Justin Roberts & The Not Ready for Naptime Players
Justin Roberts has become an Ark family favorite! Justin and his band, the Not Ready for Naptime Players, dish out intelligent and whimsically rocking music for kids and their parents. Roberts started out in the Minneapolis indie rock band Pimentos for Gus, which inspired a devoted but small following. So Roberts decided to moonlight (during the day) as a Montessori preschool teacher. Soon he began writing songs for a new generation of fans: his students. He was soon being compared to everyone from Elvis Costello to Fountains of Wayne and Nick Lowe. It was clear that Justin had figured out the elusive trick of appealing to both kids and adults. Kiddie mosh pits broke out, word spread, and shows started selling out—at renowned venues like New York's Symphony Space and even Lollapalooza. Justin's "Meltdown" CD was named by Time Out NY Kids to its list of the best children's music of the last 30 years, and he's coming to town with a brand new collection of lullabies. Sweet dreams!