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 soul-stirring and dynamic vocals accompanied by a dark and earthy 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. [Read full bio]
SOLO ACOUSTIC PERFORMER
Performs his original acoustic songs from his album Alone, Selected Sorrow and Origins. He also performs his own version of songs from various artist 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. [Watch Video ]
Shure Professional Microphones K. Michael Clark Acoustic Guitars Dean Markley Vintage Bronze Strings
NOTABLE PAST EVENTS
2018 - 2019 -Johnny Damon(Major League Baseball Player)Foundation Event at Mohegan Sun Casino. 2016 - Reach Foundation Concert Live at Foxwoods Resort & Casino with members of Saint Asonia, Three Days Grace and Seether.2013 - Boot Campaign Event for Military Veterans with members of Megadeth, Evanescence and Staind at the Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood, CA. 2011 - 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. Otan Vargas is working on new music and continues to perform all over the United States with plans to perform in Europe and Asia in the near future. He regularly performs at intimate venues around New York where he is currently based.