Jason Lus 'Jay Kay' Cheetham (born 30 December 1969) is a Grammy Award-winning English musician, best known as the lead singer of the band Jamiroquai. Kay was born in Stretford, Greater Manchester, England. Kay's mother, Karen Kay (born Adrianne Judith Pringle), is a former cabaret singer and television personality. Kay's biological father is Lus Saraiva, a Portuguese former professional guitarist, whom Kay did not meet until 2001. After Jay Kay's identical twin, David, died some weeks after they were born, Karen brought Kay up largely alone, which gave him 'an itinerant childhood, half of it living in 'rural Suffolk and rural Devon', according to his 2010 The Daily Telegraph interview and his 1999/1994 television interviews. It is stated in the 1997 Lancashire Evening Telegraph article that Kay 'moved with his mother and step-father Mervyn Kay to Manchester as a youngster.'