LIO is a music artist who skillfully blends various types of genres in his live performances as well as his studio recordings. He started out playing in several alternative rock bands in Mexico but at the turn of the century he decided to become a solo artist. This has led him to explore new possibilities for his artistic vision where latin folk and alternative rock seamlessly merge in a whirlwind of sonic energy.

His vocal abilities have astounded many, not only by of its sheer strength and contrasting dynamics, but also because of the acute sensibility in which he delivers his passionate melodies. Enhanced by a soulful and explosive approach to guitar playing, LIO is a force to reckon with.

In the middle of 2006 he travelled to New York City to record his first solo album: TAURO EP, with producing duo GLACIERZ at the helm. Released in 2007, the EP’s tracks ‘Meche’ and ‘Caballos’ were a first glimpse of what this new latin infused rock sound could turn out to be.

Shortly after that, LIO then travelled to Vancouver, BC to record his second release, CRYSTAL EP. On this record, all drums guitars, bass and vocals were performed by LIO. It was also co-produced and engineered by Juno award winner producer Parlange. It is the artist’s first conceptual album, in which all of the songs and the sonic character of the recordings are greatly inspired by crystal birth and growth, a process otherwise known as crystallization.

In 2009 LIO moved permanently to Vancouver where he has become one of the most well known and respected latin performers in the city. In late 2011 he recorded his third album: 11/11/11 Live at Cafe Montmartre. A selection of 20 + songs that were performed on November 11, 2011.

LIO is currently working on a new album that is scheduled to be released in early 2015.