Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Brian Setzer Releases New Live Album: "Don't Mess With a Big Band"

ENCINITAS, CA--(Marketwire - July 20, 2010) - Three-time Grammy Award winner, Brian Setzer, showcases his legendary guitar-playing on the new double-live album Don't Mess With a Big Band out July 20th on Surfdog Records. Setzer and his label will be releasing more live material in the coming months in an effort to replace the horrible-sounding bootlegs which have been flooding the market, and instead offer high-quality recordings.

The 2-disc set, packed with 19 tracks, is a sizzling souvenir of The Brian Setzer Orchestra's 2009 tour of Japan. Don't Mess With a Big Band contains all of his biggest hits (including "Rock This Town," "Stray Cat Strut," and "Jump Jive An' Wail") and includes a couple of rare gems that he had never previously performed live. Brian leads his 18-piece powerhouse band through ninety minutes of amazing music.

From launching the rockabilly revolution with the Stray Cats in the '80s to pioneering the swing revival with the Brian Setzer Orchestra during the late '90s, this Long Island-born innovator has earned his unique place in modern music by walking the line between conceptual discipline and balls-out rockin'. Setzer has sold millions of albums worldwide and won his Grammy Awards (two for Best Pop Instrumental Performance for "Sleepwalk" from The Dirty Boogie in 1998 and "Caravan" from Vavoom in 2000, plus one for Best Pop Performance with "Jump, Jive an' Wail," also from The Dirty Boogie) by targeting that place where wild energy and visionary imagination intersect.

For more information on Brian Setzer, please contact Megan Lloyd at Dave Kaplan Management, 760-944-8800.

SOURCE: Surfdog Records

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