R.E.M. By Stipe

R.E.M. Tribute Band

Audio Clips

Half A World Away

Talk About The Passion

Need To Breathe

Originally formed in 1996, it was 2002 when founder member Rick Southern decided to set up a fresh new line up of Stipe.

Eight years and over 500 performances later, the band has been established as one of the best and most popular tributes on the circuit, looking and sounding like the original, the members being genuine fans as well as accomplished musicians..

Just like the original R.E.M. additional musicians are called upon for live performances, on keyboards and drums.

over a few years R.E.M. By Stipe built up an enviable reputation as an authentic and entertaining tribute, playing all over the UK with regular visits to Ireland, Malta and Europe. During this time the band's web site became the most popular on search engines Google and MSN, and the vast majority of venues - from small clubs to huge festivals - have made regular return bookings.

About R.E.M. the band we cover:
Probably the biggest 'cult' band in the world, R.E.M. are more popular than most people realise, with hits like 'Everybody Hurts', 'Losing My Religion', 'Man on the Moon', 'Daysleeper', What's the Frequency Kenneth', 'The Great Beyond', 'Leaving New York' - the list goes on.

Over 30 hit singles and 7 number one albums, in fact. You'll find yourself singing along to songs you didn't even realise that you knew. For the hardcore R.E.M. fan, the band include a selection of more interesting and obscure songs too, and are happy to play requests, which can be submitted via the band website.

The Future
R.E.M. By Stipe have over sixty R.E.M songs in their repertoire. The list is continuing to grow. Just like R.E.M, this enables the band to change their set considerably and keeps everything sounding fresh.

There are many tribute bands that claim to be "the ultimate" or "the U.Ks No.1". R.E.M. By Stipe take this to another level; off-stage, down-to-earth and approachable - on-stage enthusiasm and energy make compelling viewing, maintaining the essence that is R.E.M.

Performing live for Michael Stipe (who described the band as 'awesome') on BBC's The One Show. Regular trips to Ireland Hugely successful festival appearance in Blackburn, Liverpool, Poole, Belgium & Italy Release of a self-penned CD single "(Need to) Breathe"

R.E.M. By Stipe ARE the definitive R.E.M. tribute.

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Song List

  • Losing My Religion (with Mandolin)
  • Everybody Hurts
  • Man On The Moon
  • It's The End Of The World As We Know It (and I Feel Fine)
  • Bad Day
  • Shiny Happy People
  • The Great Beyond (pushing An Elephant Up The Stairs)
  • What's The Frequency Kenneth ?
  • Imitation Of Life
  • The One I Love
  • Orange Crush
  • Leaving New York
  • Strange Currencies
  • Begin The Begin
  • Animal
  • Stand
  • Country Feedback
  • Drive
  • She Just Wants To Be
  • Electrolite
  • Crush With Eyeliner
  • Ignoreland
  • So. Central Rain
  • Daysleeper
  • Finest Worksong
  • Get Up
  • The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite
  • I Took Your Name
  • At My Most Beautiful
  • Me In Honey
  • Dont Go Back To Rockville
  • Nightswimming
  • All The Way To Reno
  • Coyuhoga
  • Departure
  • Fall On Me
  • Find The River
  • I Believe
  • The Lifting
  • Lotus
  • Pop Song 89
  • Radio Free Europe
  • So Fast, So Numb
  • Superman
  • Texarkana
  • The Wake Up Bomb
  • Bang & Blame
  • These Days
  • Turn You Inside Out
  • Carnival Of Sorts (boxcars)
  • Seven Chinese Brothers
  • I've Been High
  • Electron Blue
  • Disturbance At The Heron House
  • Walk Unafraid
  • Aftermath
  • Bittersweet Me
  • I Dont Sleep I Dream
  • Around The Sun
  • Let Me In
  • Swan Swan H
  • Wanderlust
  • Exhuming Mccarthy
  • Belong
  • Maps And Legends
  • World Leader Pretend
  • Welcome To The Occupation
  • Half A World Away
  • King Of Birds
  • Little America
  • And Many More!

Previous Clients

  • Bbc Television
  • Bbc Radio
  • Live Bestival Brindisi, Italy
  • Harper Adams University College
  • Arts In The Park Festival
  • Mathew Street Festival
  • Peterborough Broadway Theatre
  • Shamrock Festival, Ireland.
  • Bmad Festival
  • Glastonbudget Festival
  • Tribfest
  • Eastleigh The Concorde Club
  • Eastleigh Football Club
  • Derby Beer Festival, Assembly Rooms
  • Limerick Dolan's Warehouse
  • Dublin Break For The Border
  • Lowestoft Pop On The Prom Festival
  • Belfast Spring & Airbrake
  • Glasgow Renfrew Ferry
  • Belfast The Empire
  • Dundalk Spirit Store
  • Culdaff Mac's Backroom Bar
  • Birkenhead Pacific Road Theatre
  • Midlothian Penicuik Town Hall
  • Bournemouthlive ! Festival
  • Belgium Crope'n'air Festival
  • Malta The Alley, Paceville
  • Malta Live At Luxol
  • Isle Of Wight Ryde Theatre
  • Poole Poole Park Festival
  • Tamworth The Snow Dome
  • Inverness The Ironworks
  • Basingstoke Central Studio
  • East Lulworth Lulworth Castle
  • Ammanford Tycroes Rfc
  • Edinburgh The Caves
  • Chester Alexander's
  • Poole Mr Kyps
  • Galway The Quays
  • Lancaster St. Martin's College
  • Drogheda Mcphail's
  • Whitehaven Civic Hall
  • Cork Old Oak
  • Bromsgrove Sanders Park
  • Belgiumde Plesj Rock Festival
  • York Kirkbymoorside Golf Club
  • Northwich Harlequin Theatre
  • Southampton The Brook
  • Truro Shout!
  • St Austell The Band Club
  • Belgium Genk On Stage Festival
  • Great Bookham Polesden Lacey Festival
  • Liverpool Krazyhouse
  • And Many More!


"An R.E.M. fan's wet dream"
- Bang! Magazine

"The tightest and most authentic tribute there is"
- mrkyps

"as magical and soulful as anything R.E.M. have made"
- YouTube

You guys were awesome!
- Michael Stipe

"arguably better than the live performance by REM themselves(dare I say that?)"
- Stoke Rock Scene

"Stipe's outstanding performance of R.E.M. music is second to none, not to be missed"

Set Formats

R.E.M. By Stipe Offer:

1 x 60 Minute Set
2 x 45 Minute Sets

Band Members:

Rick Southern - vocal
Steve Bell - rhythm guitar
Barry Eaton - lead guitar
Frank Mahon - drums
Johnny Stringer - bass guitar