Busby Marou on tonedeaf
The hotly tipped duo of Tom Busby and Jeremy Marou were included on the incredibly successful Finn Tribute album He Will Have His Way, with their version of “Better Be Home Soon” garnering interest within the music industry. The band also took out the 2009 Deadly Award for ‘Most Promising New Talent in Music’ and a Q Song award for their song “Paint My Cup.” They’re now touring the country in support of their debut self-titled album and Jeremy Marou took time out of his hectic tour schedule to chat with Nikki Williams.
How did you guys meet and why did you decide to start playing music together?
Tom and I are both from Rockhampton (we both have very big families…). Tom is 2 years older them myself. We went to different schools, had different friends… but both met up playing music. I was in a cover band (Keep Left).. the singer of this band was mates with Tom. Tom would often come to our gigs and play his original songs in our set breaks. The rest is history really. Tom approached me one day just after the ‘Keep Left’ thing fell apart and we starting playing around with Tom’s originals. Tom and I together from the start simply felt right.
What other well-known artists would you say your music is similar to?
I guess people compare us alot to Pete Murray – this could be because Pete has helped us a lot with our music journey, also we recorded our EP with Pete at his home studio. You can hear the Pete Murray influences in our music. I however think you can hear a range of styles (artists) in our music from Jack Johnson – Keith Urban – Crowded House etc. I think influences are reflected in the album sounds.
Read the full interview on www.tonedeaf.com.au!