Gone are the days when fans of pinoy music and pinoy artists confine their focus to what is playing at home. Thanks to YouTube. Arnel Pineda of the Philippines, is now the lead singer of a stone great Journey. Now, pinoy music lovers from the Philippines beam their attention and encourage not only to pinoy artists in the home but also to pinoy artists abroad. And conversely today, individuals from outside the nation, Filipinos and non-natives alike have beamed and continue to concentrate their keen eyes and ears to the artists of the vibrant pinoy music arena.
Arnel Pineda, who’s now Journey’s frontman, is the most recent toast-if not the prime example, of this new happening in music fandom. His life story, which is great enough substance for a block-buster picture of one who climbed from rags-to-riches-in the most literal sense, altered for the better. Thanks to the audio market. Pinoy music could not give a better example of a person with talent who perseveres and gets his place in sunlight in the long run.See our show on Pinoy Tambayan free.
Literally living (and sleeping) in the roads, eking out his daily food intake from the little money he receives out of scavenging scrap iron and promoting them, or from all left-over food he could get from relatives, Arnel Pineda lived life with stoic perseverance before he got a break singing to get a little-known band.
This poor child, Arnel Pineda, began his journey in the music scene at age 15. For twenty five years, he came in and outside of their pinoy music scene as he came and out of the country in pursuit of the livelihood. The longest stint has been nine years in Japan.
Going back to the Philippines where pinoy music is also at its most vibrant, Arnel Pineda got his share of the local limelight with his regular gigs in the country’s capital’s most well-known bars. Pinoy music fans just could not get enough of Arnel Pineda’s vocal prowess because he convincingly sing covers of the songs of Journey, Air Supply, Aerosmith, Queen, John Farmham, and a lot of other popular bands whose songs are favorites of their Filipino and foreigners who frequent the bars where he plays.
The big break came when Neil Schon of Journey saw the videos of his performances which were posted over YouTube. The rest of what happened after this has been extensively written about in online websites, music magazines, as well as CNN and other giant tv networks in the United States.
While Arnel Pineda’s journey with Journey continues, pinoy songs continues to flourish and proceeds to discover, cultivate and develop more Filipino music abilities. It is not hard to say that Arnel Pineda’s linking journey is a reduction to pinoy music development back home, but Arnel’s character today has transcended local pinoy music enterprise. He’s international now, and instead of seeing this as a reduction to the local pinoy music scene, Arnel Pineda of Journey is the Philippine’s prime example of the pinoy’s excellence. He does better service to pinoy music this manner.