Jamiroquai is a funk group that includes disco and electronic sounds. It was formed in 1992 by its leader, singer Jason "Jay" Kay, along Toby Smith (keyboards), Stuart Zender (bass), Nick Van Gelder (drums) and Wallis Buchanan (didgeridoo). Over time, the band has undergone numerous changes, so much so that none of the original members remain today, with the obvious exception of Jason Kay.
Since his first album in 1992 has been one of the leading reference in the international funk scene, heading the strangely named "Acid Jazz" movement, supported by other bands like Brand New Heavies, Incognito, Galliano and Corduroy, born in London as an update and restart of Funk in the 90's.
The name "Jamiroquai" arises from the union the name of the American Indian tribe of the Iroquois, with whom Kay says mentally identified, and the term Jam, from the word "jamming" which is a musical jam session. So far the band has sold over 40 million albums worldwide without counting DVDs, or singles.