The success of any party always lies in the music. At Transat Distribution Canada, we have come to rely on Switchbeat to get our travel professionals up and on the dance floor. Our Ontario and Atlantic Canada regional conference is an annual event and prepares our members for the busy winter selling season. What better way to get people in great moods and being really pumped up then by singing and dancing. Switchbeat is a fantastic band. Not only are they talented, they are really nice people. They positively interact with the crowd and ensure that the party keeps going. We’ve used Switchbeat for two conferences now, and for sure we will continue to use them in the future. Our TDC conference would not be the same without the talents of Switchbeat.
Director of Member Services & Operations Ontario
Transat Distribution Canada
Jay and team were awesome at our event!! I saw them perform at another venue and instantly knew they would be perfect for our upcoming function. Figuring out the details were fun and Jay was always very professional. They were a hit and anyone looking for a live band will be extremely happy with Switchbeat. Their song selection rocks!!
Switchbeat is a great band! They played a variety of music! They were all really easy and great to work with. Music sounded amazing and everyone had a great time. We hope to use them for more events in the future.
Halton Hills Mixed Volleyball League
Mike and I were married on NYE 2015. It was a very special day for us and it would not have been the same without Switchbeat! The band's energy, wide array of music, professionalism, and commitment were outstanding.
I'll start by commenting on the music. Switchbeat is able to play all types of music which was amazing. Having multiple vocalists allows for so much variety! They were also able to effectively feel out our crowd and choose songs to keep the party going. Once they started their first set, nobody sat down until they were done at 2am! We were so impressed with their ability to choose the right songs and ultimately perform them with so much energy into the wee hours of the morning.
Next I'll comment on their professionalism. All of our interactions with the band were amazing. They were always available when we needed them, on time, and followed through on any follow ups we had after our meetings. Jay, the band leader, was such a pleasure to interact with. He is very kind and very organized which I appreciated!
Finally on commitment. So our wedding took place outside of Toronto and there happened to be a bit of a snow storm on the day of. Switchbeat went through this storm with no complaints at all and made it to the wedding (even after one of the band's cars went into a ditch). This level of commitment really impressed us. They truly went above and beyond to make our day so special. We will never forget it!
If you choose Switchbeat for your wedding or event, I promise you will not be disappointed! Best decision we made for our big day for sure!!
Justine Habkirk & Michael Babcock
married Dec 31, 2014
On Thursday April 30th, Switchbeat came to play at our annual fundraiser here at Bannockburn School. This event always brings a mixed crowd of attendees and we were not disappointed in the music. The band was very professional in both their set-up as well as their sets throughout the night. The song selection was fantastic and all the guests were delighted. In fact, many came to me to express their pleasure and take a card with the band’s contact information.
We would definitely have the band again and highly recommend them.
Head of School
We had Switchbeat at our wedding in Muskoka this summer, and they were absolutely FANTASTIC!!! They can do any type of music, from Adele to the Rolling Stones, and they sound absolutely fantastic. We had the best night ever, and danced the night away. Better than their amazing sound and showmanship, they are truly amazing people. Nice and friendly, and very easy to work with. We truly had the best time, and highly recommend them. We will hire them again in the future for more gatherings!
Niloofar Dehghan & Michael McKee
married August 27, 2016
In addition to performing at countless weddings and private functions,
SWITCHBEAT has performed at events for the following corporations and organizations:
Downtown Oakville BIA
Georgian Triangle Humane Society
Halton Hills Minor Hockey
Halton Hills Mixed Volleyball League
Oakville Power Boat Club
Ontario Produce Marketing Association (OPMA)
Royal Bank of Canada
Rumble Foundations Ltd
Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
Transat Distribution Canada
Spirit of Edmonton
Synnex Canada Ltd
Switchbeat was terrific for our corporate event. They went far above and beyond my expectations - everything from arriving early, playing requests, having a great playlist, being extremely professional and easy to deal with, and we booked with them last minute! They even reached out directly with the venue and coordinated everything, so I didn't have to worry about a thing. They sounded amazing, played appropriate music and got everyone dancing (which can be difficult at corporate events). I will definitely book them again.
District Sales Manager, Toronto Central
My wife and I hired Switchbeat as our wedding band in August of 2016, and were thrilled with their performance. I am a music lover, and had trouble finding a wedding band that met my expectations for a reasonable price. We ended up finding Switchbeat two months before our wedding. They put on a great show, sounded fantastic and had all of our friends dancing. We had lots of compliments from our guests on the band. Most of all, Jay and Switchbeat are true professionals, easy to work with, and very accommodating on our big day. If you want real musicians for your wedding, look no further.
Debbie Shen & Daniel Caplan
married August 21, 2016
Switchbeat played at my 30th birthday party / charity event to raise money for an orphanage in Cambodia. They were absolutely amazing! Had everyone dancing all night and set a perfect upbeat, live tone for the evening! Very clear sound and beautiful voice. I managed to raise my target amount and I don't feel like I could of achieved it without an awesome band that everyone enjoyed! I would definitely recommend them for any large or small event and their music selection works for all ages.
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Jay and his band were fantastic at our wedding. They were very knowledgeable, got people dancing, quite accommodating and very entertaining. The music was great. There is no higher praise than to say we would hire them again if we were to plan another big party.
Tina Hang & Shawn Wasserman
married October 30, 2016
Switchbeat played at my wedding last weekend and they were awesome! They kept the dance floor full the whole evening, and I got a ton of positive feedback from our guests. They were also super accommodating in helping us set up the sound for our ceremony. Highly recommended.
Teegan Ignacy & Peter Dydra
married September 17, 2016
What a great night! One of the best bands we've had in the club. The dance floor was full from start to finish. I would absolutely recommend this band for any event. They read the crowd and delivered on every level!!! Great Job!!!
Oakville Power Boat Club
We had SWITCHBEAT play our wedding this past weekend and they were great! Jay and the band are incredibly professional and work hard to make the sure everyone has an amazing time. From classics performed so well, to shredding guitar solos to the diversity of multiple singers and styles, SWITCHBEAT is the perfect band to have for a wedding. Jay even was able to help out with music for our ceremony and provided a mic for our Rabbi. If you don't want to stress at your wedding, this is the band! A+++
Carolina Brukson & David Steinfeld
married August 20, 2017
Switchbeat is an amazing band! They played my wedding and all of our guests keep complimenting me on the music. Everyone was dancing the whole night. Jay was a pleasure to work with. Switchbeat learned a hora and mezinka for my wedding and my guests danced the night away! All of the musicians in the band are extremely talented. They are true professionals; the power briefly went out at my wedding and Switchbeat did not sweat it while the power was being restored. I would highly recommend Switchbeat to anybody who is looking for a wedding band!
Emily Teichman & Jonathan Zworth
married June 25, 2017
My husband and I hired SWITCHBEAT for our wedding on June 4th 2016. The band truly set the tone for the most amazing evening and they far exceeded our expectations. The band didn’t just provide music, they provided a great time, happy memories, big smiles and of course, lots of dancing! They played an assortment of different genres, from all different decades, to satisfy each and every single guest no matter what age or taste. We had numerous guests approach us during the reception to compliment the band. You didn’t see the dance floor empty from opening to close, and I laughed when I saw all the female guests walking out of the venue with their heels in hand. If that’s not a sure sign of great music, I don’t know what is. The band leader, Jay LeRoux, was well-organized, professional and kept in continuous contact with me leading up to the wedding date. He provided us with all the information we needed to send off to the venue in terms of set-up requirements etc. He even welcomed our input with the set list, and made sure to play our favourites! Before booking, we were able to see the band play live at a venue in Mississauga and we were sold right away. The band members arrived that day bright-eyed and full of energy! Their positive vibes and happy dispositions were contagious. They truly love what they do, and have a blast doing it. That vitality comes through on their faces, and especially in the music...that’s what sets them apart from the rest, that’s what makes them magic!
Kate & Brett Donnelly
married June 4, 2016
Switchbeat completely made my husband's recent 50th birthday party! If you're looking for a fun party band with amazing vocals and spectacular guitar playing skills you book Switchbeat. Jay and I spoke a couple of times before the party to go over the playlist and the details and he showed up, as promised, 3 hours before my event to set up and do a sound check with the band. During the night they were so high energy and interacted well with the crowd. My guest list included people ages 10-60 and there was never a moment when our dance floor was empty. My guests are still raving about them. We had such a great time we asked the band to stay for an extra hour and they did without any hesitation even though it was a long drive home. I would book them again in a heartbeat.
This is a testimonial to SWITCHBEAT, a FANTASTIC event band from Toronto. They recently performed at our Wedding Party of 150+ at Waupoos Estates Winery in Prince Edward County. Despite a thunderstorm, they worked through the storm, calmly and professionally. From the first song, the dance floor was filled, and stayed that way until the last song!
All of our guests commented positively on the band: “Great music choice”, “They nailed every song”, “Outstanding music”, “Great singer”. They truly made our party special for us and all of our guests. It was a pleasure to work with them leading up to the day, and they even customized a song that is very special to us. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for an evening of outstanding entertainment. Our only problem is that all of our guests are wanting to know when we are going to bring them back!
Thanks SWITCHBEAT, for a memorable evening!
Ann Wood & Dick Pease
married September 10, 2016
The best wedding band I have ever seen (yes I am biased ... but it's true). We had numerous guests state this and our other vendors as well. They were so easy to deal with and played the best music. They even learned our first dance and killed it! Absolutely would recommended this group!
Sarah MacQuarrie & Matthew Busch
married September 9, 2017
Robert and I got married on December 17th 2016. Switchbeat performed and they went above and beyond our expectations for our special day. They were very professional, friendly and accommodating (they even helped fix a last minute décor problem at our hall!). They brought so much energy and got all our guests involved. Since the wedding, everyone has told us how much they loved the band and how much fun they had. We couldn’t be happier with our choice to have Switchbeat perform for our wedding!
Lyndsay Hoekstra & Robert Pavlovic
married December 17, 2016
We hired Switchbeat to perform at our conference recently...WOW! Jay was very professional to work with, very courteous and knows his stuff! The band in it's entirety are AMAZING! Really great performers and musicians, had the crowd going and left them wanting more. Switchbeat was most certainly one of the highlights of our event. I would definitely use them again and I have and will continue to recommend them to others. GREAT JOB!!!
supervisor, member services
Transat Distribution Canada
I have heard many bands before over the years and have even been a part of one myself for several years. It takes a lot of work to be able to really "mesh" together and create a great sound that your crowds loves and appreciates. It also takes chemistry and the ability to perform to keep your audience engaged and this band blew me away! Their sound was fantastic, they entertained, didn't require a large set up area and what I loved most was that they went from playing jazz for the first half of our event and then completely switched it up to the popular Top 40 and pop hits and transitioned so well! Versatility in bands can be very difficult to find and when you do, they usually sound better playing one genre over another. This was not the case, they sounded incredible throughout the entire evening. You can really sense the commitment they have to maintaining the atmosphere, they connect so well with the crowd and as a wedding planner, I would highly recommend this band for any wedding or corporate event. Thank you so much to Jay and his bandmates for making our event Vintage Glam hosted by The Wedding Planner Magazine such an enjoyable time!
Ashley Victoria Productions