Wilbur Wilde

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Wilbur Wilde
Born Nicholas Robert Aitken
(1955-10-05) 5 October 1955 (age 61)
Australia
Residence Melbourne, Victoria
Occupation Television and radio presenter
Saxophonist
Known for Hey Hey It's Saturday, Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons

Wilbur Wilde (born Nicholas Robert Aitken on 5 October 1955) is an Australian saxophonist, television personality and radio presenter. He is best known for his work on Hey Hey It's Saturday. He rose to prominence with the bands Ol' 55 and Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons.

Career[edit]

Music career[edit]

Wilde was the tenor saxophonist (and did some vocals) with Ol' 55 from 1975 until 1977. Wilde then joined Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons in 1977 as saxophonist and backing singer. He still remains in that role to this date.

Television career[edit]

He is most famous for appearing as part of the house band on Hey Hey It's Saturday from 1984 until 1999, and again from 2009 until 2010.

Wilde has made numerous other TV appearances throughout his career on shows including The Flying Doctors, MDA, The Paul Hogan Show, Blankety Blanks, Sale of the Century, Celebrity Squares, MTV, Getaway, Postcards, Temptation, Spicks and Specks, The Russell Gilbert Show, and commercials for the Australian Pensioners Insurance Agency. 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 Trojan Warrior, Mad Max, The Coolangatta Gold, City of the Damned, Jenny Kissed Me, Dead End Drive-In, and Cool Change.

Radio career[edit]

From December 2005 until 2008, Wilbur joined Vega 91.5FM as the Drive Announcer.

Personal life[edit]

Wilde is a supporter of the Melbourne Football Club in the Australian Football League. His brother, Chris Aitken, played fourteen games for them in the 1960s and 1970s.

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