The Switchfoot concert that just ended an hour ago was an awesome one. The band had a full sound and their keyboardist Jerome added a lot to the music. I never thought much of keyboards but now that I’m older I see the error of my ways. Ha ha!
In case you guys don’t know (I didn’t at first), Switchfoot is made up of (drum roll please) …
- Jon Foreman on vocals & guitars (plus he writes the songs)
- Tim Foreman on bass & backing vocals
- Jerome Fontamillas on guitar, keys & backing vocals
- Drew Shirley on guitars
- Chad Butler on the drums
I loved the songs. It’s so refreshing to hear songs about change and these things resonate in my soul. I guess that’s why I do it. That’s why I’ve given up living a normal every day life to try to build something in music. Nights like these remind me that it’s all worth while and God knows I need reminder frequently so that I don’t give up.
It’s kinda tough though when I find myself doing daily mundane stuff like accounts but there are days when it’s exciting … to be at a radio station, a press conference or a gig itself. What I love most is the music and I should take a listen to what my label mates have done so far more often to force myself to remember that I do believe in their music … each one of them; Juwita, Altered Frequency & Liang! The challenges of the market get to me sometimes but looking at Switchfoot … well, the dream burns in me still and I hope that we make it somewhere further in time to come. It’d be so awesome to tour the country and the region … and hopefully one day someplace far away like the States.
I had a great time at Switchfoot. Met quite a few industry contacts (Shaz … this one’s for you! Radio mention of the blog would be really nice! Ha ha!) which was great. I loved the music. I loved the awesome, awesome sound that was just so big & full. The band sang so much for us and you could hear the conviction in Jon’s lyrics. Most of all I loved the fact that I got to hear one of the best & most refreshing bands to come out of the US of A in recent years LIVE!
For more on Switchfoot check out their official site here and more pix from the concert here. I must run out and get a copy of all their albums tomorrow (what an impulse to have?!). Till then adios amigos!