Bruce Springsteen thrilled a group of Australian violinists by inviting them to perform with him at his show in Brisbane this week (ends02Mar14).

The Boss gave the classical musicians of local group Cooper & Koo just one afternoon to learn a cover of the Bee Gees' classic Stayin' Alive before incorporating them into his concert at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Wednesday (26Feb14).

The group performed with Springsteen and The E Street Band at the beginning of the gig.

Group member Yena Choi says of the experience, "It was amazing, he just treated us like family."