Perry then ended up in Banta, California outside of Tracy, California, where he fronted the band Alien Project in his mid-20s.
In 1975, Perry moved to Thousand Oaks, California, where he formed a progressive rock band called Pieces with Tim Bogert (who had previously worked with Jeff Beck), Denver Cross, and Eddie Tuduri.
After a year and a half, the group was unable to secure a record deal and disbanded.
Stephen Ray "Steve" Perry (born January 22, 1949) is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer.
He is known as the lead singer of the rock band Journey during their most commercially successful periods from 1977 to 1987 and again from 1995 to 1998.
Perry's mother encouraged his musical growth during this time.
In his early 20s, Perry moved to Sacramento to start a band with a 16-year-old future music producer Scott Mathews, who co-wrote, played drums, guitar and sang.
He attended high school there, drumming in the marching band as well as in extracurricular bands.
Perry had a successful solo career between the mid-1980s and mid-1990s.Perry's singing has garnered acclaim from prominent musical peers and publications; he has been described as "The Voice", a moniker originally coined by friend and former chart peer Jon Bon Jovi.On his 12th birthday (January 22, 1961), his mother, Mary Quaresma, presented her son with a gold eighth note necklace, which he still wears for good luck.When Perry was 12 years old, he heard Sam Cooke's song "Cupid" on his mother's car radio. His family moved to Lemoore, California during Perry's teen years.
That band, Ice, wrote strong original material and were poised to "make it" as they recorded during the day at the Record Plant studios in Los Angeles in 1972 while Stevie Wonder recorded his Talking Book LP by night.Upon returning to Sacramento, Ice disbanded as the band had no management, Mathews was stuck in high school, and the recordings went virtually unheard.