Hailing from Ontario, Canada, SwitchGear broke into the country/rock scene in 2010. Their passion fueled chemistry has driven them to collectively write a ton of songs teeming with ultra-catchy gems.
SwitchGear’s original music fuses original bright melodies with arena ready riffs, generating killer southern rock anthems in their purest form. The band draws inspiration from the newest and hottest country acts. SwitchGear's original material has exciting choruses, dramatic moments, and a positive attitude.
The live show is filled with energy and passion, this band makes no excuses for the heart and soul they pour into their music!
SwitchGear has had the extreme pleasure of supporting some elite CCMA acts in the past such as Dean Brody, Emerson Drive, The Road Hammers, George Canyon, Doc Walker, Small Town Pistols, The Good Brothers, Greg Hannah. SwitchGear has also previously been a supporting act for the legendary Burton Cummings.
SwitchGear has satisfied clientele from a wide variety of large and small events such as summer festivals, ribfests, fairs, weddings, jamborees, concert showcases, casinos and bars. SwitchGear helps out their own backyard community too by participating in many fundraisers.
SwitchGear’s independently released debut CD entitled “Country in the City” is available through digital distribution on the major online retailers such as itunes, Emusic, CD Baby, Bandcamp and Reverbnation. The live show is filled with energy and passion.
SwitchGear was declared the winner of Country103 Radio (Kamloops B.C.) "Emerging Artists Showdown" for Week of June 23/12 with their single "With Her Boots n" receiving airplay on the Smith Chevrolet Canadian Top 10 Countdown. SwitchGear has also been featured on the CJSS 1019.FM Breakfast Show, MYFM "Sessions" radio show and OWN Network's TV show "All For Nothing". In June 2013 SwitchGear were winners of The Seeker's Musical Artist of the Year.