Mario Vaira

Mario Vaira

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 a Juno nomination, ( as a songwriter & producer - Best Children's Album - "Action Packed"), Western Canadian Music Awards and Parent's Choice Gold Medals, as well as having been a featured performer at the Vancouver International Children's Festival, The PNE, Capital Ex, The Calgary Stampede, Juno Award Week, and The Pemberton Music Festival. Having shared the stage with Charlotte Diamond, Fred Penner, The Kerplunks and Norman Foote, Mario also produced Will Stroet's "My Backyard" (Best Children's Album nomination, Western Canadian Music Awards), and "Walk & Roll".

As a songwriter, Mario has written with and for such artists as Bobs & LoLo, Will Stroet, Kyprios, Vince Vaccaro, Carly Rae Jepsen, Mackenzie Porter, Randy Ponzio, DNA6, Quest Poetics, and Carmen & Camille.