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Brian Setzer


Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Brian Setzer was born on April 10, 1959 in New York City. He was raised in Massapequa, Long Island and studied the tuba-like instrument the euphonium as a kid. Brian played the baritone horn in grade school and often traveled to New York City to visit local jazz clubs in his teen years. In 1979 Setzer, drummer ... See full bio »

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Known For

La Bamba Eddie Cochran
(1987)
Deep Rising Soundtrack
(1998)
(2003)
Me, Myself & Irene Soundtrack
(2000)

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 2019 Stranger Things (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Chapter One: Suzie, Do You Copy? (2019) ... (writer: "Rock This Town" - uncredited)
 2018 Dr. Seuss' The Grinch (arranger: "Jingle Bells")
 2015 Conan (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dick Van Dyke/Bill Burr/The Brian Setzer Orchestra (2015) ... (writer: "Here Comes Santa Claus")
  Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 10 episodes, 2007 - 2014) (performer - 3 episodes, 2008 - 2009)
- Switch-up (2014) ... (writer: "Rock This Town")
- Week 4 (2012) ... (writer: "This Cat's On a Hot Tin Roof")
- Performance Show: Week Nine (2012) ... (writer: "The Dirty Boogie")
- Performance Show: Week Eight (2012) ... (writer: "Stray Cat Strut")
- Week 2 (2012) ... (writer: "Sexy, Sexy!")
 2014 Dancing on Ice (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Week 3: The Skate-Off (2014) ... (writer: "Stray Cat Strut" - uncredited)
- Week 3 (2014) ... (writer: "Stray Cat Strut" - uncredited)
 2013 American Horror Story (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Madness Ends (2013) ... (performer: "Jump Jive An' Wail" - uncredited)
 2012 Rage (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Lanie Lane Guest Programs Rage (2012) ... (writer: "Sexy and 17", "Stray Cat Strut")
  So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (performer - 5 episodes, 2006 - 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2008)
- Top 6 Perform (2012) ... (performer: "Malagueña")
- Top Six Perform (2009) ... (performer: "As Long as I'm Singin'")
- The Top Four Perform (2008) ... (performer: "The Dirty Boogie") / (writer: "The Dirty Boogie")
- The Top 14 Perform (2008) ... (performer: "Malagueña")
- Top 4: The Finale (2006) ... (performer: "The House is Rockin'")
 2011 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #11.6 (2011) ... (writer: "Rock This Town" - uncredited)
 2011 Soul Surfer (performer: "Go-Go Godzilla") / (writer: "Go-Go Godzilla")
 2011 Conan O'Brien Can't Stop (Documentary) (writer: "Rock This Town")
 2008 Beethoven's Big Break (Video) (arranger: "Take The Fith")
  So You Think You Can Dance Canada (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2008) (writer - 1 episode, 2008)
- Top 8 Results (2008) ... (performer: "Malagueña")
- Top 20 (2008) ... (writer: "Rock This Town")
 2008 Killshot (performer: "Sixty Years") / (writer: "Sixty Years")
 2008 It Takes Two (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Series 3 Quarter Final (2008) ... (writer: "Rock This Town")
 2006 Guitar Hero II (Video Game) ("ROCK THIS TOWN")
 2006 Elite Beat Agents (Video Game) (writer: "Rock This Town")
 2006 The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (writer: "Santa Drives a Hot Rod")
 2006 My Name Is Earl (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Larceny of a Kitty Cat (2006) ... (writer: "Stray Cat Strut" - uncredited)
 2006 Cars (Video Game) (writer: "Rock This Town")
 2005 The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper (Short) (writer: "Jingle Bells")
 2005 Charlie Jade (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Dirty Laundry (2005) ... (performer: "Mack the Knife")
 2004 Stray Cats: Rumble in Brixton (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Rumble in Brighton", "Something's Wrong with My Radio", "Stray Cat Strut", "Gene & Eddie", "Too Hip Gotta Go", "I Won't Stand in Your Way", "Blast Off", "18 Miles to Memphis", "Bring It Back Again", "Fishnet Stockings", "Runaway Boys", "Rock this Town", " (She's) Sexy + 17", "Mystery Train Kept a Rollin'" (studio recording))
 2004 Will & Grace (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- I Do (2004) ... (performer: "Luck Be A Lady" - uncredited)
 2004 Une vie à t'attendre (performer: "Mack The Knife")
 2004 Riding Giants (Documentary) (writer: " (She's) Sexy and 17", "Rumble in Brighton")
 2003 I Love the '80s Strikes Back (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- 1983 (2003) ... (writer: "Rock This Town")
 2003 Once Upon a Time in Mexico (performer: "Malagueña")
 2003 Downhill Domination (Video Game) (performer: "8 Track")
 2003 Step Into Liquid (Documentary) (performer: " (The Legend Of) Johnny Kool, Pt. 2") / (writer: " (The Legend Of) Johnny Kool, Pt. 2")
 2002 The Country Bears (performer: "I'm Only In It for the Honey") / (producer: "I'm Only In It for the Honey") / (writer: "I'm Only In It for the Honey")
 2001 The Sopranos (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Employee of the Month (2001) ... (lyrics: "Americano" - uncredited)
 2001 House of Mouse (TV Series) (performer: "Rockin' at the House of Mouse") / (writer: "Rockin' at the House of Mouse")
 2000 Coyote Ugly (writer: "Rock This Town")
 2000 Me, Myself & Irene (producer: "Bodhisattva")
 2000 The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (writer: "Rock This Town")
 2000 Roswell (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Convention (2000) ... (performer: "Flyin' Saucer Rock and Roll")
 2000 Snow Day (writer: "Switchblade 327")
 1999 Stuart Little (writer: "If You Can't Rock Me")
 1999 Three to Tango (writer: "Jumpin' East Of Java")
 1999 Drive Me Crazy (writer: "Let's Live It Up")
 1998 Beverly Hills, 90210 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Marathon Man (1998) ... (writer: "The Dirty Boogie", "Hollywood Nocturne" - uncredited)
 1998 Can't Hardly Wait (writer: "Ghost Radio")
 1998 Stars in Their Eyes (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #9.5 (1998) ... (writer: "Rock This Town")
 1998 Deep Rising (writer: "Lady Luck")
 1997 True Love and Chaos (writer: "Rock This Town")
 1996 Jingle All the Way (writer: "So They Say It's Christmas")
 1996 The Great White Hype (performer: "Danny Boy") / (producer: "Danny Boy")
 1994 Beavis and Butt-Head (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Safe House (1994) ... (performer: "Rebelene")
 1994 The Mask (writer: "Straight Up")
 1990 Writer's Block (Short) (writer: "Nine Lives")
 1988 Miami Vice (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Love at First Sight (1988) ... (performer: "Looking for Someone to Love" - uncredited)
 1987 La Bamba (performer: "Summertime Blues")
 1987 DTV 'Doggone' Valentine (TV Movie) (writer: "Stray Cat Strut")
 1986 DTV Valentine (TV Movie) (writer: "Rock This Town")
 1985 The Slugger's Wife (writer: "Stray Cat Strut")
 1984 Mike's Murder (writer: "Rebels Rule")
 1984 Surf II (writer: "Built for Speed")
 1983 Cool Cats: 25 Years of Rock 'n' Roll Style (Video documentary) (writer: "Runaway Boys", "Stray Cat Strut" - uncredited)
 1983 Stray Cats: I Won't Stand in Your Way (Video short) (writer: "I Won't Stand in Your Way")
 1983 The US Festival (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- New Wave Day (1983) ... (writer: "Fishnet Stockings", "Rock This Town" - uncredited)
 1983 Private School (writer: "Rock This Town")
 1982 The Taming of Rebecca (writer: "Rock This Town" - uncredited)
 1980-1981 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Episode dated 21 May 1981 (1981) ... (writer: "Stray Cat Strut")
- Episode dated 7 May 1981 (1981) ... (writer: "Stray Cat Strut")
- Episode dated 19 February 1981 (1981) ... (writer: "Rock This Town")
- Episode dated 5 February 1981 (1981) ... (writer: "Rock This Town")
- Episode dated 11 December 1980 (1980) ... (writer: "Runaway Boys")
 1981 Stray Cats: Stray Cat Strut (Video short) (writer: "Stray Cat Strut")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Album: "Red Hot & Live" See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 1 Article | 1 Pictorial | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Capitol Records | Surfdog Music | See more »

Alternate Names:

The Brian Selzer Orchestra | The Brian Setzer Orchestra | Stray Cats | Brian Setzer Orchestra | The Stray Cats
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Trivia:

Has played Gretsch guitars throughout his career and in 1990, he became the first guitarist since Chet Atkins to be honored with a signature-model Gretsch, the "Brian Setzer 6120", now one of an extensive line of Setzer signature models. See more »

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