Formed in 2014, our super R.E.M. tribute act REMBrandt was drawn together from a seemingly imperfect circle of acquaintances and friends from the local gigging scene. A few old band mates and some R.E.M. fanatics were assembled in a dingy rehearsal space near Southampton which would have made the old church on Oconee Street in Athens, Georgia, where R.E.M. were born, seem fairly palatial.
The hope was that some glimmer of a functioning band, with an eye for doing something just a little bit different might appear. In a few short months the band emerged onto the local scene, and began to slowly morph into the band you find now. Some faces have changed along the way, each one making their mark, however small. R.E.M. never stood still, they constantly pushed towards new horizons and changed with the times, and it’s always been the same for us.
Our lineup now however is possibly the most professional and coherent than it’s ever been, playing regularly at venues and music festivals around the UK, and doing what it’s always done best, remembering and celebrating R.E.M. by playing the music we love, live.
“What a fantastic tribute to REM, you guys rock! Thank you for keeping the music alive!” Ber Murphy (Founder of the REMembering REM facebook group)
“Thanks to the band for a great night out enjoyed by all” The West End Brewery
“Such attention to detail a real tribute to REM. well done you are great.
You guys were brill, such intensity” The Maypole
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