|Birth name||Ryan Anthony Peake|
|Born||March 1, 1973|
|Origin||Brooks, Alberta, Canada|
|Instrument(s)||Guitar, Vocals, Piano|
Ryan Peake (born Ryan Anthony Peake, in Brooks, Alberta, Canada) is the Canadian lead guitarist and backing vocalist for the rock band, Nickelback. Other members of the band include lead singer Chad Kroeger, Mike Kroeger, and Daniel Adair. Ryan is the second oldest member of the band and has a wife and kids.
While recording The State, Ryan called up his old friend Ryan Vikedal to be the band's drummer. Before Vikedal joined, the band had unsuccessfully gone through several drummers, including Chad's cousin Brandon Kroeger and Mitch Guindon. Vikedal has since been replaced by Daniel Adair in 2005, amid allegations he was forced out of the group.
Peake co-writes some of the band's most popular songs and sings most backing vocals, with the rest being sung by their drummer Daniel Adair. During a period of transition for the band, Peake filled in as a distributor.
Peake also sings some of the band's cover songs, including "Super Bon Bon" and "Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting)" live in concert. On the 2009 Dark Horse Tour, Ryan also sings a Kings Of Leon cover, "Use Somebody".
When playing, Peake mostly uses Gibson guitars such as Les Pauls, Gibson Explorers and Gibson Flying Vs, as well as a modified glass Lucite Gibson look alike Flying V that he plays Figured You Out with live in concert. He has also been seen using a Gretsch double neck electric guitar to play Someday before the band decided to have Chad Kroeger's guitar technician, Tim "Timmy" Dawson, play the 3rd guitar in concert, who has become popular thanks to Nickelback's European tour in September 2008. In Peake's early career, he mostly used modified Fender Telecasters. He would replace the Telecaster's pickups with EMG Humbuckers. He also uses Morgan and Gibson acoustic guitars. In concert, Peake uses his father's old acoustic guitar to play Photograph, this guitar can be seen played by Kroeger in the song's music video.
He plays through Mesa/Boogie Rectifiers and uses several effects. He has also been known to use JCM Slash 2555 Jubilee Signature Amplifier (ex-Guns N Roses and current Velvet Revolver guitarist, Slash's Custom Marshall).