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Brian Setzer is an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter who is popularly known as the co-founder and lead singer of the rockabilly group Stray Cats. He later formed the band called The Brian Setzer Orchestra, which is solely managed by him. He is also associated with The Bloodless Pharaohs, The Tomcats, and Jeff Beck.
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Brian started his career after he became fond of jazz music and started playing at a jazz club in Greenwich Village named Village Vanguard. He then joined the band called Tomcats along with his brother Gary. The group later changed its name to Stray Cats. Soon, Gary left the band, and Lee Rocker and drummer Slim Jim Phantom joined the same. Their debut album was titled Stray Cats (Arista, 1981), which was a super hit and contained two blockbuster singles. Then they released Built for Speed (EMI, 1982), which was produced by Dave Edmunds. Their next album released in 1983, titled ‘Rant n’ Rave with the Stray Cats.’
Family and Personal Life
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Brian Setzer has been married three times. His first wife was DeAnna Madsen, with whom he got married in 1984. He then got married to Christine Schmidt in 1994, which lasted till 2002. He is currently married to Julie Reiten, who is a former singer and part of the band named Dustbunnies. He has one child with Julie named Cody Setzer.
|Wife's/Spouse's Name||Julie Reiten (m. 2005), Christine Schmidt (m. 1994–2002), DeAnna Madsen (m. 1984–1992)|
|Children/Kids||Yes (Cody Setzer)|
Nationality, Net Worth and Other Facts
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|Full/Real Name||Brian Robert Setzer|
|Age (as of today)||64 years|
|Date of Birth||April 10, 1959|
|Place of Birth||Massapequa, New York, United States|
|Height||1.78 m, 5 feet 10 inches|
|Weight||72 kg, 158.5 lbs|
|Net Worth / Wealth||$10 million|
|Occupation||Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter|
Height, Weight, and Age
Brian Setzer's height is above average measuring 1.78 m. Brian Setzer weighs 72 kg. Being born on April 10, 1959, translates to an age of 64 years as of todays date (June 5, 2023).
Since the big band started I’m just always swamped with movies and things. It certainly pays the bills and it’s very satisfying, because I get to write all these big charts and all this crazy music.Brian Setzer
Rock and roll and swing never quite mixed. Rock and roll came in and just blew everything out of the water. Big bands were dead.Brian Setzer
Don’t be afraid to take liberties with this music. Try and put some of yourself into it.Brian Setzer
I wanted to go back to Sun. Unfortunately, most of the gear is gone from Sun. The way I take it now, it’s almost like a tourist destination. So, it would have been pretty difficult to have brought all the gear into Sun to make it like it was in the ’50’s.Brian Setzer
The biggest challenge for me was Get Rhythm. I don’t know why.Brian Setzer