Busby Marou (pronounced Buz-bee Ma-roo) are an Australian duo originally from Rockhampton, Queensland. The duo are characterised by their melodic guitar riffs and meaningful lyrics. The band primarily consists of Thomas Busby and Jeremy Marou, however several other musicians perform with the duo in concert. At the APRA Music Awards of 2012, the duo won "Blues & Roots Work of the Year" category.
Busby Marou is the first signing to Warner Music Australia's indie imprint - Footstomp Records, and released their debut, self-titled album on 24 June 2011, a record that includes their first single "Biding My Time".
The band has recorded with and played in support of Pete Murray. Their debut EP, the limited release The Blue Road, was recorded at Pete Murray's personal studios in Byron Bay and produced by Anthony Lycenko who had worked with artists such as Murray, David Bowie and Shifter. In 2010 they won the Indigenous Award at Brisbane's Q Song Awards and took out a Deadly for Most Promising New Talent in Music. Busby Marou's song 'Days of Gold' was released after their tour. This hit the top of the charts.
Tom Busby and Jeremy Marou crossed paths in Rockhampton. Jeremy is of Torres Strait Islander heritage, and both performers come from musical families. With similar musical interests, the two combined to perform and write music.
2009 saw the duo as one of five successful applicants for "Breakthrough" - A Federal Government initiative supporting emerging indigenous contemporary musicians. The award assisted in the production of the band's debut, self-titled album.
In late 2010, the boys were approached by former managing director of EMI, John O'Donnell, to feature as the only unsigned act on the He Will Have His Way - Finn Brothers Tribute Album. The album went Gold within a month of release. Their contribution was a cover of Crowded House's classic "Better Be Home Soon".
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