“…a hip hop- and soul-influenced charge that educates (think R&B “ABCs”), encourages exercise (“Jump”), and revitalizes Disney classics like “Bare Necessities” and “Under the Sea.”” – Tampa Bay Times
Imagine parents honestly being able to enjoy the music that their children enjoy. Imagine soulful and current renditions of the ABC’s, 1-2-3’s, and learning how to be polite. Imagine a diverse, and incredibly hip duo, teaching children through music on an animated train…. And Choo-Choo Soul is born!
Choo-Choo Soul was developed by video game designer Greg Johnson while working on his project “ToeJam & Earl III, Mission to Earth” for the Xbox. Burke Treischmann, who was the audio lead and music director on the project, had a working relationship with Greg for over 15 years. The two met Genevieve Goings when she auditioned for one of the voiceover roles in the game. Although she didn’t land the lead part, she recorded several character voices, some of which were gospel singers. Genevieve suggested actually singing the lines as opposed to speaking them. Greg and Burke were so blown away by the soul in her voice that Greg edited the script, adding over 10 pages of new singing lines for Genevieve.