Rafael-Carlo Serrato is a singer-songwriter who brings a punk ethos of raw minimalism and DIY to his folk and blues performances.
After writing, recording, producing and releasing his debut album, The Ferryman, in November 2017, RCS began frequenting the vibrant open mic communities all around Long Beach. Those evenings spent among artists, poets, listeners and other musicians opened a world not only filled with opportunity, but of friendships as well. It wouldn’t be too long after joining the music scene that he played his very first live show at Hellada Art Gallery for Long Beach’s Live After Five. Soon after, Rafael-Carlo Serrato supported Bay-area artists Alecia Haselton and Israel Sanchez in Los Angeles at the Tribal Cafe, he teamed up with Long Beach local Annie Duong to form a band called “golden girl” and performed at Long Beach City College and he even played a small bar show in the Philippines.
As of 2018, all proceeds from his album The Ferryman are donated to the charity Little Kids Rock, an organization hellbent on bringing music programs, teachers and instruments to public schools across America. Rafael-Carlo Serrato has raised over $50 dollars so far for the charity.
Rafael-Carlo Serrato is currently working on an EP and another full-length album.