Brian Setzer is a famous American singer and songwriter. In fact, the star has become well known as a skilled guitarist, capable of achieving impressive stage performances. Brian first became a star in the 1980s, even though he made his debut in 1979. The famous musician was born in Massapequa, New York, United States. His first contact with the musical world dates back to more than 30 years ago, but since the 1990s, Brian managed to revitalize his career, as part of the Brian Setzer Orchestra.
Starting with 1979, Brian founded the Stray Cats, but the musical band only performed locally. In the 1980s, Brian decided to move to London in the hope that in the United Kingdom fame will be simpler to achieve. And he was absolutely right, as people in England appreciated his music and unique style. Soon, Brian and his band signed a contract with Dave Edmunds, a famous record producer. In 1982, the Stray Cats already were famous in the UK, having two albums released in this country and numerous hit singles in the English top charts. There is no wonder that this is the year when Brian and his band also achieved fame in the United States. The album Built for Speed is the first Stray Cats project to become successful in the US. Despite their growing fame, the Stray Cats decided to separate in 1984. Even though they reunited several times before the 1990s, the band has never knew once again its initial success.
In 1986, Brian decided to release his first solo album, The Knife Feels Like Justice. The album was successful, but it never reached the level of fame everyone expected. Since Brian seemed unable to achieve the highest fame as a solo artist, he decided to create his own band, event dating back to the mid-1990s. The Brian Setzer Orchestra released numerous successful songs and no less than 15 albums. The Dirty Boogie is one of the most famous albums released during this period of time. Between 2002 and 2010, some of the best albums of the band include Dig That Crazy Christmas, Songs from Lonely Avenue, Don’t Mess With A Big Band (Live), but also Vavoom!, The Ultimate Collection and Best of The Big Band. Even though Brian has focused all his efforts on the band, he also continued to release solo materials. They include Rockin’ By Myself and Live Nude Guitars.