An intangible yet tangible emotion expressed through sound.


TRANSFER, formed in January 2004, is the result of four veteran san diego musicians.  

within a month of releasing the 7-song e.p., "the guts of my arm," TRANSFER was nominated for a 2004 san diego music award for best local recording. TRANSFER was also observed in the "best of san diego" union-tribune readers' poll 2004 for best local band. TRANSFER shared the category with louis XIV, slightly stoopid, rocket from the crypt, and switchfoot. in april 2005, FOX6/XETV’s Fox Rox program recognized unwritten law, jason mraz, and TRANSFER in their “best of local bands” feature.

in march 2005, TRANSFER recorded four songs at san diego's strate sound studio with alan sanderson (elton john/weezer/rolling stones) serving as producer/engineer/biggest fan.

"TRANSFER's newest four-track EP is whetting the appetites of music aficionados who are otherwise bored with what's coming out of the scene. With some of the smoothest hooks around, TRANSFER evade throwback status by reinventing and combining some seemingly familiar sounds for a powerful effect that's not easily pigeonholed. Trust me on this one, you've got to hear it for yourself."
-san diego music matters magazine. june 2005.

days after it’s release, the song "WALTZ" received specialty and weekend play on 91X/XTRA-FM and FM949/KBZT-FM, with in-studio appearances on both radio stations. a slot at SXSW 2005 included a 3-song radio performance on Austin’s #1 morning radio program, JB&Sandy/MIX 94.7. following sold out gigs at the casbah and a show at the coors amphitheater with pinback, TRANSFER is officially added at 91X/XTRA-FM.


"The Guts of my Arm" 7 song EP, 2004
"Transfer" self titled EP, 2005

Set List

usually we perform a 45 minute set.

1. Everybody in
2. Intro
3. The Plot
4. Remain
5. Smoke of the Crowd
6. The Transfer
7. Waltz
8. Hard Upon the Eyes
9. Wake Up

Generally, we do all original songs.....on occasion we've been known to dabble with a tripped out version of "Happy Together" by the Turtles or "Expecting to Fly" by Neil Young. New spins on old tunes soetimes hits the spot.