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Albums   

Where the Wild Things Are (2009) Live

The Story of Light (2012)

Stillness in Motion - Vai Live In L.A. (2015) Live

Modern Primitive (2016)


Band history

Early bands

Hot Chocolate (1967)

The Ohio Express (1971–1972)

Circus (circa 1973 to 1976)

Ravge (circa 1973 to 1976)

Bold As Love (1977)


Berklee bands

Axis (1978–1979)

Morning Thunder (1979)


Professional bands

Frank Zappa (1980–1982)

The Out Band (Circa 1983)

The Classified (1984)

777 (1984)

Alcatrazz (1984–1986)

David Lee Roth (1985–1989)

Whitesnake (1989–1991)


Vai (Solo band) (1992–94)   

Sex & Religion album

Vocals: Devin Townsend

Guitar: Steve Vai

Bass: TM Stevens

Drums: Terry Bozzio


1995 Steve Vai

Guitar: Steve Vai

Bass: Tony Pimental, then Scott Thunes

Keys: Will Riley

Drums: Chris Frazier

This band toured Russia twice, South America and the US (opening for Bon Jovi).


1996–1999  

Guitar, Vocals: Steve Vai

Guitar, Vocals and Keys: Mike Keneally

Fretted & Fretless Bass, Vocals: Philip Bynoe

Drums: Mike Mangini


2000  

Guitar, Vocals: Steve Vai

Guitar, Vocals and Keys: Mike Keneally

Guitar: Dave Weiner

Fretted & Fretless Bass, Vocals: Philip Bynoe

Drums: Mike Mangini

Keyboards (South American Tour): Eric Goldberg

Drums (South American Tour): Chris Frazier

2001–2002 – "The Breed"     

Guitar, Vocals: Steve Vai

Bass, Vocals: Billy Sheehan

Guitar, Vocals and Keys: Mike Keneally, then Tony MacAlpine

Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Sitar: Dave Weiner

Drums: Virgil Donati


2003–2005 – "The Breed"     

Guitar, Vocals: Steve Vai

Bass, Vocals: Billy Sheehan

Guitar, Vocals and Keys: Tony MacAlpine

Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Sitar: Dave Weiner

Acoustic & Electronic Drums & Percussion: Jeremy Colson


2007 – "String Theories"     

Guitar, Vocals: Steve Vai

Fretted & Fretless Bass: Bryan Beller (Philip Bynoe on the South American leg)

Violin and Keys: Ann Marie Calhoun

Violin and Keys: Alex DePue

Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Sitar: Dave Weiner

Acoustic & Electronic Drums & Percussion: Jeremy Colson

2012 – "The Story of Light Band"  

Guitar, Vocals: Steve Vai

Fretted & Fretless Bass, Vocals: Philip Bynoe

Acoustic & Electric Harp: Deborah Henson-Conant

Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Sitar: Dave Weiner

Acoustic & Electronic Drums & Percussion: Jeremy Colson


2013 – "The Story of Light Band, Australia, New Zealand and Asian Leg"

Guitar, Vocals: Steve Vai

Fretted & Fretless Bass, Vocals: Philip Bynoe

Acoustic & Electric Guitars: Dave Weiner

Acoustic & Electronic Drums & Percussion: Jeremy Colson

Keyboards: Michael Arrom


2015 – "Stillness in Motion: Live DVD Band"  

Guitar, Vocals: Steve Vai

Fretted & Fretless Bass, Vocals: Philip Bynoe

Acoustic & Electric Guitars: Dave Weiner

Acoustic & Electronic Drums & Percussion: Jeremy Colson Sitar: Fire Vai

"Sex & Religion" tour   

Vocals: Devin Townsend

Guitar: Steve Vai

Bass: Scott Thunes

Keys: Will Riley

Drums: Abe Laboriel, Jr., then 

Toss Panos

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Steve Vai started his recording career in 1980 with Frank Zappa, and has since recorded with a plethora of artists and bands. In 1983, Vai began his career as a solo artist with his release of Flex-Able, and solidified his place as a virtuoso rock guitarist with his acclaimed 1990 release of Passion and Warfare. His discography consists of eight studio albums, two EPs, two special albums, eight live albums, twelve soundtracks, twenty compilation albums, and six DVD releases.

 

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