Jackson Drake is a songwriting team comprised of Jamie Jackson and Jamie Drake. The two LA-based women have multiple releases and credits in television & film. They come together to create the song that you want to hear next.
Jamie Jackson hails from Mississippi. She fell in love with the process of writing and recording music during her time spent working at Jimi Hendrix's Electric Lady Studios in NYC. As a songwriter you’ve heard her tunes on shows like Bluff City Law, Pretty Little Liars, American Idol, Glee, CSI Miami, Vampire Diaries, LA Complex, Killjoys, Montecito Heights and many more. As a composer, Jamie has scored multiple films and tv series for NBC, ABC, FOX, and TBS. She’s co-written and performed on 4 major network theme songs and is currently working as a composer on NBC's new show “Bluff City Law". Her electronic band, Hot As Sun has opened for bands like Phantogram, Gotye and Foster the People. LA Times called her “John Hughes Montage Ready”. Her latest Hot As Sun release was premiered on Stereogum. "I Can Feel Your Love” saunters down the catwalk with enough pop hooks to make Carly Rae Jepson jealous.” - Stereogum
Jamie Drake is a hidden gem in the Los Angeles songwriting scene whose music has consistently reflected her own personal journey. Like a scientist analytically working in a laboratory, she has written and recorded many projects (The Bitter Branches, Nobel, Dear Lemon Trees) in her short, 10-year career. Her father was a songwriter and their family was marked by the constant moving from place to place. This gypsy lifestyle helped form the versatility her work is characterized by. Her debut, "When I Was Yours," attracted Academy award winner and folk music lover, Tim Robbins, and led to their collaboration and tour of the west coast. A background in musical theater whimsically took her to New York City to star in the Off-Broadway folk musical, Lonesome Traveler, where the New York Times said she "quietly claimed the show's best moment" while embodying Judy Collins. Her voice is as varied as her writing. A three-octave range and many layers of diverse tone are showcased in all her releases. Jamie is called upon regularly for writing and singing sessions across LA, and you may be hearing her writing and vocals featured as the theme song for a new television show in the coming year. She will be releasing her sophomore effort as well which will be a culmination of all her endeavors: sophisticated musical arrangements surrounding a meditation on life after divorce. Jamie volunteers for The Art of Elysium, is a founding member of a woman's songwriting group and is a music mentor for students through her work with the nonprofit, Sound Art.