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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 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.
Vargas grew up immersed in music from an early age. His father is an accomplished international entertainer and his siblings all sing and play musical instruments. But it wasn’t until the age of 17 that Otan would start playing the acoustic guitar. Around that time, he also began to follow his father to his shows in the Philippines. It was a great experience for him to see his dad perform live and learn how he handled business matters. But ironically, the family discouraged Otan from pursuing a career in music knowing firsthand how difficult the industry could be.
Notable Past Performance
Major League Baseball Player Johnny Damon Foundation Event at Mohegan Sun Casino with Roger Clemens(Baseball Legend), John Starks(New York Knicks Nba Player) Micky Ward(Boxing Champion) Dave Winfield(Baseball Legend) and other celebrity athletes in attendance.
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.
It’s been a long, unexpected journey, but all these experiences have developed Otan into a well-respected musician in the rock world and beyond. His story reminds us that if you dream something, no matter who you are or where you come from, it can come true if you work hard and your intentions are pure.
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Hudson, NY, 12534