Back in the studio and a little update on things
Added 4 weeks ago, 12 comments. Last comment 2 weeks ago.
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.
Jay adds a LaFerrari to his collection
Added 9 months ago, 6 comments. Last comment 8 months ago.
According to a few different car related news sources over the past week or two it looks like Jay has bought himself a bright green Ferrari LaFerrari car to add to the collection. Have a look at carbuzz.com or thesupercarkids.com amongst others to see some photos.
UPDATE (30 June): Jay gave his new car a proper outing at the famous 'Goodwood Festival of Speed' at the end of June and some more photos can be seen at motorward.com.
Credit: Robert Wensink
1992 Jamiroquai gig video on YouTube
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Here's an real treat for fans of the band looking for early recordings - a video of over half an hour from a gig 1992 (yes, 22 years ago!) has been uploaded onto YouTube. The gig was recorded at the Jazz Cafe in Camden Town, London and shows some very recordings of songs we know (Too Young To Die, When You Gonna Learn) and some we don't know.
The video was originally uploaded with some audio sync issues but has been fixed by Zsolt Harvath. Here's the video description from YouTube...
This has to be the earliest video recording of Jamiroquai with Simon Bartholomew on guitar, Nick Tydeman on bass and PJ Harvey on percussions, before Gavin Dodds, Stu Zender and Maurizio Ravallico would have joined, Nick Van Gelder, Toby Smith and Wallis are already on board. Setlist:
1. Sunshine2. Togetherland3. Too Young To Die4. Jazz Carnival (Azymuth cover)5. When You Gonna Learn
Once again, here's the link to Jamiroquai in concert at the Jazz Cafe in 1992.
Credit: Brent Armstrong
Jamiroquai to headline Sea Dance Festival in Montenegro
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Jamiroquai have been announced as headline act on the first night of the three day Sea Dance Festival being held between 15 and 17 July on Jaz Beach, near Budva in Montenegro.
Tickets and further information can be found at www.seadancefestival.me.
Jamiroquai announced for SummerDays Festival in Switzerland
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The website of the Summerdays Festival in Switzerland have announced that Jamiroquai will be performing at the event on Saturday 30 August 2014.
Credit: Melanie Schumacher, Giovanni Celotto
Jamiroquai announce summer festival date in Moscow, Russia
Added 12 months ago, 4 comments. Last comment 12 months ago.
Jamiroquai.com have announced that the band will be performing at the Afisha Picnic festival in Moscow, Russia on 19 July. More information can be found at the official event website at picnic.afisha.ru.
Critical Mass with Sola Akingbola
Added 1 year ago, 2 comments. Last comment 12 months ago.
OK, I'm going to go back on what I said in the last news item about not really posting news about other bandmember projects - here's an exception as we rarely hear about percussionist Sola Akingbola.
The starafrica.com website has an interview and article (including a short 'teaser' video) for a track that Sola is releasing on 3 March as part of a new live project call Critical Mass. Have a look at the StarAfrica website to read the interview and to watch the video.
OK, but what about keyboard player Matt Johnson... well, he's been working closely with newly signed artist Laura Doggett.
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- Jamiroquai at Rock'n Coke Festival in Istanbul - 29 July 2013, 19:00 (BST), 2 comments
- Jamiroquai back in South Africa - 23 July 2013, 19:51 (BST), 25 comments
- Jamiroquai to play Dubai in November - 02 July 2013, 20:25 (BST)
- Shanghai concert announced - 25 June 2013, 21:16 (BST), 1 comment
- Brussels concert cancelled - 15 May 2013, 20:53 (BST), 5 comments
- Brussels concert announced for 10 July - 30 April 2013, 19:52 (BST), 3 comments
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