The Fresh Beat Band

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The Fresh Beat Band
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Also known asThe JumpArounds
GenreLive Action, Kids edutainment
FormatKids TV Series
Created byScott Kraft
Nadine van der Velde
Developed byAlice Prodanou
Scott Kraft
Nadine van der Velde
Written byScott Kraft
Nadine van der Velde
Heather MacGillvray
Kim Duran
Linda Mathious
Carla Waddles Banks
Calvin Leung
Tom Saunders
Alice Prodanou
Dan Danko
Tom Mason
Kerri Grant
Directed byScott Kraft
Neal Israel
Henry Chan
Jonathan Judge
James Wahlberg
Linda Mendoza
Savage Steve Holland
Jody Margolin Hahn
StarringThomas Hobson
Jon Beavers
Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer
Shayna Rose (2007-2011)
Tara Perry (2011- 2013)
Theme music composerMatter Music
Opening themeThe Fresh Beat Band Theme
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Ending themeGreat Day
The Fresh Beat Band Theme Instrumental
Composer(s)Matter Music
Country of origin USA
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes60 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Scott Kraft; Nadine van der Velde
Producer(s)Jim Kukucka; Susan Nessanbaum-Goldberg; Chris Robinson
Editor(s)Mitch Sinoway; Cindy Parisotto
Location(s)Paramount Studios, Hollywood, California, U.S.A.
CinematographyTim Gonuos; Carlos Gonzalez (DP)
Production company(s)Nickelodeon Productions
DistributorCBS Television Distribution
Broadcast
Original channelCanada Nickelodeon
United States Nickelodeon, Nick Jr.
Picture format480i (SDTV)
720p (HDTV)
First shown inAugust 24, 2009
Original runAugust 24, 2009 – December 7, 2013
External links
Website
 
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The Fresh Beat Band
FreshBeatBand.png
Also known asThe JumpArounds
GenreLive Action, Kids edutainment
FormatKids TV Series
Created byScott Kraft
Nadine van der Velde
Developed byAlice Prodanou
Scott Kraft
Nadine van der Velde
Written byScott Kraft
Nadine van der Velde
Heather MacGillvray
Kim Duran
Linda Mathious
Carla Waddles Banks
Calvin Leung
Tom Saunders
Alice Prodanou
Dan Danko
Tom Mason
Kerri Grant
Directed byScott Kraft
Neal Israel
Henry Chan
Jonathan Judge
James Wahlberg
Linda Mendoza
Savage Steve Holland
Jody Margolin Hahn
StarringThomas Hobson
Jon Beavers
Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer
Shayna Rose (2007-2011)
Tara Perry (2011- 2013)
Theme music composerMatter Music
Opening themeThe Fresh Beat Band Theme
Sorry, your browser either has JavaScript disabled or does not have any supported player.
You can download the clip or download a player to play the clip in your browser.
Ending themeGreat Day
The Fresh Beat Band Theme Instrumental
Composer(s)Matter Music
Country of origin USA
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes60 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Scott Kraft; Nadine van der Velde
Producer(s)Jim Kukucka; Susan Nessanbaum-Goldberg; Chris Robinson
Editor(s)Mitch Sinoway; Cindy Parisotto
Location(s)Paramount Studios, Hollywood, California, U.S.A.
CinematographyTim Gonuos; Carlos Gonzalez (DP)
Production company(s)Nickelodeon Productions
DistributorCBS Television Distribution
Broadcast
Original channelCanada Nickelodeon
United States Nickelodeon, Nick Jr.
Picture format480i (SDTV)
720p (HDTV)
First shown inAugust 24, 2009
Original runAugust 24, 2009 – December 7, 2013
External links
Website

The Fresh Beat Band (formerly The JumpArounds)[1] is a children's TV show with original pop songs produced for Nick Jr. The Fresh Beats are Shout, Twist, Marina, and Kiki, described as four best friends in a band who go to music school and graduate together as musicians who are determined to follow their dreams. The show was filmed at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles, California.

All episodes follow the same basic structure:

Cast[edit]

Main characters[edit]

The show's main characters are:[3]

Marina of "The Fresh Beat Band"
Marina the Drummer (Tara Perry, who replaced Shayna Rose[4] - drums, vocals, Piano
Shout of "The Fresh Beat Band"
Shout the Keyboardist (Thomas Hobson) - keyboards, vocals
Twist of "The Fresh Beat Band"
Twist the Disc jockey (Jon Beavers) - turntables, beatbox, vocals
Kiki of "The Fresh Beat Band"
Kiki the Violinist (Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer) - guitar, violin, vocals

Recurring characters[edit]

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

Former characters[edit]

Episodes[edit]

During the buildup to the show's debut, the band was initially advertised as The JumpArounds. Commercials promoting the band under that name were in heavy rotation on Nick Jr. prior to the series debut. The change occurred approximately in mid July 2009. The name was revealed on the Nick Jr. website, then made its debut on television.[5]

Nominations and awards[edit]

Music[edit]

The Fresh Beat Band: Music From the Hit TV Show was released on January 31, 2012.[8] The album sold 189,000 copies in the US in 2012.[9] A second collection, Vol 2.0: More Music From The Hit TV Show was released on October 9, 2012.[10]

Singles[edit]

Four singles were released to iTunes; "Great Day" was released on February 2, 2010, "Here We Go" was released on June 28, 2011, "A Friend Like You" was released on September 13, 2011, and "Just Like a Rockstar" was released on November 29, 2011.[11][12][13][14]

The Fresh Beat Band: Music From the Hit TV Show
Studio album by The Fresh Beat Band
ReleasedJanuary 31, 2012
Recorded2009-2011
GenreChildren's music, Teenpop [8]
LabelViacom International Inc., Legacy Recordings[15]
Singles from The Fresh Beat Band: Music From the Hit TV Show
  1. "Great Day"
    Released: February 2, 2010
  2. "Here We Go"
    Released: June 28, 2011
  3. "A Friend Like You"
    Released: September 13, 2011
  4. "Just Like a Rockstar"
    Released: November 29, 2011

Tracklist[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Fresh Beat Band Theme Song"  0:49
2."Here We Go"  1:53
3."A Friend Like You"  2:19
4."Just Like a Rockstar"  2:02
5."Reach for the Sky"  1:55
6."I Can Do Anything"  2:01
7."Bananas"  1:47
8."Music (Keeps Me Movin')"  2:09
9."Good Times"  2:00
10."Loco Legs"  2:37
11."Get Up and Go Go"  2:08
12."Another Perfect Day"  2:12
13."Shine"  2:19
14."Stomp the House"  2:15
15."Surprise Yourself"  2:10
16."We're Unstoppable"  2:06
17."Friends Give Friends a Hand"  1:20
18."Freeze Dance"  1:53
19."Great Day"  2:08
20."Sun Beautiful Sun" (Bonus track by the Bubble Guppies)2:10

References[edit]

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