Winners of the Santa Barbara Youth Battle of the Bands 2012, White Moon is Gibson Field-Elliot (13, guitar/vocals), Drake Rabin (13, drums) and Matt Rollins (12, bass/vocals). The current Santa Barbara Middle School 7th graders have been playing and writing songs together for 4 years and are very passionate about their music.
The band has been influenced by the music of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Weezer, Green Day, The Black Keys and the Foo Fighters. The inspiration of Flea, Rivers Cuomo and Dave Grohl is apparent in their performances.
Gibson and Matt take lessons from SB legend Steve Miles and Drake has been studying drums under local icon Craig Thatcher for many years. White Moon is also currently rehearsing under the mentorship of Steve Miles and with George Pendergast, Santa Barbara Rock Shop Academy Founder & Instructor and drummer from the bands Dishwalla and The Penfifteen Club.
White Moon writes most of the music they perform including their signature songs “Distracted” and “Believe”. Strong rhythms and intricate guitar are trademarks of this original, 3 member rock band.