Switchfoot

BIO

Switchfoot was formed in San Diego, California in 1996 by brothers Jon and Tim Foreman. Originally called Chin Up, the band was a trio with Chad Butler playing drums.


Signed to Atlantic Records, the band's music is distributed to the Christian market by Sparrow Records.


Switchfoot Members:

  • - Jon Foreman - lead vocals and guitar
  • - Tim Foreman - bass
  • - Chad Butler - drums
  • - Jerome Fontamillas - keys and backup guitar
  • - Andrew Shirley - guitar

Memorable Moments & Band Facts:

  • The band has played on shows like Jimmy Kimmel, The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon and their music has been heard on the TV shows Hawaii 5-0, Grey’s Anatomy and One Tree Hill as well as in the movie, A Walk to Remember.

  • - Switchfoot was featured on the June 2006 cover of CCM Magazine, after turning down the opportunity for years.

  • - In 2003, during an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Tim Foreman said, "We're Christian by faith, not genre," when asked about the "Christian band" label.

  • - After just 20 gigs, they signed with re:Think records and released their first album in 1997.

  • - The band name comes from a surfing term meaning to shift your feet on the board to take a new stance facing the opposite direction.

Discography:

  • - Fading West, 2014
  • - Fading West EP, 2013
  • - Backstage EP, 2012
  • - Vice Re-Verses Remix EP, 2012
  • - Vice Verses, 2011
  • - Eastern Hymns For Western Shores EP, 2010
  • - Hello Hurricane, 2009
  • - The Best Yet, 2008
  • - Oh! Gravity, 2006
  • - Nothing Is Sound, 2005
  • - The Early Years: 1997-2000, 2004
  • - The Beautiful Letdown, 2003
  • - Learning to Breathe, 2000
  • - New Way to Be Human, 1999
  • - The Legend of Chin, 1997

Hit Songs:

  • - "Dare You to Move"
  • - "Meant to Live"

Dove Awards:

  • - 2012 - Rock Recorded Song of the Year - "Dark Horses"
  • - 2012 - Rock Album of the Year - Vice Verses
  • - 2010 - Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year - "Mess of Me"
  • - 2006 - Short Form Music Video of the Year - "Stars"
  • - 2005 - Artist of the Year
  • - 2005 - Short Form Music Video of the Year - "Dare You to Move"
  • - 2005 - Long Form Music Video of the Year - Switchfoot Live In San Diego
  • - 2005 - Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year - "Dare You to Move"
  • - 2004 - Rock Recorded Song of the Year - "Ammunition"
  • - 2004 - Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year - "Meant to Live"

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