R.E.M UK LIVE!
January 29, 2011 07:00 pm
R.E.M UK visit Twinity to satisfy all fans who enjoy the best music from the famous band and to discover to non-fans what they are missing! Join them in NYC for an evening to remember!
R.E.M. UK have been around since 1996. Formed by Rick Southern, the original line-up gigged mainly in the North of England and Scotland. Over the next few years Rick also fronted Midlands based “Monster” playing many gigs throughout the U.K and Europe, honing and perfecting Michael Stipe’s very individual stage persona.
In 2002, Rick decided it was time for a new Stipe, and along with Monster keyboard player Pete Nicholls, recruited Tony Williams on bass guitar, Paul Tonge on guitar and Nick Peters on drums. This line-up debuted on January 1st 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. During this time the band’s web site became popular and the majority of venues – from small clubs to huge festivals – have made regular return bookings.
The Current Line-up is:
Rick Southern – Vocals
Pete Nicholls – Keyboards / acoustic guitar
Tony Williams – Bass / acoustic guitar / backing vocals
Paul Tonge – Guitar / mandolin / backing vocals
Frank Mahon – Drums