Switchfoot Biography

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SwitchfootBand Information

Music Style: Christian Rock, Post-grunge

Country: USA

Year: 1996 – present

Website: http://www.switchfoot.com

Switchfoot Line-up

Jon Foreman – lead vocals and guitar
Tim Foreman – bass
Chad Butler – drums
Jerome Fontamillas – keys and backup guitar
Drew Shirley – guitar

Switchfoot Biography

Switchfoot is a Grammy-nominated alternative rock band from San Diego California that was formed in 1996 by brothers Jon and Tim Foreman and Chad Butler. They originally named themselves as Chin Up and released three albums before making their mainstream debut in 2003.

Their mainstream recognition has been mainly attributed after four of their songs were included in the 2002 movie A Walk to Remember. MOst of their songs are characterized by a melodic crunch of electronic experimentation and hard-changing guitar riffs.

Their most popular singles include, "Dare You To Move" and "Meant to Live"

Switchfoot Discography

1997 The Legend of Chin
1999 New Way to Be Human
2000 Learning to Breath
2003 The Beautiful Letdown
2005 Nothing is Sound
2006 Oh! Gravity

Switchfoot Trivia

The band members are born again Christians

Switchfoot’s Jerome Fontamillas who plays the keyboard and backup guitar is a Filipino

The name "Switchfoot" is a surfing term that attributes to the switching of the feet that pertains to  taking a new stance facing the opposite direction. It’s about change and movement, a different way of approaching life and music.

Jon Foreman say that his main music influences are U2, The Police, and The Beatles.

Their song This Is Your Life was played on an episode of Smallville

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