Busby Marou, Leanne Tennant and Alexander William
Kick back and soak up the breezy acoustic grooves of ARIA chart-topping duo Busby Marou.
Gentle rhythms, catchy pop melodies, lush harmonies and heartfelt lyrics. It's a blend that has landed Busby Marou at the top of music charts and in triple j's Hottest 100. Their debut self-titled album was certified ARIA Gold in Australia in 2014. Their next release, 'Farewell Fitzroy', debuted at #5 on the ARIA chart, while their latest album, 'Postcards From the Shell House', debuted at #1.
Busby Marou is Tom Busby and Jeremy Marou, two mates who met in a Rockhampton pub and have been knocking out tunes together ever since. Not only have they released music and toured Australia to rave reviews, they've also supported the likes of Elton John, Dolly Parton, James Blunt, KD Lang, The Beach Boys, Ed Sheeran and Paul Kelly among many others. Come and see what all the buzz is about by catching Busby Marou in this special one-off set.
"Glorious and genuinely original ... compelling and beautiful," Sydney Morning Herald.
"The overwhelming feeling that emanates from Busby Marou is joy. The voices and close harmonies are as clear as Queensland sunshine, and the acoustic guitar playing is both accomplished and expressive." The Australian.
Soulful songstress Leanne Tennant will draw you into her late-night world with a style inspired by the likes of Tom Waits, The Lumineers and Joni Mitchell. Leanne has received high praise from Rolling Stone, ample airplay from triple j and two Queensland Music Awards (Best Blues and Roots Artist in 2015 and 2017). She has also toured the country, played BIGSOUND, Sydney Blues & Roots and Red Deer Festival, and shared the stage with the likes of Cold Chisel, The Basics, Emma Louise and Ash Grunwald. You'll be captivated by her stripped-back rhythms, sublime lyrics and smooth voice.
"Hearing her, without having seen her live, you can imagine she's standing there like Big Mama Thornton, with a guitar pointed at you and a no-nonsense attitude." The Sydney Morning Herald.
"What's not to get excited about? She's a little bit country, she's a little bit Southern Gothic horror, she's our favourite singer from FNQ." Rhythms Magazine.
Alexander William, the epitome of simplicity that only a true musical story-man can create.
Clear melodies, transient beats and or less distinguishable lyrics allow Alexander to create an engaging audience experience.
At the age of 21, Alexander William is fully embracing the power and beauty of the folk music genre.
Reminiscent of Tallest Man on Earth and Damien Rice, Alexander too pushes the boundaries in delivering his own philosophies on life, love and the experience of this world.
LATE NIGHT PARTY
THE TRACK & FIELD ALL STAR SOUND SYSTEM
On your mark! Your Queensland Music Stage house band the Track & Field All Star Sound System go for gold and pump up the jam with some of the biggest music and artistic heavy-weights on the scene today.
Take your mark as our All Star host performers celebrate every night like it’s the opening ceremony with a rotating line-up of incredible human talent hailing from the world-class disciplines of cabaret, beatbox and circus and sword-swallowing.
Warm-up, stretch, re-fuel and get ready to party with The Track & Field All Star Sound System!
The Track & Field All Star Sound System: 11pm - Midnight
Busby Marou: 9.30pm - 10.30pm
Leanne Tennant: 8pm - 9pm
Alexander William: 7pm - 7.30pm
- Sat 7 Apr 2018
- Sat 7 Apr, 07:00pm - 11:59pm
- Queensland Music Stage, Surf Parade, Broadbeach, Gold Coast
Surf Parade and Queensland Avenue
Broadbeach QLD 4218
- Accessibility information
The Track & Field All Star Sound System:
Holly Madge, Drums & Percussion - (Hansz Zimmer, Cee Lo Green, Duran Duran)
Grant Arthur, Brass, guitar and vocals
DJ Lazer Ferrari, Decks
Donald Stewart, Brass, guitar and vocals
Stephen Grant, Keys (C.W Stoneking, Jazz Party)
Darcy McNaulty, Saxophone and vocals (Jazz Party, Clairy Browne & The Bangin Rackettes)
Bernie Curry (Wentworth, Neighbours)
Simone Page Jones (Miles & Simone, The Lovebirds)
Vicky Falconer-Pritchard (East End Cabaret)
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