Tuatara is a Seattle-based composers collective started by Barrett Martin of Screaming Trees, Justin Harwood of Luna, Peter Buck of REM, and the extraordinary saxophonist Skerik. The band formed in 1996 and expanded to include a 10 piece ensemble known for their cinematic compositions that conjured both jazz and world music styles.

Initially a strictly instrumental venture, Tuatara has become an alternative rock supergroup of sorts, composed of principle members Peter Buck and Scott McCaughey of REM, Barrett Martin of the Screaming Trees, bassist Kevin Hudson, horn players Dave Carter and Craig Flory, and percussionist Elizabeth Pupo-Walker, and have moved on to work with a number of reknowned guest singers, such as Mark Eitzel and John Wesley Harding on their more recent albums.

Tuatara Discography


487540 2, EPC 487540 2 Tuatara Breaking The Ethers (Album) Epic 487540 2, EPC 487540 2 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
EPC 491214 2 Tuatara Trading With The Enemy (Album) Epic EPC 491214 2 Austria 1998 Sell This Version
FH 001 Tuatara Cinemathique(CD, Album) Fast Horse Recordings FH 001 US 2002 Sell This Version
FH007 Tuatara The Loading Program(CD, Album) Fast Horse Recordings FH007 US 2003 Sell This Version
FH 016 Tuatara West Of The Moon(CD, Album) Fast Horse Recordings FH 016 US 2007 Sell This Version
FH 014 Tuatara East Of The Sun(CD, Album) Fast Horse Recordings FH 014 US 2007 Sell This Version
TUA007 Tuatara Underworld(CD, Album) Sunyata Records TUA007 US 2014 Sell This Version


FH 016 Tuatara East Of The Sun / West Of The Moon(2xCD, Comp) Fast Horse Recordings FH 016 US 2007 Sell This Version


EAT 9917 Tuatara Breaking The Ethers Sampler(Cass) Epic EAT 9917 Unknown Sell This Version