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Switchfoot is an American alternative rock band from San Diego, California. The band's members are Jon Foreman (vocals, guitar), Tim Foreman (bass guitar, backing vocals), Chad Butler (drums, percussion), Jerome Fontamillas (guitar, keyboards, backing vocals), and Drew Shirley (guitar).

History

Switchfoot was founded in 1996 as Chin Up, with Jon Foreman and his brother Tim Foreman, along with Chad Butler playing the drums. After playing only a few shows, Charlie Peacock contacted the band, and signed to his indie label Re:think Records under the new band name Switchfoot. Re:think would distribute the first three Switchfoot albums, The Legend of Chin, New Way to Be Human, and Learning to Breathe. Because Re:think was bought out by Sparrow Records before Switchfoot's first release, however, the band's and Peacock's intentions of being sold outside of the Contemporary Christian music scene and getting to a bigger audience were put on hold. So, the band was mostly marketed to Christian radio and retail outlets early in their careers.

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