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the AU interview: Jeremy Marou of Busby Marou (Brisbane) talks Mother's Day Polo Classic event, AIME and more

Acoustic folk-duo, Busy Marou, will be playing a special event on behalf of Maserati's Mother's Day Polo classic, this weekend (Saturday May 9th) and all proceeds will go towards people living with disabilities as aid for the development of day programs that will assist them in their daily lives. We had a chat with the lovely ukulele player, Jeremy Marou about how the pair landed the charity gig, his ongoing commitment working with Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME) and one life-changing event that he will cherish forever...

the AU interview: Tom from Busby Marou (Brisbane) chats G20 celebrations, recording and more!

The always great Busby Marou are just one act of many standout Queensland bred music acts who have been taking part in the G20 Cultural Celebrations which have been taking over Brisbane and the suburban surrounds! Tom Busby gives us a lowdown on their year so far, the importance of these political events with regard to their relationships with music and the artistic industry and what he'd say to Putin, if given the chance!

ARIA Award nominees and Fine Arts winners announced in Sydney today!

Winners and more nominees for the 2014 ARIA Awards were announced at the official event in Sydney this morning, with some of Australia's best performers and their teams recognised for their work over the past year. The winners of the Fine Arts and Artisan Awards were announced at the event, with the slew of nominees for the November ARIAs unveiled. the AU congratulates all involved - there have been some truly stellar records produced over the past year, as well as the development of some great live bands who are getting just recognition!

Brisbane set to host 24 days of free music in celebration of the G20 Summit.

From October 24th to November 16th, the city and suburbs of Brisbane will be overtaken by musicians performing solo, collaborative and one-off special gigs as part of the massive G20 Cultural Celebrations. Welcoming world leaders to Queensland for the G20 Summit, Brisbane's music industry will be on show, with 24 days of free live music set to bring about quite the diverse calendar of events.

Busby Marou announce acoustic tour through October/November and "Farewell Fitzroy" deluxe reissue

Folk duo Busby Marou have announced a special stripped back acoustic tour throughout October and November! The 19-date tour will see the duo play shows throughout QLD, NSW, VIC, WA and SA.

Photo Gallery: Busby Marou + Darren Middleton + Karl S Williams - The Basement, Sydney (23.08.14)

The wonderful sounds of Busby Marou were joined at Sydney venue The Basement by Darren Middleton and Karl S Williams on Saturday night. Robin Sarmento was there and brings us these photos from the night:

Nominees for the 2014 National Indigenous Music Awards announced!

This year's nominees for the National Indigenous Music Awards have been released and by all looks, the August Darwin ceremony is going to be one for the books! The musicians announced to be in contention for the awards this year have all been recipients of ARIA awards - or at least have been nominated - in previous years and have cracked the mainstream in their own way. From the pop stylings of Jessica Mauboy to the widespread international appeal Gurrumul, the artists vying for NIMA's love this year are all incredibly talented and diverse.

the AU interview: Jeremy Marou of Busby Marou (Queensland) talks about Pete Murray experiences and upcoming tour!

Busby Marou are an Australian Country duo originally from Rockhampton, Queensland. The band consists of Thomas Busby and Jeremy Marou – what an easy way to settle with a band name, hey! I had the pleasure of having a quick chat with Jeremy Marou about his experiences in the past, their albums and tour talk. This is what he had to say:

Gig Announcements: SA & WA - 22nd May 2014

In this issue: Busby Marou announce August tour, Andrew Strong returns to Australia this October, Diesel is touring again, James Reyne hits the road armed with classic Australian Crawl tunes, Clowns Of Decadence return to the stage this June, California Cousin launch single "Black Eyes", Anberlin call it a day (but not without one last tour), The Waifs are touring this June, Veruca Salt tour with original line up this September, Paul Kelly to headline Cable Sounds + more.

Busby Marou announce the "My Second Mistake" tour!

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To celebrate the release of their new single "My Second Mistake", Busby Marou has announced a tour! The tour will travel through the East Coast and South Australia this July and August.

St. Kilda Festival announces full program for February festival.

The country's largest music festival, the St. Kilda Festival, has revealed its program for edition numero 2014. Over 150 artists will be performing at over 50 venues from February 1 - 9. The festival will be wrapping up with 'Festival Sunday' once again, with Art vs Science, Jebediah and King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard will all perform.

Festival Review: Woodford Folk Festival, Day Two - Woodfordia, Queensland (28.12.13)

Day two started with a struggle out of bed but it was worth it to catch the Marko Deferri Duo. Nimble violin danced in and around the stately tones of the accordion, as the band started with some older Jewish heritage pieces. But the feet and fingers really start flying as the two of them continue into tango territory with the accordion matching the violin note for note.

Photo Gallery: Tropfest 22 - Centennial Park (08.12.13)

"Change" was the theme of the 22nd Tropfest, held on a new date in a new location. Performances from Busby Marou, Illy, Lenka and Tina Arena entertained the tens of thousands of Sydneysiders who ventured out to Centennial Park to watch the 16 finalist films in what is the biggest short film festival in the world. The film Bamboozled went on to win the top prize. Check out photos from the day and the red carpet here:

the AU interview: Jeremy Marou of Busby Marou (Rockhampton)

Busby Marou have released their new album Farewell Fitzroy today! Armed with a larger sound, thanks to more players coming into the fold, Busby Marou have definitely shown great progression from their debut whilst retaining the original spark so many fell in love with the first time round. I spoke with Jeremy Marou ahead of the album's release to talk about it's creation, how far they've come and the prospect of touring the album with more musicians behind them.

Busby Marou announce their 'Farewell Fitzroy' tour!

Local acoustic musicians Tom Busby and Jeremy Marou form Busby Marou, the quintessential Australian band. Through their music, two larrikin yet sentimental characters are expressed.