WEBB Wilder is used to playing for older generation, fans who have been with him for a long time but he says there's nothing quite like playing rock and roll to teenagers.
The iconic Indie rocker and his band, the Beatnecks brought out the wild side in students of St Joseph's Secondary School, Marist Brothers' High School and Ratu Sukuna Memorial to name a few during a recent show.
Tattersalls Leisure Centre was awash with the combined din, the rock numbers of Webb Wilder and the Beatnecks and the screams of over a thousand secondary and primary school students.
Wilder and the Beatnecks soon had the crowd on their feet with originals like Sputnik, No Great Shake's, She's Not Romantic, and Human Cannonball.
Mr Wilder said: "Today was great ..... You know actually playing real rock and roll for young people, for teenagers and having them so excited it was like beetle mania."
"It gave you a taste of what that must have been like for those groups because a lot of time we play for people our age, fans who have been with me a long time in the States."
"You know in the early days of the 1950s, people like Elvis Presley .... their early gigs were in high schools so we're always trying to figure out a way to reach some young people. I never had that kind of opportunity so it was wonderful."