Rafael-Carlo Serrato

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.


Contact Information

Rafael Serrato
(562) 650-6792

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Artist Work

The Ferryman (2017)
The Ferryman is a folk album about loss and lingering. Linger for too long though and you may forget where you're going. I wrote, recorded, produced and released the album myself.As of 2018, all digital proceeds from The Ferryman are donated to the charity organization Little Kids Rock.

Link to The Ferryman

Live Performance at Long Beach City College (2018)
Through Long Beach's open mic scene, Annie Duong and I performed as a duo called "golden gir" for Long Beach City College's Jammin' Live event .

The Ferryman song (2019)
Named after my debut album, I filmed an acoustic session of my original song, "The Ferryman," atop some high-mountains within the Angeles National Forest. Though the song is driven by lust and an old-school 12-bar blues rhythm, my performance is tempered by biting winds and falling snow.