Promotional photos of Jay at Universal Music website

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A number of promotional photos of Jay have recently been uploaded to the Universal Music website in Germany.  These are the 'stock' photos that will be used as part of future album/single promotion.

Welcome to Nate Williams - additional tour musician

As Jamiroquai move from smaller rehearsals to now full production rehearsals ahead of the upcoming tour dates Jamiroquai have announced that Nate Williams will be joining the band on both keyboards and guitars.  Nate has been tweeting for a while some photos and more about the rehearsals and it's good to get some public acknowledgement from the band about his involvement.

In addition to Nate there's also Howard Whiddett - who is introduced as the bands 'Ableton live whiz' - where Ableton is music software that does all sorts of clever stuff (read their website for more information!).

Automaton is BBC Radio 2 'Album of the Week'

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BBC Radio 2 have chosen Automaton to be their 'Album of the Week' from 25 March.  Hopefully this means some album tracks will get played during the week ahead of it's release.  To see when BBC Radio 1 or 2 have played Jamiroquai music you can check out the Radio music 'bots' on Twitter (which are 'mostly' accurate!).

Cloud 9 is still on the stations 'A' playlist - and this is now four weeks running.

Credit: Kieran Powell

Derrick McKenzie drum masterclass in Paris

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Jamiroquai drummer Derrick McKenzie will be holding a drum masterclass in Paris on 29 March - the day after the Paris concert. More information and booking details can be found at the website.

Credit: Guillaume Robert

Record Store Day 2017 includes 10" Automaton vinyl release

Record Store Day, which takes place on 22 April will feature a 10" vinyl release of Automaton (at least in the UK).  The record is listed as "clear vinyl in a mirriboard sleeve with printed inner."  

"Record Store Day is the one day of the year when over 200 independent record shops all across the UK come together to celebrate their unique culture. Special vinyl releases are made exclusively for the day and many shops and cities host artist performances and events to mark the occasion. Thousands more shops celebrate the day around the globe in what’s become one of the biggest annual events on the music calendar."

According to the UK FAQ releases are only available through participating shops from the 22 April and cannot be reserved in advance or ordered online until one week after the event (subject to availability).

For international record store availability keep checking the international website to see if the record gets added to the list of releases.

UPDATE: Further artwork and images of the Record Store Day release (and vinyl album) have been put online at We Art You which indicate that Nights Out In The Jungle will be on the B-side of the release.

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