ICONIC GUITARIST, SONGWRITER, VOCALIST AND GRAMMY-AWARD WINNER
“HERE COMES SANTA CLAUS” AND “YABBA-DABBA YULETIDE”
FROM THE RECENTLY RELEASED
‘ROCKIN’ RUDOLPH’ ALBUM
12TH ANNUAL “CHRISTMAS ROCKS! TOUR”
CONTINUES ON THE WEST COAST THROUGH DECEMBER
WITH A LOS ANGELES PERFORMANCE
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18 DOWNTOWN AT MICROSOFT THEATER
Above: Brian Setzer Orchestra
Iconic guitarist,songwriter,vocalistandthree-time Grammy-Award winnerBRIAN SETZERandTHE BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRAperformed two revved up holiday tunes with rockin’ big-band arrangements last night (12/16) on TBS’ “CONAN”:“Here Comes Santa Claus” (on air) and “Yabba-Dabba Yuletide” (a web exclusive). Both songs can be found on BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA‘s recent ROCKIN’ RUDOLPHalbum–their first studioChristmas album in10 years–which was released October 16 via Surfdog Records. You can click here to watch “Here Comes Santa Claus” and here to watch “Yabba-Dabba Yuletide.” Also, in honor of the show’s guest Dick Van Dyke, the BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA performed a special impromptu rendition of the “Dick Van Dyke Show” theme which can be viewed here.
Above: Screenshot of BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA on CONAN
The19-piece bandwill be inLos Angeleson a stop during their major 31-date12thannual “Christmas Rocks! Tour”for a performance thisFriday, December 18at the Microsoft Theater. For ticket information, visit:http://www.briansetzer.com/tour-dates/.
ROCKIN’ RUDOLPH–which exclusively premiered onYAHOO! Music(10/12)–was produced byPeter Collins (Rush, Bon Jovi, Alice Cooper, etc.) and recorded in both Nashville, TN and Hollywood, CA. The 12-track album includes highlights such as “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,”“Yabba-Dabba Yuletide,” and “Rockabilly Rudolph” (premiered exclusively via Billboard.com10/9), among other notable Christmas classic tunes, with SETZER’s trademark guitar work and vocal stylings matched with THEBRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA‘s rockin’ big-band horn arrangements. Click here to watch a short sizzle video for ROCKIN’ RUDOLPH.
Iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and 3-time Grammy-award-winner, is a “Musician’s Musician” credited with continually taking chances with innovative and daring musical styles, while single-handedly resurrecting two forgotten genres of music (rockabilly in the ’80’s and swing in the ’90’s). Along the way, he has scored chart-topping hits, sold 13 million records and received the Orville H. Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award throughout his decorated career as founder/leader of the Stray Cats, his 18-piece Brian Setzer Orchestra, and as a solo artist. He is consistently cited as one of the world’s greatest living guitarists, and has a best-selling, extensive line of elite Gretsch signature model guitars bearing his name. Brian appeared in the 1987 film, La Bamba, portraying rockabilly pioneer Eddie Cochran. In 2002, Brian earned the privilege of being one of the few musicians to be animated in an episode of “The Simpsons,” alongside Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Tom Petty. That same year, Setzer was personally requested to induct Chet Atkins into the 17th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2014, SETZER received the distinct honor of being asked by the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C.to donate a replica of his original 1959 Gretsch 6120 “Stray Cat” guitar, joining an elite collection of musical instruments at the museum including Dizzy Gillespie’s trumpet and John Coltrane’s saxophone.