SWITCH - Band Development

SWITCH is mac’s very own band in residence, made up of a group of young musicians who work alongside professional music leaders to write songs, play instruments, sing and learn about the many aspects of music production. They have an increasing repertoire of original songs; enjoy regular performance opportunities, at mac and beyond, and have created a music video for their signature tune: “Switch on Your Happy Side”

“It's a bit scary being based in such a professional space but I’ll get used to it.”

Band Member


I am the drummer for SWITCH. I love jamming and performing with the band.


I really enjoy SWITCH. I play different instruments like lead guitar, drums, bass and percussion. I enjoy recording and performing.


I am one of the lead singers and play electric guitar. I like recording and performing.


I have been playing piano for about 3 years. SWITCH has inspired me and I can now play in time with the band. I’ve really improved since joining SWITCH.


I am a lead singer for SWITCH. I write songs and enjoy performing. I enjoying creating music videos like “Switch on Your Happy Side”. I am also SWITCH’s rapper.


I am a rapper, singer and incredible lyric writer. My rapping nick name is Badshaah Bling. I can rap in 3 different languages. I am the newest member of SWITCH.

“That was the best gig I've seen in years. Honest, no pretention and great music. I didn't even know they were young people at the start.''

Audience member after watching SWITCH perform at mac

What you are creating here is something quite unique and different.... the concert was amazing."

Participants's Mother
Switch Christmas 2016
Tracks by SWITCH

Switch on your happy side.

Other Band Development Projects

mac makes music supports band development for groups who experience social barriers and limited opportunities. Music has proven to create a safe space for personal expression, sharing ideas and experimentation amongst peers who have similar life experience.

Examples of this work and music includes: