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Otan Vargas’ honest lyrics and raw emotion, likened to such culturally defining artists as Staind, Pearl Jam, and Alice in Chains, has captivated fans from around the world via his personal YouTube videos. This Filipino born New York based artist received due recognition in 2009 when Staind frontman, Aaron Lewis, discovered Vargas on video covering one of his songs. Lewis later invited Vargas onstage at The Music Box Borgata Hotel and Casinos to perform Staind’s “It’s Been Awhile,” his rendition eliciting a standing ovation from the crowd. Shortly after, Otan Vargas released his full length debut album, ‘Alone.’ He has performed at The Bitter End, The Bowery Electric, and Gramercy Theater. Vargas also performed in Wantagh, NY at the Jones Beach Bandshell in 2010 and 2012 for crowds numbering up to 5000. 2011 had Vargas performing alongside Aaron Lewis of Staind, Corey Taylor of Slipknot/Stone Sour, David Ellefson of Megadeth, Troy Mclawhorn of Evanescence, Pat Callahan of Seether, Pete Murray of Lo Pro and Eye Empire. He recently finished his new album titled 'Origins,' produced by Johnny April of Staind and engineered by Joe Rogers. The album was funded by the support of his friends and fans through Indiegog, which he so readily appreciates and admires. For more information, visit www.otanvargas.com
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