"The Battersby Duo is a banquet of silliness designed to please the most refined of juvenile palates. " The American Library Association
Tim and Laura, are known as The Battersby Duo (BatDuo) 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, 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 early 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.
"A banquet of silliness, designed to please the most refined of juvenile palates."
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.