Andy Vargas in Brazilian Tattoo Magazine
Our good friend Andy Vargas, Lead singer of Santana, made the cover of this Brazilian Tattoo Magazine. You can hear his song “Behind the Lines” on the upcoming Sullen Compilation CD and check him out on tour with Carlos Santana and the rest of the gang. Translation thanks to good ol’ Google Translate:
“Andy Vargas and one of those people who shine wherever he goes. Holder of a unique voice, his charisma and determination are examples for many people passionate about the mu-sica. In this edition of the Almanac this great artist tells a little about their life history and love for music.
￼ Many people wake up and wish that your dreams become reality. Many children want to become more and more nar police, doctors, astronauts, or what daring imagination. Andy Vargas, the dream became reality when he woke up with 19 years of age and became the lead singer of the world co-edged Santana.
By participating in a test against hundreds of other musicians, he showed that he had a style and rhythm. Vargas appeared with his father who taught him not only music, had his own band, Mariachi. At the counter pessimistic expectations of the river, Andy was able to prove that dreams can become reality.
The first years were very Andy Vargas-impact on their future. He grew up in Watsonville, Santa Cruz County, California, a small community made up mostly of Hispanic, fam-ilies and many middle-class youth gangs. These were minor, mostly children with a lot of free time during the night. The region was facing agriculture apples, lettuce, strawberries and artichokes and
Andy confirms “The city was formed by families of va-sary regions working in the fields of” Artichoke Capital of the World. “
Vargas remembers his grandfather, who was born and lived in Mexico and was working in the fields, but never returned home. This happened when Vargas was the father of a child, before this fact, he had no intention of moving to the United States.
The two forces in Andy’s life comes from the support of his mother and father. The mother still works hard as an evaporator opera-box in a bank, and his father, Javier Vargas, continues with his band Mariachi. But before that, Javier was a professor of music and taught the children in Penny Club. With the Ministry Franciscan, Andy’s father, had intentions of becoming a priest.
Once Andy reminded his father about a priest named Rojas who invited other brothers and priesthood-ing to reach the Church of Sao Francisco, which was con-truida with money from the St. Francis Ministry. In this church, the clerics devoted their time and effort to teach children about music, art, dance, amongst others issues throughout the year. There was even a summer program in which a bus provided the trransporte of children. Vargas said that this show became a success because of the involve-ment of the whole community.
The love of music broadcast by his father, Andy fueled interest in music. When he was a jo-forth in the High School, was presented and shown to the pro-ducer of discs Terry Melcher for his mother. So, Vargas began recording with Melcher and Bruce Johnston, members of the Beach Boys. They loved the fact that Andy was going to sing a wide variety of music from Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye up anything related to Mariachi music. At seven years old, Andy grew up singing in the band Mariachi his father. At eighteen, Andy was already negotiating a recording contract with RCA BMG. This recording contract was signed by Ron Fair, and now the chairman of Geffen Records.
However, like any business, the change has two sides to a coin, for good or evil, in BMG, Andy had much trouble to record his first album. The change of positions came at the label, and did not affect Andy as an artist. But his project was af-dicado Vargas and a bit discouraged, but his love for music remained strong. Part of his struggle was due to the fact that he wanted Spanish lyrics in their songs. He recalls that the music industry had established a trend for retro mid-90s, called “Latin Wave.” La the trend was normal that every year or two there was a wave of Latin music with some great repercussion Spanish topping the charts for several months. However, Andy does not feel that way and per-ceived that his audience grew in reason of the novelty.
By the time Andy was struggling with his gra-vadora, Carlos Santana had just record and release Supernatural bum. The single, Smooth, began climbing the charts of music. The music producer Clive Davis, who worked with Santana on the album Supernatural, Carlos said he needed to find a new vo-Podiatrist. With 19 years, Andy had already recorded some songs like the music of Carlos, but he only gave a special tone. These songs have narrowed your way up to Clive Davis, because some of the work-streams of Davis commented on the young Vargas. Clive immediately liked what he heard and started the idea to Carlos Santana. So Andy took his test for the ban-. He learned several songs from Carlos, including songs from the album Supernatural. The Santana band es-tava preparing for a summer tour of two weeks. When Andy took the test, and Charles Davis told Ram that he could join the tour for a few days would be like a test. Andy was competed with Zenas-the people who were in the same position. The so-Ain, after the first three shows of the tour, Carlos entered the dressing room of Andy and asked him to join the band. At nineteen, Vargas was surprised
and shocked by becoming the youngest-singer of the ban, Santana. On occasion, Carlos had told Andy that he and the band’s future.
Even so young, Andy has done a lot. With great skill, determination and know some peo-ple, anyone can transform your so-NHOS into reality. He says the work and hard, but worth it.
Vargas did not become a member of Santana for only wish, he participated in the test and showed his talent and what he was different from a hundred other talented candidates who have been in testing.
The passion for music transmitted by Javier’s father Andy was as a valuable gift. Vargas continues to share his success with the people in the hope that all dreams can become reality.
Currently he is dedicating himself to his new album “Souleros” to be launched in early 2012 and her clothing line “AV” in partnership with the Sullen brand.”