Their high-energy songs are prized by many parents for noncondescending lyrics and music that evokes the Beastie Boys or Red Hot Chili Peppers more than Barney or the Wiggles.”

Elizabeth Jensen, New York Times

The Imagination Movers story is the ultimate example of the power of imagination. In 2002, four New Orleans friends– Rich Collins, Scott Durbin, Dave Poche, and Scott “Smitty” Smith– had an idea. 

They thought kids wanted and deserved music that spoke to them, not down to them. So, they started gathering after their kids’ bedtimes to write songs and brainstorm ideas about a children’s television show. 

Smash cut - the Movers are celebrating over 20 years of entertaining families; you can watch the 76 episodes of their Emmy-winning “Imagination Movers” TV show on Disney+ or listen to the Movers’ songs, a catalog of more than 250 original compositions, which continue to populate the playlists of families everywhere.

In the last three years, the Movers entered the Top 10 of Billboard’s Kid Albums Chart, received multiple songwriting honors, released a compilation album entitled Coveralls: Songs from the Imagination Movers, featuring indie artists reinterpreting classic Mover songs, and hit virally with their song Watermelon Meow Meow.

 In 2023, the Boys in Blue performed at Lollapalooza, all across the Mediterranean and Europe, as part of Armed Forces Entertainment and tons of festivals, including Beignet, Abita Fall Fest, and Family Gras. 

In 2024, the Movers have already performed internationally, including Italy, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, and Spain as well as the US at Festival International as well as their first 18+ shows. They've released three singles, including the highly interactive Ice Cream Sandwich, Road Trip, and their newest Summer Campers. Already their songs are finding their way on editorial playlists and garnering awards. Their 11th studio album, Blue Skies, drops on June 18, 2024 (their official unofficial birthday).

While its focus is on kid-friendly themes, the band makes music that transcends the playpen.”

Scott Gargan, Conneticuit Post

Imagination Movers is just flat out fun entertainment. Good music and lessons to boot. ”

Jeff Sherman, On Milwaukee

Imagination Movers are the U2 of kids music with a big anthemic pop/rock sound, catchy lyrics, & of course, imagination.”

Indie Kids Rock

Take the Kids!”

— Washington Post

Want Some Actually Good Kids Music? Imagination Movers to the Rescue!”


A dash of rebellion spices up these catchy rock songs and astute lyrics. Fresh and treacle-free.”

— Parenting Magazine

The Movers songs have a terrific mix of accessible and kid-focused original pop-rock, with influences and styles that include driving Cajun rhythms, Red Hot Chili Pepper style funk rap, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, BNL, and various 80's rock staples.”

Eric Herman, Cool Tunes for Kids