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Brighter Brightest is a well-known band, and Riley's favourite.

Having worked with Chris in the past, they agree to work with his dancers to film their newest music video in "Video Killed the Radio Star."


Before the show

Brighter Brightest became a band. At an undisclosed time, they became acquainted with Chris.

Season 1

Brighter Brightest arrives at The Next Step Dance Studio to see how A-Troupe dances. The present band members are puzzled by a dancer who struggles to speak and come to conclusion that she is from Swahili.[1]

After hearing this dancer argue with another dancer, they decide to make them the focal point of their music video as, according to them, they have obvious chemistry. Brighter Brightest sings and performs in the music video with the dancers.[1]

Alex gives the "foreign dancer" an autograph and a kiss on the cheek after the completion of the video.[1]



Derek is the lead singer and guitarist.


Alex is the lead bassist and background vocalist.

Unnamed member

He is the band's back-up guitarist.

Unnamed member

He is the band's drummer.

Physical appearances

The band's members all have light skin and brown hair. Each band member dons a tattoo.


Kathy Riley season 3 episode 13 "Look at that painting!"

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Season 1


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Video Killed the Radio Star." Wikia. Retrieved on May 22, 2016.