SWITCHBEAT is a dynamic group of young musicians committed to providing the best in live music. Their diverse repertoire includes pop, r&b, dance, retro, disco, funk, rock, and much more. Featuring powerful vocals, tight harmonies, top-notch musicianship, and a stage performance that is electrifying, energetic and engaging.
Mainstays of the Toronto live music circuit, the members of SWITCHBEAT are accomplished, pro-level musicians, each with more than a decade of performance experience across Canada, the U.S. and overseas.
Available as small as a 4-piece band, as large as a 9-piece band, and everything in-between, SWITCHBEAT offers a lineup to suit your needs and budget.
Passionate, energetic, talented and professional, SWITCHBEAT promises to be a memorable addition to your wedding, corporate event, festival, charity gala, casino, nightclub, or private function.
Serving Toronto and most of Ontario.
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Meet the team
Nikki is a classically trained vocalist whose career has lead her to local and international stages in musicals and as a solo artist.
Her credits include placing 3rd overall in "The X-Factor Greece” talent competition, after which she signed to Sony Music. Through this collaboration she earned a Eurovision nomination, MTV Greece artist of the year nomination, and best new artist nomination at the MAD video Music Awards.
In Canada, Nikki has had the opportunity to work professionally in theatre/film in local and regional theatres across the country. Theatre credits include Gabriella in High School Musical, Wendy in Peter Pan, and multiple featured roles in several revue style shows.
Sam has been surrounded by music his whole life, performing with various bands, and production companies developing a wide array of musical knowledge and awareness. Music is his passion and he strives to share it with the world.
He is a vocal graduate of the Humber College Contemporary Music degree program, and has been training in the music fields of jazz, classical, and contemporary for over 8 years. Through his time at Humber, Sam has studied with various musicians, such as Greg Wells (Adele), Rik Emmett (Triumph), Ian Terry (Celine Dion) and Denzel Sinclaire (Diana Krall), learning the ways of songwriting, performance, production, music marketing, and music business.
Sam has also had the opportunity to work with London based producer/songwriter/programmer James Sanger (Madonna, U2, Phil Collins) and has rehearsed and worked with Toronto based Musician/Producer/Songwriter Alan Shiner (Pizza Pizza, Coca Cola, Mariah Carey and Drake).
Jay is the band leader and founding member of Switchbeat. He has been a mainstay of the Toronto live music circuit for over twenty years. Jay studied music at Humber College where he majored in guitar and composition, and received the Gordon Delamont Memorial Award for outstanding achievement in composition in his graduating year.
Jay has been a member of numerous other Toronto event bands such as Sonic Playground and Graffiti Park; he performed on tour as guitarist for country artist Chris Syrie; he was a member of the progressive rock trio Eye Rhyme; he was a member of the metal band Pin; and he was a member of the 11-piece r&b band Jive Turkeys.
During his many years as a working musician, Jay has performed in the United States, Mexico, the Middle East, and all across Canada.
In addition to performing, Jay also works as a composer, guitar instructor, commercial filmmaker, and voiceover artist.
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