Tsunami Bomb as a punk rock band from Petaluma, California that formed in 1998 and broke up in October 2005. The band was started by bassist and songwriter Dominic Davi, who enlisted Kristin McRory as Tsunami Bomb's original female vocalist. Davi met McRory in late 1997, when she joined the band Headboard on female vocals.
Davi and McRory left Headboard in February of 1998, and played their first show as Tsunami Bomb on June 26, 1998 at the Fatty Mocha in Merced, CA. The Tsunami Bomb song "Lemonade" was played at this first show, which Davi wrote in response to his feelings over leaving Headboard. "Lemonade" remained the most well-known Tsunami Bomb song and its most requested song in concert, however the band often refused to play the song in later years after their line-up had changed almost entirely from their membership at the time "Lemonade" was written.
Tsunami Bomb's original lineup consisted of 5 people, including a female keyboard player named Oobliette Sparks who also contributed vocals (and remained with the band until 2001). Gabriel Lindeman played drums for the band's first few shows, but he did not join the band full-time until 1999. Kristin McRory left Tsunami Bomb in late 1998, and Davi recruited Emily Whitehurst shortly thereafter (Emily's brother, Logan Whitehurst was Davi's roommate at the time). To add mystique and give her a more iconic presence, Dominic Davi and Emily Whitehurst created the moniker "Agent M." Whitehurst was credited as Agent M almost exclusively until the breakup of the band.
Tsunami Bomb maintained a grueling tour schedule for most of its existence. In 1999 they released two limited edition 7" singles; one "B-Movie Queens" was a split with Emily Whitehurst and Brian Bourke's former band Plinky, the other was "Mayhem On The High Seas" was released on Checkmate Records which was owned by Hunter Burgen bassist for AFI. These two 7" singles would become high priced collectors items in later years. In 2000 they signed to Tomato Head Records and released thie first CD EP "The Invasion From Within". In 2002 they signed with Kung Fu Records owned by Joe Escalante bassist for The Vandals and released their first full length album "The Ultimate Escape". Tsunami Bomb would appear on the Warped Tour several times between 2001 and 2005. They have also toured Europe and Japan.
In 2003, Tsunami Bomb's founding bassist and songwriter Dominic Davi was asked to leave the band due to personality and creative conflicts (and he would go on to form the musical group Love Equals Death on Fat Wreck Chords). He was replaced by Matt McKenzie. Mike Griffen, their guitarist since 2000, left the band in 2004 and was replaced by Jay Northington.
The title song from their first CD release, The Invasion From Within, was used in Atlus USA's translation of the Nippon Ichi Software strategy RPG Disgaea: Hour of Darkness.
Their last releases as a band included their final album as Tsunami Bomb entitled, "The Definitive Act" 2004 and a live concert DVD entitled, "Live at the Glasshouse", in the The Show Must Go Off live music DVD in 2005 both on Kung Fu Records.
In late 2005, after years of touring and numerous line up changes Tsunami Bomb officially broke up, citing problems with the "business end of the music industry".
Emily Whitehurst and Matt McKenzie have gone on to form the musical group The Action Design, while Jay Northington and Gabriel Lindeman have gone on to form the musical group Northington.