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Genres: Alternative/Indie, Comedy/Spoken Word, Electronica/Dance, Instrumental, New Age, Pop, Rock, World

Tuatara is a Seattle-based instrumental music group featuring members of R.E.M., The Minus 5, Critters Buggin, The Chills and the Screaming Trees. The band was named, at Harwood's suggestion, after a reptile from his native New Zealand. The band was formed in 1996 by R.E.M.'s Peter Buck (guitar), Barrett Martin of the Screaming Trees (drums and percussion), Justin Harwood of Luna and The Chills (bass guitar, double bass), and Skerik of Critters Buggin (saxophones). Originally a project to get musician friends some soundtrack work, the project evolved into an active band, doing occasional live shows, and recording their first album, 1997’s “Breaking the Ethers,” encompassing a sound inf... Continue Bio >>


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