The alt-rock, post-punk awesomeness of R.E.M. arrives with Stipe – the very best R.E.M. tribute. As regular visitors to festival scene, leading regional venues and with gigs into Europe – Stipe earned the praise of “Awesome” from R.E.M.’s own lead singer Michael Stipe.
Stipe are the definitive tribute to one of the biggest bands in music history. They have performed the songs of R.E.M. to thousands of people worldwide. R.E.M. built a towering back catalogue that would reach from the addictive highs of Shiny Happy People down to the reflective darkness of Everybody Hurts, covering all else in between.
As an active touring band Stipe have taken the opportunity to perfect these songs, visiting the hits and the gems. The R.E.M sound begins; guitar driven, unforced and intuitive and moves through the game changing Losing My Religion and then onwards.
“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