Switchfoot is an American Christian alternative rock band from San Diego, California. It is composed of Jon Foreman, leader (voice, guitar), Tim Foreman (bass), Chad Butler (percussion), Jerome Fontamillas (guitar, piano), and Drew Shirley (guitar).
Sharp melodies or finely conducted, texts flown by Jon Foreman's idealist and sensitive pen do not leave indifferent the US rock scene. Both philosophical and rebellious, the themes evoked are mainly love, spirituality and modern society.
According to Jon Foreman, the name Switchfoot comes from surfing. "We all love surfing and surfing all our lives, so for us that word makes sense. Switching your feet means taking a new attitude by changing direction. It is changing and moving, a different way of approaching life and music. "They are noted for their energetic performances >>>>> and their seventh album, Switchfoot is formed in 1996 under the name of Chin Up, consisting of Jon, his brother Tim and Chad on drums. After playing only a few concerts in 1997, the group is contacted by Charlie Peacock, and signs to Re: think Records, a division of Sparrow Records, under the current name of "Switchfoot". Re: think distributes their first three albums: The Legend of Chin, New Way to Be Human and Learning to Breathe.
Of the first three albums, Learning to Breathe gets the most success. The album is certified gold by the RIAA, and is named in 2001 at the Grammy Awards for "Best Rock Gospel Album" .