REM BY STIPE
aR.E.M. by Stipe – the alt-rock awesomeness of R.E.M. recreated. As regular visitors to the festival scene, leading venues and with gigs into Europe, Stipe have earned the praise of “awesome” from R.E.M.’s own lead singer Michael Stipe. This is the definitive tribute to one of the biggest sounds in rock and they’ve performed the songs of R.E.M. to thousands of people worldwide. R.E.M. built a towering back catalogue that reached from the addictive highs of Shiny Happy People down to the reflective darkness of Everybody Hurts, covering all else in between. An early R.E.M. album loaned to Stipe’s lead vocalist, Richard Southern, worked its magic and convinced him to make a first visit to see R.E.M. in concert. ‘That was the best live performance. Ever.’ says Richard. ‘The music of R.E.M. left such an impression on myself that it will always be a part of my life.’ “Where this band succeeds is in the accuracy of the sound … the lead singer looks the part, his voice is a fairly uncanny likeness of Michael Stipe’s …the other musicians also create a brilliant rendition of the songs, fully convincing and delivered with confidence.” – Platinum Al To hear Stipe’s sets live is to fall in love with this music, for the first time or all over again.