Juno nominated composer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist, Mario Vaira has had his music featured in big theatres and small living rooms in over 40 countries worldwide. Mario is constantly striving to bring honestly and truth to his compositions, and his works have been featured in many award winning productions including "Boar Attack" (Best Animated Short, Worldwide Short Film Festival), the OLN/NatGeo series "Word Travels" (Best Documentary Series nomination, Gemini Awards), and "Kodiak" (Portable Choice Award, Portable Film Festival).
A special focus for Mario's career has been music for children, as early mentorship in music had a profound affect on him at a young age. As sole producer and co-writer for the acclaimed musical duo Bobs & LoLo, he's been credited with two Juno nominations, (in 2010 for Best Children's Album - "Action Packed" and in 2012 for “Connecting the Dots”). He’s received Western Canadian Music Awards and Parent's Choice Gold Medals, and has been a featured performer at the Vancouver International Children's Festival, the PNE, The Calgary Stampede, Juno Award Week, and The Pemberton Festival. He’s shared the stage with Charlotte Diamond, Fred Penner, The Kerplunks, and Norman Foote.
Currently, you can here his opening theme music on HGTV’s “Urban Suburban” and on “Buy-o-logy”, for the Oprah Winfrey Network. Debuting in July of 2013 will be the Hallmark series, “Cedar Cove”, starring Andie Macdowel.
Visit Mario's Vimeo Channel to watch video demo reels of his work.