SHORT BIOGRAPHYTondo, Manila is a place where people struggle on a daily basis. It is well known as one of the poorest regions in the Philippines. Born and raised here, singer/songwriter Otan Vargas spent his formative years surrounded mostly by poverty and despair. It is this humble background which helps motivate him to this very day. Vargas’ music is a powerfully simplistic combination of melancholy vocals accompanied by a brooding acoustic guitar. He writes songs about man’s struggle, sorrow and pain and finding the strength to continue on. What started out simply as a means of personal therapy for himself has transformed into an inspirational beacon for adoring fans worldwide.SOLO ACOUSTIC PERFORMER
Performs acoustic original and cover songs from various artists like Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains, Stone Temple Pilots, Elvis, Van Morrison, Staind, Bob Seger, Hootie & the Blowfish, Bush, Tool, Nirvana, Billy Joel, Metallica, Ray Charles, Everly Brothers, Bee Gees, Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bob Dylan, Nine Inch Nails, The Verve Pipe, Seether, The Cranberries, Leonard Cohen, Beatles, Johnny Cash and Many More.PERFORMANCE DETAILS :
Regular Performance Duration : 90 mins Equipment: Shure Professional Microphones, K. Michael Clark Acoustic Guitars, Dean Markley Vintage Bronze Strings #2006a, Bose L1 Model II with B2 Bass Module Sound System.NOTABLE PAST EVENTS :
Major League Baseball Player Johnny Damon Foundation Event at Mohegan Sun Casino. Boot Campaign Event for Military Veterans with members of Megadeth, Evanescence and Staind at the Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood, CA. Aaron Lewis & Friends It Takes A Community Foundation Concert with Aaron Lewis, Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Tesla live at the Pines Theater in Northampton, MA. Reach Foundation Concert Live at Foxwoods Resort & Casino with members of Saint Asonia, Three Days Grace and Seether.Listen to some of Otan Vargas recordings below.