The Philosopher Kings
Birth Place: Thornhill, Ontario, Canada
Years Active: 1994-present
Genres: Rhythm And Blues
The Philosopher Kings are a Canadian rhythm and blues 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.