Busby Marou (pronounced buz-bee ma-roo) are an Australian duo originally from Rockhampton, Queensland.[1][2] The duo consists of Thomas Busby and Jeremy Marou with 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.[3]

Busby Marou
OriginRockhampton, Queensland, Australia
GenresBlues and roots
Years active2007–present
Labels
Websitewww.busbymarou.com
Members
  • Thomas Busby
  • Jeremy Marou

HistoryEdit

2007-2012: Career Beginnings and Busby MarouEdit

In 2007, Thomas Busby and Jeremy Marou met in Rockhampton. Jeremy is of Torres Strait Islander heritage, and both performers come from musical families.[4] With similar musical interests, the two combined to perform and write music under the name Busby Marou.

Busby Marou's debut EP, 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.[5][6] The EP had a limited release. Busby Marou supported Pete Murray during the Toowoomba leg of his 2008 Australian Tour.[7]

In 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, which was released in August 2010.[8] In September 2010 at the Deadly Awards 2010 Busby Marou won the award for "Most Promising New Talent".[9]

Late in 2010, Busby Marou featured on the He Will Have His Way – Finn Brothers Tribute Album.[10] The album went Gold within a month of release. Their contribution was a cover of "Better Be Home Soon".[11] On 12 February 2011, Busby Marou performed at the Rugby League All Stars match at the Gold Coast.[citation needed]

In 2011, Busby Marou were signed to Warner Music Australia's indie imprint, Footstomp Records, and in June 2011, re-released their debut, self-titled album.

2013-present: Farewell Fitzroy and Postcards from the Shell HouseEdit

In October 2013, Busby Marou released their second studio album, Farewell Fitzroy which debuted at number 5 on the ARIA charts. In May and June 2014, the duo supported James Blunt for the Australian leg of his Moon Landing World Tour. In October 2014, "Days of Gold" became their first charting single, debuting at 82.

In February 2017, Busby Marou released their third studio album, Postcards from the Shell House, which debuted at number 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart.

InfluencesEdit

Their musical influences include elements of Crowded House, Elvis Presley, Pearl Jam and Willie Nelson among others.[5]

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
AUS
[12]
Busby Marou
  • Released: August 2010
  • Label: Busby Marou / Footstomp Music (STOMPER001)
  • Format: CD, digital download
24
Farewell Fitzroy
  • Released: 4 October 2013
  • Label: Warner Music Australia (5310595582)
  • Format: CD, digital download
5
Postcards from the Shell House
  • Released: 17 February 2017
  • Label: Warner Music Australia (9760100786)
  • Format: CD, digital download, LP
1
The Great Divide
  • Released: 27 September 2019
  • Label: Warner Music Australia (5419705318)
  • Format: CD, digital download, LP, streaming
5
[14]

Extended playsEdit

List of Extended Play, with selected details
Title EP details
The Blue Road
  • Released: 2007
  • Label: Busby Marou
  • Format: CD, Digital download

SinglesEdit

List of singles
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
AUS
"Underlying Message"[15] 2009 The Blue Road
"Biding My Time"[16] 2010 Busby Marou
"5 Rocks"[17] 2011
"Save Some for the Others"[18]
"I Still Don't Believe"[19] 2012
"Get You Out of Here" 2013 Farewell Fitzroy
"Luck"[20] 2014
"My Second Mistake"[21]
"Days of Gold"[22] 82[23]
"Getaway Car" 2016 Postcards form the Shell House
"Best Part of Me"[24] 2017
"Paint This Land"[25]
"Days of Gold"
(Borobi Version)[26]
Non-album single
"Got Your Back"[27] 2018 Postcards form the Shell House
"Full Moon"[28]
"Sound of Summer"[29] Non-album single
"Over Drinking Over You"[30] 2019 The Great Divide
"Naba Norem (The Reef Song)"[31]

Awards and nominationsEdit

APRA AwardsEdit

The APRA Awards are presented annually from 1982 by the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA), "honouring composers and songwriters".[32]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2012 "Biding My Time" (Thomas Busby, Jeremy Marou) Blues & Roots Work of the Year[3][33] Won
2014 "Get You out of Here" (Thomas Busby, Jeremy Marou) Blues & Roots Work of the Year[34] Nominated
"Luck" (Thomas Busby, Don Walker) Blues & Roots Work of the Year[34] Nominated
2018 "Best Part of Me" (Thomas Busby, Jeremy Marou, Jon Hume) Blues & Roots Work of the Year[35][36] Won
"Getaway Car" (Thomas Busby, Jeremy Marou, David Ryan Harris) Blues & Roots Work of the Year[36] Nominated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Watts, Nikita (1 July 2009), "Doors open to Busby Marou", The Morning Bulletin
  2. ^ Huynh, Josephine (25 October 2013). "Busby Marou's soulful journey". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 26 October 2013.
  3. ^ a b "2012 Winners". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) | Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS). 2012. Archived from the original on 3 June 2012. Retrieved 29 May 2012.
  4. ^ Rockman, Lisa (18 November 2011). "Busby Marou are going with the flow". Newcastle Herald. Retrieved 26 October 2013.
  5. ^ a b http://www.brispop.com/index.cfm?action=dsp_bio&artistID=884
  6. ^ Elks, Sarah (5 October 2013). "Farewell Fitzroy (Busby Marou)". The Australian. Retrieved 26 October 2013.
  7. ^ http://www.themusic.com.au/imm_display.php?s=gig&id=449[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "Busby Marou Triple J". Triple J Unearthed. Retrieved 17 July 2019.
  9. ^ Watts, Nikita (12 August 2010), "Busby Marou's deadly future", The Morning Bulletin
  10. ^ Palmer, Sean (14 June 2012). "The musician and the melodious hacker". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 26 October 2013.
  11. ^ Fry, Douglas (8 November 2012). "Busby Marou does it their way". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 26 October 2013.
  12. ^ "australian-charts.com – Discography Busby Marou". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 25 February 2019.
  13. ^ "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2014 Albums". ARIA. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  14. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 7 October 2019. Retrieved 5 October 2019.
  15. ^ "Busby Marou - Underlying Message". AIRIT. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  16. ^ "Biding My Time - Single by Busby Marou". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  17. ^ "Busby Marou: 5 Rocks". Beat. 2011. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  18. ^ "Busby Marou - Save Some For The Others (Official Video)". YouTube. February 2012. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  19. ^ "The Great Divide (Deluxe)– CD". JB HiFi. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  20. ^ "PREMIERE: Busby Marou - Luck". The Music. 24 March 2014. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  21. ^ "Busby Marou - My Second Mistake (Official Video)". YouTube. May 2014. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  22. ^ "Days of Gold - Single by Busby Marou". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  23. ^ "CHART WATCH #13". auspOp. 18 October 2014. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  24. ^ "Australian duo Busby Marou hit No. 1 on ARIA charts". Daily Telegraph. 8 March 2017. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  25. ^ "Busby Marou unveil a moving & poignant video For Paint This Land". Amnplify. 24 April 2017. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  26. ^ "Days of Gold (Borobi Version)". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  27. ^ "Busby Marou Have Just Released Their EPIC New Music Video For 'Got Your Back'". Triple M. 2 February 2018. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  28. ^ "Busby Marou - Full Moon (Official Video)". YouTube. November 2018. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  29. ^ "Sound of Summer - Single by Busby Marou". iTunes Australia. November 2018. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  30. ^ "Busby Marou Share new Single "Over Drinking Over You" and New album The Great Divide out this September". Amnplify. 6 July 2019. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  31. ^ "Singles to Radio 20 September 2019". The Music Network. 20 September 2019. Retrieved 23 September 2019.
  32. ^ "APRA Music Awards 2012". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) | Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS). Archived from the original on 25 May 2010. Retrieved 29 May 2012.
  33. ^ "Nominations - Blues & Roots Work of the Year – 2012". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) | Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS). 2012. Archived from the original on 12 May 2012. Retrieved 29 May 2012.
  34. ^ a b "Blues & Roots Work of the Year". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) | Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS). 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  35. ^ "Full List of Winners". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) | Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS). 2018. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  36. ^ a b "Blues & Roots Work of the Year". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) | Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS). 2018. Retrieved 13 April 2018.

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