Ivan Stevan was born and raised in the Roanoke Valley of Virginia. He comes from a musical family originally of Ukraine. Following his brother (Russell) started playing keyboards in nightclubs at the age of 13. Steve loves funk and was heavily Influenced by groups like Tower of Power, Mothers Finest and Steely Dan. " I like any kind of music that is well written and performed with the desire that got me into music in the first place".
He left Roanoke in 1979 and performed in 37 states over a period of 12 years. He has performed with Percy Sledge and opened for Tina Turner, Steppenwolf, Jefferson Starship and Keith Urban to name a few. Steve moved back to Roanoke in 1991 and founded the Worx. In 1996, He regrouped the band with the current lineup of musicians. "I've worked with a lot of smokin' players but none have impressed me more than the guy's I'm with now! "
Steve is a member of the I.A.T.S.E. local 55 as a Rigger, lighting and sound tech. "It's good to know the technical side of a concert as it helps to sharpen our own shows and have great communication skills with crews anywhere.
Steve is a Gemini and has too many hobbies. He loves to play sports, restore sports cars, an inventor of sorts and can build just about anything. "It’s almost a curse because I never seem to have enough time to do everything I dream up!"
"Since the age of 7 or 8, Music was my first desire and I consider myself very fortunate to have lived my dream for 44 some odd years, being self employed and getting paid to do something I so love to do."