The roots of the Dub Seeds sound begin in a place that most people wouldn't expect. Bakersfield, California is known for it's contributions to the world of music by way of country music legend, Buck Owens, as well as the metal/hip-hop group, Korn. But the deep, rhythmic bass lines, and reggae accents heard in Dub Seeds' music make you feel more like you are dancing at a late-night beach party, rather than at your favorite bar.
In 2004, Chris started the band after moving back to California from Las Vegas. They called themselves SEED and quickly began to gain ground on the local scene. The group's vibe gravitated to a reggae-punk feel with blues, and even grunge influences mixed in. Eventually, the band began carving out their niche in that California-reggae dub style: soulful, raw, and groovy!
After several shows, and a few member changes, the band decided to officially change their name to DUB SEEDS in late 2008, and have been on a roll ever since! With the final pieces in place, and a dedication to the music, Dub Seeds have been an unstoppable force in the dub-rock scene.
In February of 2010 the group released their first full length album, "Feelin It" under their own label, DS Records. The response has been overwhelming to say the least! People are already singing along to new album favorites, 'Inside Out', as well as the title track, 'Feelin It' at local shows. Their CD release party opened up with the very special guest, Josh Fischel, lead singer of Bargain Music, as Fishlips Bar & Grill hosted a packed house ready to get their hands on the new Dub Seeds cd.
Dub Seeds released their second full-length album, Skunk Face, in June of 2012. Singles like 'Hypnotize' and 'More Than Friends' are already gaining national popularity. The band is currently touring and promoting their latest release and you can catch them at Cali Roots Festival 2013.
A quick glance at their calendar and you can see that there is no slowing this band down. From the Hard Rock Restaurant in Vegas, to the infamous Downtown Brew in SLO, this band is on the move and they are doing nothing but making fans along the way. With the crowds and fans begging for more, why stop?