BirdsEye album cover

Downbeat Switch are an aptly named Richmond, Virginia based rock band that was formed in 2002. After some lineup changes over the past few years, DbS have found their core group and honed their abilities and sound into a tightly knit, original phenomenon to call their own. The band’s funk, rock, soul, pop, and reggae infusion helped them stand out within the local music scene. Using extensive instrumental vamping, dynamic male and female vocal harmonies and powerful piano and guitar driven riffs, Downbeat Switch were able to develop a large and diverse following. The band’s front-woman, Jenna Be provides sultry, soulful vocals to compliment the band’s unique sound.

DbS have four independently produced CDs, “Funk Shui”-2004, “Seconds”-2005, “Run from the Sun”-2009 and an EP titled “The Red Door Sessions” in 2010, which featured Jenna Be on several previously recorded songs. The band released their most recent album, “BirdsEye” in 2013. “BirdsEye” is available for free at live shows and as a paid download on iTunes and other online music stores.

Meredith Brooks
Guitar, Vocals
Jenna Be
Lead Vocals
Sean Reese
Keyboards
SHOWS
Date City Venue
05/22/15 http://downbeatswitch.com Downbeat Switch in Richmond, Virginia Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
Time: 5:30pm. Admission: FREE. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2408-2410 Ownby Lane. Venue phone: (804) 420-2420.
05/23/15 http://downbeatswitch.com Downbeat Switch in Richmond, Virginia The Tobacco Company
Time: 9:30pm. Admission: FREE. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 1201 East Cary Street. Venue phone: (804) 782-9555. More information
06/18/15 http://downbeatswitch.com Downbeat Switch in Richmond, Virginia The Broadberry
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2729 West Broad Street. Venue phone: (804) 353-1888. A Happy Camper Productions charity event benefiting the Ronald McDonald House Charities.
07/17/15 http://downbeatswitch.com Downbeat Switch in Williamsburg, Virginia Oceans and Ale
Time: 10:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 5601 Richmond Road. Venue phone: (757) 253-2253.
07/18/15 http://downbeatswitch.com Downbeat Switch in Gaithersburg, Maryland Growlers Restaurant and Brewery
Time: 10:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 227 East Diamond Ave. Venue phone: (301) 519-9400.
07/31/15 http://downbeatswitch.com Downbeat Switch in Richmond, Virginia Daddio’s Bar & Grille
Time: 9:30pm. Admission: FREE. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 12385 Gayton Rd.. Venue phone: 804.754.1448.
08/15/15 http://downbeatswitch.com Downbeat Switch in Winchester, Virginia Blue Fox Billiards
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 1160 Millwood Pike. Venue phone: (540) 665-2114.
08/29/15 http://downbeatswitch.com Downbeat Switch in Gaithersburg, Maryland Growlers Restaurant and Brewery
Time: 10:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 227 East Diamond Ave. Venue phone: (301) 519-9400.
09/11/15 http://downbeatswitch.com Downbeat Switch in Wintergreen, Virginia The Edge at Wintergreen Resort
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: FREE. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 39 Mountain Inn Loop. Venue phone: 434-325-8080.
09/18/15 http://downbeatswitch.com Downbeat Switch in Richmond, Virginia Daddio’s Bar & Grille
Time: 9:30pm. Admission: FREE. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 12385 Gayton Rd.. Venue phone: 804.754.1448.
09/19/15 http://downbeatswitch.com Downbeat Switch in Apex, North Carolina Apex Jazz Music Festival
Time: 3:00pm. Admission: $10. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: Historic Downtown Apex, NC. Buy tickets
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May 13th, 2015

Hey everyone! We have two shows coming up in Richmond, VA at Hardywood Brewery and Tobacco Company! We'll be playing happy hour at Hardywood on 5/22 from 5:30pm to 9pm, and Tobacco Company on 5/23 at 9:30pm to 1:30am. Both are free shows! We hope to see you out at one or both!…
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