Temple of Switches is a band from the Central Coast of California. The name was coined by guitarist Mike Monda. The original members, Kevin McConnell (keys and vocals), Jay Heffner(drums) and Mike Monda (guitar and backing vocals) have known each other for decades and had played music together in "Jam" bands back in the late 70's and early 80's.
The three re-united in mid-2012 and recorded the self titled CD "Temple of Switches". Joe Monda played bass both live and on the cd. Kevin Robertson also played bass at gigs.
Their music can be described as dramatic and powerful, in the tradition of the great bands of the late seventies and early eighties such as Pink Floyd, Rush and Kansas.
Temple of Switches has been on hiatus since September of 2014, keeping in touch but working on separate projects.
In the absence of a working band Mike returned to the studio to record some new ideas, enlisting musicians Craig Camp(drums) and Clara Hembree(vocals) from the band "The Maheekats", and Gaetano Nicolosi(drums) from Ron Keel's band "Iron Horse".
The new release under the Temple of Switches name is called Helium Parade. It is an eclectic mix of musical styles, while staying true to the Temple of Switches brand.