The Ready Set is the stage name of American musician Jordan Mark Witzigreuter.
The Ready Set was formed on November 17, 2007. Jordan Witzigreuter is the vocalist and usually thought of as the only member of The Ready Set; he has stated that he adopted the name because he figured his last name would be too difficult for most people to pronounce. Jordan was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on November 14, 1989. He has one brother and one sister. He resides in Fort Wayne when he is not on tour or recording in LA.
Jordan started playing the drums at age 11. When he first started writing his lyrics, Jordan was part of an acoustic duo, Brideandgroom. However the other member, Victor Alvarado, decided to pursue the culinary arts in Chicago, before eventually moving west to San Francisco where he now works at Hapa Ramen, and that eventually led to the formation of The Ready Set.
Before forming The Ready Set, Witzigreuter played drums in several bands. One being a hardcore-ska band, Take Sides, and the other being the hardcore band Saints Never Surrender, who he spent a summer on tour with. He was also a vocalist in the band Brideandgroom. Jordan writes and records his own music and he uses a backup band while on tour. Before he was signed to Pete Wentz's record label, he would record in his parents' basement in Fort Wayne. The project began to gain popularity online and on the tours in which Jordan participated, and he soon had an extensive fanbase.
Pete Wentz, known for his work with rock band Fall Out Boy, signed The Ready Set to his label Decaydance Records on November 24, 2009. Wentz then helped Jordan release his first studio album, called I'm Alive, I'm Dreaming.
Witzigreuter's work has been gaining in popularity due to his exposure from Wentz and various appearances on MTV. Jordan has been featured as the MTV "Push" artist of the week and "Posted" artist of the month, he was one of the acts on the "MTV VMA Tour," he has appeared on MTV's "Ten on Top" three times, and he recently Tweeted that he was filming an episode of the MTV show "Silent Library". It is set to be released that it will premiere March 31, 2011. He also played his new single "Young Forever" on radionow1009 in Indiana, Then again on the first night of the Glamour Kills Tour.