America may be ahead of the pack when it comes to most pop music trends, but there are times when we lag behind the rest of the world. Take Jamiroquai, for example. In Britain, France, Australia and Japan, the British fivesome is a Top-20 phenomenon, with millions of fans smitten by Jay Kay's vocals and the band's retro-soul groove. Here, however, the band has barely dented the charts, with only a handful of aficionados hip to its charms.
That's going to change, though, for Jamiroquai is planning a full-scale assault on the American music market this year. So if you'd like to be able to say you knew 'em when, make plans to catch the band when it plays the Capitol Ballroom on Sunday.