The Philosopher Kings

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This article is about the band. For the concept put forth by Plato, see philosopher king. For the 2009 documentary film, see The Philosopher Kings (film). For the novel by Jo Walton, see The Philosopher Kings (novel).
The Philosopher Kings
Origin Thornhill, Ontario, Canada
Genres R&B, soft rock, pop, pop rock
Years active 1994–present
Members Gerald Eaton
James Bryan
Jon Levine
Denton Whited
Marc Rogers
Past members Brian West
Craig Hunter
Jason Levine

The Philosopher Kings are a Canadian band who were most commercially successful in the late 1990s. The name of the band is derived from Plato's Republic, in which he outlines the design of an idealistic government, ruled by philosopher-kings. The group saw minor success in the United States with the single "Charms", which peaked at #36 on the Billboard Mainstream Top 40 chart in 1996.[1]


Current line-up[edit]

Past members[edit]

  • Brian West – guitarist on Philosopher Kings, Famous, Rich and Beautiful, One Night Stand & Castles
  • Craig Hunter – drummer on Philosopher Kings, Famous, Rich and Beautiful
  • Jason Levine – bassist on Philosopher Kings, Famous, Rich and Beautiful & One Night Stand




Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Top 40

1995 "Charms" 16 36 The Philosopher Kings
1997 "I Am the Man" 7 Famous, Rich and Beautiful
1998 "Hurts to Love You" 8
"Cry" 13
1999 "You Don't Love Me (Like You Used To Do)" 71
2000 "If I Ever Lose This Heaven" 44 One Night Stand
2005 "Castles in the Sand" Castles
2006 "Give Back the Love"
"Beautiful Creature"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart



Side projects[edit]

  • Prozzäk and Lefthook Entertainment – James Bryan and Jason Levine
  • Jarvis Church – Gerald Eaton
  • Track and Field – Gerald Eaton and Brian West
  • solo albums – Jon Levine; James Bryan


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