Stray Cats legend Brian Setzer: "Nothing feels right after a Gretsch"

(Image credit: Russ Harrington)

It’s been 40 years since the Stray Cats first got together, and in celebration of that milestone the band have reformed for a tour and a new studio album, 40, which they recorded in Nashville at the end of 2018.

The exciting news for fans is that rather than simply throwing a few covers together, the band came up with a disc of all-new original material that stands comfortably side by side with the best work in their catalog.

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Mark McStea

Mark is a freelance writer with particular expertise in the fields of ‘70s glam, punk, rockabilly and classic ‘50s rock and roll. He sings and plays guitar in his own musical project, Star Studded Sham, which has been described as sounding like the hits of T. Rex and Slade as played by Johnny Thunders. He had several indie hits with his band, Private Sector and has worked with a host of UK punk luminaries. Mark also presents themed radio shows for Generating Steam Heat. He has just completed his first novel, The Bulletproof Truth, and is currently working on the sequel.