OMG! Arnel Pineda made it!

Arnel Pineda is now Journey lead vox! Do not worry if the name registers nothing. Am sure it will, in time. And in the same fashion as what happened to Mig Ayesa, or Sway Penala, or any other Filipino who broke into the international entertainment scene. Probably bigger, because the success story of Arnel Pineda is more impressive, given the odds. And he already has a fan base. And, oh, he won. He is now a part of the 1970s band Journey! How cool is that?

Here’s the story: “My friend Noel picked up the message on YouTube and told me it was from Neal. I thought it was a hoax so I ignored it. Noel said, ‘what if it really was Neal and he wanted to offer you the chance of a lifetime?’ So I e-mailed Neal back and the rest is history.”

Arnel brings a soulful and passionate voice to JOURNEY,” continues keyboardist Jonathan Cain. “His personality is very well-suited to our music. He’s a sincere, authentic person with a great smile and a big heart. I think fans are really going to love him. With Arnel‘s soaring tenor, JOURNEY returns to our heritage sound.”

Schon agrees, “We feel reborn. I think there’s a lot of chemistry between the five of us. At first we were going to go into the studio and just write four songs, but now it’s escalated to a lot of great new and diverse material. The stuff sounds tremendous. Everyone’s so stoked about it. We feel very fortunate to have found Arnel.”and he wanted to offer you the chance of a lifetime?’ (Quoted from Blabbermouth)

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