***We're looking for our new Mike Mills**
R.E.M. by Stipe
Bass player to become our new Mike Mills; to catch his style, bass playing and backing vocals.
1. We’re the definitive tribute to R.E.M.
2. We work hard together.
3. We rehearse once a week in Northwich
4. We’ve a calendar of gigs ahead across the country with an agent and manager in place to see that number increase.
1. Accomplished (pick using) bass player with decent backing vocals
2. Interested in achieving Mike Mills look and playing style
3. Ability to learn a large body of new material quickly
4. Pro gear. Own transport.
5. Need to be able to maintain communication between gigs and double up on occasion.
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."
Platinum Al had this high praise for the band in January 2015:
"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
Stipe do what they do as a team; six musicians who rehearse hard to recreate the R.E.M. sound that music fans deserve. They visit the hits and the gems taking every opportunity to perfect the songs. In performance Stipe make R.E.M.'s charismatic music their own.
R.E.M. was one of the first alternative rock bands. Their signature was a changing and reactive sound, from a guitar driven, unforced and intuitive beginning, through the game changing Losing My Religion and then onwards.
To hear Stipe's sets live is to fall in love with this music, for the first time or all over again.
Stipe can be found here:- http://www.remtribute.co.uk and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/stipeband and on Twitter https://twitter.com/StipeREMtribute
- Screen name:
- REM by Stipe
- Member since:
- Feb 05 2017
- Active within 1 week
- Level of commitment:
- Years together:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- 1 time per week
- 45 years
Members Of Band
Richard Southern - lead vocal
Steve Bell - lead guitar
Mick Price - bass
Paul Leach - drums
Becky Sowray - keys