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
05/01/15 http://downbeatswitch.com Downbeat Switch in Richmond, VA Keagan’s (Short Pump)
Time: 5:00pm. Admission: FREE. Age restrictions: No Minors. We’ll be playing XL102’s Big Field Day official Pre-Party at Keagan’s! Friday, May 1st, w/ special guests, Elliot In The Morning & a special performance by Milky Chance before they head to The National that night to play a sold out show!
05/09/15 http://downbeatswitch.com Downbeat Switch in Williamsburg, Virginia Oceans and Ale
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Box office: 7035490533. Address: 5601 Richmond Road. Venue phone: (757) 253-2253.
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.
06/27/15 http://downbeatswitch.com Downbeat Switch in Alexandria, Virginia Light Horse Restaurant
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 715 King Street. Venue phone: (703) 549-0533.
07/11/15 http://downbeatswitch.com Downbeat Switch in Alexandria, Virginia Light Horse Restaurant
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 715 King Street. Venue phone: (703) 549-0533.
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.
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.
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January 8th, 2015

Hey everyone! If you didn't know, we had taken a little time off for the holidays and to really grind on booking out of town shows for 2015. We've also been updating our song catalog with exciting new originals and covers to add to the sets of upcoming shows! In other news, we also recently competed in the America's Got Talent competition in Richmond, and while we can't share details with how our audition went, we can definitely say that it went very well! We won't know if we will move on to the next round until beginning of March, but we will be sure to keep everyone posted. We had originally planned to submit a video of us playing live in our practice spot, but when we got there to submit it to the judge, she asked us if we could do anything a capella instead. We freaked a bit, but luckily Meredith had his acoustic just in case, and he and Jenna performed an excerpt of
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