RAGGS debuts on Australia’s Seven Network

Friday, May 19, 2006

New television stars in Australia, the RAGGS Kids Club Band started as simply a mall touring promotion.

Airing on Australia’s Seven Network weekdays at 9:00 am, the series features new songs, animated segments, and “letters from friends”, as well as the music videos and concert scenes that the DVD releases focused on. Another noticeable change is the design of the costumed characters that star in the series, which now have larger heads, besides many other modifications.

Characters in the series include original members RAGGS, Trilby, Fido, B. Max (B. Maxwell Oliver) and Razzles. New to the series is Dumpster, an opinionated cat. The stars live together in a home, and learn to develop positive relationships with each other.

More concerts for the show will be filmed in September 2006. Producers are inviting fans to contact them, to be notified when the open tapings happen.

Created by RAGGS LLC Production, the series is co-produced with Southern Star Entertainment Pty Limited. RAGGS was created by former advertising executive Toni Steedman, who now manages RAGGS LLC full-time. Beginning as a promotional company managing mall’s kids clubs, RAGGS expanded to a touring show, released CDS, a DVD, and a line of merchandise. The series’ creator plans to have the show on the air in the United States, within the next few months. Sixty-five episodes were produced.

This certainly isn’t the first time a fictional band has had a television series. The Archies, Josie and the Pussycats, The Banana Splits, and Alvin and the Chipmunks are all notable examples.

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