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The Brian Setzer Orchestra Christmas Rocks! Extravaganza with the Record Company at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury

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The Brian Setzer Orchestra Christmas Rocks! Extravaganza with the Record Company NYCB Theatre at Westbury Westbury, NY November 25, 2014 Brian Setzer must really love Christmastime. The rockabilly guitarslinger has been bringing his annual Holiday Spectacular to the NYCB Theatre at Westbury for a number of years. This show as with all of his Christmas Rocks! performances with his orchestra was an extremely high-energy offering that featured not just holiday classics, but Stray Cats materials ...

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The Brian Setzer Orchestra: Christmas Comes Alive

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Since 1994, former Stray Cats' guitarist Brian Setzer has led his own big band, specializing in a hybrid of rock and swing that was thought to have died with Bill Haley and the Comets. Also since that time, Setzer has made a cottage industry of playing holiday music with his big band, releasing Boogie Woogie Christmas (Surfdog Records, 2002), Dig That Crazy Christmas (Surfdog Records, 2005), and two compilations--The Best of Collection--Christmas Rocks (Surfdog, 2008), and Ultimate Christmas CollectionSurfdog Records, ...


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