Like every musician Otan Vargas has a story that would intrigue the deepest skeptics and if you listen closely to his lyrics you may pick up that story as words flow through his mind they are scratched onto paper through these thought’s come his powerful and meaningful lyrics that could have special meaning to each and everyone of us.
Otan Vargas (Born on October 4, 1984 in Manila, Philippines) is a Filipino who moved to New York in 2006. He is proud to say that he was born and raised in Tondo, known to be the poorest place in Manila--"A Place" that emphatically influenced his music.
He started his solo acoustic career in 2006. His honest music captivated fans from all over the world, giving testimonials of how its melancholy touched them beautifully.
On February 14, 2009 at The Music Box Borgata Hotel and Casinos. Aaron Lewis,the vocalist from the band Staind, called him up on stage to perform "Its Been Awhile".His rendition of Its Been Awhile warranted a standing ovation from the entire crowd.
After his life-altering performance at The Music Box Borgata Hotel and Casinos, Otan Vargas releases his much-anticipated full-length debut album entitled “Alone”.
Alone with his acoustic guitar and indescribable melancholic voice, the theme of the album centers in the anonymous feeling of desertion, but Otan Vargas' music differs in that it enigmatically brings sanguinity despite of its evoking sadness.
Otan Vargas performed in front of thousands of people in the summer of 2010 at Jones Beach Boardwalk Bandshell in Long Island NY. Opening up for A Chicago Tribute band The Beginnings.
On August 20th of 2011 Otan Vargas played at the "It Takes A Community" benefit show in Northampton, Massachusetts. The concert was graced by top performers like Aaron Lewis of Staind, Corey Taylor of Slipknot, Tesla and Lo Pro.
It's a long journey ahead for Otan and his supporters. Help spread the word! share his music to your friends.
- written by Jeri Milan