Be Busby Marou’d
MANDOLINS, ukulele and whistles - stories of travels across the globe, and the pull of home.
Like catching up with old friends you've been hanging out to hear from, Queensland duo Busby Marou will be play in Proserpine on Saturday night and tickets are, surprisingly, still available.
Two years on from their acclaimed self-titled debut, Farewell Fitzroy is 12 tracks of folk-pop and country-tinged song craft, distinctly Australian storytelling, and the gifted musicianship of Tom Busby and Jeremy Marou.
On stage, Busby Marou's core element - the intertwining vocal interplay of the two long-time pals - is magic.
These are stories of our land, from suburban love songs to memories of the Kimberley.
Opening Saturday night is the set-to-be hit "My Second Mistake" which turns a shuffling beat and soulful keys into a tale of fidelity, Catholic guilt, and growing up. The anthem-like single "Get you out of Here" is straight from the heart, charting the ups and downs of long-distance romance with its triumphant, soaring chorus.
A lone harmonica and acoustic strum introduces "Cruel to be Kind", the true story of a husband in love with his wife - who's unfortunately living next door.
"Over My Dead Body" is classic Busby Marou; the funky "Gameplan" captures the full band rocking out; "Widow" sifts through the debris of a big night out.
Tickets can be purchased through the Proserpine Entertainment Centre on 4945 2312.
What: Busby Marou duo (live)
Where: Proserpine Entertainment Centre
When: Saturday, July 4 at 8pm
Tickets: Pre sale $27.50 or $32.50 on the door
Contact: 49452312 or visit www.proserpine entertainment. com.au