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The band’s trusted leader who is poplar, charismatic, super positive and always ambitious!

Corey’s a cute, quirky tweleve-year-old — popular with the dudes and even more so with the ladies. I mean, who can resist a charismatic guitar player with his very own band? Nobody, that’s who! Corey has a knack for making things go his way – and if they’re not, you can bet he’s got a plan up his sleeve to turn things around. He knows that being the band’s trusted LEADER is a super sweet gig. If only he knew what the Band’s “thing” was. But he’ll figure that out – again and again. And although he may seem off in his own world at times, he’d NEVER let the band down. Okay sure, having the band’s success riding on his shoulders can be a bit heavy – but the band’s behind
him 110%. They know Corey’s got the skills to pull it off. Still, every good ‘Front Man’ knows his weakness. For Corey, it’s his LYRICS.

Oh tumble drier,
Dryeth my clothes.
Make them soft and easy to spill on,
And I shall cleaneth your lint tray in return.
So… yeah.

Needless to say, Corey will do anything to get lyrics from his sister’s diary. He knows that her words are the CHEESE to his ROCK-ARONI, so his MAIN OBJECTIVE is to keep his sister’s life looking like a soap opera until he can crack the whole lyric writing thing. If anyone found out he was rippin’ these lyrics, it would be seriously UNCOOL. After all, he’s got a REP to maintain.

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LANEY PENN – Bassist/Manager

Red haired firecracker who is a fan of sarcasm and major fan of Corey!

Short in stature, tall in ambition; Laney is the rock of this rock and roll band. This red haired firecracker is the band’s BASSIST and self-proclaimed BAND MANAGER. Which, in this band, means trying to make Corey’s latest “BIG PICTURE” idea come together because he hasn’t thought anything through. You know…management! Laney’s biggest secret is her MEGA-CRUSH on Corey. She sees him as a true star in the making and for whatever reasons thinks he’d never be into her (being mistaken for a dude doesn’t help her self esteem much). Her thick shield of sarcasm makes her feelings toward Corey painfully obvious to everyone… except Corey!

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Trina from Grojband - Elliott Animation, Toronto
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TRINA RIFFIN – Sister/Keeper of Words

Corey’s sister and lyric machine for Grojband, Trina is as popular as she is feared at Elementary High!

This emotional 16-year-old is Corey’s sister and ARCH-NEMESIS. Trina’s got no clue that Corey’s stealing her diary and thinks his ANNOYING little band is nothing more than a waste of good garage space. A garage SHE could be using as her own, gigantic bedroom. So she’s out to wreck Corey’s plans whenever she can. Trina is the QUEEN BEE at Elementary High. She’s as popular as she is feared by students and teachers alike. People don’t hang with Trina because they want to – they simply have to. Being Trina’s friend is kinda like a job, and some people will do just about anything to stay in her good books. Trina knows she has this school and its faculty wrapped around her little finger and she uses it to her advantage every chance she gets. “Think of our friendship as your internship to popularity.” Trina’s diary entries are a mirror of her personality – self-important, melodramatic and read like something out of Anne of Green Gables. And even though Corey and the band do their fair share to make her act like a complete diva, in the end it’s her own rotten attitude that gets in the way of her success and happiness. Trina makes a great foil for Corey and his friends and from the early versions of the episode scripts I’ve gotten to take a peek at she gets some of the funniest lines and parts.

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Kin and Kon from Grojband animated cartoon - Elliott Animation, Toronto
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KIN and KON – The Wonder Twins

Former Siamese twins who play keys and bass. Kin invents gadgets and Kon is the gentlest giant. They can even speak a secret twin language!

Kin and Kon are the Wonder Twins, as in “you’ll wonder if they’re really twins!” They use the power of rock to maximize their mysterious twin powers! So mysterious they might not even exist! Kin likes pyrotechnics, inventions and inventing pyrotechnics! If it’s high tech or highly explosive, Kin is your guy for sure! His gadgets come in handy when it’s time to ‘borrow’ a certain diary! Kon is the band’s muscle but he’s a real gentle giant, too. He likes things just as loud as Kin but he’s also got a thing for Corey’s sister – so grody! Every once in a while it seems like he might be smarter than he lets on…!

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Kin from Grojband animated cartoon, Elliott Animation, Toronto, Kon from Grojband animated cartoon, Elliott Animation, Toronto