Practicing on his brother's congas, he taught himself by imitating what he heard on albums. Becoming more passionate about percussion, he was determined to expand his knowledge in the art of Afro-Cuban drumming by studying with the National Folidoric group of Cuba and Los Angeles percussionist, Luis Conte.
Over the past 25 years, Marcos has fufilled his dream by being a past member, performing, touring and recording with Latin Rock legends, El Chicano, Malo and Tierra as well as sharing the stage with Latin Jazz greats, Tito Puente, Dizzy Gillespie, Poncho Sanchez and Pete Escovedo. Marcos has performed with Jorge Santana, Los Lobos, Sapo, Redbone just to name a few. Marcos has had the honor of performing with members of Santana like the late greats Armando Peraza & Raul Rekow. Karl Perazo, Alex Ligertwood, Graham Lear, as well as original members Michael Carabello and Jose Chepito Areas.
A Percussionist with the Legendary Band WAR for the past 18 years, when WAR is not on tour, Marcos is an in-demand session musician, recording in studios for film and tv including working on music for Showtime, HBO and PBS. Outside of studio work, he teaches percussion privately, conducts percussion clinics for schools and music stores, leads his own band Salsiology and owns and operates a hair salon.
He has performed and recorded for numerous Movie, T.V. shows for SHOWTIME, HBO, and appearances on The George Lopez Show and Lopez Tonight. He now leads his own group Marcos Reyes and Amigos. A musical tribute to SANTANA.
Consisting of current and former members of WAR, MALO, EL CHICANO & REDBONE.
An exciting and explosive show capturing the original sound and spirit of Santana.