The Ready Set was formed on November 17, 2007. Jordan Witzigreuter is the vocalist and sole member of the act. Witzigreuter generally writes and records on his own, using a backup band when on tour. He has once stated, "The Ready Set is, always has been, and always will be just me." The name was adopted due to the artist's concerns that his last name, Witzigreuter, would be difficult for people to pronounce. Jordan resides in his hometown, Fort Wayne, Indiana, when he is not on tour or recording in Los Angeles, California, Atlanta. Pete Wentz, member of the pop punk band Fall Out Boy, signed The Ready Set to his label Decaydance Records on November 24, 2009. Wentz assisted Jordan in releasing his debut full-length I'm Alive, I'm Dreaming. It was announced on September 3rd, 2011 that a new EP, , would be released on October 11, 2011. In an interview with Just So You Know, he stated he hopes to release a full length album in Spring of 2012. He also said he will have some other things being released before that.