The Ready Set is the alias of 20-year-old American alternative, electronica, pop musician Jordan Mark Witzigreuter and is the only official member of The Ready Set. Witzigreuter was born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
In November 2009, Witzigreuter signed with Decaydance Records and Sire Records, both subsidiary labels of Warner Bros. Records. He released his first fullâlength studio album, I'm Alive, I'm Dreaming, on June 15, 2010.
The lead single, "Love Like Woe" has reached #38 on the Billboard Hot 100, #27 on the Billboard pop chart, #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart , #23 on the Mediabase Top 40 Radio chart.
In the early days as The Ready Set, Witzigreuter wrote and recorded all of his songs in the basement of his parents' home. While he still writes and demos all of his songs in their basement, he has since recorded in Atlanta, Georgia with Zack Odom and Kenneth Mount (Cartel, All Time Low, Hit The Lights), and in Los Angeles, California with Matt Squire ( All Time Low, The Cab, 3OH!3, Taking Back Sunday, The Maine).
Witzigreuter got his start in music playing drums at the age of 11. He says that he came home one day and his mom told him that she had signed him up for drum lessons. He states that those lessons are the main reasons he is where he is in music today. He began playing drums in other bands while getting more familiar with other instruments. He was a member of a ska band, "Take Sides", an acoustic band, "brideandgroom" and a hardcore band, "Saints Never Surrender" before creating The Ready Set in the fall of 2007.
Witzigreuter says that his first performance for The Ready Set was at a coffee shop (The Mocha Lounge) where he worked in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Since then, The Ready Set has toured with numerous bands, including a supporting slot on a full US tour with Boys Like Girls, both The Bamboozle and Bamboozle Left, the Bamboozle Roadshow, the MTV VMA Tour, as well as many smaller tours. His next tour will be as a supporting act on Hey Monday's fall tour.