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"The Switch"

http://www.newyorkcool.com/archives/2005/February/music_6.htm - New York Cool


"Provocative Pop Served With A Classical Twist"

http://www.erasingclouds.com/wk405switch.html - Erasing Clouds Magazine


"A Rarity Amongst Our Generation's Mediocrity"

http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=76618 - Music Industry News


"Review: The Switch Is On @ Pianos"

http://www.showlist.org/reviews.php

Go To Edit, Then Find, Type:
The Switch or 2/5/05
- Showlist.org


"The Switch Win GoTour Road Show Contest"

GoTour Road Show Contest
The GoTour Road Show gives independent performing artists working in dance, theater, music, text, performance art and mixed disciplines a chance to perform in New York City in July 2005. Ten national and five New York-based independent artists will participate in a shared weekend performance event, which also includes a transportation stipend, a press junket, opening night reception, and the opportunity to meet other artists and presenters from New York City and around the country.

For more information, please visit:
www.gotour.org
and/or
http://www.thefield.org/to.asp?ID=3 - The Field


"A New York Based Band Breathes New Life Into the Art of Music..."

“Our inspiration comes from the universe…it doesn’t get much bigger than that,” said Joe Pepitone, the guitarist and keyboardist for The Switch, as he sipped a beer before their performance on Friday, April 15.

Don’t be fooled, The Switch is not your ordinary band. They are breaking all conventional rules and writing their own....

Continue the article:
http://www.cooljunkie.com/interviews/the_switch_25730.html - NY COOL JUNKIE


"The Switch Is Featured On XM SATELLiTE RADiO"

http://www.radiounsigned.com/archives/radar_071505.html

((((( RADIO UNSIGNED, XM 52, IS LOCATED ON XM SATELLITE RADIO IN THE USA. - http://www.xmradio.com )))))
((((( The RADAR REPORT is a special feature highlighting our most notable bands each week )))))

Radio Unsigned will be featuring 'Wrong Way' (FRIDAY – July 15, 2005) on the R>A>D>A>R REPORT at 9pm ET.

This is a weekly show that airs for about an hour every Friday night. Many people in the industry either listen to this show or check out the visual version of the Report (link below) and your band is just 1 of 13 bands that is being featured this week.

Once your music is featured on THE R>A>D>A>R REPORT, your music will be featured for several months to come on RADIO UNSIGNED.

You can View the Report here http://www.RadioUnsigned.com
- XM SATELLiTE RADiO


"REVIEW: Indie Artists Take to the Road"

NEW YORK -- What's that? You missed the show at Performance Space 122 this weekend? Don't worry. Chances are some of the artists in the GoTour Road Show are heading to a city near you.

The showcase of independent artists, including opera singers, dancers and comedians, celebrated the first anniversary of GoTour. The free networking Web site encourages grass-roots touring for performers, especially those who lack institutional support.

GoTour is run by The Field, and in keeping with the New York-based arts organization's egalitarian bent, the 14 acts at Performance Space 122 were selected by their peers following an essay contest in which they were asked to address what it means to be an independent artist and what the benefits of touring are. Seventy-three artists answered The Field's call.

Friday night's show served as a New York debut for many of the performers, including some of those based in the city. Just shy of three hours, the evening had a homespun feel, from supportive, cheering audience members to do-it-yourself stage setups by the various groups.

Singer-songwriters Erin Lee Kelly and Marci Appelbaum kicked things off with the "Hello Song," its catchy, dysfunctional lyrics (rhyming "My boyfriend's ex-girlfriend keeps calling me" with "appalling me"). It was very different from the children's songs they usually perform.

This charming disconnect set the stage for the non-curated show, in which Mary-Elizabeth Holby and Shana David's absurd but poignant songs followed Julie Troost's overwrought dance-drama about her grandmother's death, and Greek tragedy preceded wordless physical comedy.

Jennifer Lanier inhabited several personas in "None of the Above," her take on the agony and ecstasy of junior high romance -- a coming-of-age-story complicated by homosexuality and ethnicity. The Hawaii-based actress was equally convincing, whether contorting her body as she folded and refolded imaginary notes for the object of her affection or transforming a stool into a La-Z-Boy recliner for the straight-shooting Aunt Vera.

Hometown band The Switch provided another highlight with their electronic pop, lead singer Kai Altair's raggedy glamour and voluptuous voice fronting a pokerfaced quartet of hipster musicians.

Despite a few clunkers, the evening provided exciting evidence that the indie arts scene is alive and kicking. Making art, especially when you have no assurances that it will ever be seen, is an incredibly hopeful endeavor.


On the Net:
GoTour: www.gotour.org
Performance Space 122: www.ps122.org
The Field: www.thefield.org

Published by: CTNow.com
Connecticut Music - By CLAUDIA LA ROCCO, Associated Press Writer


Discography

Looking UP
Radio
Realign
Marilyn

Photos

Feeling a bit camera shy

Bio

Meet The Switch: Kai Altair (lead singer), Joe Pepitone (guitarist), Floor Van Herreweghe (keyboardist), and Dan Onori (drummer). In early 2002, the songwriting team of Kai and Joe composed their first song, Marilyn. Combining electronic music with an infectious pop twist, they succeeded in creating tunes with a universal appeal. An impressive roster of self-produced songs soon followed: Circles for Hearts, Realign and Radio were proof positive that The Switch were heading straight for the top.

In 2004 star drummer Dan Onori arrived, bringing their rhythms to life on-stage. Floor Van Herreweghe, a classically trained musician, recently became the newest addition to The Switch after living abroad in Paris. Performing live, The Switch strike a delicate balance between computerized beats and the youthful freedom of pure rock 'n roll energy. Electrifying audiences wherever they go, The Switch create the sound of the future. It is time to turn them on.