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How did the name 'Jamiroquai' come about?

Postby BEGGERZ on Wed Jan 03, 2007 4:50 pm

'Jamiroquai' is a very unique and unusual name for a band, was there a specific reason for this name, was it Jay Kay's idea? If anybody know please fill me in, thanks, Beggerz 8)
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Postby samantha1170 on Thu Jan 04, 2007 1:35 am

From memory, I think it's from 'jam' as in jamming with a band and the 'iroquoi' tribe in America - and he combined both names to make Jamiroquai :) :) :)

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Postby BEGGERZ on Thu Jan 04, 2007 10:14 am

Of course, I remember reading about that actaully, thankyou Samantha :)
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Postby euges on Thu Jan 04, 2007 3:26 pm

You can learn more about the tribe here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iroquois
http://www.iroquois.net/

* and actually, the correct spelling is Iroquois, not Iroquais like Jamiroquai!
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Re: Why 'Jamiroquai'?

Postby FunkEducation on Thu Jan 04, 2007 8:45 pm

BEGGERZ wrote:'Jamiroquai' is a very unique and unusual name for a band, was there a specific reason for this name, was it Jay Kay's idea? If anybody know please fill me in, thanks, Beggerz 8)


you probably have not read the EOPE's booklet, or you don't have the album...
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Postby BEGGERZ on Tue Jan 09, 2007 9:47 am

euges wrote:You can learn more about the tribe here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iroquois
http://www.iroquois.net/

* and actually, the correct spelling is Iroquois, not Iroquais like Jamiroquai!


I found that a very interesting read, thanks :)
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Postby galaxyfunk on Sat Jan 13, 2007 12:30 pm

Thats all correct... but on the high times dvd in an interview he mentions a helicopter too in vietnam which was called something like the belle iroquai

Weird thing is, I've always had a strange fascination with vietnam - read books and got a lot of films (and being female and not butch, bit weird to be into it hey! :lol:) I reckon I knew him when we both soliders :lol:
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Re: Why 'Jamiroquai'?

Postby myasia on Sun Jan 14, 2007 8:00 pm

FunkEducation wrote:
BEGGERZ wrote:'Jamiroquai' is a very unique and unusual name for a band, was there a specific reason for this name, was it Jay Kay's idea? If anybody know please fill me in, thanks, Beggerz 8)


you probably have not read the EOPE's booklet, or you don't have the album...


that's possible
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Re: Why 'Jamiroquai'?

Postby BEGGERZ on Thu Jan 18, 2007 10:27 am

myasia wrote:
FunkEducation wrote:
BEGGERZ wrote:'Jamiroquai' is a very unique and unusual name for a band, was there a specific reason for this name, was it Jay Kay's idea? If anybody know please fill me in, thanks, Beggerz 8)


you probably have not read the EOPE's booklet, or you don't have the album...


that's possible


End of the world innit
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Re: Why 'Jamiroquai'?

Postby myasia on Thu Jan 18, 2007 5:53 pm

BEGGERZ wrote:
myasia wrote:
FunkEducation wrote:
BEGGERZ wrote:'Jamiroquai' is a very unique and unusual name for a band, was there a specific reason for this name, was it Jay Kay's idea? If anybody know please fill me in, thanks, Beggerz 8)


you probably have not read the EOPE's booklet, or you don't have the album...


that's possible


End of the world innit


it seems so, especially with the weather and all :?
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Postby (cleopatra) on Thu Jan 18, 2007 10:53 pm

Could possibly be... the weather is crazy...

Thanks Euges for those links.

Beggerz i think it was Funkeducation who wrote a great biography somewhere in this forum... look for it, its great reading. Plus you'll fill in all those gaps about the band that you don't know, and then u can become a hardcore obsessed fan. :)
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Postby Jameerica on Fri Jan 19, 2007 10:58 am

yes.just like the rest of us!
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Postby BEGGERZ on Sun Jan 21, 2007 1:55 pm

(cleopatra) wrote:Could possibly be... the weather is crazy...

Thanks Euges for those links.

Beggerz i think it was Funkeducation who wrote a great biography somewhere in this forum... look for it, its great reading. Plus you'll fill in all those gaps about the band that you don't know, and then u can become a hardcore obsessed fan. :)


Yes, the weather is awful. So if I don't read this i'm not a true fan? I think i'll just stick to loving the music than making it the mission of my life to discover every little detail.

I asked a simple question and I got my answer, Samantha told me, so I thanked her for it, I don't need to all this stuff about this EOPES booklet...perhaps you just like to feel superior if you mention all these little things that you have done.
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Postby (cleopatra) on Mon Jan 22, 2007 10:04 am

Lol no i don't :) but it just helps you to have a better understanding of the music, the band members, the feeling...

I just feel that because i love the music so much, i want to know as much about the band as possible... easy tiger :)

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