Members of the group were longtime friends and neighbors. It all started out with the four members seeing a need for children to have music that "spoke to them, not down on them". The Movers built a sizable regional following by setting educational songs for kids to melodies and rhythms that adults appreciate as well.
Their three indie CDs: In earlyDisney took notice, and initiated negotiations to add the Movers to the company's roster. These were interrupted in August when the flood protection designed and built by the Army Corps of Engineers to protect New Orleans failed.
The resulting floodwater claimed the band's office, as well as the homes and jobs of Collins, Durbin and Poche — but the deal was signed in the spring of In Septembera minute show featuring the group began airing on the Disney Channel 's preschool programming block known as Playhouse Disneyand eventually airing on Playhouse Disney's replacement, Disney Junior.
The Movers starred and were also co-executive producers of the show. The Movers wrote and performed all of the songs heard on their show.
Traveling from mid-October to mid-December their live performances include lots of their favorite songs and dancing, as well as video appearances of Warehouse Mouse. In the summer ofImagination Movers released their fourth album on Disney records, entitled "Back in Blue. During the fall of9 Story Entertainment announced that it has entered into a development deal with the award-winning musical act Imagination Movers. Inthe Movers released the single "Super Movers," an upbeat, ska-inspired audio treat spreading Model and athlete dating reality vs imagination movers belief that everyone has the power to become a superhero.
Inthe Imagination Movers crowdfunded their tenth album through Indiegogo, entitled " This multi-instrumentalist works the controls in the recording studio. He is the Imagination Movers' drummer on the TV show, but plays guitar, bass and occasionally drums in concert. His drum sticks double as "Scribble Sticks", which he uses to draw words and pictures on the TV screen. Before the formation of The Imagination Movers, Collins was a journalist. He is currently working on his own music on top of the Imagination Movers, and recently released his second album, Golden Pick, following the release of his solo debut, That Escalated Quickly, in The initial inspiration for Imagination Movers came in from Durbin, who wanted to create a live action local kids show that presented strong male role models for children.
The son of a second generation Methodist minister and chaplain in the US Army, Durbin lived the life of an army bratresiding in various places around the world including Washington, D.
He studied abroad in both high school and college, living in Japan and Denmark. He has since moved because of Hurricane Katrina. He Model and athlete dating reality vs imagination movers lives in Lafayette. Before the formation of the Movers, Durbin received his undergraduate degree in religious studies from Centenary College of Louisiana and his graduate teaching certification from the University of New Orleans. He taught for a total of ten years, which was one of his inspirations for the Imagination Movers.
The first six years were at Norco Elementary in the St. Later, he joined the faculty at Isidore Newman School in Orleans Parish and again received recognition, receiving the New Teacher Model and athlete dating reality vs imagination movers the Year award his first year there.
In the Idea Warehouse, Durbin, who plays the mandolinkeyboardsand melodica on the show, also wears "Wobble Goggles," which allow him to see things from a variety of perspectives. InDurbin joined the faculty at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette as an instructor and coordinator of the Music Business Program. An architect by trade, Poche was part of the design team for the New Orleans Saints practice facilities and also designed various New Orleans-based banks, office buildings and hotels.
He most recently worked on several designs that are part of the post-Katrina rebuild efforts. As 'Imagination Mover Dave,' Poche is the Movers' "jack-of-all-trades," using his red gadget hat as a storage device for a variety of objects, many of which he uses to make his cool gizmos and contraptions.
Poche is also responsible for creating the concept of the Warehouse Mouse puppet, a mainstay in the series. While he has no formal theatrical or musical training, Poche did fiddle with the bass briefly in college and has a colorful performance background that includes a stint as a stand-up comic. Poche plays bass guitar on the Imagination Movers T.
Show and during live performances. Despite losing their home to Hurricane Katrina, the couple has returned to the New Orleans area where they currently reside with their two young children.
Smitty, a New Orleans firefighter, has spent the past five years as part of Engine 7 on Basin Street and was a part of the Hurricane Katrina search-and-rescue effort. While he was the only Mover not to lose his home to the storm, his firehouse was destroyed and continues to operate out of a trailer.
Guitarist and primary songwriter Smith is the adventurous outdoorsman of the group; growing up in Southern Louisiana, he hunted and fished every weekend as a child, and continues to do so in his spare time. He enjoys exploring America's National Parks. An English Literature graduate of the University of New OrleansSmith's given Mover prop is his trusty journal, which represents his Indiana Jones-like scholarly personality and is used as a resource when the Movers are trying to solve a problem.
They will play again next year. Due to their success as live performers, the Imagination Movers were also featured on the cover of Pollstar.