Rafael Comino

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Reliable Events & Wedding Pianist & Keyboardist.Songlist for all Ages & Tastes.Pop,Jazz,Classical,Latin,Oldies.Own Piano. Affordable Rates
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I'm a professional pianist and Keyboard player with experience performing around the world in 5 star hotels, cruise ships, for Sultans and Celebrities!! Music is my passion. When not performing, I'm composing! I'm reliable, professional,discreet and a non drinker! I don't carry bulky songbooks with me, preferring to perform from memory. Dress code: Tux-Casual-Suit. I'm currently the resident pianist in 2 venues should you wish to come and see me perform. I'm offering my services to Weddings, Events,House Parties, Restaurants / Hotels / Clubs, and Associations who might be interested in having live music/ entertainment. I have extensive experience performing all over the UK & Internationally, have good references, can bring 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, all time favorites, blues, jazz, evergreens, waltzes, light pop, latin, classica, bossa etc I can also perform with a female singer for easy listening, jazz, swing, R&R, and pop music-acoustically or with some backing tracks In 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 Pianist 1992- 2023 Instruments: Piano- Keyboards- Spanish guitar- Accordion. 1992-1993. Keyboard player in the Party Band "Los Amigos" performing in many different 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- 2023: Resident Pianist Hotel St Georges (Llandudno, N Wales)- ongoing 2015-2023 Resident Pianist The Tavern on the Bay,Anglesey ( ongoing) 2017-2021 Resident Pianist at The Merrion Hotel,Llandudno( N Wales) Languages: Spanish and English spoken and written.

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Rafael's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Kate R
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Rafael was great, he really charmed the guests with his popular music piano playing and made my 4yo's day with an off the cuff rendition of the final countdown! He also laid on short Latin guitar set to lead out the birthday cake and got the whole house singing along. great fun!

Reply from Rafael
1 year ago

It was my absolute pleasure! Thank you for being such fab hosts and for the lovely review! Warm regards and all the best ! Rafael x

Sophy R
2 years 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 !

Reply from Rafael
1 year ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review... it's very much appreciated!

Mark G
4 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.

Reply from Rafael
1 year ago

Thank you Mark

June W
4 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.

Reply from Rafael
1 year ago

That's wonderful,thank you June for your kind words! Rafael

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David R
9 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,

8 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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Rafael's 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 )
The Scientist (Cold Play)
Somewhere Only we Know (Keane)
Every Breath you Take (Police)
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

Rafael's Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£70
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£200
Up to 3 hours£275
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

My extensive repertoire and that I don't bring music books and sheet music. I smartly dressed and ontime.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

5 star hotels, Cruise Ships, Palace, and I've performed for Royalties and Celebrities

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

I always try my best to be flexible and fit in with the clients timetable. You can contact me with your queries and , together will discuss what best suits you .

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

I can provide background music in my breaks

How much time do you need to set up?

Usually between 20-30 mins. It all depends if there is a piano at the venue, the exact location and the parking facilities.

If I have a piano at my venue, are you happy to perform on that?

Yes... Grand piano,baby grand, or upright piano. as long as the piano is tuned!

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

I have an extensive repertoire covering a lot of styles-and Im happy for the client to choose a particular style for the occasion. I always try my best to learn a song or 2 (eg for the first dance or ceremony) if I don't already know it.

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

Yes, of course. I have an electronic, portable piano to play acoustically which I can transport to the venue. I also have a guitar and accordion for my Mariachi show.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Usually yes, depends how much notice has been given to me. I have an extensive songlist, however Im happy to discuss any special songs you would like performed on the day, that is not on my list.
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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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Composer, Instrumental teaching, Accompanist
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