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, 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 (Feel Good Now, Tantrum Castle and I'm Alive, I'm Dreaming), 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] His album sampler, "Sorry Sorry", was released in 2013. The rest of the album, which has already been recorded, is to be released in early 2014.[4] His last tour was Summerfest 2013, a mid-year tour with We the Kings, Breathe Carolina, and T. Mills. His third studio album, The Bad & The Better is set to be released on May 27, 2014.[5]

Band members[edit]


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


Studio albums

Extended plays


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


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


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