Stephen Devassy (born 23 February 1981) is an Indian musician hailing from Palakkad, Kerala. He started his career at a very early age, and has performed on stage around the world. Stephen is the founder of Musik Lounge, an audio technology school and studio in Chennai.
Stephen did his schooling at Seventh Day Adventist school, Ottapalam. He went on to NSS College, Ottapalam for pursuing his Pre-Degree. And Stephen married Jesna Joy on 16 November 2010.They have a son Shawn born in 2015.
Devassy's first major break came when he was aged 18, through Johny Sagarika, for whom he did the music orchestration of six songs on the album Ishtamannu. He then went as an accompanying artist to play the keyboard for Hariharan on his European tour. He has also accompanied the violin maestro L. Subramanian at the Lakshminarayana Global Music Festival.
At age 19, he started a music band called Seven, with singer Franco Simon and guitarist Sangeeth Pavithran. A Hindi pop band, they released an album titled Yeh Zindagani.
Stephen, who started performing at a young age, has done the music arrangement for many films. Some of the films he scored were Majaa, Thambi, Nammal, Azhagiya Thamizh Magan and Hariharan's album, Waqt Par Bolna.
Hariharan Pilla Happy Aanu (2003) was his maiden music directorial venture in Malayalam.Lyrics was written by Famous young lyricst Rajeev Alunkal.All songs in this picture is still super hits.
He is one of the regular band members in Rexband, a Christian contemporary band singing gospel fusion, a musical outreach of the Jesus Youth Movement. He performed with the band before Pope John Paul II during World Youth Day performance in 2002 at Canada. At the time, it was the only catholic band invited from India. Stephen has orchestrated an instrumental version of the popular Rex Band melodies called Different Vibes.
In association with Kosmic Music, Stephen has also set to tune to a background of Western music, Sanskrit slokas, mantras and verses from the Upanishads, called Sacred Chants of Kosmic Music, and albums of holy chants on Ganesha, Shiva and Vishnu.
He has also assisted Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan with his album of Christmas carols, Breaking Barriers..
He has released his album Romanza, which was a mix of world music sprinkled with the flavor of piano. Indian ragas have been treated with the rich use of contemporary piano. Hariharan, Ouseppachan and a Russian vocalist appeared as guest artists on the album.
Stephen’s solo stage shows have propelled him to the top league of onstage performers. Stephen Devassy made appearances in Vijay TV's music reality shows, such as season 2 and season 3 of Airtel Super Singer in Amrita TV (Malayalam), and also Josco Indian Voice in Mazhavil Manorama (Malayalam), accompanying then-contestants of the show, such as Saisharan and Alka Ajith.
He currently appears as a judge in the Malayalam music reality show Top Singer in Flowers channel
Stephen Devassy got certificate of participation in 2019 from Guinness World Records for working on the music of the longest documentary film "100 years of Chrysostom" which enters in Guinness World Records. The documentary was directed by Blessy.
Rotary club of Cochin Excellence Award - 2008
AMMA Award - Artist of The Year - 2009
Asia Vision Award - 2012
Featured on cover of AUDIBY, (Music and tech magazine) - Nov -Dec 2012
Brands Academy Award For Stephen Devassy’s - Muzik Lounge School of Audio Technology - 2013
Featured on 5Talents Magazine Cover Page With His Life Story - 2013
Cosine Award - 2013
Times of India - Brand Icon - 2015
Swaralaya Award - 2016
Music Icon of The Year - Vijay TV - 2018
Best Live Music Performance In India - Indywood Music Excellence Awards - 2018
Guinness World Records - Certificate of Participation - 2019
The Icon of Inspiration Music - Behindwoods Gold Mic Award - 2019
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|Hariharan Pillai Happy Aanu||Viswanathan Vaduthala||Mohanlal, Jyothirmayi||2003||Malayalam|
|KQ||Baiju Johnson||Parvathy Omanakuttan, Baiju Johnson||2013||Malayalam|
|Programme Name||Year||TV Channel||Language||Notes|
|Airtel Super Singer||2008||Vijay TV||Tamil||Guest|
|Top Singer||2018- present||Flowers||Malayalam||Judge|