Busby Marou back in Bilo

23rd June 2017 9:22 AM
Busby Marou in Rockhampton. POPULAR ACT: Busby Marou performs in Rockhampton. Allan Reinikka ROK180217abusbyma

ON THE first stop on their newly announced Tiny Towns tour, Busby Marou will be playing in Biloela.

Originally from Rockhampton, the duo have made waves all over the country and are looking forward to get out into regional towns.

Co-member, Tom Busby, said growing up in Rocky, they have both had a bit to do with Biloela.

"Both of us did, I did lots of rugby league trips and then I went to boarding school and I had friends from Biloela,” Tom said.

Years ago, the duo also performed at the Civic Centre, supporting for Toni Childs.

"This will be our first headline of our own in Bilo,” Tom said.

Choosing Biloela to be on their tour was an easy choice, Tom said.

"It was based on gut instincts,” he said.

"We want to remember regional towns like Biloela, who has supported us from the early stages, buying and pre-ordering our albums.

"This is just a way to give back to them.”

Only announced last weekend, the show has been well received.

"Ticket sales have already reflected that, they have been crazy,” Tom said.

"We can't wait now, the ticket sales are already half way through, which is good considering it is a Thursday night.”

Busby Marou's debut self-titled album was certified ARIA Gold in Australia in July 2014, while their follow up album Farewell Fitzroy debuted at #5 on the album chart.

Their latest album, Postcards From The Shell House, is Busby Marou's first ARIA #1 album.

"We are putting on a good show,” Tom said. "We will be doing everything, playing the first two albums and trying to play some others.

"You never know we might even chuck in some covers or go off the cuff.”

Tom said they didn't have a plan.

"We will be guided by the crowd,” he said.

Ticket prices for the concert are $34.50.

"It is an all ages event so it is a big family affair and we tried to keep ticket sales down as much as we can,” Tom said.

"We know times are tough out there and we want them all to come out.”

"We want to share these stories will them, some of them are from Yeppoon and Great Keppel Island, and people in Bilo will understand them.”