Assembled for a Nick Jr. television show of the same name, The Fresh Beat Band creates children's music that promotes musical education and the strength of singnig and dancing. The band is made up of four fictional characters, Twist, Marina, Shout and Kiki, who are respectively played by John Beavers, Tara Perry, Thomas Hobson and Yvette Conzalez-Nacer. The Fresh Beat Band television series premiered in 2004, and the band has since played several sold-out tours across the US.
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Fusing grungy guitars, punk-style drumming and 1990s female pop vocals, Buffalo, New York trio Lemuria manages to create its own unique breed of pop punk. Forming in 2004 and taking its moniker from the legendary lost continent of the same name, the band refused to release a full album until it had found and developed its sound, deciding to focus on touring instead for a time. Several lineup changes later, the band signed to Asian Man Records and released its debut full-length in 2008 to positive acclaim. Because of its extensive touring, Lemuria has developed a cult underground following throughout the US and Canada, and is steadily spreading that fan base into Europe and the UK.