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, 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 found a rhythm in his live performances as sinister as the blues tunes he sings and wails. He’s supported Bay-area artists Alecia Haselton and Israel Sanchez in Los Angeles, his singer-songwriter duo “golden girl” dominated Long Beach City College’s Jammin’ Live event, and he’s even played a few shows 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. So far, RCS has raised over $50 dollars for the charity.
Rafael-Carlo Serrato is working on an EP Where the River Bends and another full-length album called Die Before Your Dreams Do.