Tomorrows Bad Seeds is an American rock, reggae band made up of 5 musicians from Hermosa Beach, California, formed in 2004. Commonly abbreviated TBS. All their music is a collaborative effort among the band. The band's line-up consists of Moises Juarez (lead vocals), Sean Chapman (vocals/guitar), Matthew McEwan (vocals/guitar), Pat Salmon (drums), and Andre Davis (bass).
Hermosa Beach, California is where Tomorrows Bad Seeds was formed. The band was formed by lead singer, Moises Juarez and guitar player and turntablist Mathew McEwan in 2004. Later, Johnny McEwan, Mat's cousin joined the band as their drummer. Soon after they met their bass player Al Arnado who later left the band to take a job as a longshoreman, so they recruited Andre Davis to fill his spot., while playing a show the band ran into fellow musician Sean Chapman, they had known him in high school, so the band pulled him in and he joined as the fifth member playing guitar and singing vocals.
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 wanting to stay true to their roots. The band started out by playing in local bars and friends back yards but got lucky (despite their undeveloped sound) in 2007 when the band signed with UrbanTone Records, an independent record label as a vehicle to spread their sound.</ref> The band released their debut album Early Prayers in June 2007, featuring the singles Rhyme & Reason, Vices, Warrior Poet and Love Street, making mediocre sales on iTunes reggae chart. 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 (West Hollywood).
In the midst of all the touring and recording throughout 2009 Johnny McEwan left the band halfway through recording their second album making it on seven tracks and replaced by Andre's friend Pat Salmon who made it on four tracks finishing the album. On May 25, 2010, Tomorrows Bad Seeds released their second album Sacred For Sale. Warpage set to Warp Plaid at Montage Mountain. Retrieved 31 January 2011 from Tastes Like Rock! Music Magazine: </ref> Following the CD release of their second album the band was added on to Warped Tour 2010 and played on the Skullcandy stage. On August 18, 2010 the band shut down the Roxy theatre for the Sunset Music Festival. Following up with a co-headlining tour with Passafire. 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 headlined their Holidaze Acoustic Tour all across California, each show was a one of a kind performance, providing a different line up of TBS hits. The band closed down 2010 on New Year's Eve with a headlining show @ BriXton in Redondo Beach, California. On January 9 and 10, 2011 the band filmed their first music video for “Reflect”. Two days later on January 12, 2011 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” off their second album “Sacred For Sale."
On August 8, 2011 the band released their new single "Nice & Slow". This single charted as number 1 on CDbaby Reggae chart upon release. TBS worked with their sponsor Body Glove to create the perfect summer video to accompany the new single. The "Nice & Slow video won MTVU Video Of The Week and was added to rotation on October 14, 2011. On November 29, 2011 TBS headed into the Village Studios to record their third album "The Great Escape" with Grammy Winner and seven time nominee Damon Elliot. Their first single off the album "One Way" Co-written with established song writer/bass player Tim Myers climbed its way on to the Billboard Indicator Charts.
Music style and influence
Since most 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 all which were developed through studio time, jam sessions and live shows.
- Moises Juarez - lead vocals
- Sean Chapman - vocals/guitar
- Mathew McEwan - vocals/guitar
- Pat Salmon - drums
- Andre Davis – bass
Former band members
- Johhny McEwan
- Al Arnado
- Early Prayers 2007
- Sacred for Sale 2010
- "Nice & Slow" Single 2011
- "Warrior Poet" (DubStep) Single 2011
- "One Way" Single 2012
- The Great Escape 2012
March 3, 2011- The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS