Background information
Origin Detroit, Michigan, USA
Genres Stoner Rock, Hard Rock
Years active 2000 - 2005
Labels Small Stone Records
Associated acts Grinder, Tangent Image, Walk On Water, Happy Death Men, Luder

Novadriver was an American stoner rock band. Hailing from Detroit, Michigan and active from 2001 - 2005 the band was best known for being one of many bands in the early 2000s stoner rock scene, notably signed to Small Stone Records.


Novadriver formed in 2000, mainly playing early gigs in Michigan but would soon be signed to Small Stone Records the same year, with the band's first appearance on the label's Aerosmith Tribute Right In The Nuts. The next year the band released their debut album Void on Small Stone, inspired by 1970s heavy metal. The band mainly played around the Michigan area over the years.[1] Their last known gig was on 30 October 2003 at a film premiere for the MC5.[2]

Sometime in late 2004 or early 2005 Mark Miers would leave the group, only to return to the band shortly after to join alongside second guitarist Eli Ruhf to record their second album. Tragedy struck the band when bassist/songwriter James B. Anders died unexpectedly right after the recordings of the second album, forcing the group to ultimately disband. Ultimately Deeper High was finished and released in 2005 via Small Stone Records.

Cargo Records (In partnership with Small Stone) would reissue both albums on vinyl in 2016.



  • Mark Miers - Vocals, Keyboards (2000 - 2005)
  • Billy Reedy - Guitar, Vocals (2000 - 2005)
  • Eric Miller - Drums (2000 - 2005)
  • James B. Anders - Bass (2000 - 2005; Died 2005)
  • Eli Ruhf - Guitar (2005)

External LinksEdit


  1. Official Page via Wayback MachineAccessed 20 March 2017
  2. Official Page via Wayback MachineAccessed 20 March 2017

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