Reclusive rocker Phil Collins made an unexpected live comeback at a school in Florida on Wednesday (21May14).

The former Genesis star received a standing ovation as he took the stage with students at the Miami Country Day School to perform renditions of his hits In the Air Tonight and Land of Confusion.

Joking about performing with his young bandmates, he told the audience, "Getting kids to play is one thing - getting them to shut up is another thing."

Collins is currently working on new material with fellow Brit Adele.