His association with classical legends from a very young age, has honed his approach and has helped him create a distinct style of his own which caters to audiences, irrespective of nationalities and geographical boundaries. A youth icon of modern music, Stephen has explored different avenues, in live stage performances and in the recording studios. Both acoustic and electronic sounds have influenced him during his learning of music. His capacity to exhibit new techniques and sonic possibilities, have made him an acclaimed artist. His followers on social media run into millions, unprecedented for any young pianist or keyboard performer.
Though only 35, Stephen Devassy is already credited with a record number of performances, approximately to around 2000 stages, spread over 60 countries, which is an unparalleled feat by anyone in the world. Incorporating immense playing finesse, detailing, deftness and poise, Stephen Devassy has explored various styles like -classical, blues, classic rock, jazz, Carnatic and world music fusion. His thorough control of the instruments and speed in playing makes him a natural choice as a solo artist- or in the company of both International and Indian musical legends.
Starting at 11, Stephen trained systematically and completed his Grade 8 in solo piano of the Trinity college London exams with a record score. Over the years, he has enthralled audiences with his dexterity on the keyboards and with the keytar. Stephen’s interest and prowess in combining hardware and software components in music production has produced eclectic effects and musical compositions. He is a brilliant combination of a stage and studio artist, with astounding technical acumen and caliber. With an ability to create divine music, Stephen straddles the music scene with celebrity artistes-both International and Indian, known for complex syncopations like Ustad Zakir Hussain, Late Mandolin U Srinivas, Karaikudi Mani, Umayalpuram Sivaraman, Louis Banks and Ranjit Barot. Stephen is an integral part of the internationally acclaimed ‘Rex Band.’