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Lor D'Alimonte - Guitars, Mandolin & Vocals
Rob Eastwood - Vocals
Mike Jacques - Drums
Dave Stemmler - Bass & Vocals
John Walihura - Lead Guitars
Imitation of Life - The Best Of R.E.M. & Beyond is a Canadian tribute band based in York Region in Ontario. We play R.E.M. music as close as possible to Mr. Stipe & Co., focusing on recreating their live sound and hits from across their career.
The foundation of Imitation of Life began in 2009 with the formation of an acoustic band named Monkey Planet. Members came and went over the years, but the focus on developing musicianship was a priority, playing classic pub-style favourites and more alternative tunes.
The transition to an REM tribute band was almost seamless. All members of Imitation of Life have been huge fans of REM since their very beginnings and we found the songs we loved playing the most and the ones we felt sounded the best were REM songs or covers they have done.
And so, after a lot of studying and many months of practicing, Imitation of Life: A Tribute to R.E.M. is ready to roll!
Imitation of Life: A Tribute to R.E.M. is a Canadian tribute band based in York Region in Ontario. We play R.E.M. music as close as possible to Mr. Stipe & Co., focusing on recreating their live sound from across their career. You'll hear all the hits: Losing My Religion, What's the Frequency, Kenneth?, Drive, The One I Love, Fall on Me, Man on the Moon, It's the End of the World, and of course, Imitation of Life. But REM die hards will be thrilled that we have pulled out fan favourites, like: Driver 8, So. Central Rain, These Days, Star 69, Wake Up Bomb, Radio Free Europe and many more.
REM has also always been known for tackling a vast array of cover songs. We have combed every set list we could find to put together a complete list of covers to choose from to add to our sets, as REM has done for years.
Imitation of Life is a good time rock and roll band, just like REM. We are available to play pubs, clubs and local festivals. We are very reasonably priced, cuz we love to play any chance we get!