Jamiroquai Monza

Friday 9 September 2011

Brit funk veterans Jamiroquai played a stormer at F1 Rocks‘ second show alongside the Italian Grand Prix.

Following an unsettled week of weather in Monza, the clouds finally cleared yesterday (9th September) for Jamiroquai‘s headline F1 Rocks show, which saw the multi-platinum selling band enthrall a 7,000 strong audience.

Frontman Jay Kay took to the stage at 10pm bedecked in his signature Native American headdress, draped in a Ferrari flag and dwarfed by an enormous bank of stage-filling video screens.

The capacity crowd at Monza Stadio Brianteo were treated to a greatest hits set, drawn from the Grammy winning band’s 20 year career.

Highlights included opening number and latest album title track, Rock Dust Light Star, Cosmic Girl and Travelling Without Moving – which was accompanied by a stage high video of Jay Kay racing his Ferrari Enzo through some pretty spectacular mountain roads.

Following the 2-hour show, the band headed to Milan’s hottest nightspot, the Just Cavalli Café, for F1 Rocks The Afterparty.

On arrival at the club owned by Italian fashion luminary Roberto Cavalli, Jay Kay was mobbed with literally hundreds of fans jumping the barriers to get to the star.

Although Kay recently told the BBC that he had curbed his partying lifestyle (after a London police station named one of their cells ‘the Jay Kay suite’), the singer was one of the last people to leave the packed night club.

Earlier in the week the light-footed singer took up F1 Rocks’ invitation to take a tour of the Ferrari factory in Maranello and a very quick masterclass with Ferrari F1 drivers, Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso – and of course we were there with our ace TV crew…

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