Genres: Christian & Gospel Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s


Originating from San Diego, California, USA, and formed during the mid-90s, this Christian rock band was the brainchild of brothers Jon Foreman (Jonathan Mark Foreman, 22 October 1976, USA; vocals/guitar) and Tim Foreman (b. Timothy David Foreman, 15 August 1978, Lake Arrowhead, California, USA; bass/vocals). Like many San Diego teenagers, the Foremans were avid surfers and it was via the surf world that they met drummer Chad Butler (b. 24 March 1974, Amsterdam, Netherlands). Taking their name from surfer lingo, the trio began rehearsing in a garage before live performances followed. Shortly thereafter, Switchfoot signed a recording contract with the indie label re:Think, and issued their debut, The Legend Of Chin, in 1997. School work, surfing, and a band member’s wedding (Butler) held up the completion of Switchfoot’s follow-up, New Way To Be Human, that was eventually released in 1999.

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