Chicago born Cain was a talented musician from a very young age who quickly became a super accomplished accordion and piano player.

He started his own band, the Jonathan Cain Band, then the Babys, and then, but it is when he joined Journey in 1980, his input helped take this band into the stratosphere. His contributions, as the writer and key board player for the bands 1980 Escape album propelled the band to global success with the second single from the album Don’t Stop Believin’, becoming a worldwide feel-good anthem. The band were a major recording and touring proposition until they splintered. Cain then formed the super group Bad English in 1987 who created the best power ballads of the period. Cain has continued to be a prolific writer, delivering a further eight solo albums.