Steve Perry: The Voice
Steve Perry, former singer for Journey, had a musical background from the beginning. Years before his multi-platinum record sales and sold out stadiums, Perry had a love for listening to music. His father Raymond was a vocalist and co-owned a local radio station KNGS. His Mother Mary always encouraged Steve and gave him an eighth note pendant necklace for his 12th birthday, which he still wears today. Perry grew up with a love for R&B singers, especially Sam Cooke.
Steve Perry has the range of a high tenor and solid alto and is considered a countertenor. He is a rare tenor altino, a rare form of countertenor, a voice that many consider incomparable. His voice is very recognizable and longtime friend of Perry's, Jon Bon Jovi, gave him the nickname, "The Voice."
Over the years, many have noticed a deeper tone to his voice, and in 2014's appearance on stage with the Eels, his voice seemed to not be up to par. Many have speculated that his voice was gone, and that he would not be able to hit high notes. Even Neal Schon, guitarist for Journey, stated that he thinks Perry might not be able to hit the notes, and that could be the reason he does not want to return to Journey. As if Perry heard and answered, he showed up days later this past July with the band Toad the Wet Sprocket as they rehearsed in Los Angeles. Perry surprised them and started singing with the band, and it was posted on their Facebook page. Perry hit high notes and blended well with the band, proving that he can still sing the notes, also proving it to Schon.
Steve Perry will be appearing on CBS Sunday Morning on October 7, and possibly revealing the status of his long-anticipated solo album. The future looks bright for Perry fans, and these days it's always a good thing when you Don't Stop Believin' !Check out my latest Steve Perry/Journey video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2qPL_JnJUo Subscribe today!