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Steve Vai

Guitarist, Songwriter
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Net worth 2018: $14 Million
Industry: Musicians
Residence: Carle Place, New York, United States
Country: United States
BirthDay: 6 June 1960
Sigh: Cancer
Height: 1.83 m
Education: Berklee College of Music

Steve Vai was bornon 6 June 1960 in Carle Place, New York, United States, American, is Guitarist, Songwriter. Steven Siro Vai is a three time Grammy Award winning guitarist and songwriter best known for his soulful music that explores the depth of human emotions. The guitar virtuoso’s expertise in music is so vast that his music can never be categorized into any specific genre. His deep love for music motivates him to create unique sounds that are not just technically faultless but also appealing to the human emotions. Steve has never tried to imitate anyone nor does he aim to be better than any other musician—he only aims to give his best to music and create music that provides him artistic and spiritual fulfillment. His interest in music began early on in his childhood and he started receiving guitar lessons from the famed guitarist Joe Satriani as a teenager. He cites his major influences to be Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Brian May, and Jeff Beck. He sent a transcription of ‘The Black Page’, an instrumental for drums, to the legendary musician Frank Zappa. Impressed by the young man’s talents, Zappa made him a member of his band. After working with Zappa for a couple of years, he left to pursue a solo career. His debut album ‘Flex-Able’ was a major hit and paved the way for a successful career as a musician.


$14 Million


His most recent album is ‘The Story of Light’ which was released in 2012


His concept album, ‘Real Illusions: Reflections’ was out in 2005


The 1999 album, ‘The Ultra Zone’ pays tribute to two legendary guitarists - Frank Zappa and Stevie Ray Vaughan


His solo album, ‘Passion and Warfare’ was released in 1990


The group embarked on a world tour that began in May 1986 and continued through 1987


In 1985 he joined Billy Sheehan and David Lee Roth’s band Eat’em and Smile


He released his debut solo album ‘Flex-Able’ in 1984


He was made a full fledged member of Zappa’s band and toured with him in 1980


Zappa was impressed by the talented young man and hired him to transcribe his guitar solos in 1979


He was born on June 6, 1960, in Carle Place, New York as one of the five children to John and Theresa Vai

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