Born September 5, 1967 in Sampaloc, Manila, Philippines.
He played and recorded with several local bands before joining Journey in 2007. It was due to a Youtube video of a performance of a Journey cover song by him with one of his former bands that he received Neil Schon's attention (lead guitarist and boss of Journey). He was invited for an audition after which he was announced as the new lead singer of the band. His voice to many fans is almost identical to the band's best known previous singer Steve Perry.