Elton John's support act is Queensland duo Busby Marou

Busby Marou. Picture: Fairfax File

Busby Marou. Picture: Fairfax File

Sir Elton John has hand-picked folk/roots duo Busby Marou to open his show in Wollongong this September.

Sir Elton is renowned for an interest in new and up-and-coming artists and has also chosen the pair to open his shows in Mackay and Cairns.

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While not exactly household names in Australia, Busby Marou have played with some of the world's most-loved acts including James Blunt, Dolly Parton, K.D. Lang and Pete Murray.

Jeremy Marou and Thomas Busby started out singing around campfires in their hometown of Rockhampton before earning a following once they hit the tour circuit.

Their latest album Postcards From The Shell House claiming their first ARIA #1.

Busby Marou - Best Part Of Me

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“We heard just as we were getting ready to release [our new single] ‘Getaway Car’,” said Marou.

“When we heard Elton had picked us, it was like icing on a very big cake,” added Busby.

Last week the pair performed at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane as the pre-match entertainment for the Broncos VS the Panthers in their NRL finals clash.

Nearly 20,000 fans will pack WIN Stadium on September 24 for Elton John’s sold-out Once In A Lifetime Concert, an event set to inject millions into the Illawarra economy.

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Picture: Supplied

Picture: Supplied

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