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Rhythm Magazine Awards 2002

Added on Sunday 05 January 2003
The January 2003 issue of Rhythm magazine (UK) has published the results of its 2002 Readers Poll and the dynamic duo of Derrick and Sola did brilliantly finishing second in three awards. Sola came second in the Best Studio Percussionist, and the magazine wrote "Another excellent result for Jamiroquai's first lord of the funk means Sola retains his position as one of the most high-profile contemporary percussionists in the land. Jay Kay's output just wouldnt be the same without his graciously groovy contributions." Sola also came second in the Best Live Percussionist category - "Jamiroquai on-stage are a spectacle worth seeing. Jay Kay's funky moves are an evenings entertainment in themselves, but it's the perfect percussion supplied by Sola thats the rhythmic icing on the gateau." To top this all off, Derrick came second in the Best Funk Drummer category - "The other half of Jamiroquai's rhythmic tag team, Derrick's drop-dead funk feel nails down the bands infectious old-skool-meets-nu-cool tunes. This guy is terrifically tasty and more than capable of tearing it up when he needs to."
Credit: Christian Gregory

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