"I have been using MXL Microphones on stage and in the studio for the past 4 years after encountering them through my musician friends. Whether I am on tour with Carlos or in the studio, MXL has a microphone that delivers high performance and outstanding quality which is something I rely on when playing with Big name bands."
Raised in the traditions of old world Latin music by his father Javier, Andy Vargas is emerging as Latin Soul's new favorite son. Following R&B soul icons such as Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gay, The Temptations and Etta James, Andy developed a unique singing voice blending old world charisma with new age energy and inspiration.
The late Terry Melcher was mesmerized by a then 17-year-old Andy, and quickly paired him with RCA Records A&R Ron Pair for his first record deal. With Carlos Santana's influences being at the top of Andy's list, it was a perfect match when - even before his first record was released - Santana, impressed by Andy's talent, invited him to join one of the most anticipated tours in music history, "Supernatural." This opportunity provided the arena for other talented acts such as Patti Labelle, Yanni, and The Black Eyed Peas to work with Andy and feed off of his magnetic musical energy.
DJ AJam (Andy Vargas) Andy's love of spinning shines through when asked about is early musical beginnings. "My parents owned a store called the "Golden Record Music" from the 50s to the 80s and I was like a kid in a candy store!" Andy is now back to his roots, focusing his creativity and producing what he is spinning, back on the "wheels of steel" living life "four to the floor" spinning disco funk that brings the crowd to their feet and his collection of Soulful House will keep the party going to all hours of the night. During his international tours with Santana, Andy has not only been able to spin at popular clubs abroad, He has had a chance to go out to absorb the different sounds played around the world and bring them back to the dance floor.
Andy Vargas & Souleros Inspired by Andy's family unit and the bond of universal love, the Souleros Project pairs Andy with the collaborative musical geniuses of Carlos Santana, The Black Eyed Peas, One Tribe Nation, Ozomatli, and Oskar Catava. The studio will be hopping with five time Grammy Award winning mixer Manny Marroquin, and The Godfather of Latin Hip Hop, Mellow Man Ace, of the world famous Reyes Brothers. Originally conceived as a dedication to the late Frank Ybarra, Andy Vargas' Grandfather, Souleros is a combination of Bolero, Soul, and R&B music. A musical phenomenon like no other – keep an eye on the website - you won't want to miss the premier of this Latin Explosion.
Current News - Featured Artist - "Under The Bridge" - Santana Guitar Heaven - Solo Promo - Mini Tour - George Lopez Comedy Tour - Opening Act (Selected Cities) Vargas / De La Garza Project House of Blues (Houston) Performance at the Music Academy Austin Tx DJ Performances (Selected Citites)