Auto Switch

Auto Switch

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Manic Melodic Guitar Fuzz Fun Rock

Biography

Auto Switch is poised to tear up the scene this year with the upcoming release of their debut album. The genre bending newcomers have a flair for writing cool melodies and great riffs, regardless of the style each song leads them through. From hard rock, to soft rock, to indie, to metal, Auto Switch covers the gambit, winning fans from all generations.

They literally have the eyes of a city on them since the local TV series “A New Rock Reality” started chronicling their struggles for the Vancouver cable company Novus. Struggles might not be the right word; the band has a talented base of seasoned musicians at the core of its origin. Scott Rocker is one of the two lead singers and a self-proclaimed bi-polar front man. The sometimes erratic, all the time entertaining Rocker was the original singer in the group Village Idiot that later changed it’s name to Nickelback and also hails from the flat lands of Hanna AB.

“Surprisingly, quitting that group wasn’t the dumbest thing I’ve ever done, but it’s right up there.” admits Rocker who isn’t afraid to name drop to make people listen. “I’ve spent 8 years hiding the fact that I played with the guys in Nickelback, I still feel cheesy when I’m introduced as such. But hiding that has gotten me nowhere. If it makes people take that first listen, so be it.”

Meet the ying to Scott Rocker's yang Dr. Ramsey. The bands main songwriter is a calm, cool and collected research scientist with a PhD from the University of Alberta. Dr. Ramsey has played music all his life with memorable stints in Terrene, 70 Sunshine Divine and North West Passage. The Dr. has traded his life as a scientist to rock for the masses. “It’s kinda weird with the TV show thing going on, I feel like I’m under the microscope now. But we’ve worked really hard to create this world for ourselves, so we’re gonna play it to it the max.”

Pieced together as a trio, the live Auto Switch manages to transfer the multi-instrument studio recordings to a tight, larger than life stage sound held together by sound engineer Don Kurek. As the late Miles Davis' live sound mixer and tour manager, Kurek understands first hand how to create a vibe and an emotion with sound. "Although it's not the type of music I'm generally familiar with, these boys have a sound and an energy that is inspiring... And they've gotten me into road band mixing again! Go see them play, you'll likely find me twisting the knobs."

As timing has it, long time friend and Vancouver drum phenom Scotty Sexx, is starting fresh after his recent split with Bif Naked and is backing the band with his incredible power and animated style. “I’ve been friends with these guys for years and I’ve played in many different lineups with Scott Rocker. Timing is everything… and right now, it’s time to hit the Auto Switch!”

Lyrics

THANX

Written By: AUTO SWITCH

Breathe in, deep breath out
I'm starting to believe myself again
you're tired of being pushed down.
Breathe in, deep breath out
In lesson two we'll learn people can change,
you'll see and won't you be proud.
Relax, you're bound to feel some discomfort,
from all the shit the world is throwing your way
we're here to help you get along.

Thanks to you all for being there for those who've fallen
Thanks to you all for supporting me when I had fallen
thanks to you all

Who here thinks they'll make it to their fourties?
the show of hand is nice to see,
but maybe I should ask a tougher crowd?
relax, you're bound to feel some discomfort,
from all the shit the world is throwing your way
we're here to help you get along.

Thanks to you all for being there for those who've fallen
Thanks to you all for supporting me when I had fallen

How can you take on the world
when you hide from your problems?
You gotta fight for your life,
with all of you might
Oh God help me try
and find my place for once.

Come we'll sing, we'll play... for you. X6
(breathe in, deep breath out, in lesson two we'll learn people can change,
You'll see and won't you be proud)

Discography

AUTO SWITCH EP #1
full length ready by spring

Set List

8-10 songs. 40 min- 1hour set.