Busby Marou

Busby Marou

BandFolkAcoustic

alt/country, roots/folk, uplifting/mesmerising musical sex.

Biography

Since recording their debut EP (The Blue Road) with Australian singer/song writing icon, Pete Murray and acclaimed producer Anthony Lycenko, at Pete’s home studio in Northern NSW in late 2007, word of mouth is growing as quickly as the bands calendar.

From humble beginnings by the banks of the Fitzroy River in Rockhampton, Busby Marou are quickly making an impact on the Australian Music Scene. If you haven’t all ready seen or heard – expect to!!

Their debut EP has rotated on radio station playlists across Australia, including Triple J, ABC, 98.9FM, Deadly Sounds and Koori Radio. In 2009/10 the duo together with their band, were invited to perform at the following events:

• Supporting Pete Murray on his national tour;
• 15th Annual Deadly Awards 2010, Sydney Opera House;
• Big Sound QMusic Showcase 2010, Brisbane;
• LiveSpark Series 2009 & 2010, Brisbane Powerhouse;
• Woodford Folk Festival 2009/2010;
• CMC Rocks the Snowys 2010, Thredbo
• Triple J TV, live performance showcase 2010, Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
• Dreaming Festival 2010, Woodford
• Gympie Muster 2010, Gympie

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. The award assisted in the production of the bands debut album, which is expected to be released in June 2010.

Jeremy, a proud Torres Strait Islander, 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 make you stop and listen. His obvious exposure to the traditional Murray Island song and dance as a child shines though the melodies and combined with Thomas’ distinctly Australian way of sharing his stories, the pair have developed a unique and Australian song writing flavour.

Discography

EP 'The Blue Road'
LP - to be released Aug/Sept 2010

Set List

45M TO 1HR - originals only

Early 60s
All of you
underlying message
Something for me
Save some for the others
5 Rocks
The Blue Road
Banjo
This moment
The Chase (Biding my time)
Konomie
Lhasa
Moving On
Undecided Mind
Beat around the bush