Steeve Vatz

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Birth nameSrivatsan
Born(1980-02-18)18 February 1980
Chennai, TamilNadu, IN
  • Rock
  • Blue
  • Heavy Metal
  • Jazz
  • Funk
  • Cinematic
  • Guitarist
  • Music Director
  • Tutor
  • Singer
  • Actor
  • Bass Guitar
  • Acoustic
  • Electric Guitar
  • Guitalele
  • Chromatic scatting
  • Vocals
Years active1995–present

Steeve Vatz (born Srivatsan on 18 February 1980) is a Guitar Virtuoso, Electric Bassist, Tutor and Music Composer/Music Producer based out of Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He worked with more than a dozen music directors in South India. [1].

Early life

Steeve Vatz born to RamaSwamy and Saroja and brought up in Chennai, India. He lost his father at an early age. He was raised by his mother and grandmother. He taught himself to play Guitar at the age of 11. He is the first generation professional musician so he had struggles to convince others to pursue his interest at a young age. [2].

Musical career

Steeve Vatz is a professional Guitar tutor who started teaching in 1997 and has trained and mentored hundreds of musicians. He trained some celebrities too namely S. J. Surya, Gautham Vasudev Menon, Ajith Kumar and Suriya.[3]

Steeve vatz also produces music thru his youtube channel where he performs.

In 2007, he was introduced by Harris Jeyaraj for the movie Bheemaa. He is well noted for his remarkable contribution for the songs in the movie Vaaranam Aayiram and the guitar sales were recorded almost 40% hike all over tamilnadu after the movie got released. As a session guitarist, he has played for various music directors like Ilayaraja, A.R.Rahman, Harris Jayaraj, Yuvan Shankar Raja, Karthik Raja, G.V. Prakash,Dharan Kumar, Anirudh, D.imman|D.Imman, Devi Sri Prasad, L.V. Ganesan, Ramesh Vinayakam, Mickey J. Meyer, Nataraj Shankar, C. Sathya, Ghibran, , Arrol Corelli, Achu Rajamani, Deepak Dev, Anoop Rubens, Ranjin Raj, Nivas K. Prasanna and many others.

Steeve Vatz made his debut as a Music director in 2015 for the movie Uppu Karuvaadu.[4]

Musical style

Steeve vatz is the only indian guitarist who does arrhythmic chromatic scatting with the guitar which is the art of scatting without rhytamic or any key. He has covered a very wide spectrum. Right from Blues, Rock, Metal, Jazz, Funk, Fusion, Cinematic and many more.

He has cited his influences as Yngwie Malmsteen, AC/DC, Steve Stevens, Dave Mustaine, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Al Di Meola and many more.

Personal life

He is married to Helen Jessica and has three children. His interests also include Spirituality, Human and Animal Psychology, Philosophy and Lutheranism.


Solo Albums/ Singles

Year Movie Language
2003 Waiting tonight (featured in wow India) English
2003 Close your eyes English
2004 John 3-16 Tamil
2010 Periyavar Tamil
2017 Vatzopation( rereleased in 2020) Musical
2017 Rock you harder (rereleased in 2020) Musical
2017 This Thing Called Love (rereleased in 2020) Musical

Feature Film Soundtracks

Year Movie Language
2008 Bheemaa Tamil
2008 Vaarnam Aayiram Tamil
2010 Ada... A Way of Life Hindi
2012 Thuppakki Tamil
2012 Neethaane En Ponvasantham Tamil
2012 Podaa Podi Tamil
2013 Maryan Tamil
2013 Vishwaroopam Tamil
2014 Un Samayal Arayil Tamil
2015 Yennai Arindhaal Tamil
2015 Love & Love Only English

Private Albums

Year Albums Language
2008 Cheating On You (Guitar Arrangements) English
2008 Sorndhu Pogadhe (Complete Arrangements) Tamil

Other performances - World touring in 2007 and 2008 with A R Rahman, live performances with Scott Underwood, Andy Park and Stephen Bell Booth

In the media



  1. "Steeve Vatz Is A Guitar Virtuoso Shaping Future Musicians". Retrieved 2020-08-31.
  2. "Steeve Vatz Is A Guitar Virtuoso Shaping Future Musicians". Retrieved 2020-08-31.
  3. "What's up with Vatz? A Tamil metal album". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2020-09-20.
  4. "Uppu Karuvadu (aka) Uppukaruvadu songs review". Behindwoods. 2015-10-12. Retrieved 2020-08-31.

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