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The Fresh Beat Band
Genre Live Action, Preschool edutainment
Country of origin  USA
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 18 (List of episodes)
Broadcast
Original channel Nick
Nick Jr, Treehouse TV (Canada)
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
720p (HDTV)
First shown in August 15, 2009
Original run August 24, 2009 – present
External links
Official website

The Fresh Beat Band is a live-action preschool musical sitcom set with original pop songs produced for Nick. Stars Marina, Kiki, Twist, and Shout are the Fresh Beats, described as four best friends in a band who go to music school together and love to sing and dance.

Contents

About each episode

  • There are four upbeat, kid-friendly songs in every Fresh Beat Band episode.
  • Children will sing and dance along as they help the Fresh Beats solve a preschool-relatable problem.
  • The Fresh Beat Band kicks off each episode with an energetic performance of one of their signature songs.
  • When a preschool-appropriate problem arises, The Fresh Beat Band sings a song about how to confront it.
  • When the problem is solved, The Fresh Beat Band performs their big number--with the solution incorporated into the lyrics.
  • Each episode concludes with a version of The Fresh Beat Band's show-stopping "Great Day!" song.
  • Incorporated into each episode is a musical curriculum and proper examples of pro-social behavior.

Main Characters

Kiki played by Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer
Instruments: Guitar and violin
Colors: Pink and mint green
Favorite Expression: "Kickin"

Marina played by Shayna Rose
Instrument: Drums
Colors: Teal and purple
Favorite expressions: "Ready, steady, play" and "Hip, hop, and pop!"

Twist played by Jon Beavers
Instruments: Turntable, beat box
Colors: Yellow and blue
Favorite expression: "Sweet"

Shout played by Thomas Hobson
Instrument: Keyboard
Colors: Orange and green
Favorite expressions: "Cool beans" and "Stylin'"

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Recurring Characters

All recurring characters have a name that is musically or instrument-based.

Melody - Owner of the Groovy Smoothie. Played by Dioni Michelle Collins.
Reed - Owner of the Music Store, and occasional guitar player. Played by Hadley Fraser.
Ms. Piccolo - Teacher at the Music School that the Fresh Beats attend. Played by Monica Lee Gradischek.

There are also 4 children known as "The Junior Beats" who are essentially the children equivalent of their grown up counterparts. All can sing and dance, and dress as a corresponding character.

Episodes

Name change

During the buildup to the show's debut, the band was initially called "The Jump Arounds"; this was changed before the debut.

References

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