By Mariano A. Mattei
February 1, 2013
Philadelphia, PA – South Philadelphia based indie rock band - REAL - has stumbled upon a gimmick that keeps fans coming back for seconds. What started out as your typical beef-n-beer fundraiser has lived on as a repeating theme in their home grown shows. Now Real is creating a buzz not just about their music - but about their food. From free cookies at locally hosted Open Mics to full menu meals at their shows. Real is cooking up something little different for their fans.
Want to spend a night with Ray Romano, Mario Batali, and Matchbox Twenty? Well, that's not gonna happen, so let's get real. REAL, as in the South Philly pop/rock quartet that's like walking into a sitcom catered by an Iron Chef. Fronted by Mariano Mattei's assured vocals and guitar and driven by the drumming of longtime band mate and collaborator Fabian Henault, REAL is a band sautéed in the stellar tradition of melodic pop-rock born in Philadelphia. Mariano and Fabian's comical familiarity speaks to a history that dates back to parachute pants and jelly bracelets, and the addition of June James and Larry Haines rounds out a lineup that truly delivers the Bolognese. That's right, thanks to Mariano’s being an honest-to-goodness Italian chef, rock and roll isn't all that might get served at a REAL show. "If you come to see us play," says Mariano, "you'd better come hungry."
Debut Performance - AND FOOD!
Real will debut their latest lineup and new songs at Philly Sound Studios on Saturday, February 23, 2013. Discounted advanced ticket sales are available online via their web site. Complimentary concert tickets available!
What’s on the menu?
Mariano’s Truck Style Porchetta
The Mattei Family Secret Recipe Roast Beef
Vegetarian Zucchini Salad
South Philadelphia Pretzels
Mariano A. Mattei
2829 S. 18th Street, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19145