Rock band to profit from teaparty.com

Edward Conlon, London


A Canadian rock band called The Tea Party looks set to earn hundreds of thousands of dollars from the sale of its website teaparty.com

The Ontario-based band has become inundated with requests to buy the site that shares the same name as US political movement the Tea Party, which has supported prominent Republicans such as Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann.

Jeff Burrows, Stuart Chatwood and Jeff Martin formed The Tea Party in 1990 and registered the site in 1993. After pioneering a style of Middle Eastern music called Moroccan Roll, the band achieved limited success before it split up in 2005.

But as the profile of the US conservative political...


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