Born:June 7th 1955 Location: Brooklyn, New York Height: 5'11 Eyes: Blue Playing hand: Right Guitar Model: Gibson Les Paul, Gretsch Effects Used: Analog Delay, Tube Screamer, Chorus Pedal, Boss PS-3 Digital Pitch Shifter/Delay, Guyatone MC-3 Micro Chorus
Cabinets I use: Marshall 1960 A&B 35wt Heads I use: JCM 800 (model 2203) 50wt tube and Soldano SLO-100 tube 100wt Strings I use: GHS I use: Jim Dunlop picks
Influences: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Michael Schenker, Gary Moore, Al Di Meola, Ritchie Blackmore, Ronnie Montrose
Interest: Classical Music, Watching Old Movies, Running, History, Cooking, Collaborating with other artist.
Bands I like:
The Beatles, Ronnie Montrose, Deep Purple, Thin Lizzy, Evanesces, Audio Salve, Jet, Al Di Meola, Mountain
born in Brooklyn New York on a sunny day, father of Anthony Reale and mother
Frances Reale. Mark grew up listen to many kinds of music but it was a small
band from England named "The Beatles" that sparked his interest.
Then when he saw Ronnie Montrose and Rick Derringer with Edgar Winter back
in the early 70`s he knew what his passion was. In 1975 Mark and co-founder
Guy Speranza formed the band RIOT.
RIOT released their first album ‘Rock City’ in 1977, followed by
‘Narita’ two years later.While
these albums were instrumental in creating and tightening RIOT's sound, for
many fans, 1981′s ‘Fire Down Under’ acted as the band’s
breakthrough.In 1982, following
the departure of vocalist Guy Speranza, RIOT achieved greater attention with
‘Restless Breed’ – the band’s first album to feature vocalist Rhett
After the first Riot break-up in the mid-80′s, Reale formed a new band
named Narita which failed to get off the ground. He revived RIOT in 1988,
who subsequently released ‘Thundersteel’ – the first release with
vocalist Tony Moore. As a sideline, Reale also teamed up with ex-TNT
vocalist Tony Harnell in the late 90s to form the hard rock powerhouse
Westworld. With Westworld, Reale never achieved any huge commercial success,
but critically, the hard rock press was often more than enthusiastic with
regards to the band.
Meanwhile, shifting line-ups in RIOT never deterred Reale, who continued to
record with the band throughout the 90s and beyond. The arrival of
2011′s ‘Immortal Soul’ had been particularly anticipated by the
band’s fans, since not only was it RIOT's first studio record in five
years, but it also marked the return the Thundersteel Reunion line up.
Metal bands of the 80's and 90"s including such names as Metallica and
Megadeth site Mark Reale and RIOT as a major influence. Here's what a few
critics had to say about one of the most underrated guitarists of all time!
a.Mark Reale can as well be one of the most underrated guitarists/composers of all time in the Hard Rock/Heavy Metal universe... Source:http://www.metal-temple.com/
b.Mark Reale was the last guy to show up but he came in from another door and is the only... Source: http://www.meniketti.com/