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