Five Minutes With: Calgary R&B Singer-Songwriter Smio

Smio is a 24-year-old singer-songwriter hailing from Calgary, whose musical journey began at the age of 19. In just a few short years, Smio has achieved remarkable success, amassing over 1 million streams across various platforms. His standout single, “Better Off Alone,” has garnered an impressive 497k streams on Spotify alone. Beyond his own musical endeavours, Smio has played a pivotal role in fostering emerging talent, guiding multiple artists as they embark on their own music journeys. His influence extends beyond music, as he has also contributed to the acclaimed HBO series “The Last of Us,” where he served as a location manager. Smio’s music is a captivating fusion, reminiscent of Ed Sheeran’s poignant lyricism and Anderson East’s soulful sound. With a talent that transcends genres, Smio has successfully captured the hearts of listeners with his compelling and harmonious approach to music.





R&B and Pop



Latest Single:

All Of Your Sins

Latest Video:

Favourite musician growing up:

Chris Brown

Favourite musician now:

Daniel Caesar

Guilty pleasure song:

Any Jeremy Zucker song

Live show ritual:

Eat Peanut Butter before

Favourite local musician:

Brayden Lowe

EP or LP?


Early bird or night owl?

Night Owl

Road or studio?


Any shows or albums coming up?

My new single, 4 AM, featuring Dylan Joshua came out February 14th, & I’m planning my First Headlining Show at Whisky Rose

Where can we follow you?

Instagram | Facebook

Rapid Fire Local Questions:

What is your favourite local restaurant?

Ten Foot Henry

What is your favourite street in your city and why?

Stephen Ave, a lot of memories there

What is your favourite park in your city and why?

Fishcreek Park, also a lot of memories there

What is your favourite music venue in your city?

Palace Theatre


About Demian Vernieri 539 Articles
Demian is an Argentinian retired musician, avid gamer and editor for the Montréal Guardian, Toronto Guardian, Calgary Guardian and Vancouver Guardian websites.