Dani Vargas is a self taught musician born and raised in Santiago, Chile, were
art and music was always present at home. His mother Nadia Astudillo, a folk singer, musician and dancer along his father Joel Vargas, a fine art painter as well songwriter and musician, have been major influence in Dani's life. But it wasn't until the age of 16 that he began to learn guitar.
By his 18th birthday, he became one of the founder members of the Power Metal band 'Magistral'. Their first single 'Awake' (1998) gave the band national recognition and radio play. Two years after the band decided to move to the U.S. to further pursue their musical endeavors.
Based in Houston, TX. Dani recorded and toured with Magistral until 2008 while teaching music as well as refining his tone and technique
In 2009 Dani began to write and perform acoustic finger style music that later became the project ‘Aerial Visions‘ along guitarist Travis Stephenson. Releasing the album 'City Life' in 2016, followed by the Ep 'Writings in the Sky' in 2017. That same year Dani ended the project and continued as a solo Fingerstyle guitarist
In 2011 he embarked upon a career as an electric instrumental guitarist forming 'The Dani Vargas Group' along longtime friend drummer Moises Zapata (Magistral) and bassist Carlos Soriano. The project released two EP’s, followed by the full length album ‘Sound On Canvas’ in 2013.
Meanwhile, with the desire to expand creatively Dani began singing and writing riff inspired rock songs that led to form the band 'Thou Shall Doubt' in the summer of 2019 along bassist Jenna Colombet and drummer Ted Kelliher . That same year, along violinist Jenna Colombet and singer Paige Herschell, they form the Swing Jazz Trio 'San Lyon'.
Today Dani lives in Los Angeles, Ca. where he devotes his musical creativity as a singer, guitarist and songwriter to 'San Lyon', 'Thou Shall Doubt', as well as a solo instrumentalist and as a music teacher.