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 Tracks


Tuatara Breaking The Ethers (Album) Epic Europe 1997 Sell This Version
Tuatara Trading With The Enemy (Album) Epic 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
FH020 Tuatara, Coleman Barks Tuatara, Coleman Barks - The Here And The Gone(CD, Album) Fast Horse Recordings FH020 US 2008 Sell This Version
TUA007 Tuatara Underworld(CD, Album) Sunyata Records TUA007 US 2014 Sell This Version
TUA008 Tuatara Shamanic Nights - Live In The City(DVD, Album + 19xFile, AAC, Album, .m4) Sunyata Records TUA008 US 2016 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