who we are

"The music of R.E.M. made such an impression on myself that it will always be a part of my life.  It lives deep down inside and brings much happiness "

 - Richard Southern -

​​Ross Sandland as Peter Buck


"Peter's guitar lines power these songs.  Jangly, heartfelt, electric and eccentric at times.  It's great to get them back on a live stage ..."


Ross's passion and precision brings new energy to the heart of these sounds.  An R.E.M. fan who first came to see Stipe as a fan...


"You can call us a tribute band or  copy-cats or imitations.  None of those words really work.  We play this music and in performance we make it our own."

- all at Stipe -