Scrantonicity is the name of a fictional rock 'n roll band from the United States version of the television series . The name of Kevin's former Police cover band, Scrantonicity, is a portmanteau of Scranton, Pennsylvania and the 1983 Police album Synchronicity.
Overview and Origins
The band features office accountant Kevin Malone, played by Brian Baumgartner, on drums, and unnamed guitarist's and an unnamed bassist's (The latter is played by Davey Faragher, bassist for Elvis Costello's band, The Imposters). Scrantonicity is referenced in several episodes throughout the series.
In the first season, Kevin would routinely remind people that he was in a "Steve Miller tribute band." This act was originally known as "Jokers & Tokers".
The band makes their first appearance on the show playing "Don't Stand So Close to Me" during the season two finale "Casino Night", when Pam and Jim were watching videos of bands in order to find a band to play at Pam's wedding. Later in the episode, Pam's fiance Roy asks Kevin if Scrantonicity will perform at the wedding, to which Kevin agrees. Pam and Roy's wedding was to be Scrantonicity's first public performance, but it is revealed in the season three premiere "Gay Witch Hunt" that the wedding was called off.
Scrantonicity finally gets a chance to perform in the season three episode "Phyllis' Wedding". The band performs several songs by The Police, including "Roxanne", "Message in a Bottle", "Every Breath You Take", and "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic", which is sung by Karen. They also perform "You Were Meant for Me" by Jewel and Sting's "Fields of Gold".
Off screen, Scrantonicity has played its first two weddings: the band's guitarist's and the band's bassist's.
Season Four On the October 18, 2007 episode, Kevin revealed that he now plays in a new band named "Scrantonicity II", and that he no longer likes the guys in "Scrantonicity". The name of the new band is a reference to the Police song Syncronicity II, on the album Syncronicity.
In the canon of the show, the band is shown to have only one demo VHS, plainly labeled as "Scrantonicity". It was viewed by Pam and Jim during "Casino Night". The only song shown being performed was "Don't Stand So Close to Me".