Jem and the Holograms (band)
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To the outside observer, Jem and the Holograms are a hot, up and coming girl group made up of a trio of sisters and their truly outrageous frontwoman Jem. Having gotten their big break from an elaborately produced submission for the Misfits VS! music video competition, The Holograms have begun making quite a name for themselves with their catchy, pop-rock music and elaborate special effects during their live performances that nobody is quite sure how they pull off. Having recently gained a recording contract with 5x5 Records, Jem and the Holograms seem poised for stardom!
However, "Jem" has a secret nobody outside the band knows about: she doesn't really exist! Before The Holograms had made it big, they were fronted by Jerrica Benton, who was constantly debilitated by stage fright whenever it came time for her to perform. However, that all changed when Jerrica and her sisters discovered Synergy: a "holographic computer" designed by their late father with the power to create and manipulate holograms. With this power, Jerrica used Synergy to transform herself into Jem! With this disguise, Jerrica could now summon the confidence she lacked on stage as herself while Synergy's powers also allowed them to create the effects and videos that helped make them famous. Fearing what might happen if Synergy was to fall into the wrong hands, she is The Holograms' most closely guarded secret. Thankfully, it's not like anybody would notice that Jem and Jerrica never seem to be in the same place... right?
Members of Jem and the Holograms include:
- Jerrica Benton/Jem (Manager and songwriter as Jerrica, vocals as Jem)
- Kimber Benton (Songwriter and keytar)
- Shana Elmsford (Originally drums and later bass)
- Aja Leith (Lead guitar)
- Carmen Alonso, AKA Raya (Drums)
Individuals closely associated with the band include:
Prior to joining G.I. Joe, Craig "Rock 'n Roll" McConnel once worked as a roadie for the then up-and-coming Holograms. He remained a fan of them, albeit secretly, even long after his time with the band came to an end.
As he dozed off, a soldier stationed out of Cooper's Mill dreamed of being at a Holograms concert and cheered for Jem.
Carlos Guzman had a button branded with the Jem and the Holograms logo on display in his office.