dune}} book series as the interstellar travel method of folding space is described as "travelling without moving".
* ThrowItIn: According to ''Pop-Up Video,'' there was supposed to be a lot more blood coming out of the walls at the end of "Virtual Insanity." However, the pump broke, the crew got doused, and only a small trickle on one wall actually made it into the room. The director decided that looked better and kept it.
** [[WordOfGod Jay Kay]] mentioned that Funktion was included on Travelling Without Moving as an unlisted bonus track for this reason. It was an improvised jam, not an actual song, and the band had a lot of fun making it, as can be heard from their occasional laughter.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: If Jay Kay had been successful in becoming lead singer for the Brand New Heavies, who knows what musical history might have been made.
** ''A Funk Odyssey'' was originally a longer, more experimental album. "Feel So Good", "You Give Me Something", "Stop Don't Panic" and "Twenty Zero One" were all of extended length; "Main Vein" had no vocal track; and the album featured additional songs and interludes to push it into pseudo-ConceptAlbum territory.
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