Who is Brian Setzer? Wiki, Age, Wife, Net Worth, Ethnicity, Height, Career

Brian Setzer

Brian Setzer is a guitarist, singer, and songwriter from the United States who is best known as the co-founder and lead singer of the rockabilly band Stray Cats. He later formed The Brian Setzer Orchestra, of which he is the sole manager. He is also a member of The Bloodless Pharaohs, The Tomcats, and Jeff Beck.

Quick Facts

Celebrated Name:Brian Setzer
Real Name/Full Name:Brian Robert Setzer
Age:64 years old
Birth Date:10 April 1959
Birth Place:Massapequa, New York, United States
Height:1.78 m
Weight:72 kg
Sexual Orientation:Straight
Marital Status:Married
Wife/Spouse (Name):Julie Reiten (m. 2005), Christine Schmidt (m. 1994–2002), DeAnna Madsen (m. 1984–1992)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):Yes (Cody Setzer)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name):N/A
Is Brian Setzer Gay?No
Profession:Guitarist, singer, songwriter
Net Worth in 2024:$10 million

Brian Setzer Biography

Brian Setzer was born on April 10, 1959, in the town of Massapequa, New York, to parents from a middle-class family. From a young age, he was interested in music and began playing musical instruments. He was one of the tam’s main leads and played euphonium in his school band. He quickly became involved in jazz, performing at the Village Vanguard.


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Brian Setzer

Brian Setzer’s Age, Height, Weight

Brian Setzer was born on April 10, 1959, and is 63 years old as of 2024. His height is 1.78 m and he weighs 72 kg.


Brian began his career after becoming interested in jazz music and began performing at the Village Vanguard jazz club in Greenwich Village. He then joined the Tomcats band with his brother Gary. The band’s name was later changed to Stray Cats. Gary soon left the band, and Lee Rocker and drummer Slim Jim Phantom joined. Stray Cats (Arista, 1981) was their breakthrough album, and it contained two chart-topping singles. The album Built for Speed (EMI, 1982) was produced by Dave Edmunds. Their next album, ‘Rant n’ Rave with the Stray Cats,’ was released in 1983.

Stray Cats split up in 1984, and Brian began his solo career. He gathered a band and formed The Brian Setzer Orchestra. After releasing their cover “Jump, Jive, and Wail,” the group quickly became a crowd favorite. With the same song, they also won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. Their next single, “Sleep Walk,” was nominated for a Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Performance.

Achievements and Awards

Brian Setzer, one of the greatest musicians of all time, has won numerous awards for his work with Stray Cats and The Brian Setzer Orchestra. His accomplishments are as follows:

  • Lifetime Achievement Award for Orville H. Gibson (1999)
  • “Jump, Jive, and Wail” won the Grammy for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals (1998)
  • Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance, “Caravan” and “Sleep Walk”
  • Hall of Fame for Long Island Music (2015)

Brian Setzer’s Net Worth in 2024

Brian Setzer has a net worth of $10 million as of February 2024. He began his career as a jazz club performer before joining Stray Cats as a guitarist. He has also performed in a number of live concerts around the world. He then forms his own band, The Brian Setzer Orchestra, which is also very successful.

Brian Setzer, a Grammy Award winner, began his career at the Village Vanguard jazz club. He later joined the Stray Cats, an American rockabilly band. Stray Cats (Arista, 1981) was their breakthrough album, and it contained two chart-topping singles. His solo career was as successful as his previous one. He and his orchestra received two Grammy Awards.

Brian Setzer Wife, Marriage

Brian Setzer has had three marriages. DeAnna Madsen was his first wife, whom he married in 1984. He then married Christine Schmidt in 1994, and the marriage lasted until 2002. He is currently married to Julie Reiten, a former singer, and member of the Dustbunnies band. He and Julie have one child, Cody Setzer.