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Listed here are the fictional bands featured in the teen drama series Degrassi Junior High, Degrassi High and Degrassi: The Next Generation, renamed Degrassi in the tenth season.

Degrassi Junior High and Degrassi High

The Zit Remedy

The Zit Remedy
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Background Information
Also known as The Zits
Genres Pop, rock
Years active 1987–1991
Members
Last members Joey Jeremiah
(keyboard and vocals)
Archie Simpson
(lead guitar and vocals)
Derek Wheeler (bass and vocals)
The Zit Remedy, later known as The Zits, was a band created by Joey Jeremiah, Archie Simpson, and Derek Wheeler. Joey played keyboard, Archie played guitar, Wheels played bass and they all sang vocals. The only song the band ever had was called, "Everybody Wants Something".

In Degrassi: The Next Generation, Joey attempted to revive this song in his garage while with his step-son Craig Manning's band. He unknowingly ended up embarrassing not only Craig, but himself as well. Later, Joey overheard Craig talking to Jimmy, Marco and Spinner about how he was making a fool of himself. Joey soon apologized to Craig and promised he would give him some space.

In "Should I Stay or Should I Go?", Joey takes Archie out bowling to help cheer him up while going through chemo. To Archie's surprise, Wheels shows up, and after a night of fun, they are seen driving home while singing "Everybody Wants Something."

Gourmet Scum

Gourmet Scum was a fictional rock band in the Degrassi world. It was one of the top bands in the Toronto area, and at a concert, a couple students (Luke, who was known to do drugs regularly during Degrassi High) took acid, which led Shane McKay to jump or fall off of a bridge and later suffer from brain damage. He is the biological father to Emma Nelson, and is now in a group home in Stouffville.

Degrassi: The Next Generation

Paige Michalchuk and the Sex Kittens (PMS)

Paige Michalchuk and the Sex Kittens
PMS (Degrassi Band)
Background Information
Also known as Two Girls and a Keyboard (original name)
Three Girls and a Keyboard (alternative name)
Paige and Terri (Cabaret name)
PMS (abbreviation)
Genres Pop, rock
Years active 2001–2002, 2003 (as Hell Hath No Fury)
Members
Last members Ashley Kerwin (keyboard and vocals)
Terri MacGregor (bass and vocals)
Paige Michalchuk (lead guitar and vocals)
Hazel Aden (2002) (tambourine and vocals)
Originally a duet between Ashley and Terri, who hoped to perform their one song during their school Cabaret event. The lyrics to their one song was written by Ashley and despite Terri's protests that the song's pace needed to be increased, Ashley insisted it was the right tempo. Due to lack of creative control, Terri would invite Paige to join their band, leading to the creation of P.M.S. The band was subject to much creative conflicts as Ashley wanted her lyrics to remain slow and striking, while Paige and Terri wanted a more flashy and popular approach. Remixing the song, Terri and Paige were confronted with an enraged Ashley. Eventually all agreeing to consult Terri's "mystic oracles", she lies, saying that the drawn card (the high priestess) means to "go with the new", when it really meant the contrary. Right before their Cabaret performance, Ashley discovers the true meaning of Terri's reading and after her warning for them to use the old version falls on deaf ears, she subsequently quits and refuses to perform the new piece. Now deciding their name to be simply "Paige and Terri", the duo perform with a warm, positive audience reception. Reconciling, Ashley admits to the merits of their pop version and accepts a invitation to their new band, Paige Michalchuk and the Sexkittens/P.M.S.

During a Pantene Pro-Voice song writing contest, Terri and Paige decide to reform PMS for the prize, a demo CD and a trip to L.A. to perform live for record executives. However, due to them no longer being friends with Ashley, they lacked a singer/song writer. Paige quickly replaced the missing slot by inviting Hazel Aden to join. Friction between Paige and Terri emerge, sparked by the anguish caused by Paige's rape. With Terri going to practice in their last year costume, Paige sharply remarks that "cheesy pop chicks" were last year and that Terri shouldn't be so out of touch. Hazel settles their dispute telling them that they should just calm down and rehearse. Paige dislikes their optimistic love song, based on Terri's poem, and seeks help from Ashley. Re-inviting Ashley to the band, Paige wanted a darker song tackling real issues. At the next practice, Ashley coincidentally writes a song about rape to the dislike of Paige, who wanted to use their other song. With Hazel suffering from polyps and thus unable to sing, Ashley is chosen to sing the solo and chooses her rape song. Confronted in the hallway, Paige starts crying and Ashley realizes the difficulty Paige encounters with the new lyrics and decides to stay with the old. When they're about to perform during the contest, Paige spots her rapist, Dean, in the crowd and in a strong moment, decides to use Ashley's new lyrics. This drives off Dean and though they only got an honorable mention, Ashley and Paige rekindle their friendship, while the latter decides its time to talk to a counselor about the incident with Dean.

Songs

Appearances

Downtown Sasquatch

Downtown Sasquatch
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Background Information
Also known as Mysticles (alternative name Ashley created)
Genres Alternative Rock, Punk Rock
Years active 2003–2006
Members
Last members Craig Manning (vocals, guitar)
Marco Del Rossi (bass guitar)
Jimmy Brooks (lead guitar)
Ellie Nash (drums)
Former members Spinner Mason (2003–2005) drums
Ashley Kerwin (2004–2005) keyboard
Manny Santos (2005) tambourine
Downtown Sasquatch was a band formed by Craig Manning and was first mentioned after he was ungrounded for skipping the second day of school with Emma Nelson. The band's original members were Craig Manning, Jimmy Brooks, Marco Del Rossi, and Spinner Mason. Ellie Nash replaced Spinner after Jimmy found out that Spinner was semi-responsible for the shooting.

Ashley Kerwin has gone in and out of the band depending on her relationship with Craig at the time. Downtown Sasquatch attempted to record a single.

They also played at a wedding gig for one of Joey's client's sister's wedding. Some time later the band was approached by Leo who appeared to want to manage Downtown Sasquatch, however he was actually interested in only Craig. It is assumed Downtown Sasquatch parted ways when Craig headed to Vancouver to record a solo album and live out his stardom. They cite the bands Death Cab For Cutie and Neutral Milk Hotel as some of their influences. Downtown Sasquatch's run was the longest of any Degrassi band to date.

Songs

  • "Risidual" was performed by Jake Epstein, Aubrey Graham, Shane Kippel and Adamo Ruggiero.
  • "Spinner's Rap" (Duet) was performed only by Aubrey Graham and Shane Kippel.
  • "Nothing at all" (Duet) was performed only by Jake Epstein and Melissa McIntyre.
  • "Dust (What I Know)"
  • "I Can't Keep My Hands off of You"
  • "I Never Met You"
  • "Jungle City"
  • "Step on Down"
  • "Wildside"
  • "Wake Up"

Appearances

Hell Hath No Fury

Hell Hath No Fury
Hell Hath No Fury (Degrassi Band)
Background Information
Genres Alternative rock
Years active 2003
Members
Last members Ashley Kerwin (lead vocals)
Ellie Nash (bass and vocals)
Paige Michalchuk (lead guitar and vocals)
Hazel Aden (keyboard and vocals)
During the "Hot Sounds in T.O." battle of the bands competition, Ashley puts her band PMS back together but without Terri because she was in a coma so as Terri's substitute is Ellie Nash. The new name of the band "Hell Hath No Fury" was most likely a stab at Craig because it is a shortened version of the famous phrase "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned". Hell Hath No Fury goes up against Craig's "Downtown Sasquatch". Informed that her song writing should be based upon her own experiences, Ashley writes the first verse of their song in the hallway, drawing from her breakup with Craig. Angered later by Craig's poor attempts of apology, Ashley writes "Mr. Nice Guy", a song bashing Craig's breakup with Ashley. The band then essentially became an anti-Craig band and performs with their new t-shirts. In the season 5 episode, Venus, Ellie suggests starting the band again to Paige and Hazel, only to be turned down. That is the last time the band is heard of.

Songs

  • "Mr. Nice Guy" was written by Jim McGrath and Brendan Yorke, and was performed by Melissa McIntyre.

Appearances

Kid Elrick

Kid Elrick
Kid Elrick
Background Information
Also known as The Kid
Genres Punk, metal
Members
Last members Kid Elrick (lead singer)

Guitar, Bass, and Drum players

Kid Elrick is commonly mentioned as one of Downtown Sasquatch's favourite bands. He is first mentioned during a radio trivia contest in the season 2 episode, Drive. Craig, Marco, Sean and Spinner attend the contest while Joey was away for the weekend and win the grand prize when they are asked the question, "Who is Kid Elrick's wife?" Craig answers that it was a trick question as Kid Elrick is divorced. The announcer then gives them four tickets to his next show. However, when Joey finds out that Craig and the guys snuck out of the house with his car, he takes the tickets away.

Kid Elrick finally appears when Jimmy, Marco and Craig sneak into one of his concerts in the season 4 episode, Secret Part 2.

Songs

  • "I'm the Kid" was written by Jim McGrath and Brendan Yorke, and was performed by Pino Dilorenzo and Bradley Karel as Kid Elrick.

Appearances

Craig Manning

Craig Manning
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Background Information
Genres Alternative rock
Occupations Singer, recording artist
Instruments Guitar
Years active 2003–present
Other acts Ashley Kerwin (2003–2007) backup vocals and keyboard

Craig Manning began his solo career mainly after his band, Downtown Sasquatch, broke up. The band broke up because a music producer was only interested in Craig's talent. Craig has also done solo work in previous seasons, but never thought to pursue it until Ellie pushed him to do so in season five. Craig hasn't been mentioned yet, but he is thought to be continuing to pursue his career in music. Degrassi Goes Hollywood was his last appearance.

Songs

  • "I'm In Love" was performed by Craig for Ashley Kerwin.
  • "I'll Spend My Christmas With You" (with Ashley Kerwin)
  • "Swan Song"
  • "Drowning"
  • "Rescue You"

Craig Manning: Of Two Minds (album)

  • "My Window"
  • "Bruised, Not Broken"
  • "She's the Ash"
  • "Not Your Problem"
  • "Red-Headed for Trouble"
  • "A Dedicated Father"
  • "Thong Girl, Wrong Girl"
  • "Boiler Room"
  • "Kissing in the Stairwell"
  • "One Year Gone"
  • "Lament For Little Sister"

Appearances

Stüdz, Janie and the Studs

Janie and the Studs
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Background Information
Also known as Stüdz (original name, 2007)
Genres Punk rock
Years active 2007–2008
Members
Last members Jane Vaughn (2008) lead vocals

Peter Stone (2007–2008) lead vocals
Danny Van Zandt (2007–2008) bass
Sav Bhandari (2007–2008) lead guitar
Spinner Mason (2007, 2008) drums

Former members Mia Jones (2007) tambourine
Jay Hogart (2007) drums (filled for Spinner)
Manny Santos (2007) lead vocals
Stüdz's original members were Spinner Mason, Peter Stone, Danny Van Zandt, and Sav Bhandari. Jane Vaughn was added to the band as a lead singer after Peter was fired from the band after his experience with Crystal Meth. The band was created as a way to have time away from their girlfriends. Peter then joined as a singer after seeing them. After practicing, the group realized that they needed a drummer and asked Spinner Mason, who rejected the offer, saying that they were a boy band. Angered by this, Peter instructed Sav to speedily play the guitar while Peter sang, "I'm not a pretty boy!", introducing a more rock style for the group. A gimmick for the band was also introduced - rabbit masks. With the new attitude and look, Spinner agreed to drum for the band and they recorded their song "Shared Custody". They were a hit, until they tanked at a live performance, but they have since recovered from that. In season 8, a student from Lakehurst tried to hold up The Dot Grill, with Spinner inside. The hold-up resulted in Spinner getting shot and not being able to play with Janie and the Studs, then known as Stüdz, for a little while.

In the movie, Degrassi Goes Hollywood, they were featured as the band to play in the new Jason Mewes movie, Mewesical High, but with Manny Santos as lead vocals to help her score her part in the movie, also with Jay Hogart temporarily replacing Spinner and Mia Jones (Peter's Girlfriend) on tambarine. They perform the theme song for the ninth and tenth seasons of the series. Peter left the band and his loft behind after he overdosed on methamphetamine, Jane was the lead singer, but Peter wanted to rejoin so he was let back in, and Spinner now owns the loft where the band practices. The band was then renamed Janie and The Studs Featuring Peter Stone, and played during the opening scene for Degrassi Takes Manhattan. When Spinner found out that Jane had cheated on him, they broke up, and all the members, except for Sav, left for college, ultimately breaking up the band.

Songs

  • "Shared Custody"
  • "Holly J. Sucks" (Improvised)
  • "Google My Own Name"
  • "I Just Wanna Party"
  • "Crash My Party" (feat. Manny Santos)
  • "Life is a Show" (feat. Manny Santos)
  • "Whoa California"
  • "Good Times"
  • "House Arrest"
  • "Whoa California" (Duet)
  • "The Great Escape"
  • "I Trust You" (feat. Manny Santos)

Appearances

Jenna Middleton

Jenna Middleton
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Background Information
Genres Pop rock/Country pop
Occupations Solo artist
Instruments Acoustic guitar
Years active 2008–present

Jenna Middleton arrived as a new transfer student at Degrassi in season 9 and all she wanted was to make friends. In an attempt to make a good first impression, she decides to audition to be an act at the Degrassi Beach Bash after all the students come back from Winter Break. After Holly J. Sinclair (being the new Class President) allows Jenna to perform, Alli dislikes her more because she thinks that Jenna will steal Clare from her. Jenna is known to be a solo artist and songwriter, performing upbeat and cheerful songs that amuse people. She competed on the fictional show The Next Teen Star and performed the duet Goodbye White Horse with Sav Bhandari. In reality, Jessica Tyler wrote and performed the actual songs called, Shine and I Believe.

Songs

  • "Shine"
  • "I Believe"
  • "Just a Girl"
  • "Mr. Perfect"
  • "Independence"
  • "Big Dream"
  • "Goodbye Whitehorse(feat. Sav Bhandari)
  • "I'm Over You"

Appearances

The Three Tenners

The Three Tenners
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Background Information
Years active 2010
Members
Last members Wesley Betenkamp (flautist)
Connor Deslauriers (DJ)
Dave Turner (lead vocalist)
The Three Tenners consisted of Connor Deslauriers, Dave Turner and Wesley Betenkamp. The trio was supposed to play in the Season 10 Band Slam, which was later cancelled.

Songs

  • "Frag This"

Appearances



Love Roulette Music Score Crew

Love Roulette Music Score
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Background Information
Years active 2011
Members
Last members Sav Bhandari (guitarist, co-composer)
Mo Mashkour (co-composer)
Jenna Middleton (guitarist, vocalist)
When Sav Bhandari won a competition to write a score for the school play at Degrassi, during his senior year, Love Roulette bribed him into letting Mo Mashkour be co-composer, and Jenna came to help him after Sav's little sister, Alli Bhandari, informed her that he needed help writing the score.

Songs

Appearances



Sav and Winnie

Sav and Ms. Oh
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Background Information
Years active 2011
Members
Last members Sav Bhandari (guitarist, vocalist)
Winnie Oh (pianist, vocalist)
When Sav meets with Degrassi's Media Immersion Teacher, Winnie Oh, to ask her music questions they begin to flirt and start writing songs together and about each other. This ended when Sav graduated with the Class of 2011.

Songs

  • "Oh Girl"
  • Unknown Song #1
  • Unknown Song #2

Appearances

WhisperHug

WhisperHug
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Background Information
Genres Electronic, Rock
Years active 2013-present
Members
Last members Mo Mashkour {Founder; Keyboard}
Zig Novak (Lead Vocalist; Guitarist)
Adam Torres (Bassist)
Maya Matlin (Cellist; back up vocals; possibly other instruments)
Imogen Moreno (Tambourine; Glasses; back up vocals; Drums)
The band begins when Mo is looking for musical talent to join him, and he holds auditions at lunch. Maya, despite being embarrassed by her breast pad falling off during her audition, made the band due to her huge musical talents. Imogen, despite making music with water glasses and la la la's in a weird way as her audition, made the band on tambourine and back-up vocals. Zig and Adam's auditions weren't seen, but they make the band as guitarist, Zig also got main vocals.

Songs

  • "Be My Someone"
  • "Up In Our Cloud"
  • "Actions Vs. Words"
  • "Superman"

Appearances

Video Gallery

Everybody Wants Something Degrassi High The Zits01:41

Everybody Wants Something Degrassi High The Zits

Everybody Wants Something


Poor Thing=A Degrassi TNG Slideshow01:25

Poor Thing=A Degrassi TNG Slideshow

PMS: Poor Thing


Degrassi - Downtown Sasquatch - Dust (What I Know)01:21

Degrassi - Downtown Sasquatch - Dust (What I Know)

Downtown Sasquatch: What I Know


Degrassi Song Mr01:08

Degrassi Song Mr. Nice Guy

Hell Hath No Fury: Mr. Nice Guy


Degrassi - Jake Epstein - My Window-S0702:40

Degrassi - Jake Epstein - My Window-S07

Craig Manning: My Window


Swan Song - Jake Epstein (With Lyrics)01:44

Swan Song - Jake Epstein (With Lyrics)

Craig Manning: Swan Song


I'm in Love (WITH LYRICS) - Jake Epstein01:04

I'm in Love (WITH LYRICS) - Jake Epstein

Craig Manning: I'm In Love


Rescue You-Jake Epstein FULL SONG from Degrassi Goes Hollywood WITH LYRICS04:49

Rescue You-Jake Epstein FULL SONG from Degrassi Goes Hollywood WITH LYRICS

Craig Manning: Rescue You


Degrassi Song Shared Custody ts00:22

Degrassi Song Shared Custody ts

The Studs: Shared Custody


Degrassi Song Holly J Sucks k;oijp00:23

Degrassi Song Holly J Sucks k;oijp

The Studs: Holly J. Sucks (improvised)


Degrassi Song Google My Own Name00:30

Degrassi Song Google My Own Name

Google My Own Name


Degrassi Song I Just Wanna Party00:36

Degrassi Song I Just Wanna Party

I Just Wanna Party


Life Is A Show-Studz04:12

Life Is A Show-Studz

Life Is A Show


Cassie Steele - Crash My Party03:06

Cassie Steele - Crash My Party

Crash My Party


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Someone

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