Drake Bell, Cam Stone, The Graduating Class

Event Date/Doors Open: 
Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 8:00pm
Event Time: 
8:00PM
Cost: 
$15 Advance, $25 Day of Show

On Saturday, February 8, Vitbrand Entertainment welcomes Drake Bell to Eugene along with special guests Cam Stone and The Graduating Class.

A performer who carries equal weight in the twin arenas of pop recording and film and television acting, Drake Bell first staked out a career as an actor, signing for his premiere small-screen commercial at age five, in the early '90s. Bell commenced A-list film roles by 1996, when he made a memorable impression as a sports figure's son who bitterly curses agent Tom Cruise in Cameron Crowe's drama Jerry Maguire.

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. As a teenager, though, Drake was focusing on acting.  He continued to play music and write songs on the side, and after a program he was in, Nickelodeon’s The Amanda Show, was canceled in 2002, and a spinoff, The Drake and Josh Show, was started (it first aired in 2004), Bell was able to finally show off his chops onscreen, writing the theme song “Found a Way” and playing an exaggerated version of his guitarist self named Drake Parker.

Drake had a starring role in the comedy spoof film Superhero Movie and recorded a theme song for the film called "Superhero! Song", which was released on April 8, 2008.  Bell was cast as Spiderman in the animated TV series: Ultimate Spiderman based on the comic book of the same name.  He later reprised the role in The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. He has also voiced the role of Spider-Man in two video games, Marvel Heroes and Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes.

With a sound heavily influenced by The Beatles and The Beach Boys, Drake released his debut album, 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 in 2011 Drake released the stopgap EP A Reminder.

Returning to the studio some two years later with childhood hero Brian Setzer (The Stray Cats) as a producer, Drake recorded his third album, the rockabilly-inspired Ready Steady Go!  He released an EP titled Honest in 2017.

In 2014 Drake took Mexico by storm when he performed at Exa FM’s “Concierto Exa 2014” in Mexico City for an audience of over 50,000. His song “Bull” remained in the Top 10 on Mexican radio for several weeks.  In 2016, Drake returned to Mexico to perform live shows in Monterrey, Mexico City and Guadalajara. 

On Facebook, Drake recently said thank you to “Mexico, USA, Peru, Canada and Argentina for being my top countries this year! 

 

CAM STONE

Cam Stone is a Pacific Northwest pop/hip-hop artist. He's been releasing music online since 2016, posting songs bi-weekly on streaming platforms. Today his catalog consists of 25+ singles, 3 EP's, several music videos, and a full length debut album.

Cam has an electrifying stage presence and has performed alongside big names such as Lil Xan, Nelly, Joyner Lucas, Shwayze, Riff Raff, Waka Flocka Flame, $teve Cannon, and more . Stone's catchy style is complemented by upbeat and vibrant instrumentals produced by the artist himself.

 

THE GRADUATING CLASS

Formed in 2018, the Graduating Class is a self-described "H&M R&B" band from Oregon. Initially the duo of multi- instrumentalist John Queant and drummer Nate Hansen, the band quickly grew into a five-piece that became well known around the scene for their live performances.  Their next record is due out in early 2020, and will accompanied by an extensive show schedule.

Tickets are $15 in advance, $25 day of show.  Doors open and show begins at 8:00 pm.