REMBRANDT : REM TRIBUTE BAND

Music : Audio Demos And Repertoire

REMbrandt are planning future live and studio recordings which we will share here as they become available. For more audio visit our Soundcloud page or check out the "Video" section.

"The Great Beyond" is taken from the 1999 movie soundtrack "Man On The Moon" a biopic of American comedian Andy Kaufman starring Jim Carey. The film was titled such after REM name checked Kaufman on their famous 1992 single of the same name. The Great Beyond itself actually features some faint backing vocals from "Man On The Moon" in it's original, unedited version....."Here's a little agit for the never believers, here's a little ghost for the offering....."
REM's career is often divided into pre and post - Losing My Religion. The single reached #4 in the US Billboard  Hot 100, #19 in the UK, was Grammy nominated, and one countless other video and performance awards. Taken from the "Out Of Time" LP 1991 and featuring the mandolin as the main instrument, the song is atypical of most of REM's back catalogue, but it is probably the most famous!
"Radio Free Europe" was REM's first single, originally recorded in 1981, it became the band's breakthrough hit when it was re-recorded in 1983 for the "Murmur" LP. The original B - Side to the single was "Sitting Still" which is one of our live favourites.
"Man On The Moon" was the second single to be released from Automatic For The People in 1992. Upon release, the song was described by critics as "near perfect", and  has become one of REM's most popular and enduring anthems.
"What's The Frequency, Kenneth?" was the first single from the "Monster" LP which in general saw a return to the band's rock leanings, after the predominantly acoustic based "Automatic For The People" It reached #9 in the UK singles chart in 1994.
"The One I Love" is taken from R.E.M.s fifth album "Document" in 1987 and was their first hit single, reaching #9 in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and #16 in the UK. The record has ironically become a popular radio dedication due to it's misinterpreted refrain, but the repeated lyrics hint at a darker meaning. Michael Stipe stated in an interview with Musician Magazine in 1988, that "It's very clear that it's about using people over and over again....."

The Music We Play...

REMbrandt play what R.E.M. played, which seems obvious, but like most bands, R.E.M. covered songs by and worked with the artists whom they were inspired by and respected.

REMbrandt play songs from the band's entire 31 year recording and performance history, so at a typical gig you'll hear a lot of R.E.M. but you may also hear songs by the likes of U2, Neil Young, David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, T Rex or Elvis Costello, in the style and context that R.E.M. played them.

R.E.M. did it, we do it, and it delivers a show that is more varied and entertaining than many tribute acts. It also guarantees our setlist to be unique, and we've never played the same show twice.

R.E.M. Repertoire

Losing My Religion // Man On The Moon // Drive

The One I Love // Stand // Shiny Happy People

The Great Beyond // Imitation Of Life // Everybody Hurts

What's The Frequency Kenneth? // Leaving New York

Begin The Begin // The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite

Orange Crush // So Fast, So Numb // Pop Song 89

Finest Worksong // Driver 8 // Walk Unafraid

Gardening At Night // Wanderlust // Radio Free Europe

(Don't Go Back To) Rockville // Can't Get There From Here

It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

Cuyahoga // New Test Leper // Find The River

Man Sized Wreath // Strange Currencies // Superman

Uberlin // Bad Day // Supernatural Superserious

Sitting Still // Texarkana // Be Mine // + MORE

Other Material

Heart Of Gold (Neil Young) // One (U2)

Peace, Love & Understanding (Elvis Costello)

All The Young Dudes (David Bowie / Mott The Hoople)

The Passenger (Iggy Pop) // 20th Century Boy (T Rex)

Have You Ever Seen The Rain (Creedence Clearwater Revival)

Paint It Black (The Rolling Stones) // #9 Dream (John Lennon)

Strange (Wire) // + MORE

Shows

Shows typically consist of 2 x 50 minute sets. Longer sets are available by agreement. The band requires approximately 6m wide x 3m, and free access to set up for a minimum of one hour before the performance. It is the responsibility of the hirer / venue to supply a suitable power supply free of charge, and to obtain any and all licences or permissions required. Performances taking place outside must have suitable, weatherproof shelter. Certain types of show may require a contract or deposit - please get in touch!

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