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Justin Roberts

Two-time GRAMMY Nominee Justin Roberts is truly one of the
“all-stars” of the indie family music scene. For nearly 20 years,
Roberts has been creating the soundtrack to families’ lives,
crafting songs that navigate the joys and sorrows of growing
up. Justin and his band, The Not Ready for Naptime Players,
have travelled the globe, from Hong Kong to New York, and
Miami to Seattle.
Roberts began his music career in the 1990s, performing in
the Minneapolis-based indie-rock band Pimentos for Gus. He
decided to “moonlight” as a Montessori preschool teacher,
and it wasn’t long before Justin began writing and singing
songs for a new generation of fans: his students. The kids
immediately responded and inspired Justin to record some
of his new songs and send them out to a few friends for
Christmas. One of the gift recipients was Liam Davis, a college
pal and music producer, who suggested that they record the
songs professionally.
In 1997, Justin released his first family CD, Great Big Sun, and
the critics took note. Justin’s music was soon being compared
to everyone from Elvis Costello and Fountains of Wayne to Paul
Simon, ELO and Nick Lowe. Justin hit the road full time doing
what he loves most: playing music for appreciative crowds.
Kiddie mosh pits broke out, word spread and shows started
selling out.

Achievements & Awards

Justin has performed in front of millions
of people on The Today Show, he’s been
featured on Nick Jr. TV, and his song “Get
Me Some Glasses” was on a World Series
broadcast. He’s received two GRAMMY
nominations, for Jungle Gym in 2011 and
Recess in 2014.
Recent appearances include performances
at NYC’s New Victory Theater, DC’s National
Geographic Live, LA’s Getty Museum,
Seattle’s Moore Theater, Lollapalooza,
Austin City Limits, and Chicago’s Ravinia.
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