My Name is Rafa Alcalde. I have been playing keyboards for most of my life. My music is very versatile, from Ceremonial to Dancing. I use the best equipment and it truly makes a difference. Hear for yourself at the link here.
Thank you for visiting my Web Page. Wishing you a beautiful Musical Day!
The music Rafael provided was exquisite. You could easily tell that it was played by someone that really knows and loves music. Rafael's style is something worth listening to. It was better than having a live band at our party. We will definitively hire him again.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 60 - 240 minutes
Languages: English, Spanish
What to Expect
Fine music. Pro playing. Beautiful instrumental music. Audience can also expect a very professional, reliable, dependable and flexible person. I love music and my performances show it. My equipment is the best in the market, so also expect great sound.
My name is Rafa Alcalde. I am a composer and a professional Keyboard Player. I live in beautiful sunny Southern California. I have been playing the keyboards since I was 9 years old. I was musically educated at the Yamaha Electone Organ Academy and at age 14, I was a finalist at an adult National Yamaha Electone Competition. I believe music is a way to transmit expression and it should be played not only with with Technic, but with Heart as well.
What to expect when you book me? Pro playing. Pure enjoyable instrumental music. A very professional and RELIABLE person. Great sound and the best equipment.
I play very diverse type of music. Instrumental moods and Ambient melodies, Classical and Semi Classical, 80s, Rock, Ballad, some Soul, Latin Hits and others.
Thank you for visiting my profile. Wishing you a Beautiful and Musical Day!!!
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Additional Booking Notes
I bring with me a Yamaha Tyros 4 keyboard and 2 Bose L1 Compact speakers with a Bose T1 mixer. I need utility power as I cannot connect my equipment to portable generators. Google the keyboard and the speakers so you have a better idea as to the high quality of them which directly translates in great sound for your event.
Past Booked Events
|November 12, 2016 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|March 29, 2015||Birthday Party|
From Ave Maria to Rock like You Give Love a Bad Name and many in between, i.e. When a Man Loves a Woman, You Raise Me Up, Balada Para Adelina, Nikita, You've Lost That Loving Feeling, Salsa (dancing songs), 60s, 70's and 80s (Dancing Songs), Elvis Presley, Ballad hits (If You Don't Know Me By Now, All By Myself, I'd Love You To Want Me, Its Hard To Say I'm Sorry, Kiss Me and Say Good Bye, Open Arms and many others), many hit ballads in Spanish (Montaner, Jose Jose, Emanuel, Dulce, Mana, Manzanero, Luis Miguel and many others), Some Classical songs and Intrumental Orchestra (Blue Dolphin, Piano, Tema Aeromexico (El), Morir de Amor, Emmanuel, Libertango, Adagio, Spanish romance, Aranjuez, Bilitis, Love Boat's Theme and many others). Please listen to the music I've uploaded here for a taste of my playing.
|Rafael||Solo Keyboard Player|
Influences & Inspiration
Romantic Hits English and Spanish, 80's, Sax-like music (the kind you hear at bohemian coffee houses/clubs), Soft piano (Clayderman & DiBlasio), Celtic (Celtic Woman, Enya, Kevin Kern), Salsa, Meditation, Strings music (Instrumental and Classical - Lucia Micarelli/Botti), Montaner, Emanuel, Manzanero, Elton John, Streisand, Witney Houston, Celine Dion, Soul music and many other great musicians
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