Popular REM tribute band Stipe are returning to Alexander’s in Chester on Friday, July 3 with support from The Neon Madmen.
An early REM album loaned to Stipe’s lead vocalist, Richard Southern, worked its magic and convinced him to make a first visit to see the band live.
“That was the best live performance, ever,” said Richard. “The music of R.E.M. left such an impression on myself that it will always be a part of my life.”
As an active touring band, Stipe have taken every opportunity to perfect these songs, perfecting the hits and the gems.
Formed in 1996, the original line-up gigged mainly in the North of England and Scotland. Over the next few years Richard also fronted Midlands based Monster playing many gigs throughout the UK and Europe honing and perfecting Michael Stipe’s very distinctive stage persona.
In 2002, Richard decided it was time for a new version of Stipe.
This line-up debuted in 2003 and over the next few years built up an enviable reputation as an authentic and entertaining tribute, playing all over the UK with regular visits to Ireland and also Europe including Malta, Italy and Sicily.
In 2014 the lineup was refreshed, bringing back some of the original members, along with new talent.
Call 01244 340005 or visit www.alexanderslive.com for ticket details.