Tribal Seeds

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Tribal Seeds
Tribal Seeds band photo.png
Background information
Origin San Diego, California, United States
Genres Reggae, reggae rock
Years active 2005-Present
Labels Tribal Seeds Music, iSeed Industries LLC
Members Steve Jacobo
Tony-Ray Jacobo
Carlos Verdugo
Victor Navarro
E.N Young
Ryan Gonzo

Tribal Seeds is a reggae band based in San Diego, California.[1] Current band members include Steven Rene Jacobo; lead singer, Tony-Ray Jacobo; keyboards/vocals/producer, Victor Navarro, bass; Carlos Verdugo, drums; E.N Young, keyboards/vocals; and Ryan Gonzo, guitar/vocals. They have toured throughout the United States as well as Mexico, Aruba, and Guam, and have shared the stage with Atmosphere, Slightly Stoopid, MGMT, Matisyahu, The Wailers, SOJA, and Rebelution, among others.


From San Diego, California, award-winning reggae group Tribal Seeds have become known for their spiritually driven, refreshing rock vibe they have infused with the roots style of reggae music. Originally started by two brothers, Steven Rene Jacobo (lyrics, vocals, guitar) and Tony-Ray Jacobo (producer, keyboards, vocals), Tribal Seeds now boats six members, including: Carlos Verdugo (drums), Victor Navarro (bass), E.N Young (keyboards, vocals) & Ryan Gonzo (guitar, vocals).

Tribal Seeds’ authentic sound has brought them to the forefront of the reggae rock genre, as their art form has reached people of all ages across the United States, and worldwide. The band’s debut, self-titled album “Tribal Seeds” was released in 2008 with their second album “The Harvest” following, June 2009. iTunes named both albums “Best Of” in the Reggae genre, for their respected years. Their debut album helped garner them the “Best World Music” title at the San Diego Music Awards in 2008,[2] and “The Harvest,” which contained fourteen new and original songs, debuted at the number 5 spot on the Billboard Reggae Charts. The tracks, written and produced by Tribal Seeds, were recorded and mixed by Alan Sanderson at Signature Sound Studios in San Diego, and mastered by Erik Lobson at Universal Mastering.

In 2011 Tribal Seeds gave listeners a brand new EP entitled “Soundwaves,” which peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Reggae Charts. The band notes that the album was inspired by their life experiences, being on tour, and their desire to inspire youth to raise their voices and seek a higher consciousness.

On May 13, 2014 Tribal Seeds released their highly anticipated fourth album, Representing. The new album debuted at number 1 on the Billboard Reggae Charts (114[3] Top Billboard 200) as well as the iTunes & Amazon charts. The new album is sure to not only reaffirm but solidify their pioneering classic blend of roots and new era rock-reggae. The album brings you 12 original recordings and features some of the genres favorite stars: Don Carlos, Mykal Rose, Kyle McDonald (Slightly Stoopid), Vaughn Benjamin (Midnite), New Kingston and the band's own, Maad T-Ray and lead guitarist Gonzo.

Tribal Seeds have toured throughout the United States, and have also performed in Mexico, Guam & Aruba. They have shared the stage with artists such as Dave Matthews Band, Jack White, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jane’s Addiction, Skrillex, MGMT, Cee Lo Green, Jason Mraz, Matisyahu, Sublime with Rome, Taking Back Sunday, O.A.R., Pretty Lights, Steel Pulse, The Wailers, Pepper, Collie Buddz, Julian Marley, Stephen Marley, Gregory Isaacs, SOJA, Rebelution, and many more.


Year of release Title Label
2005 Youth Rebellion (LP) Independent
2008 Tribal Seeds (LP) Independent
2009 The Harvest (LP) Independent
2011 In Your Eyes (Single) Independent
2011 Soundwaves (EP) Independent
2011 Run The Show (Single) Independent
2012 Night & Day (Single) Independent
2014 Representing (LP) Independent


  • Steven Rene Jacobo - lead vocals, guitar
  • Tony-Ray Jacobo - keyboards, vocals, producer
  • Carlos Verdugo - drums
  • Victor Navarro - Bass
  • E.N Young - keyboards, vocals
  • Ryan Gonzo- guitar, vocals



  1. ^ Toombs, Mikel (February 14, 2008). "Roots elsewhere, hearts in the island". Union Tribune. Retrieved 2009-04-25. 
  2. ^ San Diego Music Awards, 2008 Awards.
  3. ^ AllMusic, Billboard Charts.

External links[edit]