rio wiley

rio wiley

Phoenix, Arizona, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2016

Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Established on Jan, 2016
Solo Pop R&B




"Best Local Music Phoenix"

"...a full-length debut of soulful indie-pop called RIVER." - AZ Central

"Live: Baseline, Summaries, The Breaking Pattern, and Rio Wiley"

Recommended Song: Silver & Gold - Luxicon Photography/Blog

"Homegrown With Mo Band: Rio Wiley “The Love We Used To [Share]”"

"The project draws influences from various genres of music, including pop, rock, and acoustic. Lyrically, Rio tells personal experiences crafted in poetry to describe the deepest emotions experienced through our relations with one another." - Alt AZ 93.3FM

"Rio Wiley: Interview"

"My favorite part of any show is interacting with the crowd and seeing fans sing along." - RW - Electric Daze Magazine

"Indie Rock Music November 2016, Vol. II"

"Stinger’s solo work is heavily influences from various genres of music, but mostly from radio pop rock, as well an occasional acoustic-leaning track..." - Indie Rock Cafe


tired & done (2016)
anxiety (2017)
all in (2018)
her (2018)
friendz (2020)

young ghost (2016)
U.B.L. (2017)
less low (2017)
summer over (2020)

RIVER (2019)



rio wiley (born Rio Wiley Stinger) is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, & educator from Arizona. His music career was inevitable when he began singing, composing, and performing at 8 years old. In his teenage years while learning music theory, he taught himself to record music & play piano, drums, guitar, and bass.

At 17, Stinger began post-hardcore act I Remember Burning while attending Arizona State University. There, he received two bachelors degrees in business, and a masters degree in education by 22 years old. He continued to release music, tour, & produce, earning notoriety in his home state under the moniker “rio wiley”. In 2021, he co-founded a “Vita Schools of Innovation”, a system of high schools in Arizona focused on life preparedness & dream achievement.

Rio Wiley Stinger is a registered BMI songwriter with writing credit on over 100 published songs. His eclectic, hip-hop/rock genre-bending music and confessional lyric style make him a rising independent artist & producer.

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