The Animal Band is one of North America’s most endearing family entertainment brands, renowned for positive message music, clever lyrics with infectious melodies, hilarious audience participation, and eye-popping stage productions. The concept sprang to life from a simple song that Jim Moore wrote in 1989. The song, “All Animal Band”, was the catalyst for a career as a world-class artist in the family entertainment industry, that has spanned over 24 years. In 1990, Jim recruited some of Nashville’s top musicians and formed the act Jim & The Animal Band (changed to The Animal Band in 1993).
The band is the only independent artist to sell out five consecutive performances at the world renowned Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, TN (totaling over 22,000 seats). The Animal Band has been featured in over 2200 newspaper and magazine articles and scores of television appearances including their own PBS TV one-hour special. The Comedy Central Network’s Daily Show featured the band in their own comedy sketch during 2 sold out performances (1 day) at Atlanta Symphony Hall in Atlanta, Georgia. The band was portrayed as a grizzled rock band that finally found their audience (Saturday Night Live’s A. Whitney Brown, and Craig Kilburn).
In 2004 The Animal Band teamed up with film producers to launch Jim Moore’s concept film project “Imagination Dance”. The one-of-a-kind, interactive film hit the silver screens in Regal Cinemas and sold out theaters in major markets around the country. The film included twelve songs, eye-popping pyrotechnics and state-of-the-art digital animations. It was the first and only concert film in cinemas that offered the opportunity for family audiences to enjoy hilarious audience participation. “Imagination Dance” became a “Hot Rental” in the home video video market.
The Animal Band’s critically acclaimed recordings include;
“Jim & The All Animal Band” – 1990
“Are We There Yet” –1992
“Uncaged” – 1994
“Animal Rock” – 1998 (NAMMY AWARD WINNER)
“Imagination Dance” (film sound track) – 2004
“Jungle All The Way” (Christmas)- 2013
Songs from the band’s recordings have been heard on the radio, television, film, and used in Public Service Announcements for automobile and bicycle safety campaigns, as well as conservation, literacy, and recycling initiatives. In 1998 a television reporter contacted Jim Moore and informed him that a four-year-old boy had saved his father’s life by dialing the emergency number 9-1-1. During a television interview the little hero told reporters and the television viewing audience that he had learned how to dial for help by listening to his Animal Band songs. The song “911”, written by Jim Moore and Catesby Jones, is featured on the band’s “Are We There Yet” recording and the DVD “The Animal Band – Imagination Dance”.
In 2004 Jim Moore was honored in Washington DC, as the first recipient of the “Media & Entertainment Excellence Award”, presented by members of the United States Congress. The Animal Band’s music is available as downloads on the website: www.theanimalband.com and over 100 internet stores including: Itunes, CDBABY.com, Amazon.com. The band’s website also features photos and videos of live performances and television appearances documenting a 24-year career in the entertainment industry.