Neal Schon was born on an Air Force Base near Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. His family soon after moved to Trenton, New Jersey. Neal picked up his first instrument around the age of five. He was constantly surrounded by jazz and blues due to his parents' musical talents.
Neal practiced the Oboe, Keys, and of course guitar. When he was still young, his family moved to San Francisco, where Neal has lived for most of his life.
At the age of 15 Neal was asked to join the world famous band Santana and remained as a guitarist in the band for two years. Soon after, he formed Journey. Neal has earned the reputation of being one of the world's greatest guitarists of his time.
For more info visit Neal Schon´s site at: http://schonmusic.com
Ross Valory was born February 2nd in San Francisco, CA. Ross has had an illustrious and respected musical career. Prior to Journey, one of the first bands Ross performed in was the "great lost psychedelic band" Frumious Bandersnatch. Soon after, Ross played with the legendary Steve Miller Blues Band. And then, he joined Neal Schon in the formation of Journey.
For more info visit Ross Valory´s site at: http://www.rossvalory.com
After performing, writing and recording with some of the best known bands of the eighties, keyboardist and longtime member Jonathan Cain can look back and reflect on a successful career. With the Journey, the song "When You Love A Woman" was nominated for a Grammy. He has received two of the most prestigious BMI Most Performed Song of the Year songwriter awards for over two million or more radio plays of "Open Arms and "Who's Crying Now".
For more info visit Jonathan Cain´s site at: http://www.jonathancain.com
Steve Smith grew up in the Boston area and started playing drums at the age of 9 in 1963. He studied music at the Berklee College of Music from 1972 to 1976. In 1976, Steve left Berklee to tour and record with French jazz-fusion violinist Jean-Luc Ponty. In early 1978, he toured in Ronnie Montrose's "Open Fire" instrumental rock group. That group was the opening act for Journey, and by September 1978, Steve had joined Journey. With Journey he went on to record Evolution, Departure, Captured, Escape, Frontiers, Raised On Radio and Trial By Fire. His playing is featured on the majority of Journey's Greatest Hits and Greatest Hits 2.
Since 1983, Steve has also been active as a bandleader, fronting his own jazz group Vital Information and has maintined a prolific career as a session musician, sideman, producer, educator and author.
Steve was voted "#1 Fusion Drummer" in the 2012 & 2015 Modern Drummer magazine readers poll and #1 Jazz Drummer 2015 in the UK magazine Rhythm. He was also voted "#1 All-Around Drummer" in the Modern Drummer poll for five consecutive years from 1987-1991. In 2001, Steve was named one of the "Top 25 Drummers of All Time" by Modern Drummer. In 2002, he was voted into the magazine's "Hall of Fame." The 2008, 2009 and 2010 Drum! Magazine readers poll voted Steve #1 Jazz Drummer. In 2014, Modern Drummer named Steve as one of the "Top 50 Drummers of All Time!"
Steve revisits a role which was a formative part of his career and joins Journey for their 2016-2017 touring cycle, the first time he's played with the band since 1998.
For more info visit Steve Smith´s site at: http://vitalinformation.com
Arnel Pineda, born in Sampaloc, Manila, in the Philippines, began singing at age 5. His parents encouraged him to enter singing contests, and from a young age on, he has been recognized for his outstanding vocal abilities.
On December 5, 2007, Pineda was announced as the new lead singer of Journey.
He mentions that joining the legendary band was a dream come true for him. He states, "It's so exciting to sing with one of the best bands in the world." Arnel's grace and spirit along with his amazing talent are now being shared worldwide. It's well deserved for this humble and extremely talented man.
Arnel now resides in Quezon City in the Philippines.
For more info visit Arnel Pineda´s site at: http://arnelpinedarocks.com