On this page you will find events listed, CDs and DVDs available by calling 01437 721907 and placing an order and links to some of Raul’s performances and songs currently on youtube.
There are some photographic memories of past gigs for you to enjoy like this one at Oriel y Parc in June 2012 when Raul, Nic, Andrew, Mark, Stephen and guest saxophonist Nic Turner launched Jazz Cafe there.
For those of you who are not familiar with Raul’s work he plays in several genres: Latin Jazz where he plays with a core group of musicians who are sometimes joined by guests like Nic Turner or Todd Sharpeville; solo piano work wide ranging in styles and influenced by musicians like Keith Jarrett and his own Cuban background and semi-classical pieces written for a varying ensemble – of these perhaps the best known is Pembrokeshire Weather Report first performed at St David’s Cathedral, Pembrokeshire in 2009 and shown below.
Spring 2013 Music Events
Jazz and Tapas at The Old Chapel, Solva June 29th
Every year we put on a special event during Pembrokeshire Fish Week! This year the well known musicians Raul Speek and Nic Turner will be playing jazz throughout the evening as you enjoy tapas at your table in the gallery! Seats are very limited due to space constraints so please book early to avoid missing out on what is sure to be a fantastic night! There is a full license for the night so you can enjoy a cheeky glass of wine, beer or cider while you soak in the wonderful atmosphere.
The event will run 7:30pm – 11pm and will cost £15 per person (includes food and music!)
So please book soon!
You can book by telephone on 01437 721907 or by email email@example.com
Jazz Cafe at Oriel y Parc March 23rd
Raul Speek and his fantastic ensemble of musicians play some great jazz while you have the opportunity to dine with delicious cordon bleu food, prepared and served by Katie and her lovely team!
This is the second time The Jazz Cafe has taken place at oriel y Parc and it will be running again throughout the year! Judging by the demand last time you will have to book very soon to avoid disappointment so don’t delay!
The event runs from 7:30pm – 11pm and will cost £30 per person (food and music all included!) So don’t miss out on this fantastic evening.
You can book by telephone on 01437 721152 or email
Autumn 2012 Music Events
St Mary’s Church Fishguard, 29th September 2012 at 7.30pm
Raul Speek Ensemble will be playing excerpts from Pembrokeshire Weather Report in the beautiful setting of St Mary’s Church, Fishguard For tickets please ring 01437 721907 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Queens Hall, Narberth 6th October 2012 7.30pm
Raul Speek Quartet playing Latin music. The evening begins with a salsa lesson given by Raul then the band will play and in the break there will be a further salsa lesson. Food is available from the cafe. Tickets including dance lessons £10. Please contact Queens Hall or ring 01437 721907 for further details and to reserve a ticket.
Theatre 4U, Fishguard, 13 October 2012 at 7.30pm
Raul’s band performing live on stage at this community run theatre (the old cinema) in Fishguard. Great people working there serving snacks and a full bar add to the enjoyment of the evening. Come along and enjoy an evening of unique music.
You Tube Links
Pembrokeshire Weather Report
Morning has Broken
Concert at The Point Cardiff (Chocolatelazzalsa)
Raul Speek Quartet
CDs and DVDs
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HEAR SOME SAMPLES OF RAUL’S CD’s THEN PLEASE CHECK OUT THE 30 SECOND PREVIEWS UNDER THE CD COVERS!
Passaporte para Cuba (CD)
Limpiando Ventanas (track 1)
Pembrokeshire Weather Report (CD and DVD)
Guantanamo Bay (includes bonus CD Raul Speek: live at the point)
Guantanamo Bay (Title Track)