Batteau is widely credited for writing songs for various entertainers, including Trisha Yearwood, Michael Sembello and Shawn Colvin. He also co-wrote several songs with Madeleine Peyroux and Larry Klein for Peyroux’s 2010 album, Bare Bones.
He has also focused on solo work, and has released one solo album, Happy in Hollywood (1976) on A&M Records. Batteau had previously worked with his brother Robin as Batteaux, releasing one album on Columbia Records in 1971.
In the mid- 1980’s, Batteau formed the Pop/New Wave band Nomo, which released one album, The Great Unknown, in 1985, scoring a minor hit with “Red Lipstick” before disbanding. He also wrote and performed the song “Walk in Love,” which was later covered by The Manhattan Transfer, reaching #12 on the UK Singles Chart.
Edited by nooneastern on 23 Nov 2010, 16:48
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