Guitarist Daniel Nickels, bassist Ryan Smith and drummer Tom Miller met at a 2008 open-mic session at Ziggy's Beach Bar & Grill on St. Kitts in the Caribbean. This serendipitous meeting in the Leeward Islands led to the trio's moniker, Leeward Fate.

Guitarist Daniel Nickels, bassist Ryan Smith and drummer Tom Miller met at a 2008 open-mic session at Ziggy's Beach Bar & Grill on St. Kitts in the Caribbean.

This serendipitous meeting in the Leeward Islands led to the trio's moniker, Leeward Fate.


The band will play original material, along with new arrangements of covers such as "Land Down Under" by Men at Work and "Dynamite" by Taio Cruz, at 8 p.m. Friday, March 23, at Caldera Tap House, 31 Water St., Ashland.

The gig will kick off its West Coast tour in support of "Calling You," produced by Todd Stotler and released earlier this month.

Leeward Fate's signature sound falls somewhere between Switchfoot and Dave Matthews Band.

Call 541-482-4677 or see www.leewardfate.com.