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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, Farewell Fitzroy is Busby Marou’s welcome return, the highly anticipated second album from the Queensland duo. 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. “For the last two years the main question has usually been, ‘So you guys are from Rockhampton?’” laughs laconic singer/songwriter Tom Busby, who kicked off writing these songs in mid 2012 . “But this album isn’t about that. The Fitzroy River runs through Rocky, which is where the title comes from. To me the title means moving on, improving and growing as a person, and musicians. We have other experiences to write about now. If there’s a theme to this album it’s talking about leaving your home – but still being in touch with it.” Wisely, Busby Marou also made use of the fact that they were recording in one of the world’s finest music cities, enlisting special Nashville guests John Deadrick (piano and keys) and Chris Carmichael (strings) in the studio, as well as legendary pedal steel and Hawaiian kona guitarist Al Perkins (The Flying Burrito Brothers, Emmylou Harris, The Rolling Stones – he appears on “Luck” and “My Second Mistake”). Unpretentious, best mates, and always ready to have fun, Farewell Fitzroy is Busby Marou’s finest hour yet. These songs will leave you cheering for more.  

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, Farewell Fitzroy is Busby Marou’s welcome return, the highly anticipated second album from the Queensland duo. 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.

“For the last two years the main question has usually been, ‘So you guys are from Rockhampton?’” laughs laconic singer/songwriter Tom Busby, who kicked off writing these songs in mid 2012 . “But this album isn’t about that. The Fitzroy River runs through Rocky, which is where the title comes from. To me the title means moving on, improving and growing as a person, and musicians. We have other experiences to write about now. If there’s a theme to this album it’s talking about leaving your home – but still being in touch with it.”

Wisely, Busby Marou also made use of the fact that they were recording in one of the world’s finest music cities, enlisting special Nashville guests John Deadrick (piano and keys) and Chris Carmichael (strings) in the studio, as well as legendary pedal steel and Hawaiian kona guitarist Al Perkins (The Flying Burrito Brothers, Emmylou Harris, The Rolling Stones – he appears on “Luck” and “My Second Mistake”).

Unpretentious, best mates, and always ready to have fun, Farewell Fitzroy is Busby Marou’s finest hour yet. These songs will leave you cheering for more.
 

2 hours of classic Australian ROCK with MARK EVANS (AC/DC), ANGRY ANDERSON (Rose Tattoo), GRANT WALMSLEY (The Screaming Jets), JIM HILBURN (The Angels) and GREG ALDRIDGE.  Blood Sweat and Beers – The Concert is a four part show, blistering over 2 Hours with former members of AC/DC, The Angels, Rose Tattoo and Screaming Jets. This assault features the cream of rock n roll outfits. These music industry legends have performed to millions of people, had dozens of hit singles in the ARIA charts, sold millions of albums & been inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame.

2 hours of classic Australian ROCK with MARK EVANS (AC/DC), ANGRY ANDERSON (Rose Tattoo), GRANT WALMSLEY (The Screaming Jets), JIM HILBURN (The Angels) and GREG ALDRIDGE. 

Blood Sweat and Beers – The Concert is a four part show, blistering over 2 Hours with former members of AC/DC, The Angels, Rose Tattoo and Screaming Jets. This assault features the cream of rock n roll outfits. These music industry legends have performed to millions of people, had dozens of hit singles in the ARIA charts, sold millions of albums & been inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame.

‘Raw, spooky, rootsy, punky, reggae, dubby’ – these are some of the ways the music of The Beautiful Girls has been described. And in 2017 & 2018, they’re taking it all the way back to the sonic beginnings to celebrate anniversaries of their two seminal releases Morning Sun and Learn Yourself. Periscopes, Music, Blackbird and LaMar, amazing performances all over the planet, the voice of Mat McHugh, heart-on-the-sleeve songs, pioneering Australia’s surf-roots-reggae sounds; these are things fans worldwide think of when they think of The Beautiful Girls. First stop on the Morning Sun / Learn Yourself Tour will be Europe where the band built a base early in its career. Now, after over 5 years absence, the trio returns to play venues in Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland and the United Kingdom and spend four weeks reconnecting with fans. Then it is back home to Australia and on the road over Spring and Summer to bring back the songs and sounds that make them so loved fifteen years ago and ever since.

‘Raw, spooky, rootsy, punky, reggae, dubby’ – these are some of the ways the music of The Beautiful Girls has been described. And in 2017 & 2018, they’re taking it all the way back to the sonic beginnings to celebrate anniversaries of their two seminal releases Morning Sun and Learn Yourself.

Periscopes, Music, Blackbird and LaMar, amazing performances all over the planet, the voice of Mat McHugh, heart-on-the-sleeve songs, pioneering Australia’s surf-roots-reggae sounds; these are things fans worldwide think of when they think of The Beautiful Girls.

First stop on the Morning Sun / Learn Yourself Tour will be Europe where the band built a base early in its career. Now, after over 5 years absence, the trio returns to play venues in Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland and the United Kingdom and spend four weeks reconnecting with fans.
Then it is back home to Australia and on the road over Spring and Summer to bring back the songs and sounds that make them so loved fifteen years ago and ever since.