Tondo, 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.
He just recently finished recording two original songs which he dedicates to his late father, Romeo “Choppy“ Vargas, who passed away on February 3,2018. His father was a very well known Singer/Comedian in their home country of the Philippines and to Filipinos around the world.
Without You Music & Words Written by Otan VargasMagulang Music & Words Written by Romeo VargasRecorded at LAS Studios in Long Island New YorkProduced & Mixed by Pablo LaFrossiaMastered by Chris Graham