Ryan Peake (born Ryan Anthony Peake, March 1, 1973, 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. Peake is the second oldest member of the band and has a wife and children. Peake has also been in the band since its inception. 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.