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Monday, 8 February 2010

Steve Vai

Name: Steven Siro Vai
Born: 6th June, 1960
Profile: An Italian American rock guitarist.

History: Started to play guitar at the age of 14, as a teenager he would write endlessly, keeping diaries, documenting dreams and studying music. Before going on solo Vai has played in various bands and along side with great guitarist such as Frank Zappa, David Lee Roth, Billy Sheehan(Mr. Big), Joe Satriani, John Patrucci (Dream Theater), Ozzy Osbourne, Alcatrazz, Whitesnakes and G3.

Influences: Jeff Beck, Allan Holdsworth, Joe Satriani, Jimi Handrix, Carlos Santana, John Lee Hooker and Roy Buchanan.

Axology: Ibanez JEM-777, Ibanez UV-7 Universe 7-string, Marshall 100-watt heads, Eventide HS3000S Harmonizer and Vox Wah.

"The genius - the master of the space age guitar - Mr. Steve Vai" - Brian May (Queen)

"Steve Vai is a huge musician. Most people hear him as a guitar player. They don't see all the different pairs of pants he owns. But I've seen the pants and I've heard the tapes" - Joe Satriani.

Steve Vai is an interesting man, His music is powerful, fast and dynamic. Yet Vai also has humanistic, philosophical and at times spiritual approach to his music and his way of life. He was a student at Berklee School and music and also studied with guitar teacher performer Joe Satriani, fondly recalling long jam sessions with Satriani as among his most enjoyable experiences.

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