Vocals, Guitar: Maynard Plant
Vocals, Guitar: Blaise Plant
Drums: Takuya ‘Tax’ Kikuchi
Monkey Majik is a rock band from Sendai consisting of two Japanese members and two Canadian members. The band comprises brothers Maynard and Blaise Plant, who sing in Japanese and play the guitar; drummer Takuya “tax” Kikuchi, and bassist DICK. Their first release was an EP called TIRED, a self-financed release limited to 1,000 copies which was available at Tower Records in Sendai. Their first single was “fly” in 2006. It was a commercial success and was followed by their second single, “Around the World”, which peaked at number 4 in the Japanese Oricon top 200 singles chart.
The band is named after a song by Godiego called “Monkey Magic”. The Plant brothers hail from Canada, and they now reside in Sendai, Miyagi. Maynard Plant speaks Japanese fluently and came to Japan to teach English after graduating from Queen’s University where he was president of the Alma Mater Society. Blaise was a solo musician in Canada before he moved to Japan.
Official English Site: http://www.monkeymajik.com/en/top.html
Twitter(Maynard Plant): http://twitter.com/maynardplant
Twitter(Blaise Plant): http://twitter.com/blaiseplant