Art is created from tragedy, and that is exactly what Rio does after a breakup, family death, or getting hit by a car.
Rio Wiley Stinger is a 24 year old, Arizona-based singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer. He is most well known for his solo alt-pop project Rio Wiley (stylized “rio wiley”). Beginning in his early childhood, Rio had an affinity towards singing, performing, and composing music. After learning music theory in grade school, he applied this knowledge to a variety of instruments, including piano, drums, guitar, and bass. At 17, while still performing and composing, he attended Arizona State University and obtained two bachelor's degrees in business and a masters degree in education by 22 years old. Rio is a registered BMI songwriter, and has writing credit on over 50 published songs. Rio’s eclectic, hip-hop/rock genre-bending music and confessional lyric style invites one to an intimate listening experience. Even more magnetizing are his live shows, in which live instrumentation is orchestrated into the performance of studio releases. Rio Wiley has released two EPs (‘young ghost’, ‘less low’), one full length (‘RIVER’), and a collection of hard-hitting singles.
Rio Wiley's sophomore full length "I HATE THE INTERNET" will be released June 12th.