Arnel Pineda is a Filipino singer, songwriter, and since 2007, the new lead singer of Journey. Pineda has been singing since he was 15 years old when he was the frontman of the Filipino group Ijos. Ijos used to play in a Shakey’s Pizza Parlor in Manila. Some of the band members formed a new band called Amo and continued on with their musical careers.
Pineda went on and sang in several more bands before catching the attention of Warner Bros. Records and recording a self-titled solo album.
In 2007 Pineda auditioned for Journey after Neal Schon reached out to a longtime friend of Pineda’s after seeing a YouTube video or Arnel singing a cover of a Journey song. On February 21, 2008, at the Viña del Mar International Song Festival held at the Quinta Vergara Amphitheater in Viña del Mar, Chile; Pineda debuted as the lead singer of Journey.
Don’t miss Arnel Pineda live at Silver Legacy’s Grande Exposition Hall on Sunday, May 26.