Monkey Majik

Monkey Majik (stylised as MONKEY MAJIK) is a pop rock band formed in 2000 in Sendai, Japan. The band consists of Canadian brothers, Maynard Plant and Blaise Plant, each acting as lead vocalists and guitarists, and two Japanese members: Tax on drums, and Dick on bass. Monkey Majik is signed to Binyl Records, a subsidiary of Avex Records, and are managed by Edwards Entertainment Group. Due to the blend of Eastern and Western pop rock influences, Monkey Majik has often been referred to as a "hybrid band". Much of the band's music has been cross-promoted via television programs, commercials, and movies. They were chosen as “Goodwill Ambassadors” for the 80th anniversary of Canada-Japan relations.

The band rose to mainstream success after the 2006 success of their singles, "Fly", and "Around the World", off of the album Thank You, eventually reaching the top Oricon charts and collaborating with major Japanese sensations such as m-flo and SEAMO. As of 2012, they have released seven studio albums, four EP's, three physical live albums, three digital live albums, and three compilation albums, and have certified five singles through the Recording Industry Association of Japan. Since the debut of Monkey Majik, Maynard and Blaise have both simultaneously worked solo ventures into the music industry to much acclaim: Maynard with blanc. and Blaise with The Alphabet Project, of which they have each released two studio albums thus far.

They received much acclaim across Japan after their assisting hands-on with clean-up and rescue during the aftermath of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, which was later documented and broadcast by MTV Japan on a TV special surrounding their work. Since then, Monkey Majik has gained the attention of American rapper and musical entrepreneur, will.i.am, during his world travels sponsored by Intel. Blaise and will.i.am performed a special version of the Monkey Majik song, "Watching You", live in Sendai during a private event, during which performance, will.i.am incorporated a freestyle rap.

As "Goodwill Ambassadors", the band often visits and tours throughout Canada, having performed a special acoustic session in Toronto under this title on February 19, 2012., Blaise has also performed special acoustic live sessions at the Ottawa Japanese "natsu matsuri", or summer festival.

The band takes Sendai City of Tohoku as the main base.

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Releases

Sleeve Title Year Format
Monkey Majik - Hero 2012 CD, Maxi-Single
Monkey Majik - Southview 2016 CD, Album
Monkey Majik - Time 2008 CD, Album, Limited Edition, DVD, DVD-Video
Monkey Majik - フタリ 2006 CD, Maxi-Single
Monkey Majik - Best ~10 Years & Forever~ 2010 CD, Compilation
Monkey Majik - Monkey Majic Best -A.Ri.Ga.To- 2015 CD, CD-ROM, Compilation, Stereo
Monkey Majik - Southview 2016 CD, Album, Stereo, DVD, DVD-Video, NTSC
Monkey Majik - 空はまるで (Sora wa Marude) 2007 CD, Album
Monkey Majik - Westview 2011 CD, Album, DVD, DVD-Video, NTSC
Monkey Majik - Spade 2004 CD, Album
Monkey Majik - Colour By Number 2015 CD, Album
Monkey Majik - Story 2013 CD, Single
Monkey Majik - Eastview 2005 CD, Album, Stereo
Monkey Majik - Westview 2011 CD, Album
Monkey Majik - Time 2008 CD, Album
Monkey Majik - Rare Tracks 2011 CD, Album
Monkey Majik - Time 2008 CD, Album, Limited Edition, DVD, DVD-Video
Monkey Majik - Collaborated 2019 CD, Album
Monkey Majik - Together 2008 CD, Maxi-Single
Monkey Majik - Colour By Number 2015 CD, Album
Monkey Majik - The Best Of Monkey Majik CD, Compilation
Monkey Majik - Sakura 2010 CD, Maxi-Single
Monkey Majik - Westview 2011 CD, Album
Monkey Majik - Time 2008 CD, Album, Limited Edition, DVD, DVD-Video
Monkey Majik - Southview 2016 CD, Album
Monkey Majik - Colour By Number 2015 CD, Album, Stereo, DVD, DVD-Video, NTSC
Monkey Majik - If 2013 CD, Single
Monkey Majik - Monkey Majik × Monkey Magic 2007 CD, Single
Monkey Majik - Thank You 2006 CD, Album
Monkey Majik - Around The World 2006 CD, Single
Monkey Majik + Seamo - 卒業,そして未来へ 2007 CD, EP
Monkey Majik + 小田和正* - A Christmas Song 2012 CD, Maxi-Single, Stereo
Monkey Majik + 吉田兄弟* - Change 2007 CD, Single
Monkey Majik + m-flo - Picture Perfect 2007 CD, Maxi-Single

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