Brian Setzer Net Worth

Brian Setzer Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

The Brian Setzer Orchestra net worth is
$6.5 Million

The Brian Setzer Orchestra Wiki Biography

Brian Robert Setzer is a singer/songwriter and guitarist born on 10th April 1959 in Massapequa, New York, USA, probably best known as the frontman of the 1950s rockabilly-style revival group Stray Cats, and The Brian Setzer Orchestra.

Have you ever wondered how rich Brian Setzer is, as of mid-2016? According to sources it has been estimated that Brian Setzer’s overall net worth is $6.5 million, acquired thanks to a successful musical career which he built through his work in bands as well as his solo career since the late ‘70s. Since he is still an active musician his net worth continues to grow.

Brian Setzer Net Worth $6.5 Million

Brian was raised in Massapequa, and as a child he studied the euphonium – a tuba-like instrument – but played the baritone horn in school. In January 1979, Setzer began fronting the rockabilly band The Tomcats, performing from New York to Philadelphia with no great success, so Brian and his bandmates decided to move to London in 1980, where they thought their music style would be better appreciated. Since they had to sell all their musical gear in order to collect enough money for three one-way plane tickets, they decided to change the band’s name to Stray Cats, due to their “stray” status upon arriving to London. Soon after, the band drew the attention of record producer Dave Edmunds, which enabled them to release a series of successful singles and two albums in the UK, later expanding their fame to the US. This started Brian’s net worth rising.

Setzer released his first solo album, “The Knife Feels Like Justice”, in the summer of 1986 presenting a completely different sound leaning towards a more mainstream rock sound, but it only achieved minor success. However, this album is considered a cult favorite among those who understood Setzer’s message concerning the nuclear proliferation, immigration issues, understanding of religion, unemployment etc. His second solo album “Live Nude Guitars” brought greater success, reaching the top ten lists for the year in the opinion of many critics.

Brian then formed the swing and jump blues music band The Brian Setzer Orchestra in the mid- nineties, releasing four studio albums and several live releases between 1994 and 2002. His biggest accomplishment came in 1998 when the band released “The Dirty Boogie” album which reached the top ten in US album charts, also featuring the hit single “Jump, Jive an’Wail”. In 2007 they released the “Wolfgang’s Big Night Out” album which is based on Brian’s take on classical pieces, and which earned him his eighth Grammy nomination, this time for Best Classical Crossover album of the year.

When it comes to his more recent activity, Setzer toured Europe in 2011 on “The Brian Setzer Rockabilly Riot Tour!”. In 2014 he produced Drake Bell’s “Ready Steady Go” album, playing the guitar on two of the songs.

During his career, Brian has been rewarded multiple times for his musical work; these include the Orville H.Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award at the 1999 Gibson Awards, and three Grammy Awards since 2000. His seventh Grammy nomination came in December 2006 for his version of “My Favorite Things”. He was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame in November 2015.

When it comes to his private life, Setzer was married to DeAnna Madsen(1984-92) and Christine Schmidt(1994-2002) before marrying Julie Reiten in 2005; the two now reside in Minneapolis.

Full NameBrian Setzer
Net Worth$6.5 Million
Date Of BirthApril 10, 1959
Place Of BirthMassapequa, Town of Oyster Bay, New York, United States
ProfessionSinger-songwriter, Guitarist, Actor
SpouseJulie Reiten (m. 2005), Christine Schmidt (m. 1994–2002), DeAnna Madsen (m. 1984–1992)
ChildrenCody Setzer
SiblingsGary Setzer
AwardsGrammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance
Music GroupsStray Cats, The Brian Setzer Orchestra, The Honeydrippers, Rock This Town, Rumble in Brighton, Nutcracker Suite
NominationsGrammy Award for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
MoviesSuch Good People, Jeff Beck: Rock 'N' Roll Party Honoring Les Paul, The Great White Hype, La Bamba, Brian Setzer: The Guitar of Brian Setzer
1Has 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.
2He married DeAnna at the Courthouse in Tallahassee, Florida on Valentine's Day after playing a concert the previous night.
3He portrayed 50s rocker Eddie Cochran in La Bamba (1987).
4Brian and his ex-wife, DeAnna Madsen, have a son, Cody.
5Guitar player for The Stray Cats and The Brian Setzer Orchestra.
6Taught to play guitar by Mr. Scurti, an older Italian gentleman.
7Raised in Massapequa, Long Island, New York.


Conan2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the StarsTV Series writer - 7 episodes, 2008 - 2014 performer - 3 episodes, 2008 - 2009 music - 1 episode, 2008
Dancing on Ice2014TV Series writer - 2 episodes
American Horror Story2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
Rage2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
So You Think You Can DanceTV Series performer - 5 episodes, 2006 - 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2008
Dancing with the Stars2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Soul Surfer2011performer: "Go-Go Godzilla" / writer: "Go-Go Godzilla"
Conan O'Brien Can't Stop2011Documentary writer: "Rock This Town"
Beethoven's Big Break2008Video arranger: "Take The Fith"
So You Think You Can Dance CanadaTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
Killshot2008performer: "Sixty Years" / writer: "Sixty Years"
It Takes Two2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Elite Beat Agents2006Video Game writer: "Rock This Town"
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause2006writer: "Santa Drives a Hot Rod"
Guitar Hero II2006Video Game "ROCK THIS TOWN"
My Name Is Earl2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cars2006Video Game writer: "Rock This Town"
Bones2005TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper2005Short writer: "Jingle Bells"
Charlie Jade2005TV Series performer - 1 episode
Stray Cats: Rumble in Brixton2004Video 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
Will & Grace2004TV Series performer - 1 episode
Une vie2004performer: "Mack The Knife"
Riding Giants2004Documentary writer: " She's Sexy and 17", "Rumble in Brighton"
I Love the '80s Strikes Back2003TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Once Upon a Time in Mexico2003performer: "Malagueña"
Step Into Liquid2003Documentary performer: " The Legend Of Johnny Kool, Pt. 2" / writer: " The Legend Of Johnny Kool, Pt. 2"
The Country Bears2002writer: "I'm Only In It for the Honey"
The Sopranos2001TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
House of Mouse2001TV Series performer: "Rockin' at the House of Mouse" / writer: "Rockin' at the House of Mouse"
Coyote Ugly2000writer: "Rock This Town"
Me, Myself & Irene2000producer: "Bodhisattva"
The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas2000writer: "Rock This Town"
Roswell2000TV Series performer - 1 episode
Snow Day2000writer: "Switchblade 327"
Stuart Little1999writer: "If You Can't Rock Me"
Three to Tango1999writer: "Jumpin' East Of Java"
Drive Me Crazy1999writer: "Let's Live It Up"
Beverly Hills, 902101998TV Series writer - 1 episode
Can't Hardly Wait1998writer: "Ghost Radio"
Stars in Their Eyes1998TV Series writer - 1 episode
Deep Rising1998writer: "Lady Luck"
True Love and Chaos1997writer: "Rock This Town"
Jingle All the Way1996writer: "So They Say It's Christmas"
The Great White Hype1996performer: "Danny Boy" / producer: "Danny Boy"
Beavis and Butt-Head1994TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Mask1994writer: "Straight Up"
Writer's Block1990Short writer: "Nine Lives"
Miami Vice1988TV Series performer - 1 episode
La Bamba1987performer: "Summertime Blues"
DTV 'Doggone' Valentine1987TV Movie writer: "Stray Cat Strut"
DTV Valentine1986TV Movie writer: "Rock This Town"
The Slugger's Wife1985writer: "STRAY CAT STRUT"
Mike's Murder1984writer: "Rebels Rule"
Surf II1984writer: "Built for Speed"
Cool Cats: 25 Years of Rock 'n' Roll Style1983Video documentary writer: "Runaway Boys", "Stray Cat Strut" - uncredited
Private School1983writer: "Rock This Town"
Stray Cats: I Won't Stand in Your Way1983Video short writer: "I Won't Stand in Your Way"
The Taming of Rebecca1982writer: "Rock This Town" - uncredited
Top of the Pops1981TV Series writer - 2 episodes


Such Good People2014Bouncer
Brian Setzer Orchestra: If You Can't Rock Me1999Video short
Beverly Hills, 902101998TV SeriesBrian Setzer
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1996-1998TV SeriesMusical Guest
The Nanny1997TV SeriesBrian Setzer
Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme1990TV MovieGeorgie Porgie's House Band
La Bamba1987Eddie Cochran


Brian Setzer Orchestra: If You Can't Rock Me1999Video short
Stray Cats: I Won't Stand in Your Way1983Video short

Music Department

Stray Cats: Rumble in Brixton2004Video documentary song producer: "Mystery Train Kept a Rollin'"


The Dreamsters2011TV Series special thanks - 13 episodes
The Dreamsters: Welcome to the Dreamery2011TV Movie special thanks


Conan2015TV SeriesHimself - The Brian Setzer Orchestra
The Best Hit USA2014TV SeriesHimself
CMA Country Christmas2011TV MovieHimself
Jeff Beck Honors Les Paul2010TV MovieHimself
Dancing with the Stars2008TV SeriesHimself
Rachael Ray2006TV Series
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1996-2006TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself / Themselves - Musical Guest / ...
Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade2005TV SpecialHimself (as Brian Setzer Orchestra)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2001-2005TV SeriesHimself / Themselves / Musical Guest
The Tony Danza Show2005TV SeriesHimself
Christmas in Rockefeller Center2005TV MovieHimself
Brian Setzer: Christmas Extravaganza2005VideoHimself
Stray Cats: Rumble in Brixton2004Video documentaryHimself - Guitar and Vocals (as Stray Cats)
Stray Cats: Rumble in Brixton - European Tour 2004 (Behind the Scenes)2004Video shortHimself
Stray Cats: Rumble in Brixton - Mystery Train Kept a Rollin'2004Video shortHimself
Christmas in Rockefeller Center2003TV MovieHimself - Performer (as Brian Setzer Orchestra)
Christmas in Washington2002TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Christmas in Rockefeller Center2002TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The Simpsons2002TV SeriesHimself
The Country Bears2002Himself
The Brian Setzer Orchestra: Live in Japan2002VideoHimself
The Documentary of the Brian Setzer Orchestra2002Video shortHimself
This Joint Is Jumpin'2001TV Movie documentaryRock Swing Guitarist
Woodstock '991999TV SpecialHimself
The 41st Annual Grammy Awards1999TV SpecialHimself
1998 VH1 Fashion Awards1998TV SpecialHimself (as Brian Setzer Orchestra)
MTV Video Music Awards 19981998TV SpecialHimself - Performer (as Brian Setzer Orchestra)
Ellen1997TV SeriesHimself
The Great White Hype1996Himself
Late Night with David Letterman1986-1993TV SeriesHimself
The Guitar of Brian Setzer1992VideoHimself
The 1992 Billboard Music Awards1992TV SpecialHimself
Guitar1991Video documentaryBrian Setzer
Saturday Night Live1984TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Arena1984TV Series documentaryHimself - The Stray Cats
Cool Cats: 25 Years of Rock 'n' Roll Style1983Video documentaryHimself
New American Bandstand 19651982-1983TV SeriesHimself
Pop Quiz1982TV SeriesHimself
Top of the Pops1980-1981TV SeriesHimself - The Stray Cats

Archive Footage

JBTV2010TV SeriesHimself
Stray Cats: Rumble in Brixton - Flashback2004Video shortHimself
Top of the Pops1980TV SeriesHimself - The Stray Cats

Known for movies

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