“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.”
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.
Celebrating over 20 years of entertaining families, you can watch the 76 episodes of their Emmy-winning “Imagination Movers” TV show on the 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 2021, 8 Pound Gorilla Records released “Happy To Be Here,” the Imagination Movers’ five-song EP; it promptly entered the Top 10 of Billboard’s Kid Albums Chart and the song Leaves Fall Down received an honorable mention in the Great American Songwriting Contest.
Presently, the Movers are dropping a compilation album, entitled Coveralls: Songs from the Imagination Movers, featuring artists like ska-legends Mustard Plug, Brooklyn-based Laundry Day, Canadian-band Soul Push, Celtic Folk rockers Carbon Leaf and others covering (or better yet reinterpreting classic Mover songs).
And the Movers will be releasing its first new album since 2018 this year, tentatively titled Blue Skies.
“While its focus is on kid-friendly themes, the band makes music that transcends the playpen.”
“Imagination Movers is just flat out fun entertainment. Good music and lessons to boot. ”
“Take the Kids!”
— Washington Post
“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.”