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Downbeat Switch | Richmond, VA Funk Rock

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
10/01/16 http://downbeatswitch.com Downbeat Switch in Richmond, Virginia The Tobacco Company
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: FREE. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 1201 East Cary Street. Venue phone: (804) 782-9555. Come celebrate the release of our new album, ‘Constellations’ at The Tobacco Company in downtown Richmond, VA! Free admittance 21+
10/15/16 http://downbeatswitch.com Downbeat Switch in Wintergreen, Virginia The Edge at Wintergreen Resort
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 39 Mountain Inn Loop. Venue phone: 434-325-8080. We’re back at The Edge at Wintergreen Ski Resort from 8pm-11pm! Free Show
BLOG

August 7th, 2016

Hey there, everyone! We're very excited to announce the upcoming release of our new album, 'Constellations' coming Saturday 10/01/16 at 9pm at The Tobacco Company in downtown Richmond, VA! We've been working on this album for the last 18 months and we can't wait for you to hear it! 'Constellations' really represents how much we've grown as a band and as individual musicians. We really pushed ourselves and each other to try new things and different techniques outside our comfort zones. We recorded it at our own DbS Studios (our practice basement) and for the fist time in the band's history, had someone besides Meredith produce and mix the album. We asked our friend and fellow local musician, Ryan Colton at Distilled Sounds in Richmond, VA to take the tracks and mix it how he saw best. The results were amazing and we couldn't be happier with how the songs turned out. We're so excited…
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