From humble beginnings, on the banks of the Fitzroy River in Rockhampton, folk inspired pop outfit, Busby Marou is making a serious impact on the Australian stage!
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, Thomas Busby, Jeremy Marou and their band have come a long way!
After recording and releasing their debut 'self titled' Album in late 2010, continues to climb the charts, reaching number #4 on the Australian Independent Music Charts in December 2010 and has remained in the top 20 in the song writing category on the iTunes charts since September 2010.
Last year Busby Marou won the Deadly Award for 'Most Promising New Talent in Music' and a Q Song award for their song "Paint My Cup."
In late 2010, the boys were approached by former General Manager of EMI, John O'Donnell, to feature as the only unsigned act (together with Australia and New Zealand's most successful male artists) on the 'He Will Have His Way -- Finn Brothers Tribute Album'. The album went 'Gold' within a month of release and Busby Marou's version of the Crowded House classic 'Better Be Home Soon' was played on high rotation on radio playlists across Australia and New Zealand and was nominated for Triple J's Hottest 100 together with a track from their debut album, 'Underlying Message'.
The debut is currently being played on radio and television playlists across Australia, including rotation on Triple J, ABC, 98.9FM. Video Hits, the Country Music Channel etc....
Jeremy Marou, a proud Torres Strait Islander has a unique and rare musical talent. He excels on just about every instrument he touches including ukulele, bass, drums and piano, however, it is his natural ability on the guitar that makes you stop and listen. His experience with traditional Murray Island song and dance as a child shines though his melodies.
This combined with Thomas Busby's distinctly Australian way of sharing stories has developed into a unique Australian song writing flavour with cracking harmonies, breathtaking musicianship and a natural feel for each others guitars!!
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