Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Well if you have watched Super Star Global & 100th episode of Super Star 2 then you would have seen this powerpacked performer... she too is a very fascinated about Stephen chetan and consider it has a blessing to perform with him on stage...
Rashmi Vijayan is a student of Media & Communication.She is residing in U.A.E.She has recently sung a song for a film which will be released soon... Truly...a mindblowing performer...she also sung a song in the latest tamil movie KANDEIN KAADHALI which is already released...
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
There is a happy news for all Stephen Devassy fans....
Those who wished to set his first solo album as their caller tune can now easily do it.All the songs from the album are available as caller tune.
This service is only available for Vodafone customers.
Type ROMANZA and sent it to55655
Then from the list select the song you like and make it as your caller tune..
Friday, October 16, 2009
Stephen Devassy has his finger on the pulse of his listeners and viewers. With his telegenic face, rakish charm, cool attitude and of course his mastery over the keyboard, pianist Stephen Devassy has become the heart-throb of television viewers in Kerala and Tamil Nadu courtesy his appearance on Amrita TV’s ‘Super Star’ and Vijay TV’s ‘Airtel Super Singer.’ This 28- year-old from Ottapalam in Palakkad is also one of the hottest talents in the South Indian music industry known for his scintillating work as a music arranger for chart toppers like Swapnakoodu, Mozhi and Azhagiya Tamil Magan.
“A music arranger is someone who realises the vision of a music composer regarding the treatment of a piece,” says Stephen. “The composer will give a rhythmic guide such as thaka, thaka-thaka-thaka and it is up to the arranger to work with the idea and harmonise using a variety of tools of the trade such as computers, synthesizers and the musical instruments themselves. The more I did music arranging, the more I realised that I found my niche,” adds the pianist who started off working for people like Bernie Ignatius, Mohan Sitara and Alphons in chartbuster Malayalam films such as Swapnakoodu, Nammal and Kalyanaraman. Soon his skills caught the ears of the Tamil music industry and he was called in for hits such as Mozhi, Majaa, Azhagiya Tamizh Magan (with Praveen Mani to whom A.R. Rehman gave the contract), and Udaya.
But it was for Mozhi under music director Vidyasagar that Stephen soared on the wings of creativity. “In the film Prithiviraj, who plays a music director, enacts a scene where he conducts a piece of music. I had to create a piece of music that synchronised with each and every minute flick and dip of Prithiviraj’s hands and nod of his head. It was a big challenge because his actions also had a lot of vague movements. I remember crying my guts out because it was just not gelling. In the end it took me almost six hours to acoustically recreate the one and a half minutes on film. The sweat and tears paid off I guess because I won a lot of industry reviews,” recalls Stephen beaming with pride about his contribution to the film that not only rocked the music charts in 2007 but the Tamil box office too.
In between, Stephen debuted as a composer with the Malayalm film Hariharan Pillai Happy Aanu and composed music for ‘Sacred Chants of Kosmic Music,’ a series of albums wherein he gave retro Western tunes to classical Sanskrit slokas. His latest experimentation was the background score for the film Modi Vilayadu. “Music is what I do best. I tried my hand at academics (accountancy) for two years but found that my soul lay in music… pattham classum musickkum…to twist the phrase is my qualifications,” grins the star of reality TV– a mantle that he gladly wears, along with his signature bandana, that is.
“Reality TV made me into a household name,” adds Stephen, who after training under Fr. Thomas at the Chetana Music Academy, Thrissur got his break at the age of 17 playing keyboard for music director Johnny Sagarika. “Chances to get a foothold into the music industry come by but once in a blue moon and if you are really talented then consider reality shows as a boon to get yourself noticed,” adds Stephen. That’s advice from someone who was literally pushed into music by his musically-inclined father, P.K. Devassy. “In fact it was my brother, Sam, who was into music. But soon I too was smitten by classical music. I would have loved to continue as a classical pianist but dire straits all but forced me into film music,” quips the youngster who is inspired by contemporary pianists Yanni and Louis Banks “because they paved the way to make classical piano trendy.”
He found that his key to success was his knowledge of classical music and he put it to use while playing with his band Seven and with Rex Band. Stephen has also worked with the likes of singer Hariharan (with whom he tours extensively), drummer Sivamani (for the album ‘Mahaleela’) and with Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan (for the album ‘Breaking Barriers’) to whom he was recommended by Aman and Ayaan Ali Khan after he accompanied them at a WOMAD (World of Music, Arts and Dance) festival in Paris. When he is not making music, Stephen gets his kick out of watching war films and learning to fly at the Madras flying club. This is one pianist who is flying high!
Friday, October 9, 2009
Event Start Date: 2009/10/11
Event Start Time: 6: 00
Event End Date: 2009/10/11
Event End Time: 23: 00
Its been some time since AR.Rahman started his flagship world tour Jai ho and it finally is coming to the home town of the wizard.The concert will be held on the 11th of October in chennai. Marg a leading construction group has tied up with AR.Rahman for this concert which is being held in aid of SHAKTI foundation.
The concert is expected to be one of the biggest musical event ever held in the city. JAI HO chennai will be held in Marg’s upcoming city MARG Swarnabhoomi.The musical extravaganza is to start at 6:00Pm and expected to go on for 4 hours with Rahman and team belting out some hits from Roja to Blue.
Booking for this concert is in full swing and it is reported that there is a huge demand for tickets, especially as this is Rahman’s first concert in home town after the Oscars…All we have to say is grab your tickets before its gone….
The link for booking tickets online is below:
The retail outlets list where tickets are available is given below:
Sunday, September 6, 2009
2nd UK (Rex Band)
3rd Cochin (JT Pack)
11th Chennai (Jai ho!-A.R Rahman)
18th Cochin (Maharaja College)
22nd Muscat (A.R Rahman- Jai Ho)
24th Hyderabad(A.R Rahman-Jai Ho)
31st MUMBAI(A.R Rahman-Jai Ho)
13th Doha(A.R R ahman-Jai Ho)
14th Chennai(Shakti Foundation)
Monday, August 3, 2009
This little guy is just 3 yrs old and has a better sense of rhythm than most of us :-D! He has no formal training in music as of now... He just keeps listening to music and keeps singing the rhythm and then plays it wonderfully on his li'l drum kit!
He's the son of Sam Devassy, bro of Stephen Devassy... sure has music in his blood! Sam Devassy is a classical violinist and a sound engineer! Hope you enjoy this video!
Monday, June 29, 2009
26th June 2009 will be remaining as a dark day in the history of world music... It is the day on which MICHAEL JAKSON known as the "KiNg oF PoP" passed away....it was the end of a musical era....
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
THE BELOW ARE SOME QUESTIONS ASKED TO STEPHEN AND HIS ANSWERS FOR IT DURING AN INTERVIEW CONDUCTED BY A FM STATION (Radio Mango 91.9) IN KERALA ON 15/02/0
- If Stephen is going to give a Oscar for A.R Rahman which song will you prefer?
- Why you are not coming to te field of music direction...?
- Someone that you are inspired of...?
- Number of keyboards at Stephen's home?
- Maximum number of keyboards used in a single show?
- You love someone?
- Something which you want always on your dining table?
- Mohanlal or Mamooty
- One favourite movie which you like to watch?
- Your looks resembles M.S Dhoni...?
- Are you conscious about your body..?
- Will you get angry?
- What about your cooking skills..?
- What qualities you want in your life partner...?
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Its from this place that stephen learned his basic lessons of piano from Fr. Thomas Chakkalamattath CMI
Monday, February 2, 2009
How’d you hook up with Danny Boyle?
Was it different working with him than a Bollywood director?
What were you going for?
What did Boyle suggest?
The soundtrack really drives the film. That seems like something Boyle has in common with Bollywood. Do you think so?
And you worked with M.I.A. on a new track.
How does the film’s Mumbai compare to the real thing?