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About Rafael

International & Spanish pianist with a songlist for all ages/tastes. From Pop to salsa, classical to jazz. Own Piano & affordable rates.

I'm a professional pianist (also available with a female singer ) and am offering my services to Weddings, Events, Restaurants / Hotels / Clubs and Associations who might be interested in having live music/ entertainment . I have extensive experience performing all over North Wales/ North West and Internationallly, have good references, my own equipment/ (portable piano and PA ) and offer very reasonable rates. I'm flexible and can adapt my music to suit the occasion. My repertoire is varied to include background , easy listening, romantic music , all time favourites, blues, jazz, evergreens, waltzes, light pop, latin, classical and bossa....etc I can also perform with a female singer.. for easy listening, jazz, swing, R&R and popular music... acoustically or with with some backing tracks I addition to piano, I also perform as a Mexican Mariachi, offering strolling table to table music on guitar and accordion with Spanish singing. Its fun, colourful and a little different.!! Work Experience Rafael Padilla Comino-Pianist 1992- 2018 Instruments: Piano- Keyboards- Spanish guitar- Accordion. 1992-1993. Keyboard player in the Party Band "Los Amigos" performing in many diferent venues in Marbella an surroundings including, Gray D'Albion, La Sultana, Wily Salsa Night Club, Olivia Valere, and in several celebrities private parties like Princess Soraya, R Nakachian & Princess Kimera, Sheik Asmawhi, Gunilla Von Bismarck, Sean Connery to mention a few. 1994. Resident pianist in Vagabundo Restaurant - Monte Biarritz (Costa del Sol). 1995. Resident Pianist in Merrion Hotel Llandudno (UK) Song and styles composer for the electronic music instruments and music software british company Evolution Electronics LTD.(UK) Resident Pianist in the British Cruise Ships MS Carrousel and MS Seawing. 1996. Resident Pianist in Hotel Messonghi Beach (Corfú). 1997 - 2012. MD & keyboard player in the Spanish Band “La Cala”( Costa del el Sol- Spain) 1999-2002. Resident Pianist in the 5 star Hotel Las Dunas( Costa del el Sol-Spain). 1999-2002. Resident Pianist in the 5 star Hotel Las Dunas( Costa del el Sol-Spain 2003. Resident Pianist in Hotel San Roque Club (Sotogrande). 2004.Resident Pianist one year in Restaurante Tikitano.( Costa del el Sol-Spain). 2004-2008.Resident Pianist in t Hotel El Fuerte Marbella ( Costa del el Sol-Spain) 2008.Resident Pianist Hotel Andalucia Plaza( Costa del el Sol-Spain). 2009.Resident Pianist Hotel Los Monteros( Costa del el Sol-Spain) 2010. Resident Pianist Gran Hotel Elba Estepona( Costa del el Sol-Spain). 2010. Resident Pianist Gran Hotel Elba Estepona( Costa del el Sol-Spain 2011-2012 Resident Pianist Casino de Torrequebrada( Costa del el Sol-Spain) 2013. Keyboard player with Duo Waves in Hotel Fuerte Estepona. Deputy pianist hotel Los Monteros. Pianist Piano Bar Old Joys in Puerto Banús - Marbella( Costa del el Sol-Spain) Keyboard Player in Rafael and his Salsa Band Hotel La Herriza(Gaucin-Malaga-Spain). 2014- Resident Pianist Hotel St Georges (Llandudno N wales). Resident Pianist The Cliffs (Abergele N wales). 2015- Resident Pianist Hotel St Georges (Llandudno N wales). Resident Pianist Plas Coch Mansion 2016 - Resident Pianist Hotel St Georges (Llandudno N Wales) Resident Pianist The Tavern on the Bay (Anglesey) 2017 - Resident Pianist Hotel St Georges (Llandudno N Wales) Resident Pianist at The Tavern on the Bay(Anglesey) Resident Pianist at The Merrion Hotel (Llandudno N Wales) 2018 - Resident Pianist Hotel St Georges (Llandudno N Wales) Resident Pianist at The Tavern on the Bay(Anglesey) Resident Pianist at The Merrion Hotel (Llandudno N Wales) Languages: Spanish and English spoken and written.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
We can perform while walking around a venue
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
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Traditional church music, Christmas, Classical, Musical theatre, Film / TV music, Contemporary classical, Ambient, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1990s era music, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Dixieland, Modern jazz, Latin jazz, Jazz fusion, Ragtime, Swing, Easy listening, Originals, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Motown, Vintage, Tribute, Top 40, Rock 'n' Roll, Bossa nova, Brazilian music, Cuban music, Cumbia, Flamenco, Latin, Italian music, Mariachi, Merengue, Salsa, Spanish music, Classical crossover, Light music, R&B, Ambient pop, Pop rock, World music, Argentinian
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Composer, Instrumental teaching, Accompanist
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Song list

A Thousand Years (Christina Perry)
All of me - John Legend
When September Ends ( Green Day)
I wanna Marry You ( Bruno Mars)
Just the way you are ( Bruno Mars)
This is Me from 'The Greatest Showman'
Never enough from 'The Greatest Showman'
Wings ( Birdy )
Chains ( Nick Jonas)
Chasing Cars ( Snow Patrol)
Against all odds ( Phil Collins)
Your song( Elton John)
Song for Guy (Elton John)
The One ( Elton John)
Can you feel the love tonight( Elton John)
Cindy Lauper ( True Colours)
Hello (Lionel Richie)
You are the Sunshine of my life (Stevie Wonder)
Billy Joel( I love you just the way you are)
Endless Love (Lionel Richie)
Jealous Guy (Brian Ferry)
Living on a prayer ( Bon Jovi)
No woman no cry (Bob Marley)
La vie en Rose (Edith Piaf)
Road to nowhere( Talking Heads)
Love me Tender (Elvis)
I never can say good bye (Gloria Gaynor)
Saving all my love for you(Whitney Houston )
Isn't she lovely (Stevie Wonder)
I am Sailing (Rod Stewart)
Begin Again (Taylor Swift)
Please Release me (Elvis)
Are you lonesome tonight, (Elvis)
Only You (The Platters)
Can’t help falling in love (Elvis)
Nothing is gonna change my love for you (George Benson)
Killing me softly with his song (Charles Fox and N Gimbel)
Yesterday (Beatles)
Michelle (Beatles)
Penny Lane (Beatles)
Here There and Everywhere (Beatles)
Imagine (John Lennon)
Let it be (Beatles)
Get Back (Beatles)
All My Loving (Beatles)
Nights in White Satin (The Moody Blues)
Delilah (Tom Jones)
Close To you (The Carpenters)
Can't Take my Eyes out of you (Frankie Valli)
Waterloo (Abba)
Dream (Everly Brothers)
Unchained Melody (Alex North)
The Great Pretender ( The Platters)
Rondo alla Turca (W.A.Mozart)
Danza Hungara n 5 Brahms
Waltz Emperor (Strauss)
Blue Danube (Strauss)
Princess (R Dufas)
Swan Lake Ballet (Tchaikovsky's)
Wedding March (Wagner)
Wedding March (Mendelsson)
Ave Maria (Shubert)
Aranjuez (Rodrigo)
Canon (Pachabel)
Rhapsody in Blue( Gershwin)
Claire de Lune (Debussy)
Music of the Night (A Lloyd Webber)
The Godfather (Larry Kusic -Nino Rota)
Over the Rainbow (Harold Arlen and E.Y.Harburg)
Smile (Charles Chaplin)
As time goes by (Herman Hupfeld)
Moon River (Johnny Mercer and Henry Mancini)
The shadows of your smile (Paul Webster and J. Mandel)
Cavatina (The Deer Hunter)
Blue Star (The Shadows)
Memory (A Lloyd Webber)
A Man and A Woman (Francis Lai)
Titanic (Celine Dion )
Charriots of Fire (Vangelis)
Don’t cry for me Argentina
The days of Wine and Roses (Mancini)
Pink Panther Theme (Mancini)
Lara's Theme (Maurice Jarre)
Love Story (Francis Lai)
Cabaret (John Kander)
Maria (West Side Story Berstain)
Arthur's Theme (Chistopher Cross)
The way you look tonight (Jerome Kern-Fred Astaire)
Anfonaf Angel
Suo Gan
Dafydd y Garreg Wen
Ar Hyd y Nos
Cwm Rhondda
Mae hen wlad fy nhadau
Calon lan
My funny Valentine (Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart)
Unforgettable (Nat King Cole)
Georgia on my mind (Stuart Gorrell and Hoagy Carmichael)
Stormy Weather (Harold Arlen )
What a wonderful world (Louis Amstrong)
All the things you are (Jerome Kern)
Here is that rainy day (Heusen and Burke)
MIsty (Errol Garner)
Moonlight Serenade (Glenn Miller)
Summertime (George Gershwin )
Polka Dots and Moonbeams (Jimmy Van Heusen  )
Blue Moon (Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart )
Hello Dolly (Jerry Herman )
Fly me to the moon (Bart Howard - F Sinatra)
Don't get around much anymore (Duke Ellington)
All of me (Gerald Marks and Seymour Simons )
Satin Doll (Duke Ellington)
Mack the knife (Louis Armstrong song)
Just Friends (John Klener and Sam Lewis)
Autumn Leaves (Joseph Kosma and Johnny Mercer)
A foggy day (George Gershwin)
Night and Day (Cole Porter)
Petite Fleur (  Sidney Bechet )
Take the A Train (Billy Strayhorn - Ellington)
In the Mood (Glenn Miller)
A night in Tunisia ( Dizzy Gilliespie)
Caravane (J Tizol- D Ellington)
Four(Miles Davis)
On green dolphin street (Kaper and Washington)
The Girl from Ipanema (Tom Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes)
Black Orpheus (Luiz Bonfá )
Quiet nights of quiet Stars (Tom Jobim)
How insensitive (Tom Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes)
Wave (Tom Jobim)
Blue Bossa (Kenny Dorham)
Desafinado (Tom Jobim)
Once I Loved (Tom Jobim)
One Note Samba (Tom Jobim)
Barquinho (Roberto Menescal e Ronaldo Bôscoli )
Brasil (Ary Barroso )
Samba de Orfeo (Luiz Bonfá )
Tico Tico (Zequinha de Abreu )
Cha Cha
Sway with me (Pablo Bertran)
Morning (Jorge Dalto)
Quizas Quizas (Osvaldo Farres)
Oye como va (Carlos Santana)
Historia de un amor (Luis Miguel Song)
Bésame mucho (Consuelo Velásquez)
Sabor a mí (Álvaro Carrillo)
Amapola (LaCalle and Gamse)
Maria Elena (Lorenzo Barcelata)
Perfidia (Alberto Dominguez-Nat King Cole)
El Reloj (Roberto Cantoral)
Spanish Eyes y( Bert Kaempfert )
La Paloma
Solamente una vez (Agustin Lara)
Aquellos Ojos Verdes (Adolfo Utrera)
Strangers in the night (Bert Kaempfert- Sinatra )
My Way (Paul Anka)
Feelings (Louis Gaste)
La vie en rose (Edith Piaf )
Snow Waltz (Thomas Koschat)
Granada (Agustin Lara)
Aba Naguilah (Traditional Jewish)
Guantanamera (Traditional Cuban)
Manisero (Traditional Cuban)
Begin the Beguine (Cole Porter)
The Entertainer (Scott Joplin)
London Derry Air-Danny Boy (Traditional Irish)
O Sole Mio (Traditional Italian)
Arrivederci Roma (Traditional Italian)
El Choclo- Tango
Caminito - Tango
Sirena (RPC)
Auld Lang Syne( Traditional Scottish)
Alma Corazon y Vida peruvian Waltz
Fascination Waltz
Que sera Sera (Jay Livingston)
Those were the days (Gene Raskin)
Never on Sunday (Hadjidakis)
Lambada (Wilkins Vélez )
Rose Munde (Traditional German)
Bavarian Polka (Traditional German)
Lili Marlene (Norbert Schultze)
El Gato Montes (Manuel Penella)
EViva Espana (Leo Caerts)
Green Sleeves (Traditional English)
El Condor Pasa (Traditional peruvian)
The Yellow Rose of Texas (J K)
Country Road (John Denver)
9 to 5 (Dolly Parton)
Oh Susana (Stephen Foster)
Beba Polula (Gene Vincent )
C Jam Blues (Duke Ellington)
Johnny Blues (RPC)
Sweet Home Chicago ( Bluers Brothers)
Chicken Shack


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Large gatherings are restricted for the time being, but that doesn't mean you have to cancel the entertainment...So why not surprise your guests with 'online' entertainment instead ? Music has the ability to lift our spirits and mood, bring us together and emotionally transport us to happier times,which during these difficult times we are all experiencing with the pandemic, is essential. Online Serenade is available by video chat ( Zoom,Skype, Whatsapp) .You could connect to a large screen so all your guests/residents/staff/family could watch me perform live at your venue. It's interactive, and I can take a few requests! My styles include oldies, classical, xmas carols, all time favourites, sing a longs, jazz, blues, wartime, musicals and also popular music. Need more reasons why book Online Serenade? My rates are very low, but without compromising on professionalism and quality. I have over 30 professional experience, performing all over the world in Hotels, Corporate events, for Celebrities, Restaurants and Care homes. I will dress for the occasion/Tuxedo, suit, smart casual, all black. I can sing 'happy birthday' or offer a special greeting (if needed.) I'm fully licenced by PRS and DBS checked. Thank you for reading
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From Encore customers:

Sophy R
9 months ago
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5 out of 5

Rafael played wonderfully at our wedding recently. We all enjoyed his music very much - would highly recommend !

Mark G
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

Rafael was extremely professional and an excellent pianist. We hired him for our wedding and he played all requested music and had a great repertoire of music he played. We would highly recommend hiring Rafael.

June W
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

what a pleasure meeting Rafael and especially listening to this wonderful pianist he played for 3hours without a break and played all the favourite music we asked for....thankyou Rafael for making my husbands party special.

Olive L
3 years ago
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5 out of 5

I was very happy with Rafael his playing and punctuality were excellent a very nice gentlem

From other customers:

David R
7 years ago, for a Wedding in Beaumaris Rd
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5 out of 5

Hi Rafael, Happy New Year to you and your family. Just a short message to convey our sincere and heartfelt thanks for your professional and dedicated performance at our daughter, Ffion Mai's wedding to Dewi Lloyd on 30/12/14 at The Quay, Deganwy. Everyone was so impressed with your flawless playing on the occasion and we are so glad that we booked you for our big day. Thank you once again and you can rest assured that we will be highly recommending your services to our extended family and friends for future reference. Our very best regards,

6 years ago

To Rafael: My husband was a bandmaster, I was secretary. I have never heard such a wonderful pianist. You have given me so much pleasure. THANK YOU. Q.E. Court. 06/05/16 Leaving do at the Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution.

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