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.
The BatDuo at a glance
The Battersby Duo was awarded a GRAMMY NOMINATION in 2011
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.