The feather headdress that the always behatted Kay is wearing tonight has its own flight-case and cost around £6,000.
If you want to get ahead: Jason Kay is about to release his seventh album, Rock Dust Light Star, and embark on another world tour, but says he is at his happiest on a road trip from Oban to Tobermory in one of his classic cars, left.
Photographs: Getty Images It's midway through a drizzly autumn afternoon, and the singer/songwriter who is to all intents and purposes Jamiroquai is, forgotten Glenfiddich notwithstanding, a happy bunny.
He grew up the only child of a single parent in 'the business’ – his mother is Seventies cabaret singer Karen Kay. And dare I say it, much as I like being at home, I love the buzz of a new hotel room. 'But then, of course, nowadays you get the biggest hotel room and you don’t wanna party in them!
’ These days, Kay gets his highs flying his helicopter. It goes away to cover two wars and to cover Labour’s excitedness about just giving sh-- away for f--- all.
But he's happiest here, now, watching nature, in the drizzle, with no one to bother him."I've always been a loner," he says in his mile-a-minute London accent.
He dates his preference for his own company back to childhood, when he "banged around with my mum", the 1970s cabaret singer Karen Kay.Bearing in mind I’ve got older and I’m not just sitting behind a piano or on a stool on stage, I’m not doing bad at all.We’ve had a really good run at it,’ grins the man who was a success from pretty much the minute he released his debut single in 1992, half his lifetime ago.It’s funk o’clock in Geneva and Jason Kay must rouse himself to go to work.It’s getting on for most people’s bedtime, but the singer, songwriter, and qualified helicopter pilot is pinballing around his hotel room.We are sitting in a cabin by one of his trout lakes, deep in his 80 acres of Buckinghamshire countryside.