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New Record

hey guys,so the new album has been delayed due to some changes in the band,we are working hard at writing and recording and it's coming along great,we will give you a taste of the new stuff soon and hope to have the new album done as soon as we can.

Kicking Off the Summer

Hello guys!!

Been awhile hasn't it! Really drooped the ball here didn't I. Oops, My bad... Sorry. But quite a bit has been happening since we last spoke. For instance, SwitchGear will be at the Kemptville Ribfest on June 15th. We will be headlining that spot from 9pm till 10 30. Gonna be a great outdoor show!

On June 22nd, we will be sharing the stage with CCMA group Emerson Drive at the Maxville Fair. Excited to get to open for them. They have some super great songs like "She's my Kind of Crazy" and many more. SwitchGear's summer is shaping up to be awesome. Week after week of fun outdoor summer shows. Perfect time to get out, crack a cold one and enjoy the music.

Just a couple of things have changed over the months... Nothing major or rumor-inducing, just some new material and a slight change in our overall tone... I think y'all would like it. Kerosene went to a Fender Vintage 68 tube amp and classic pedal board....and I gotta tell ya, it sounds sweet. A la warm country tones! Kerosene and Scotty are getting their amps to really complement even more so for the new shows and Scotty has his Tele out. Had drum work done myself. With a lot of hard work from Rene Martin and King Street Percussion, got the kit summer ready. Sounds booming now. (Thunder strike!) Went with Aquarian Studio X's on the snare and toms and Impact II on the kick. switched from felt beaters on the kick pedals to wood beaters... holy crap, it's awesome! Aslo we re demoing up a few new songs in the background. So, as they re ready we ll be putting out new material, hoping ot get one good smokin tune out this summer.

I know I said that quite a bit has happened since the last note I left, But I would end up writing a 600 page blog. Stay tuned for July, A lot is coming up then as well. Talk soon and thank you all for the amazing support. Stay Tuned and check out our newest Summer track : "Tanlines" http://www.reverbnation.com/switchgear

With Love. Kirk.

NEW YEARS EVENT PARTY!!!

New Years Eve Party with The Winston Marley band and The Switchgear Live plus a dj doors open at 8 at the salons in the Civic Complex !Tickets are $15 for one or 2 for $25 they can be purchased form the band or at The Cornwall River Kings Games and office!This should be a great night of music!!

Debut CD has arrived!

Hey SwitchGear friends BIG NEWS!!! Our debut CD has arrived!! The independently released debut CD entitled “Country in the City” is available through digital distribution on the major online retailers such as itunes, Emusic, CD Baby, Bandcamp and Reverbnation. You can also pickup a CD at one of our shows in person at the merch table. Time to get some attention of record labels!

SwitchGear wins Emerging Artists Showdown

New SwitchGear single "With Her Boots On" from their debut album "Country in the City" received airplay on the Smith Chevrolet Canadian Top 10 Countdown radio show for Kamloops BC CJKC-FM after winning the people's popular vote Country103 Emerging Artists Showdown for Week of June 23/12

Judy Rose
Judy Rose  (over 2 years ago)

That's awesome! This is a great song. I hope that we will be able to hear it often.

SwitchGear Opening For Burton Cummings

SwitchGear is excited and proud to share with everyone that we'll be performing in front of our hometown fans as one of the supporting acts for Burton Cummings at the Kinsmen Cornwall Lift-Off 2012 on July 13.

Saturday Show!

What can we say about one of our favorite places to play, LA Maison Ontario, Canada on May 5, 2012. It's always a blast. This will be our third time at the venue and Just like a fine wine the audiences and performances keep getting better and better. We're going to make it a fun exciting atmosphere and a great experience to all the fans who come out to join us. Leave your cares at home and come on out for a rocking Switchgear time. From the moment we hits the stage until that final bow and the throwing of guitar picks, drumsticks and wrist bands into the crowd, let's get this party started!

In other news we just met with the Sean our Video grapher for our single With Her Boots On! as the first single from the album. Gonna be a good one. Looking at a June timeline to have it done. We`ll keep you posted!

In the meantime keep up to date with us on our facebook page and Twitter.

All The Best SwitchGear

Vote for us!!!!

Hiya everyone, we've entered into a contest! Vote for our band SwitchGear! Just text "vote switchgearband" to 79999 from your cell and we could win a chance to work with EMI Music Canada.....vote daily for us! Tell all your friends to vote for us too! Thnx from the band.

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Summer

The summer has come and gone so fast!! Everyone in SwitchGear got to have a little breather while playing some fairs, and man they were alot of fun. We re looking to do a whole lot more of them next summer. We played on Canada day and what a great way to honour your home land. The album is nearing completion and it comes out October 31st!! You can pre order one now!! The album is called "Full Throttle" and that's what we re all about. Giving it our all and going full sped ahead. We re are playing some shows this month and adding more for the fall! So check www.switchgearband often for updates and new music. Thanks from us all for your support on this awesome journey.

In case you didnt know our new song "Gypsy Smile" is being worked on in the studio and we cant wait to have the rest of the band put their stamp on it. Cant wait for y all to hear it.

Thanks to all the fans for a great summer. More to come!! See you soon! Love SwitchGear

Summer

The summer has come and gone so fast!! Everyone in SwitchGear got to have a little breather while playing some fairs, and man they were alot of fun. We re looking to do a whole lot more of them next summer. We played on Canada day and what a great way to honour your home land. The album is nearing completion and it comes out October 31st!! You can pre order one now!! The album is called "Full Throttle" and that's what we re all about. Giving it our all and going full sped ahead. We re are playing some shows this month and adding more for the fall! So check www.switchgearband often for updates and new music. Thanks from us all for your support on this awesome journey.

In case you didnt know our new song "Gypsy Smile" is being worked on in the studio and we cant wait to have the rest of the band put their stamp on it. Cant wait for y all to hear it.

Thanks to all the fans for a great summer. More to come!! See you soon! Love SwitchGear