io is a Pop, Rock band and looking for new fans, more gigs, booking agent
io is a pop rock band from Burnaby, BC that formed in the summer of 2004. After the members of io graduated from SFU and UBC and worked for a few years, they decided that they wanted to be rock stars instead. They recorded their album at Armoury studio, quit their jobs, bought one way tickets and went back to Asia.
io is the first indie band to ever be nominated in both the categories of ‘Best New Artist of the Year’ and ‘Best Band of the Year’ at the Golden Melody Awards, the Chinese Asian equivalent of the Grammy Awards in the US, and one of the biggest most prestigious music award ceremonies in the Chinese-speaking world. io has traveled far and wide to perform and showcase their music. They have performed in landmark music festivals such as Liverpool’s Sound City International Music Festival and Beijing’s Strawberry International Music Festival, as well as having performed in shows in Seoul, Shanghai, Taiwan, as well as North America, where they are originally from. They have performed in over 250 shows over the last few years.
io also has had plenty of exposure on the television front, having played live in front of 600 million viewers at the 22nd Golden Melody Award ceremony, which took place at the prestigious Taipei Arena. They have appeared and performed in music-related television programs in some of the biggest television stations in Asia such as Star TV international, SET, and TTV. The National Geographic Channel has even done a documentary film about io, which is scheduled to broadcast in over 35 countries worldwide.