The Ready Set

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The Ready Set
The Ready Set - live 2009.jpg
The Ready Set in 2009
Background information
Birth name Jordan Mark Witzigreuter
Born (1989-11-14) November 14, 1989 (age 24)
Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
Genres Pop rock, synthpop
Occupations Singer-songwriter, musician
Years active 2007–present
Labels Razor & Tie, Decaydance, Sire, Beluga Heights, Warner Bros. Records
Associated acts Fall Out Boy, Allstar Weekend, Breathe Carolina

Jordan Mark Witzigreuter (born November 14, 1989), known by his stage name The Ready Set, is an American alternative-pop singer from Fort Wayne, Indiana. He is the lead vocalist and sole member of the act, using a backup band while on tour. Witzigreuter created The Ready Set in the basement of his childhood home. He has released three full albums (Tantrum Castle, I'm Alive, I'm Dreaming and The Bad & The Better), four extended plays and six singles. Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz signed The Ready Set to his label Decaydance Records, in 2009.[1][2]

He is best known for the commercially successful single "Love Like Woe" from his major label debut I'm Alive, I'm Dreaming. Witzigreuter's most recent release, Feel Good Now, was released on October 11, 2011 on Sire Records.[3] He released an extended play, Sorry Sorry, as a preview of his new album in 2013. The rest of his third studio album, now titled The Bad & The Better, is to be released on May 27, 2014.[4] [5] His last tour was Summerfest 2013, a mid-year tour with We the Kings, Breathe Carolina, and T. Mills.

Band members[edit]


  • Deryck Stanek - lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Michael Naran - bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Travis Rountree - drums, percussion,


Studio albums[edit]

Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200 Top Heatseekers
2009 Tantrum Castle
  • Released: March 27, 2009
  • Label: Self-released
2010 I'm Alive, I'm Dreaming 3
2014 The Bad & The Better 75

Extended plays[edit]

Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200
2009 Cascades
  • Released: April 29, 2009
  • Label: Self-released
2011 Feel Good Now
  • Released: October 8, 2011
  • Label: Sire
2013 I'll Be Waiting
  • Released: July 2013
  • Label: Self-released
2014 The Celebrity EP


Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)


2010 "Love Like Woe" 27 35 15 I'm Alive, I'm Dreaming
"More Than Alive"
2011 "Young Forever" 39 Feel Good Now
"Hollywood Dream"
2012 "Give Me Your Hand (Best Song Ever)" 30 33 The Bad & The Better
2014 "Higher"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


  • Syntax and Bright Lights (2008)
  • regifted. (2010)
  • GMYH V.2 (2013)
  • Sorry, Sorry (2013)


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