BUSBY MAROU "busby marou"
In 2009, Busby Marou was 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. 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 Managing Director 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 spun on radio playlists across Australia and New Zealand and has been nominated.
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!!
man oh man!, Corey came through again with another great selection for me, never heard of this duo until the other day, mentioned them to Corey and he said the album had just come into the store, already heard it and thought of me straight away....
some real nice folky country stuff on this one...
a couple of plays later inbetween Coldplay and Noel Gallagher and it stands up well against those two established artists.
lovely music,vocals and harmonies on this one and dare i say it, amost as good as the Avett Brothers "i and love and you" album IMO in a similar style also but with an Aussie flavour....and i dont mean BBQ Kangaroo steak neither!
probably the best Indigeneous artist vocally that i have ever heard, even surpassing Dan Sultan IMO( a review of his second album from 2010 is coming over the next few weeks!).
not sure if this will be released internationally, but well worth the investment of an import order to your country.
I LOVE THIS ALBUM
worst track: n/a
best track: 5 Rocks & Paint My Cup
1. All Of This**
2. Biding My Time***
4. This Moment***
5. Paint My Cup (Early 60's)***
6. Dancing On The Moon***
7. Save Some Time For The Others**
9. Not Fire Not Ice**
10. Underlying Message***
11. 5 Rocks***
their acoustic/folky version of Cyndi Lauper's "girls just wanna have fun"***
their version of Crowded House "better be home soon"**