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NEW TOUR DATE ANNOUNCED! Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot are playing in Belgium this summer

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot are playing in Antwerp, Belgium at OLT Rivierenhof this summer, July 12, 2017. Tickets go on sale tomorrow at 1pm CET.

 

NOW AVAILABLE! Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks Greatest Licks – I Feel Like Singin’

Friday, February 24th, 2017

 

Dan Hicks new compilation album, Greatest Licks – I Feel Like Singin’ is now available!
 
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Check out the “Best of Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks” playlist!

Brian’s Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot is set it play in Norway this summer!

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot! will be playing in Oslo, Norway this summer, July 19, 2017 at Rockefeller Music Hall. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 9am CET!

JUST ANNOUNCED! Brian’s Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot has their first London show in six years!

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot! will be playing their first London show in six years this summer, July 11, 2017 at O2 Kentish Town Forum. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 9am GMTand can be purchased here!

Proud to see past DKM/Surfdog employee enjoying great success!

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

We’re so proud of past DKM/Surfdog employee, Laura Wasser, founder of Hyper House (creative agency developing and shooting footage for the likes of TIDAL, RocNation, Adidas, and Rihanna) and all she has accomplished. Check out the very inspiring article of what she had to say in YourEDM.

 

SF Chronicle talks about the Memoir by the late Dan Hicks!

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

“I Scare Myself”, a memoir written by Dan Hicks is set for release April 18, 2017. Check out the article about it in the San Francisco Chronicle here!

Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot are playing at the American Tours Festival in France!

Thursday, February 16th, 2017
Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot is set to play at the American Tours Festival in France this summer on July 9, 2017. The 3-day festival will be filled with a variety of shows from bands like ZZ top, Les Insus and many more!
Click here for more info and tickets!

Check out the article in Bohemian.com about Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks upcoming compilation album!

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks Greatest Licks – I Feel Like Singin’  will be available February 24, 2017. Bohemian.com chats with album producers Dave Kaplan and Dave Darling about their love for Dan Hicks and the upcoming album. Check out the article here!

The Brian Setzer Orchestra celebrate 25 years with an exclusive show at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

 

“BSO/25!” is gonna be one helluva party.

The BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA—led by iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and three-time Grammy-award-winner BRIAN SETZER—will celebrate their 25th anniversary in style with an exclusive landmark show at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on August 2. Under the stars at the legendary venue where they’ve performed twice before, SETZER’s trademark guitar work and vocal stylings will be matched with his 19-piece orchestra’s rockin’ big-band horn arrangements, making for an unbeatable combination. Group tickets on-sale Feb 21, 2017, with artist pre-sale beginning May 2, 2017 and public on-sale May 7, 2017.

In their 25 years together, the BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA have released 14 albums (10 studio and four live). In 2016, they earned huge acclaim for their 13th Annual “Christmas Rocks!” tour. As Guitar Player magazine raved in December 2016: “the first guitarist ever to lead a bona fide big band, Setzer has created an ensemble that takes his two favorite genres of music to the next level—his Orchestra is the Earth, Wind & Fire of rockabilly, the Led Zeppelin of jump swing.” Elsewhere, the Santa Barbara Independent noted that “Setzer certainly proved that he’s still got it all–the material, the musicality, and the acrobatic showmanship.” (12/27/16)

“The music I play in the big band is rock n’ roll with a jazz influence,” says SETZER. “What keeps it fresh is the quality of the players in the band. Also a big part of keeping the big band fresh is the arrangements; writing the arrangement for 18-19 people is like writing a song within a song.  It makes the song you might have heard many times sound new again.

The world-class Hollywood Bowl was an immediate choice for the BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA to commemorate their legacy.  “Who doesn’t want to play the Hollywood Bowl in that beautiful setting in the hills,” says SETZER. “When the Hollywood Bowl was conceived, all music was acoustic, so to hear a big band in this setting is ultimate.  This venue has a nice wooden stage.  It just sounds amazing. The construction of the shell overhang provides excellent acoustics. And then, of course, when the lights come on in the last song, you realize…whoa, there’s 17,000 people out there!”

BRIAN SETZER belongs to an elite group of artists who’ve had three super successful phases of his career, from the Stray Cats, to solo albums, to BSO. The BSO show seamlessly encompasses music from all these phases. “It’s all about the set list,” he says. “A good set list has a lot of hills and valleys; it has to go up and down.  I like it to kind of cover my career, I like it to start with some Stray Cats, because I love that kind of music with the big band behind it and of course some of the big band stuff that everybody knows, we had quite a few hits.  But then I also like to cover some things I haven’t played in a long time.”

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Friday, February 10th, 2017
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