Fresh Beat Band Cast
Learn more about the Fresh Beat Band cast and what makes them such a special and very talented group! The creators of the hit TV show did a great job picking the actors to play Twist, Kiki, Marina (old and new) and Shout. The cast is a lively group that can dance and act and is also great live in concert.
In a nutshell, the Fresh Beat Band show is a group of four unique individuals working together to solve a problem they are facing that particular day. The 30 minute episodes contain comedy, music & singing, problem solving and more. Each episode is concluded by the Fresh Beat Band cast singing “Great Day!”
Get to know the Fresh Beat Band cast!
This page details the real actors behind Twist, Kiki, Marina and Shout. We dug up the Fresh Beat ages and put a link to their acting portfolio.
Real Name: Jon Beavers
Instruments played: Turntables, beatbox, vocals, wash board
Colors: Blue and Yellow
About: Twist is the tall, funny and goofy one of the group. He is always coming up with “great” ideas that start off with him saying, “Wouldn’t it be cool if…”
Year of Birth: born in 1983
Learn more: View Jon Beaver’s bio and resume. IMDB link.
Real Name: Yvette Gonzalez Nacer
Instruments played: violin, guitar, vocals
Colors: Pink and White
About: Kiki is the dancer of the group who loves to entertain and teach moves that go along with the beat.
Year of Birth: born in 1986
Learn more: View Yvette’s bio and resume. IMDB link.
Real Name: Tara Perry (Previously was Shayna Rose)
Instruments played: Drums and Vocals
Colors: Turquoise and Purple
About: Marina loves creating songs and making beats out of everyday objects. She is usually the reason behind the group of four.
Year of Birth: born in 1985
Learn more: View Tara Perry’s bio and resume. IMDB link.
Real Name: Thomas Hobson
Instruments played: Keyboard and Vocals
Colors: Orange and Brown
About: Shout is always excited about the situations in his life. He keeps the spirit up so the Fresh Beats can solve the problem.
Year of Birth: born in 1984
Learn more: View Thomas Hobson’s bio and resume. IMDB link.
Other Recurring Characters
- Harper: Harper, played by Shane Blades, is new in the third season and runs a pizza joint called, The Pizza Cafe, that The Fresh Beat Band often visits.
- Melody: Melody has been on the show from the start. Played by Dioni Michelle Collins, Melody can sing and does at the Groovy Smoothie in a handful of episodes.
- Reed: Reed owns and works at the Good Note Music Store where The Fresh Beat Band cast gets their instruments from. Reed is played by Hadley Fraser.
- The Junior Beats: The “mini” Fresh Beat Band can dance and does along side of them. They are mirror images of Kiki, Marina, Twist and Shout.
Bananas? Did somebody say bananas?
Below is a video of one of their songs the perform on the show. This is one of many upbeat songs the Fresh Beat Band play on the show and in concert.