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Stray Cats

Stray Cats

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Booking Stray Cats

To book Stray Cats or another Rock artist for your private party, corporate event, fundraiser or other function, please fill out our Artist Request Form to quickly connect with one of our Booking Agents.

The staff of Headline Booking Group will work with you to produce a memorable event. Get started now by filling out our no-obligation Artist Request Form and we will work with you to book Stray Cats or another Rock artist for your event.


Biography

The key group of the early-’80s rockabilly revival, the Stray Cats scored several big hits on both sides of the Atlantic thanks to a striking visual style tailor-made for the early days of MTV, as well as genuine musical chops that evoked the best players of rockabilly’s original heyday. The Stray Cats were formed by guitarist/vocalist Brian Setzer & school friends Lee Rockerand Slim Jim Phantom in Massapequa, NY. However, their retro ’50s look and sound didn’t go over well around Long Island, and in the summer of 1980 the group headed to England, where a rockabilly revival movement was just beginning to emerge.

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After one of their gigs in London, the Stray Cats met producer Dave Edmunds. Edmunds offered to work with the group, and they entered the studio to record their self-titled debut album, released in England in 1981 on Arista. They were popular right out of the box, scoring three straight hits that year with ‘Runaway Boys,’ ‘Rock This Town,’ and ‘Stray Cat Strut.’ The Stray Cats decided to return to the States and make a go of it. They signed with EMI America and in 1982 released their U.S. debut, Built for Speed, which compiled the highlights from their two British LPs. Helped by extensive airplay on MTV at the height of the anything-goes new wave era, ‘Rock This Town’ and ‘Stray Cat Strut’ both hit the American Top Ten, over a year after their British chart peaks. As a result, Built for Speed was a left-field smash, and the Stray Cats were seen as avatars of retro style. Their second American album, Rant n’ Rave With the Stray Cats, appeared in 1983 and produced another Top Ten hit in ‘(She’s) Sexy + 17,’.

Setzer continues to perform with The Brian Setzer Orchestra, which performs classic big band swing and jump blues tunes, as well as Setzer originals

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