a banquet of silliness

Grammy Season is here. The nominees have been chosen, and we're now excited to see which of our fellow artists will become 1.Grammy® winners. It's the time when musicians from all over the world share their latest recordings. It's an exciting time when members vote to decide which song or album should be heard by the world. Bring it on. We're ready.

Our submissions for Renegade Times and The Ballerina are available on Spotify, Amazon Music, Pandora, YouTube, Bandcamp, Soundcloud iTunes, and Deezer


The BatDuo at a glance

The Battersby Duo was awarded a GRAMMY NOMINATION in 2011

The Battersby Duo won a GRAMMY as contributing Artists in 2012

The Battersby Duo performed for The President and First Lady 6 times at The White House

The Battersby Duo has appeared on Sesame Street

The Battersby Duo has performed at The Kennedy Center in DC

The Battersby Duo has appeared on Mr. Roger's Neighborhood

The Battersby Duo has performed at WolfTrap Park's Filene Center

The Battersby Duo has appeared on The Today Show on NBC

The Battersby Duo has performed at The Spoleto Festival in Charleston SC

The Battersby Duo has won an EMMY as hosts of Kid's Place

The Battersby Duo has performed at WolfTrap's Theatre in the Woods

The Battersby Duo has performed at Performing Arts Centers and Festivals in 48 States

​Notable Quotables

"Monty Python meets Mary Poppins. The Battersbys are a "Top Notch Duo." Sesame Street​

"Though disguised as goofy frivolous fun, The Battersby Duo's antics and songs simmer with serious themes. The Battersby Duo's songs offer honest non-threatening glimpses into a Child's world of understanding and imagination." School Library Journal

" The Battersby Duo are always a huge hit with the kids and their parents.” Hillary Clinton.

“A banquet of silliness designed to please the most refined of juvenile palates." American Library Association

"The Battersby Duo provides a wonderful mix of Melody, Energy, Sweetness, and Humor." Kimbo Educational

“We will remember with pleasure that The Battersby's are a part of our neighborhood." Mr. Rogers Neighborhood

“A thousand happy Kids had the best time of their lives." Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center

"Goofy wacky and whimsical that describe the musical antics of The BatDuo. Their beautiful voices shine. School Library Journal

Battersby Duo songs effervesce with off-the-wall humor, unexpected lyrics, and a dash of British quirkiness. Parents Choice Magazine

"The Battersby Duo is a National Treasure." Senator Bob Graham Florida's 39th Governor

Kids go bananas for The Battersby Duo." The Tampa Tribune

"The Battersby’s are naturals for our audiences.” Wolf Trap Farm Park Performing Arts Center

"Taking zaniness to new levels." St Petersburg Times

“Rarely do our marble walls and chandeliers witness such levels of silliness, as The BatDuo inspire in their audiences” The Kennedy Center

Tim and Laura, are known as The Battersby Duo and are a musical comedy team for children and families. Laura is a sociologist, while Tim has a degree in English literature. They first met in the early 1980s auditioning for the Wayside Theatre where they joined a troupe that put on shows for schoolchildren in Virginia. 3 years later they decided to strike out on their own and within a few years, they were playing in Elementary schools all over the USA. As time passed Tim and Laura began to write more and more songs for young children, embracing the very tenets of childhood development. Love, nature, counting, food, animals, and reading become the main themes of many BatDuo songs. Coupled with Tim's quick wit and Laura's more sensible approach to life, Sesame Street explained their onstage antics as "Monty Python meets Mary Poppins," a moniker that has stuck with them for their whole career. In 2010 they produced a children's album called Sunny Days that was submitted to Grammy®. Three months later Tim and Laura became Grammy® nominees. ​

Welcome to the BatDuo website, the home of Mr. Tim and Ms. Laura, Grammy® nominees, novelists, and children's music artists. This is the site that offers you an introduction to their music and books and also gives you the opportunity to purchase physical copies of their award-winning CDs (available on CD or thumb drive). Visit our page on this site at BatDuo Music for more details.