NNE proudly presents STIPE — the definitive tribute to one of the biggest bands in rock music — R.E.M — are coming back to Paisley in 2018.
STIPE have 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.
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; five 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. They called it a day after some 15 albums but not before Michael Stipe, on hearing Stipe perform live, declared, ‘These guys are awesome.’
To hear Stipe’s sets live is to fall in love with this music, for the first time or all over again.
And finally — this is what the lead singer of R.E.M said about STIPE;
“These guys are awesome!!” – MICHAEL STIPE — R.E.M.