Though he had been acting since he was five, when he was filmed in his first commercial, Drake Bell (born Jared Drake Bell in Orange County, California) didn’t start playing the guitar until he was cast in the 2001 TV movie Chasing Destiny, also starring the Who’s Roger Daltrey, who gave the young performer his initial lessons.
Heavily influenced by the Beatles and the Beach Boys, Drake released his debut, Telegraph, independently in 2005; soon after he signed to Universal, who put out his sophomore record, It’s Only Time, the following year. The live album, Drake Bell in Concert, appeared in 2008 and it wouldn’t be until 2011 that Drake would release any new material, with the stopgap EP A Reminder.
Returning to the studio some two years later with childhood hero Brian Setzer, Drake released his third album, the rockabilly-inspired Ready Steady Go! on Surfdog Records in 2014. With music being his first love, Drake made the most rockin’ and exciting album of his career – a collection of melodic pop, and at the same time hard-hitting rock n roll.
A few more singles have been released where the latest one is "Vertigo".