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

No shows booked at the moment.


May 2nd, 2014

Hey everyone! We have several updates on what's been happening with DbS lately. First off, we were invited to play the Rockn' to Lockn' Battle of the Bands at RVA Theatre (the old Hat Factory) in Richmond. This is an awesome opportunity for us to win and play the Lockn' Festival. The second annual Lockn’ Festival will be held at Oak Ridge Farm, Arrington, Virginia on Sept. 4 -7, 2014. And we have a chance to play there, but we need your help! The RVA Theatre is located next to Off The Hookah in the same building the Hat Factory and the Old Toad’s Place was. 140 Virginia street Richmond, VA. We will be competing in a Battle of the Bands on May 9th. at 9pm to 9:25pm. A very short set so make sure to get there early. Doors open at 8pm. It's all based on audience votes, so please come to support! We have set up a promo code for our fans to use to get $5 tickets. …