Tomorrows Bad Seeds

Last updated

Tomorrows Bad Seeds
Origin Hermosa Beach, California
Genres Reggae rock [1]
Years active2004–present
MembersMoises Juarez
Matthew McEwan
Andre Davis
Pat Salmon
Past membersJohnny McEwan
Al Arnado
Sean Chapman

Tomorrows Bad Seeds, commonly abbreviated TBS, is an American reggae rock band made up of 4 musicians from Hermosa Beach, California. [2] The band's line-up consists of Moises Juarez (lead vocals), Matthew McEwan (vocals/guitar), Pat Salmon (drums), and Andre Davis (bass).



Tomorrows Bad Seeds was formed by lead singer Moises Juarez and guitar player and turntablist Mathew McEwan in Hermosa Beach, California in 2004. Later, Johnny McEwan, Mat's cousin, joined the band as their drummer. The band's original bass player was Al Arnado, and Andre Davis was recruited as his replacement when he left the band. Sean Chapman, a high school classmate of other members of the band, was added later as a guitar player and backing vocalist.

The band's name came from a graffiti crew they had grown up around called TBS, they used the acronym to come up with Tomorrows Bad Seeds as a reflection of their roots. The band released their debut album Early Prayers in June 2007 on the independent label UrbanTone Records, featuring the singles Rhyme & Reason, Vices, Warrior Poet and Love Street,. [3] [4] In 2007 the band toured all over Hawaii on four separate tours throughout Kona and Hilo. The response was mixed. In 2009 Tomorrows Bad Seeds covered the United States playing at venues like House of Blues (Hollywood), Vault 350, Knitting Factory, Key Club, Galaxy Theatre, the world-famous Roxy Theatre.

In 2009, during the recording of TBS' second album, Johnny McEwan left the band and was replaced by Andre's friend Pat Salmon. [5] On May 25, 2010, Tomorrows Bad Seeds released their second album Sacred For Sale. [6] Following the CD release of their second album the band was added on to Warped Tour 2010 and played on the Skullcandy stage. [7] On August 18, 2010 the band closed the Roxy Theatre portion of the Sunset Music Festival. They then co-headlined a tour with Passafire. [8] On November 18, 2010 Tomorrows Bad Seeds were honored with the Commercial Success Award at the Los Angeles Music Awards for having reached over 150,000 downloads for the 2010 year.

On December 2, 2010, Tomorrows Bad Seeds began their Holidaze Acoustic Tour of California, each show was a one of a kind performance, providing a different line up of TBS hits. The band closed 2010 on New Year's Eve with a headlining show @ BriXton in Redondo Beach, California. [9] On January 9 and 10, 2011 the band filmed their first music video for “Reflect”. Two days later on January 12, 2011 [10] Tomorrows Bad Seeds filmed a national T.V. performance for The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson which aired March 3, 2011, they performed "Only For You" from their second album "Sacred For Sale." [11]

On August 8, 2011 the band released their single "Nice & Slow". This single charted as number 1 on CDbaby Reggae chart upon release. [12] TBS worked with their sponsor Body Glove to create a summer-themed video to accompany the new single. The "Nice & Slow video won MTVU Video Of The Week and was added to rotation [13] on October 14, 2011. On November 29, 2011 TBS began recording their third album "The Great Escape" with Grammy Award winner and seven-time nominee Damon Elliott at the Village Studios. Their first single from the album, "One Way", co-written with Tim Myers (formerly of OneRepublic), made the Billboard Indicator Charts. [14]


In 2014 Moi, Sean & Mets started a side project called LIFE

In January 2017 Sean Chapman left the band to pursue a solo production and songwriting career. In the same month of 2017 Urbantone Records released the band from its contract allowing the Band to sign with a new label Island/Empire Records.

Music style and influence

Since most of the group grew up in the South Bay, they were highly influenced by the reggae, rock, punk culture and bands like Sublime, Pepper, Pennywise among others. After releasing both records TBS has established the band's sound as a fusion of rock, reggae, ska punk, surf rock, hip hop and blues.

Band members

Former band members

  1. Johhny McEwan
  2. Al Arnado
  3. Sean Chapman





Television Appearances

March 3, 2011– The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS

Related Research Articles

Bad Brains

Bad Brains are an American rock band formed in Washington, D.C. in 1977. They are widely regarded as among the pioneers of hardcore punk, though the band's members have objected to this term to describe their music. They are also an adept reggae band, while later recordings featured elements of other genres like funk, heavy metal, hip hop and soul. Bad Brains are followers of the Rastafari movement.

Sean Paul Jamaican dancehall singer and rapper

Sean Paul Ryan Francis Henriques OD is a Jamaican Reggae and Dancehall deejay, singer and producer who is regarded as one of the genre's most prolific artists.

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Australian alternative rock band

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds are an Australian rock band formed in Melbourne in 1983 by vocalist Nick Cave, multi-instrumentalist Mick Harvey and guitarist-vocalist Blixa Bargeld. The band has featured international personnel throughout its career and presently consists of Cave, violinist and multi-instrumentalist Warren Ellis, bassist Martyn P. Casey, guitarist George Vjestica, keyboardist/percussionist Toby Dammit and drummers Thomas Wydler (Switzerland) and Jim Sclavunos. With their "brutal blues and gothic nightmares" songs, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds have been considered "one of the most original and celebrated bands of the post-punk and alternative rock eras in the '80s and onward". They have released seventeen studio albums and completed numerous international tours.

The Black Seeds Band

The Black Seeds are a musical group rooted in reggae from Wellington, New Zealand. Their rocksteady-influenced song "One By One" became an international hit when it was played in top ranked TV series Breaking Bad. Their music is a boundary-crossing sound fusion of big beat funk, dub, afro music, pop, rock and soul – and a large or small touch of original roots reggae or ragga is almost always present regardless musical style.

The Spirit of Radio Song by Rush

"The Spirit of Radio" is a song released in 1980 by the Canadian rock band Rush from their album Permanent Waves. The song's name was inspired by Toronto radio station CFNY-FM's slogan. It was significant in the growing popularity of the band, becoming their first top 30 single in Canada and reaching number 51 on the US Hot 100. It remains one of Rush's best-known songs and was a concert staple until their retirement.

Martyn P. Casey

Martyn Paul Casey is an English-born Australian rock bass guitarist. He has been a member of the Triffids, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and Grinderman. Casey plays either his Fender Precision Bass or Fender Jazz Bass.


Grinderman was an Australian-British rock band that formed in London, England, in 2006. The band included Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Martyn P. Casey and Jim Sclavunos.

Conway Savage Australian musician (1960–2018)

Conway Victor Savage was an Australian rock musician. He was a member of Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, providing piano, organ and backing vocals from 1990. From 1993, Savage had a solo career and released albums, Nothing Broken (2000), Wrong Man's Hands (2004) and Rare Songs & Performances 1989–2004. He also collaborated with other artists for their albums, such as Soon Will Be Tomorrow and Quickie for Ducky.

Reggae is a music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1960s. Australia has several bands and sound systems that play reggae music in a style faithful to its expression in Jamaica. Australia has a relatively small Jamaican community, but reggae penetrated local consciousness via the popularity of reggae among the non-Jamaican population of England in the 1960s and 1970s. Many indigenous musicians have embraced reggae, both for its musical qualities and its ethos of resistance. Examples include Mantaka No Fixed Address Zennith and Coloured Stone

There for Tomorrow

There for Tomorrow is an American alternative rock band that was originally formed in Orlando, Florida in February 2003. The original group consisted of four members: Maika Maile, Chris Kamrada, James Flaherty, and Jay Enriquez. Christian Climer joined the band in 2006 when the band was looking for a new member after James left in 2005. The band were influenced by bands such as Jimmy Eat World, Third Eye Blind, Blink-182, and The Hives.

Sublime (band) American band

Sublime was an American reggae rock and ska punk band from Long Beach, California, formed in 1988. The band's line-up, unchanged until their breakup, consisted of Bradley Nowell, Eric Wilson (bass), and Bud Gaugh (drums). Lou Dog, Nowell's dalmatian, was the mascot of the band. Nowell died of a heroin overdose in 1996, resulting in Sublime's breakup. In 1997, songs such as "What I Got", "Santeria", "Wrong Way", "Doin' Time", and "April 29, 1992 (Miami)" were released to U.S. radio.

A Fragile Tomorrow

A Fragile Tomorrow is an American alternative/powerpop band from Charleston, South Carolina, United States, formerly from Montgomery, New York. The group formed in 2003 and included brothers Sean Kelly, Dom Kelly, and Brendan Kelly. In 2006, bassist Shaun Rhoades joined the group. The band has put out six studio albums, most recently the critically acclaimed Make Me Over in 2015 and Generation Loss in 2019. As of 2020, they were working on their seventh record and third MPress Records release. The band has shared the stage with/opened for Indigo Girls, The Bangles, Matthew Sweet, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Garrison Starr, Antigone Rising, K's Choice, Drivin N Cryin, Continental Drifters, Blues Traveler, The Cowsills, Danielle Howle, Susan Cowsill, Amy Ray, and more.

<i>Tomorrow</i> (Sean Kingston album) 2009 studio album by Sean Kingston

Tomorrow is the second studio album by Jamaican-American singer Sean Kingston. The album was released on September 7, 2009. Despite "Fire Burning" being a huge summer hit in 2009, the album only peaked at #37 on the U.S. Billboard 200 albums chart with only 13,000 copies sold in the first week of release. It dropped out of the top 40 the next week, falling 50 spots to #87.

Josh Heinrichs

Josh Heinrichs is an American reggae singer/songwriter who was the former lead singer of internationally known indie reggae band, Jah Roots and current owner/operator of indie reggae record label, GanJah Records. Since leaving the band in 2008, Heinrichs has launched a successful solo career and has released several albums, including a #1 Billboard charting release with Good Vibes in 2016.

<i>Roses</i> (The Cranberries album) 2012 studio album by The Cranberries

Roses is the sixth studio album by Irish alternative rock band The Cranberries, released in the Republic of Ireland on 22 February 2012 and globally on 27 February 2012 through Cooking Vinyl and Downtown Records. Produced by Stephen Street, it was the band's first studio release in ten years. Originally planned to be released in late 2003, the recordings for the follow-up to Wake Up and Smell the Coffee were scrapped after the band decided to go their separate ways. After a six-year hiatus, The Cranberries announced their intention to record a new album during their 2009–2010 reunion tour. The title Roses was announced on The Cranberries website, on 24 May 2011.

Ce'cile, is a Jamaican musician. She is among the best known current dancehall artists.

Dirty Three

Dirty Three is an Australian instrumental rock band, consisting of Warren Ellis, Mick Turner and Jim White (drums), which formed in 1992. Their 1996 album Horse Stories was voted by Rolling Stone as one of the top three albums of the year. Two of their albums have peaked into the top 50 on the ARIA Albums Chart, Ocean Songs (1998) and Toward the Low Sun (2012). During their career they have spent much of their time overseas when not performing together. Turner is based in Melbourne, White lives in New York, and Ellis in Paris. Australian rock music historian Ian McFarlane described them as providing a "rumbling, dynamic sound incorporated open-ended, improvisational, electric rock ... minus the jazz-rock histrionics". In October 2010, Ocean Songs was listed in the book 100 Best Australian Albums.

Shrub is a reggae, rock and rap group from Columbus, Ohio. The band released their debut album, Senorita, a six-song EP in February 2010 and was voted by readers as High Times magazine's Unsigned Band of the Month in September 2010.

LIFE are a US alternative rock/pop band from Hermosa Beach, California, made up of the founding members of Tomorrows Bad Seeds, Moises Juarez, Sean Chapman and Matthew "Mets" McEwan. Moi, Sean and Mets were friends from school and grew up together in Hermosa Beach.

Easy Star Records

Easy Star Records is an American independent record label founded in 1996. Based in New York City, the label primarily produces and releases albums in the genres of reggae and dub. The label has had multiple albums chart at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Reggae Albums chart, including Easy Star's Lonely Hearts Dub Band, two albums by The Green, and Vines by Passafire, who signed to the label in 2013. In 2014 the label released albums by Rebelution, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Backbeat Soundsystem, New Kingston, and The Expanders, whose June 2015 album Hustling Culture debuted at No. 1 on the Top Reggae Albums chart. Since 2015, the label has released albums by London-based quartet The Skints, Jamaican vocalists Jesse Royal and Protoje, among others. Falling Into Place by Rebelution and A Matter Of Time by Protoje, released via Easy Star Records, each received Grammy Award nominations for Best Reggae Album in 2016 and 2018 respectively. The label also manages bands such as the Easy Star All-Stars, a touring and recording musical collective, and has worked with artists outside the reggae genre such as Citizen Cope, Corey Harris, Janelle Monae, Jason Mraz, Kelly Clarkson, and Yoko Ono.


  1. Bratburd, Rebecca; Martin, Sarah; Peters, Kristen (September 22, 2009). "Third Time's the Charm for West Beach". Santa Barbara Independent. Retrieved July 3, 2014. The Southern California-based reggae-rock group serenaded a cluster of bikini-clad fans in the midday sun.
  2. Moore, Bruce (2008). Interview with Tomorrows Bad Seeds lead vocalist Moises Juarez. Retrieved January 31, 2011 from Puregrainaudio:
  3. Walker, Jack (2010). Tomorrows Bad Seed – Moi Juarez Interview. Retrieved January 31, 2011 from CWG "Archived copy". Archived from the original on November 15, 2010. Retrieved March 7, 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. Baker, Brian (2009). Tomorrows Bad Seeds Oct 3 • Southgate House. Retrieved January 31, 2011 from City Beat: Archived July 8, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  5. mcmanmon, michele (2010). Tomorrow's Bad Seeds close down SSMF. Retrieved January 31, 2011 from LA Indie Music Examiner:
  6. Warpage set to Warp Plaid at Montage Mountain. Retrieved January 31, 2011 from Tastes Like Rock! Music Magazine: "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 16, 2011. Retrieved March 7, 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. G., Adrian (2009). Concert Review of Iration and Tomorrows Bad Seeds. Retrieved [Date unavailable] from "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 7, 2011. Retrieved March 7, 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. schwartz, Eve (2010). Paramount honors Piano with Pres. Carter, Black Sabbath, Tomorrows Bad Seeds. Retrieved January 31, 2011 from Archived February 15, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  9. Wachs, Cam (2011). EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH TOMORROWS BAD SEEDS. Retrieved January 31, 2011 from The Session Magazin:
  10. (2011). CBS Entertainment Releases. Retrieved March 7, 2011 from
  11. late late show
  12. chart