Thomas Busby decided to test his office-worker-by-day/rockstar-by-night formula when he discovered the multi-skilled musician, Jeremy Marou strumming his ukele in a lush forest near the banks of the Fitzroy River, Rockhampton (beef capital of the world!)… Busby Marou was born!Regardless of whether this is an accurate portrayal of events, does not matter…Busby Marou are quickly making an impact on the Australian music scene.
If you haven’t already heard of them, you can soon expect to be smashed lovingly about your ears with their alt country tunes…Since recording their debut EP (The Blue Road) with acclaimed producer Anthony Lycenko and legendary singer/songwriter Pete Murray at his home studio in northern NSW in late 2007, the band’s popularity is rising like a perfectly executed soufflé.
In 2008/09 the duo together with their band, supported Pete Murray on his national tour; perform on stage at the 15th Annual Deadly Awards at the Sydney Opera House, Big Sound QMusic Showcase, LiveSpark – Powerhouse and the Woodford Folk Festival 09/10.
2009 also saw the band being awarded nationally, as one of five successful applicants of ‘Breakthrough’ – a federal government initiative supporting emerging indigenous contemporary musicians.With song writing influences from Crowded House and personal experiences, Thomas has a distinctly Australian way of sharing his stories.
Jeremy, a proud Torres Strait Islander from Murray Island, has rare musical talent. He is fluent on just about every instrument, including ukulele, bass, drums and piano - but it is his natural ability on the guitar that will mesmerise you.
Together, the pair continues to develop a unique and Australian song writing flavour, breathing new life into the Australian music scene. BusbyMarou's EP "The Blue Road" is out now… The EP can be purchased by emailing: [email protected]
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