About Gavin Sutherland( in his own words):

     "A lot of waters gone under the bridge since I first came face to face with a Neumann U87. I remember it well.  The band set up in a cosy little semi-circle in the middle of Island's Number One Recording Studio, the big one at their HQ on Basing Street.  Armed with a Fender Jaguar and the raw valve power of my AC30, I was ready to take on the world! What a glorious feeling it was.  Could there be a better job anywhere on the planet?  No, I don't think so!  London was the coolest musical town in the world, Notting Hill was the coolest place in London, and there we were, right in the middle of it all. Awesome!"

 

"In the 60's & 70's, it was straight forward.  You learned how to pplay, got a band together, gigged around for a while and then went off to the big city to look for a deal.  The last bit was pretty random, a game with no obvious rules.  After trying our luck with a couple of A&R men in the west end( Still waiting to hear from those guys) Muff Winwood gave my brother and I our first break. He signed us to Island Records, produced 

and taught us loads about the record biz.  Getting a deal with Island at the time was much more than just getting a record deal.  It meant that what we were doing had been approved by a whole bunch of people who loved music, knew what they were doing and were tuned right into what was going on.  Not sure if I ever said thank you. So if you happen to be reading this, thank you very much".

 

"Some of you might find "The Sutherland Brothers" website of interest.  It was put together by Brian Mathieson, a diamond geezer who knows much more about us then we do.  I see someone has also just set up a "Sutherland Brothers & Quiver" Facebook Page.  Not sure who's behind that one, but I have my suspicions.  I had a look around and there are some interesting old photos on there that brought back a lot of really good memories.  I sometimes forget just how lucky I've been through the years to make music with such a lovely bunch of people.

 

 

 

 

 

Photos

Gavin Sutherland

Sutherland Brothers & Quiver
with Rod Stewart.  Rod Stewart recorded their song"Sailing" and they both received a gold record.

Sutherland Brothers

First Album on Island Records

The Sutherland Brothers & Quiver

The Sutherland Brothers & Quiver

Gavin Sutherland

The Sutherland Bros. & Quiver

Opening for Lynyrd Skynyrd

Gavin Sutherland

Gavin Sutherland

Videos

Disclaimer:  Gavin Sutherland is not signed to Dreamscape Records although  in the past we did distribute two of his CD'S "Curious Noise" and "Tango At The Lost Cafe"  I still have a few copies left of "Curious Noise" that we are selling and we continue to promote and sell this product until the supply runs out. For other albums by either Gavin or Ian Sutherland or The Sutherland Brothers & Quiver check out Amazon.com or your local record store.