Argel MDR

2022 Award Nominee

About The Artist

Located in Surrey

Connection to Fraser Valley: I have performed originals and covers all over Metro Vancouver Area and Fraser Valley through coffee shops and private and fundraising events. Having many friends and being part of the Filipino-Canadian community who reside in Abbotsford gave me a solid connection to the Fraser Valley Area. I honestly love the friendly and welcoming vibe from Fraser Valley.

Argel MDR is a Filipino-Canadian singer/songwriter from Surrey, Canada. He was one of the Top 10 finalists of CBC’s Toyota Searchlight 2021. When he was 15 years old, he moved to Canada from the Philippines with his family to seek a better life and opportunities. With Sam Smith, One Republic, and Original Pinoy Music (OPM) as his music influences, Argel wants to use the power of storytelling to inspire Filipino youth and other immigrants through his music and theatrical performances. In addition, he is an advocate of representation, anti-racism work, and inclusion. Argel’s most recent single, ‘Sail Away’ was featured in Spotify editorial playlists, including Fresh Finds Philippines. Argel recently received a Pop Artist of the Year Nomination and an Excellence Award by a BIPOC artist from Fraser Valley Music Awards 2021 by CIVL radio 101.7 FM.