Andy Vargas, acclaimed successor to the throne of Latino soul music in the U.S., has been making waves in the music industry for over two decades. As Santana’s lead vocalist since 2000, he has collaborated with musical titans such as Juanes, Mana, Chris Perez, Frankie J, The Black Eyed Peas, Beyonce, and Enrique Iglesias.

Given his first shot by legendary producer and managers Terry Melcher, Bruce Johnston of the Beach Boys, and Lou Adler, Andy inked a record deal at the age of 16 to Ron Fair at RCA, BMG. Here, he wrote and recorded Pop, Latin funk, and R&B Soul music. This caught the interest of Clive Davis and Carlos Santana, who asked him to support the worldwide smash “Supernatural” record.

Vargas has crafted a unique music genre, earning him widespread recognition and acclaim. He has also expanded his professional reach by co-founding Malaspalabras Records (MPR) alongside acclaimed comedian George Lopez and music distribution giant, United Masters. MPR is committed to safeguarding artists’ rights and launching fresh talents in both conventional distribution and the evolving Web3 arena.

This year marks a significant milestone in Andy’s journey as a musician. He has earned solo recognition, securing a coveted spot among the illustrious lineup of the Dave Koz Friends at Sea Cruise. For two weeks of musical bliss sailing through the Mediterranean, he’ll share the stage with fellow superstar musicians, promising an unforgettable experience for all aboard.%

But Andy’s musical odyssey doesn’t end there. He’s set to join his mentor, the legendary Carlos Santana, and the Santana Band for the 2024 Oneness tour, featuring the iconic Counting Crows. This collaboration with musical giants is a testament to Andy’s talent and unwavering dedication to his craft.

Beyond his musical pursuits, Vargas is dedicated to giving back. In 2015, he founded The Andy Vargas Foundation (AVF), a non-profit organization with a mission to inspire, mentor, and educate underprivileged youth with dreams of making it in the music industry. AVF offers a host of free community programs, such as instrument training, vocal coaching, music composition and production workshops, music business courses, and college scholarships.

Amidst these grand ventures, Andy remains deeply connected to his roots, finding solace and joy in performing on his favorite local So Cal stages, Spaghettini in Seal Beach and Herb Alpert’s Vibrato, throughout the year. Here, amidst the cozy ambiance and intimate setting, he shares his gift with fans, creating moments of magic that linger long after the last note fades.

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Andy Vargas is one of the most impressive talents and human beings I’ve had the pleasure to work with. Not only is he one of the GREAT VOICES of our time and an incredible performer, he is also an accomplished DJ, producer, songwriter, and all-around visionary.

As the lead singer with Santana I’ve seen Andy electrify tens of thousands of people with stunning, joyful performances, sustaining a level of intensity and vocal brilliance with his unmistakable sound that soars over the band and straight into people’s hearts.

In the studio his craft, focus and instincts make him a joy to work with. He brings the same level of performance intensity and emotional connection to the vocal booth as he does to the stage. Beyond all that, he’s honest, ethical, has a huge heart and an endlessly positive spirit.

Andy’s multiple solo projects (DJ sets, live performance, programming, writing, production and high profile live events) are an indication of his “always-on” creative vision.

"If you’re lucky enough to work with Andy you will experience firsthand just how much he brings to any project."
Michael Carey
Producer / Songwriter / Creative Director: Resonation