|Origin||San Diego, California, United States|
|Genres||Reggae, reggae rock|
|Labels||Tribal Seeds Music, iSeed Industries LLC|
Tribal Seeds is a reggae band based in San Diego, California. 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 boasts 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, 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 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, Big Mountain, Through The Roots, I. Conscious, Fortunate Youth 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||Run The Show (Single)||Independent|
|2012||Night & Day (Single)||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