Multi Juno nominated composer, songwriter, producer, singer & 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). He is well known for his score to the Hallmark drama series "Cedar Cove' starring Andie MacDowell.
A special focus for Mario's career has been music for children, as early mentorship in music had a profound affection him at a young age. As sole producer and co-writer for the acclaimed musical duo Bobs & LoLo, he's been credited with five Juno nominations. He’s received Western Canadian Music Awards and Parent's Choice GoldMedals, 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 CharlotteDiamond, Fred Penner, The Kerplunks, and Norman Foote.
Mario wrote the songs for the animated series 'Leapfrog Letter Factory Adventures' and scored 3 seasons of the CBC series 'Hello Goodbye'. He is currently scoring multiple television movies for The Hallmark Channel.
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.