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Rafael Tranquilino Music Producer/Instrumentalist Funk-Rock-Blues-Jazz-Neo Soul 

Awarded "2023 Best Electric Blues Guitar" - Rafael’s musical career started when he was just 10 years old as he became a part of his family’s musical legacy. During the years after, he acquired the ability to play many instruments including guitar, drums, bass, harmonica and keyboards. He gained popularity in the U.S. playing guitar and as acting musical director for the Randy Oxford Band (2006 - 2011) before branching out and forming the Rafael Tranquilino Band in 2011. Additionally, during this time, Rafael became a skilled music producer, with past and ongoing projects in the works. In the year of 2020, Rafael decided to use his production skills and started his career as a Music Producer and adding his own special touch to any music genre that comes his way, including his own.

“The music I play is to rock your heart & soul- to expand your awareness.” – Rafael Tranquilino

Washington State Award Winning Musician


Previous events


The Sunbanks Festival is a four-day music festival located against the backdrop of Banks Lake near Grand Coulee Dam at the beautiful Sunbanks Lake Resort in Electric City, Washington. The prestigious event is a eight-time Washington Blues Society B.B. Award recipient for “Best Music Festival” in the state!

Picture Founded in 1995, local, regional, national, and international artists alike have performed on this diverse stage that features rhythm & blues, rockabilly, funk, roots rock, Americana, singer songwriters, and more.

By popular demand, Patrick & Rafael come back to the Spar Tavern with the RT Collective!

About the Collective:

RT Collective came about as the result of two musicians wanting to explore music and go back to their roots. Rafael Tranquilino and Patrick McDanel are both generally known as electric instrument players. They decided to go acoustic when they started getting together to jam in 2021. The chemistry from the 1st jam was pure and creative and they enjoyed this new collaboration so much that they decided to become “partners in crime” for a new and fresh acoustic project. They have been performing as a Duo in various venues with their “Old School” approach using just an acoustic guitar and standup bass. With an electric mix of songs and banter with their audience, this is a show worth seeing!

It's been a long wait but we're ready to go in 2022! The 25th Mount Baker R&B Festival will take up where we left off before Covid shut live music down.

In 2013, we won America's highest honor, the "Keeping the Blues Alive" award for the top Blues Festival in America. We have worked hard to bring the very best acts from years before.

An All-Star lineup promises to bring the magic of the past 24 years alive once again. Superstars on the bill include; ANA POPOVIC, SOUTHERN AVENUE, SHANE DWIGHT, POPA CHUBBY, ALBERT CASTIGLIA, and KAL DAVID. The top local and regional acts round off this spectacular lineup!

Arguably, the best venue in Washington. The Deming Log Show Fairgrounds, located 9 miles East of Bellingham has it all. Flush toilets, H&C running water, dump station on-site, and an indoor Jam Venue. Beer Gardens both outdoors and indoors and food vendors on-site to provide a perfect festival experience.

All Ages. Tickets non-refundable. Taxes are included in ticket pri

The Rafael Tranquilino Band With James Redfern @ Jazzbones

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Jazzbones, 2803 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA

Rafael Tranquilino Band is a True Live Experience Band! An instrumental power house of guitar, bass, and drums with vocals that fuse rock, blues and funk in an alternative invocation of crossroads; past, present, and future. James Redfern -Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist from Poulsbo, WA. "Like Maroon 5 meets John Mayer, with hair on it's chest"

Friday February 25th Doors at 6:00PM Music at 7:00PM


“Jealous Little Mind” by Pachi Hart FEAUTRING Rafael