Rockhampton’s favourite sons BUSBY MAROU have had a huge year and a half. They were the first signing to Warner Music Australia’s indie imprint Footstomp Records, and released their debut self-titled album in June 2011. Their debut includes the emotive first single “Biding My Time” which steadily found it’s way into the Nation’s consciousness.
The quality of the songs, Tom Busby’s cheeky on stage presence and Jeremy Marou’s freakish musical ability on all instruments combined to deliver a distinctly Australian way of sharing stories. Their unique song writing brings cracking harmonies, breathtaking musicianship and a natural feel for each others guitars that will leave you wanting more.
Most of the Australian music community were first introduced to BUSBY MAROU with their inclusion on the incredibly successful Finn Tribute album “He Will Have His Way.”
After scoring high rotation slots from Triple J and NOVA, BUSBY MAROU’S debut self-titled album reached #24 on the ARIA album charts and #5 on the Australian artist charts. The boys are also making their presence felt with strong showings in the nominations at the AIR, Deadly and Queensland Music Awards and most recently by winning Blues & Roots work of the year at the 2012 APRA awards.
After a stunning response from fans and media BUSBY MAROU have had similarly good fortune in the live arena selling out their first ever headline tour and scoring coveted support slots with Birds Of Tokyo, KD Lang, Dolly Parton and Pete Murray.
March 2012 saw the boys venture to the US and Canada for SXSW and Canadian Music Week in which they received plenty of praise for their showcases. They will be heading back over to Canada in the near future. Their ‘I Still Don’t Believe Tour’ is the final Australian tour for 2012.
Tom and Jeremy are committed to taking their songs and stories to the far four corners of the globe over the next year. Make sure you come and say G’Day.
“The overwhelming feeling that emanates from BUSBY MAROU is joy. The voices and close harmonies are as clear as Queensland sunshine, and the acoustic guitar playing of both men is both accomplished and expressive.
4/5 stars – The Australian
“Glorious and genuinely original – amalgams of the very best that folk inspired pop can offer. The end result is compelling and beautiful.
4/5 stars - Sydney Morning Herald