Wilbur Wilde became a household name during his 15-year run as member of the house band on Hey Hey it’s Saturday, from 1984 through until the last episode in 1999. He has made many other TV appearances including Countdown, The Paul Hogan Show, Blankety Blanks, Sale of the Century, MTV, Getaway, Spicks and Specks and The Russell Gilbert Show.
Wilbur Wilde was born Nicholas Aitken in 1955 and first rose to prominence as saxophonist with the bands Ol' 55 and Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons. Over the years, he has performed with some of the biggest names in music including Skyhooks, Tom Jones, Split Enz, Roy Orbison, Cold Chisel, Dire Straits, the Angels and Paul Kelly.
From 1992 to 1999, Wilbur toured with The New Rocky Horror Show, contributing to more than 750 performances along the way. His CV also boasts a string of movie credits including Mad Max, Coolangatta Gold, Jenny Kissed Me, Dead End Drive-In, Cool Change, The Bit Part and Star Struck.
Wilbur has also enjoyed an enduring career as a radio announcer with Melbourne stations 3XY, 3UZ, Gold 104 and Vega 91.5. His media experience extends to that of producer, writer, event and tour manager and music producer/director. In 2007, he was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame.
During the same year Wilbur had the honour of being an Australia Day Ambassador. He is also a past Deputy Chair, of the Helpmann Awards Contemporary Music Panel. Wilbur Wilde has a large amount of media experience and is an unshakable master of ceremonies and keynote speaker.
Wilbur is both a creative and high energy presenter. This award winning multi-media personality is perhaps most remembered for his work opposite Red Symmons on Hey Hey it's Saturday in addition to his outstanding performances on Sax with many leading musical greats.