Tomorrows Bad Seeds
Tomorrows Bad Seeds
Background Information
Origin Hermosa Beach, California
Genre Rock
Years active 2004-present
Label(s) UrbanTone
Moises Juarez
Sean Chapman
Matthew McEwan
Andre Davis
Pat Salmon
Former Members
Johnny McEwan
Al Arnado

Tomorrows Bad Seeds is an American rock band made up of 5 musicians from Hermosa Beach, California, formed in 2004. Commonly abbreviated TBS.[1] All their music is a collaborative effort among the band. The bands line-up consists of Moises Juarez (lead vocals), Sean Chapman (vocals/guitar), Mathew 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 bands 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 quickly gained momentum as one of the hottest rising bands in Southern California. In 2007 the band signed with UrbanTone Records, an independent record label as a vehicle to spread their sound.[2]</ref> The band released their debut album Early Prayers in June 2007, featuring the singles Rhyme & Reason, Vices, Warrior Poet and Love Street,[3] making a big splash on iTunes reggae chart. Love Street hit number three on the charts in Hawaii.

In 2007 the band toured all over Hawaii on four separate tours packing venues throughout Kona and Hilo. In 2008 the band continued to tour, headlining and opening for acts like Pennywise, Pepper, UB40, and Sean Kingston. 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 (Which they shut down for the 2010 Sunset Music Festival on the famous rock blvd Sunset strip). The gigs kept pouring in Tomorrows Bas Seeds started to share the stage with the likes of popular bands such as 311, Slightly Stoopid, The Wailers, Steel Pulse, Half Pint, The Expendables, (Hed) PE, Eek-A- Mouse, Pato Banton, John Brown’s Body, just to name a few. 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.[4]

On May 25, 2010, Tomorrows Bad Seeds released their second album Sacred For Sale. On the day of release the CD Sacred For Sale hit number 11 on the iTunes Rock Charts and number 56 on the over all iTunes Pop Charts and the single "Slow Down" reached number 34 on Billboards Hot 100 Singles Chart. 100 To date, Tomorrows Bad Seeds have released two studio albums, and one Single.[5] Following the CD release of their second album the band was added on to Warped Tour 2010 and played on the Skullcandy stage.[6] 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.[7]

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.[8] On January 9 and 10, 2011 the band filmed their first music video for “Reflect”. Two days later on January 12, 2011[9] 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." [10]. They also played select dates on Warped Tour 2011.

Music style and influenceEdit

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 bands 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.

Band membersEdit

  • Moises Juarez - lead vocals
  • Sean Chapman - vocals/guitar
  • Mathew McEwan - vocals/guitar
  • Pat Salmon - drums
  • Andre Davis – bass

Former band membersEdit

  • Johhny McEwan
  • Al Arnado


  • Early Prayers 2007
  • Sacred for Sale 2010

Television AppearancesEdit

March 3, 2011- The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson on CBS


  1. Moore, Bruce (2008). Interview with Tomorrows Bad Seeds lead vocalist Moises Juarez. Retrieved 31 January 2011 from Puregrainaudio:
  2. Baker, Brian (2009). Tomorrows Bad Seeds Oct. 3 • Southgate House. Retrieved 31 January 2011 from City Beat:
  3. Walker, Jack (2010). Tomorrows Bad Seed – Moi Juarez Interview. Retrieved 31 January 2011 from CWG
  4. mcmanmon, michele (2010). Tomorrow's Bad Seeds close down SSMF. Retrieved 31 January 2011 from LA Indie Music Examiner:
  5. Meade, Michael (2010). Warpage set to Warp Plaid at Montage Mountain. Retrieved 31 January 2011 from Tastes Like Rock! Music Magazine:
  6. G., Adrian (2009). Concert Review of Iration and Tomorrows Bad Seeds. Retrieved [Date unavailable] from
  7. schwartz, Eve (2010). Paramount honors Piano with Pres. Carter, Black Sabbath, Tomorrows Bad Seeds. Retrieved 31 January 2011 from
  8. Wachs, Cam (2011). EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH TOMORROWS BAD SEEDS. Retrieved 31 January 2011 from The Session Magazin:
  9. (2011). CBS Entertainment Releases. Retrieved 7 March 2011 from
  10. late late show

External linksEdit

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