Friday, July 18, 2008

biggest selling Canadian band you've never heard of

Ottawa brothers Maynard and Blaise Plant apparently have or had a single in the World Top 40 according to Just how official that site's "World Singles Official Top 100" is, I'm not sure, but given that the population of Japan is more than 125 million, it's plausible.

After graduating from Queens in Kingston, Maynard went to Japan in 97 to teach English and decided to stay . His younger brother then followed him in 2000 and they formed "Monkey Majik".

Together is their current single of note, although Around the World (or its anime version) is what brought them heavy rotation on Japanese music video TV.

One of the biggest Japanese bands for many years running is the "Southern All Stars." While some songs are better than the video, in other cases the opposite is true.

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