Pia Maiocco

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Bassist (1962)
Thu Jul 04 2024
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Relationship Timeline Of Pia Maiocco

Husband : Steve Vai
Pia Maiocco has been married to famous guitarist Steve Vai since 1988.

From Berklee to Vixen: A Musical Journey

Pia Maiocco was born on February 25, 1962, in the United States. Her penchant for music led her to study at the quite famous Berklee College of Music in Boston. 

Keeping the rhythm alive—Pia Maiocco, a true icon in the world of rock music. Source: Instagram

In the 1980s, when her interest in music began growing, she took the first turn by joining the all-woman hard rock band Vixen.

Vixen: Conquering the Male-Dominated World of Hard Rock

As a Vixen member, Maiocco was the bass guitarist and played backing vocals, which, when incorporated together, shaped the all-girl band's sound.

From the '80s to the '90s, Vixen recorded and left an enormously popular name intact to be one of the most successful all-female heavy metal bands to be known to date.

Vixen's Discography: Leaving a Musical Legacy

Maiocco recorded and released a couple of albums with Vixen, most notably their self-titled debut in 1988 and the follow-up record, Rev It Up, in 1990. 

Rock legend Pia Maiocco—her music, her legacy, her passion. Source: Instagram

These albums proved her as a proficient bassist and further proved her talent by being able to create powerful harmonies.

Vixen Live: Electrifying Performances

It was through Vixen's vivacious and electrifying stage show that Pia Maiocco shone in her core competence as a live performer.

She literally had the crowd eating out of the palm of her hand with her bass guitar technique and vocal harmonies; that surely is an experience that they would not forget in a hurry.

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Pia Maiocco: The Actress

Picking up further interests, Maiocco was also in the role of an actress in her career. She was featured in the movie Hardbodies in 1984 to demonstrate her versatility beyond her capabilities in music.

Pia Maiocco: Her Personal Life

Pia Maiocco is married to famous guitarist Steve Vai, and they have two kids named Fire and Julian Angel Vai.

Bass and guitar, heart and soul—Pia Maiocco and Steve Vai, a timeless duo.   Source: Instagram

Obviously, the relationship bounded by this shared interest in music absolutely helped in their personal and professional life—the making of a musical dynasty.

Pia Maiocco's Legacy: Inspiring Future Generations

Pia Maiocco's contributions through Vixen have been profound on the music industry and for all-female hard rock bands. She earned a place in the history of rock when she served as a bassist and backing vocalist with such unforgettable work throughout her musical career.

It is through her example that a future generation of female musicians will follow in her footsteps.

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