Q + A with Busby Marou: Jagermeister Independent Music Awards nominee
The lads from Busy Marou been nominated for two awards in this year's Jagermeister Independent Music Awards - Breakthrough Independent Artist of the Year and Best Independent Blues and Roots Album.
One half of the Queensland duo, Thomas Busby, sat down for a chat with NovaFM to discuss their nominations.
NovaFM: Congratulations on your nomination! What was your reaction when you found out you were nominated?
Busby: Surprised, excited and proud to be in the same company as some of our favourite artists.
Q: What’s the first thing you’ll do if you win a trophy at this year’s awards?
A: Ask our manager if we can stay an extra night in Melbourne for recovery purposes.
Q: In three words, tell us why you deserve to win.
A: We'll celebrate hard!
Q: What do you love most about being a musician?
A: Every day is a Saturday and we never have to shave again.
Q: What's something we would never guess about you?
A: Youngest of eight children.
Q: Why do you think the Jagermeister Independent Music Awards are important for Aussie music?
A: It's a true indication of the best Australian music - both emerging and established.
Q: What are three fundamental things you request in your rider?
A: Beer, water, red wine.
Q: What's the most embarrassing album on your iPod, and why? A: Wilson Phillips - because I wanted to see if I still loved the single as much as I did when my sister made me sing harmonies as a 9 year old.
Q: What's the worst thing that's happened during a live show? A: Jeremy fell asleep in the car and missed half the gig - I had to pretend to play guitar well.
Q: What’s your biggest pet hate? A: Jeremy's snoring.
The Jagermeister Independent Music Awards will take place on October 12 at Revolt in Kensington. Adalita will perform at the event alongside Illy, Emma Louise and Calling All Cars. Click here to see all the nominees.