Friday 1 June sees the incredible BUSBY MAROU playing a gig in The Brewery as part of their 'Got Your Back' Tour. The boys will be supported by much loved New Zealand songwriter JAMIE McDELL on the night.
Busby Marou are flying high after an amazing 2017. Their latest album 'Postcards From The Shellhouse' debuted at #1 on the national ARIA charts and they sold 3,000 tickets to the first annual One Hot Night festival in Rockhampton.
The latest single Got Your Back is proving to be one of their most loved to date and is reason enough to take their sounds of celebration on one last headline tour of Australia’s east coast for 2018.
The rest of this year will be dedicated to writing and recording their fourth studio album, due for release in 2019.
There’s a potent chemistry that drives Busby Marou, a bond struck between two mates (Thomas Busby and Jeremy Marou) years ago in the corner of Rockhampton’s Oxford Hotel, when they happily knocked out tunes for hours on end to anyone who would listen.
And it’s that unwritten agenda, a simple intangible understanding between them, that they have come back to in order to shape an exciting new chapter in their remarkable career.
“There’s something special about Busby Marou,” says Tom, the songwriting hub and lead vocal of the duo. “At the bottom of it all it’s two blokes singing with harmonies and a bit of storytelling.”
That’s how it was at the start of Busby Marou’s recording career, those delightful harmonies blending with understated guitars on their debut EP The Blue Road.
Their third album Postcards From the Shell House was recorded with Jon Hume (Evermore) at The Stables studios in Gisbourne, VIC as well as during sessions on Great Keppel Island and on a boat.
Postcards From The Shell House returns the pair to their roots in a number of ways. The shell house in question, an old heritage-listed building on Great Keppel Island off the coast of their native Rockhampton, has great significance.
Early in their career Tom and Jeremy would sit around a campfire there and sing songs, one or two of which ended up on record. Last year, with producer Jon Hume in tow, that same method in the same location produced a few songs for the new album.
"This last year has been huge and watching the crowds sing along to these latest bunch of songs has definitely been our highlight", says Tom. "We're stoked that this song is getting a lot of love. Can't wait for this lap!”
TICKETS: Pre-sale $30 (+ booking fee) through Oztix or at the Imperial Hotel (Ph: 5442 8811). $35 at the door
Doors open 7.30pm
NB This is a non-seated show
Imperial Hotel Courtesy Bus
The Imperial Hotel’s FREE courtesy bus operates Friday and Saturday nights from 5pm + Sundays from 2pm travelling to Eumundi, Belli Park, Cooroy, Doonan, Eerwah Vale, North Arm, and Verrierdale. Phone Gary on 0467 414 171 to book.
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