The Brian Setzer Orchestra
Rock and Roll, Jump Blues, Swing Revival
This Old House, Rock This Town, Jump Jive AnWail, My Baby Dont Love Me Blues
Prior to the formation of the Brian Setzer Orchestra, Brian was a part of the eminent rockabilly band, The Stray Cats. Comprising of Slim Jim Phantom and Lee Rocker, the group achieved commercial success in US, Canada, Australia and UK. Some of their notable hits included Rock This Town, Bring It Back Again, Shes Sexy + 17 and Stray Cats Strut. Their songs have been listed amongst the 500 Most Important Songs in the History of Rock and Roll by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
In 1990, Brian established the Brian Setzer Orchestra based on the big band style. The idea behind the formation of the group was to explore full sections of saxophone, trombone and trumpet players. With Brian on drums, string bass, piano, guitar and vocals, the group began performing at local clubs in Los Angeles. Their music caught the attention of several music labels and eventually they were signed by Hollywood Records.
The band released its eponymous debut studio album in 1994. Featuring hits like Drink That Bottle Down, Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square, September Skies and Lady Luck, the album managed to garner rave critical reviews. It scored a four star rating from Allmusic. The bands third album The Dirt Boogie proved to be a breakthrough one for them. Consisting of original tracks as well as famous swing covers, the album was a hit amongst the fans. It comprised of covers such as Bull Moose Jacksons Nosey Joes, The Skylinerss Since I Dont Have You and Louis Primas Jump Jive AnWail. The album also included Santo & Johnnys Sleep Walk cover that earned the band a Grammy Award for the Best Pop Instrumental Recording.
The Orchestra on Tour
The Orchestra continues to entertain the fans by performing live shows every year. Currently comprising of several talented musician such as Leslie Spencer, Robbie Hioki, Jason Thor, Sean Billings, Steve Reid, Matt Zebley and Eric Morons, the band is all set for another tour. As usual the Brian Setzer Orchestra tickets will be all the rage amongst the fans this season. All avid fans of jump blues sound are advised to witness the upcoming string of riveting live concerts by the band for an amazing and memorable experience.