Rockhampton’s favourite sons BUSBY MAROU are having a huge 2011. They are the first signing to Warner Music Australia’s indie imprint Footstomp Records, and released their debut self-titled album in June. Their debut includes the emotive first single “Biding My Time” which is steadily finding it’s way into our 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.
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.
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