(Very) old Jamiroquai session recordings

Stuart Zender - Zendertapes

Original Jamiroquai bass player (until 1998) Stuart Zender has just launched a new website and as a treat for Jamiroquai fans he is going to be putting online some old Jamiroquai session demo tape recordings.

The first 'Zendertape' is for the track Scam - from Jamiroquai's second album The Return of The Space Cowboy.

Stuart says...

Hearing these tapes conjures such fond memories of a time when music and the creative process was so free and uninhibited.

To listen to this great bit of old school Jamiroquai and to read a little more then please head over to the website.

Thanks to Brent Armstrong for giving me the heads up on this news.  To stay in touch with all sorts of Jamiroquai news (in addition to of course ;) please have a look at the Jamiroquai Subreddit which he looks after.

Credit: Brent Armstrong

Sola and Derrick back in the studio

Things seem to have been quiet in the world of Jamiroquai for what seems like an eternity but we do get little pieces of information every now and then (normally from band member twitter and/or facebook pages) and here's a great example.  On Sunday percussionist Sola Akinbola posted a photo on Facebook of a recording studio (Air Studios in London) and the caption "The return of the SpaceCowboy grooving at Air Studios."

A little later drummer Derrick McKenzie posted three photos from the studio with the caption "Recording and listening in the studio to new Jamiroquai track".

Good times are coming...

New album this year...?

So, there's a story that was in the Daily Mail newspaper this week and also reported on about Jay having to go to court because of a stalker who made him fear for his safety. That seems to be resolved now.


But... at the end of the article at it says "Jamiroquai released their latest album 'Rock Dust Light Star' in 2010. Their eighth studio album is expected this year."

Any news is good news right?  Let's hope there's at least the tiniest bit of truth in this and that the recent writing/recording sessions are going well.

Virtual... Virtual Insanity video game

I don't play many computer games (or are they called video games - I just don't know!) any more but this one has a Jamiroquai theme and I thought it would fill a little space on the site during these seemingly never ending quiet times...  

So here goes - over at there's a Jamiroquai game where you get ot be Jay Kay in the Virtual Insanity video, dodging chairs and sofas!

Credit: Shane Langley

Back in the studio and a little update on things

Well after what seems like an eternity it seems as if Jay has recently decided to get the band back in the studio to do some work together again.  Over recent days both Matt Johnson and Paul Turner have commented online that they've been working with Jay again.  Let's hope that something positive comes from this over the coming weeks and months.

In other news I'd love to give a little catchup on some of what the band-members have been up to recently.  Paul and Rob (Harris) have been working on a project called TRIONIQ and recently released an EP via iTunes.  

It's good stuff and well worth having a listen to.

I don't think I've mentioned it before but the band that Paul, Rob and Derrick formed called Shuffler is no more.  They now have a new project called Groovesonix.  Described as "A band that can rock and funk while blending classic favourites, forgotten gems and current chart hits into a flowing set of tight grooves, and unique danceable mixes."  Check out their videos on YouTube including a 30 minute live set that they performed on new years eve.

Paul and Rob have also been doing many more musical 'masterclasses' under a new name - Boom n Twang - learn more about them out on Facebook.

Calming things down a little here's a lovely live session video of a track that Rob wrote with an artist called Mim Grey. 

Matt has been busy including working with Laura Doggett and has been co-writing and producing music for her.  Here's her latest single over at YouTube.

Matt also posted a photo on facebook a few days ago of him at Angelic Studios - this is the recording studio owned by long long time Jamiroquai keyboard player Toby Smith.  From what I've seen Toby has been keeping himself busy in his spare time riding horses in the English countryside!  Yes, that's true.

I've certainly missed some of what the bandmembers have been doing in the little update above but it's great that Paul and Rob and Matt are sharing all these things on social media for us.  For many readers here the news about the band working with Jay is great.

Finally (and nothing directly to do with the band), a UK comedian recently applied to be on the UK television show 'The Apprentice' and had the idea of a 'Jamiroquai Virtual Insanity Theme Park' for his application (be sure to look at the picture closely).  Well, the TV producers invited him in for an audition!  Have a look at his theme park design over at twitter and a little background to it all at the BBC website.

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