Former frontman for the 80s rockabilly trio the Stray Cats, Brian went on to form The Brian Setzer Orchestra, a 17-piece swing and jump blues ensemble band. They released a new album in October and are now on their annual Christmas Rocks! Extravaganza tour.
Iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and 3-time Grammy-award-winner, Brian Setzer, is a “Musician’s Musician” credited with continually taking chances with innovative and daring musical styles, while single-handedly resurrecting two forgotten genres of music—rockabilly in the ’80s and swing in the ’90s. Along the way, he has scored chart-topping hits, sold over 13 million records and received the Orville H. Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award for his decorated career as founder/leader of the Stray Cats, his 18-piece Brian Setzer Orchestra, and as a solo artist. He is consistently cited as one of the world’s greatest living guitarists, and in the October 1998 issue of Guitar World magazine, Brian Setzer’s solo from “Stray Cat Strut” ranked No. 92 on the “Top 100 Guitar Solos of All Time” list.