Switchfoot formed in 1996 in San Diego, California.
Switchfoot Band Members:
- Jon Foreman - lead vocals and guitar - Hometown - San Bernardino, CA (married)
- Tim Foreman - bass - Hometown - Lake Arrowhead, CA (married)
- Chad Butler - drums - Hometown - Amsterdam, Netherlands (married with children)
- Jerome Fontamillas - keys and backup guitar - Hometown - Philippines (married)
- Andrew Shirley - guitar - (married with a daughter)
Switchfoot is an alternative rock band that was formed by brothers Jon and Tim Foreman and their surfing buddy, Chad Butler. Though they competed in national surf championships on weekends and were good enough to earn product endorsements from equipment companies, their real passion was music. The guys formed a band (originally known as Chin Up) and they released three albums before making their major label debut in 2003.
In 2001, Jerome Fontimillas joined the band playing keys, guitar, and singing background vocals.
Drew Shirley started touring with the band as a guitarist in 2003. He officially joined Switchfoot in 2005.
- Fading West, 2014 (Purchase/Download)
- Vice Verses, 2011
- Hello Hurricane, 2009 (Purchase/Download)
- Oh! Gravity, 2006 (Purchase/Download)
- Nothing Is Sound, 2005
- The Early Years: 1997-2000, 2004
- The Beautiful Letdown, 2003
- Learning To Breathe, 2000
- New Way To Be Human, 1999 (Purchase/Download)
- The Legend Of Chin, 1997
Switchfoot News & Notes:
- Switchfoot has one of the Top Songs of 2012
- Switchfoot Gets Two Dove Nods
- Switchfoot - Finalists for Best Christian Rock Band in 2012 Readers' Choice Awards
- Switchfoot Wins Their 9th Dove Award
- Rock & Worship Road Show
- Jon Foreman Spring and Summer CD Review
- Switchfoot Records Song for The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
- Behind the Songs - The Beautiful Letdown
- Jon Foreman Talks About Nothing is Sound
- Switchfoot - Nominated for Doves in 2006
- Switchfoot - Hits the Top in the Readers Choice Awards for 2005
- Top 10 Christian Albums Sold in 2005
- Switchfoot - A Top Seller in '05
- Switchfoot - Releasing The Early Years: 1997-2000
- Top 20 Christian Songs Of 2003
- Jon Foreman attended UC San Diego, and was on the surf team.
- Tim Foreman has been playing bass since the fifth grade.
- Chad Butler has a degree in History of Science, from the University of California at San Diego.
- Jerome Fontamillas attended the Cornerstone festival thirteen times.
- Andrew Shirley was baptized by his dad at the beach in Puerto Rico.
- Switchfoot Lyrics Challenge
- 9 ASCAP San Diego Music Awards including "Best New Artist," "Best Pop Artist," "Album of the Year" and "Song Of The Year"
- 9 Dove Awards including "Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year"
- Jon Foreman, 2001 Gibson Guitars' Les Paul Award for "Most Promising Up-And-Coming Guitarist"