Monkey Majik

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Japanese-Canadian group, led by brothers Maynard Plant and Blaise Plant. Formed in 2000 in Sendai, Japan, when Maynard was an Assistant Language Teacher.

Maynard and Blaise Plant are musical brothers from Ottawa who front the celebrated rock group MONKEY MAJIK, a four-piece hybrid rock band comprised of Maynard and Blaise (vocals and guitars) along with their Japanese bandmates, Tax (drums) and Dick (bass). Since their major release through binyl records in 2006, their music has been used widely for television, film and commercials. They have also provided songs to notable J-pop stars such as SMAP and Every Little Thing. MONKEY MAJIK’s approach to music reflects the group’s members, with Japanese and English flowing naturally together through their lyrics, and melodies characterised by a universality which evokes emotions and memories in its listeners. They are a unique group producing “free and borderless” music that defies categorization.

MONKEY MAJIK’s second single “Around the World” was an explosive hit and used as the opening theme to the Fuji Television drama Journey to the West. Another hit “Sora wa marude” was used for a popular commercial and established them firmly as artists. Appointed Special Ambassadors in 2008 to promote the 80th Anniversary of Canada-Japan relations, they had the honour the following year of performing in front of Their Majesties, the Emperor and Empress of Japan in Ottawa. In January 2011, MONKEY MAJIK was appointed Goodwill and Tourism Ambassadors for the Tohoku region of Japan. Following the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami they organized a Tohoku restoration project called “SendAi” (“Send Love”). They held their third “SendAi” charity concert in December 2012, and continue to support the recovery efforts of the area.

In 2015 MONKEY MAJIK celebrated their 15th anniversary by performing for the first time at Tokyo’s Budokan in front of 8,000 fans. In October of the same year, they released an album titled, MONKEY MAJIK BEST – A.RI.GA.TO – a collection of their best songs. In March 2016, they released their latest album Southview and have been on a nationwide tour.
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Monkey Majik Discography Tracks

Albums

none Monkey Majik - thank you album art Monkey Majik thank you(CD, Album) Avex Group none Japan 2006 Sell This Version
AVCD-23314 Monkey Majik - 空はまるで (Sora wa Marude) album art Monkey Majik 空はまるで (Sora wa Marude)(CD, Album) binyl records AVCD-23314 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
AVCD-23670 Monkey Majik - Time album art Monkey Majik Time(CD, Album) binyl records AVCD-23670 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
none Monkey Majik - Westview album art Monkey Majik Westview(CD, Album) Avex Group none Japan 2011 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

AVCD-31070 Monkey Majik - フタリ album art Monkey Majik フタリ(CD, Maxi) binyl records AVCD-31070 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
AVCD-31160 Monkey Majik - Picture Perfect album art m-flo loves Monkey Majik m-flo loves Monkey Majik - Picture Perfect(CD, Maxi) Avex Trax AVCD-31160 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
AVCD-31182 Monkey Majik - 卒業,そして未来へ album art Monkey Majik + Seamo Monkey Majik + Seamo - 卒業,そして未来へ(CD, EP) binyl records AVCD-31182 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
AVCD-31243 Monkey Majik - Monkey Majik × Monkey Magic album art Monkey Majik Monkey Majik × Monkey Magic(CD, Single) binyl records AVCD-31243 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
AVCD-31199 Monkey Majik - Change album art Monkey Majik + 吉田兄弟* Monkey Majik + 吉田兄弟* - Change(CD, Single) binyl records AVCD-31199 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
AVCH-78011 Monkey Majik - Sakura album art Monkey Majik Sakura(CD, Maxi) binyl records AVCH-78011 Japan 2010 Sell This Version
AVCH-78035 Monkey Majik - Hero album art Monkey Majik Hero(CD, Maxi) binyl records AVCH-78035 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
AVCH-78038 Monkey Majik - A Christmas Song album art Monkey Majik A Christmas Song(CD, Maxi) binyl records AVCH-78038 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
AVCH-78042 Monkey Majik - If album art Monkey Majik If(CD, Single) binyl records AVCH-78042 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
AVCH-78043 Monkey Majik - Story album art Monkey Majik Story(CD, Single) binyl records AVCH-78043 Japan 2013 Sell This Version

Compilations

none Monkey Majik - BEST ~10 Years & Forever~ album art Monkey Majik BEST ~10 Years & Forever~(CD, Comp) Avex Group none Japan 2010 Sell This Version
AVJCD 10627/9 Monkey Majik - Monkey Majic Best -A.Ri.Ga.To- album art Monkey Majik Monkey Majic Best -A.Ri.Ga.To-(3xCD-ROM, Comp) Avex Music Creative Inc. AVJCD 10627/9 Japan 2015 Sell This Version