COMPASS is a high-energy rock band made up of Santa Cruz area
musicians with many years of performance experience. The all-original
rock music is filled with memorable lyrics and catchy hooks,
blending into a unique yet hauntingly familiar style. The result
is powerful and infectious!
Dave "Nomad" Miller spent years on the road performing as a
solo artist. Those travels and adventures back and forth across
the country helped shape his songwriting. The songs are filled
with thought-provoking lyrics and great melodies that linger
in one's head. After seven years on the road, Nomad decided
to expand his music into a full band setting once again and
formed Drifting Compass.
Dana Young and his thumpin' bass guitar grooves, Jeff Smits
with his powerhouse drumming, combined with Nomad's acoustic-driven
rhythms and original songs, Drifting Compass creates original
music in the vein of Alternative-Rock and Grungy-Americana.
Compass released their first EP "Grains Of Sand" in 2015, which
was self-recorded and self-produced. In 2016, they released
their second EP "Grit", which was recorded at the
highly acclaimed Gadgetbox Recording Studio in Santa Cruz. They've
shared shows with national acts like Reckless Kelly and others
while regularly pleasing crowds with their live performances
throughout the San Francisco Bay and Monterey Bay areas!
- Guitar, Lead Vocals
Dana Young- Bass Guitar, Vocals
Jeff Smits - Drums, Vocals