While I hope I have
offered a useful introduction to the work of the Sutherland Brothers
& Quiver, there may
be other aspects of their life and work that you are seeking. Below is
a list of links to other sites that I am aware of that may be able
to provide additional information.
First of all, there's
Gavin Sutherland's own site, where
he quietly reflects on his life, past & present. So far as I know, Iain doesn't
operate a website.
Then, there's the one run by
where he adds little insights into his rock 'n' roll life, as well as the
that details his many appearances on vinyl and on stage.
And there's the one run by the
Boys, featuring the current work of Tim Renwick & Willie Wilson.
The website dedicated to the
has a nice review of the Dream Kid album.
On a single page,
has a short summary of the group's career, culled from the Guinness Who's Who
of Seventies Rock Music.
Another music fan has a site called
An Overdose of Fingal Cocoa, where he writes about
Dream Kid and the
band in some detail.
Forgotten Hits site gives a potted biography and looks back at one
particular song, You've got Me Anyway.
If you want to learn to play Arms of Mary
on guitar and need the tablature,
Ultimate Guitar is the site for you.
Discogs site has
a - would you believe it - discography.
You get a chance to
Your Music by logging in and grading all your records, as well as seeing
what others think of your favourites.
There are several articles by acclaimed
critics such as John Pidgeon & Simon Frith for Let it Rock, Alan Bentock & Bud
Scoppa for the Phonogram Record and Rob Partridge for Melody Maker, published in
the Rock's Back Pages website. Unfortunately, it appears to be available only on
payment of a hefty fee or subscription. If only I had kept all those back issues...
website has a review of the Down to Earth album, written before it was issued on
Any Given Tuesday is a fan website that looks at
Slipstream and offers a
comments section, where there's talk about the BBC live material.
There's a few lovely comments ("Just
about the best chill-out album I've ever heard. A quiet masterpiece.") about Gavin's
Gold CD (which you can also pay to download from the site) on
Slim has an
expansive site listing the albums recorded by
thousands of music artists. He lists all the group's available CDs. It's
worth going to his home page, then exploring all the other wonderful
artists he has researched. [Note: two links above to separate URLs
for band with & without
Oh, and that one for Quiver themselves!]
website (formerly known as the Ultimate band List) has a pen-sketch
by Greg Prato, lifted from the All Music
Guide, album listings and sound clips from several songs.
All Music Guide website has much in common with the Artist
Direct one (above). Many of the listed songs have audio links.
then there's the
site, which seems to have much in common with the above. It's
prettier, though. Oh, and the exact same stuff is on the
MTV site too!
i-Sound has nothing at all on
the band, it does have a couple of audio tracks (in full) from
Gavin's second album.
Of course, there's also
for the Suths along with Quiver,
though there are some inevitable errors that need correcting.
YouTube has a number
of videos that, if I were to put them up on this site, they'd be
illegal. Many of them are simply stills accompanying a recording of
one of the band's songs. Nevertheless, I've put links to the actual
performance videos from the YouTube site onto the
Radio & TV pages
of this site.
And, in case you didn't know,
Brothers are the
Premier Delivered Wholesaler for the Scottish Highlands, but they're
not related to the band of the same name, while the Kresley Cole
Sutherland Brothers series consists of a couple of books in the
romantic fiction mould. But they
Many people have written to me and have consequently
augmented the information on this website. I am grateful to you all.
Sharing information is what the Internet is all about, so if you
want to add to the various thoughts & facts given in these pages,
simply drop me an
I do try to reply and I occasionally collect relevant e-mails and
use them to update the website.
particular go to Ray Shankland, Barrhead, Scotland, Greg Clark, Seattle USA,
Alan Tomkinson, Birmingham, UK for contributions to the first version of the
site, and to Tim
Joseph, Steve Clough and Gordon McCall for the April 2000 re-edit. Subsequent
help has come from Geoff Hunt, Steve Chapman, David McCulloch, Nigel
Penberthy and Glyn Harries. Without their considerable help and advice, this site could
not have existed in its present form. They are not to blame for
the opinions, however, which are purely my own.
And, of course, thanks, also, to Gavin Sutherland,
Tim Renwick & Willie Wilson for their kind comments and
encouragement - as well as for the music!
Apologies, also to those who have
written to me, but whose emails were all lost when I moved home and
my ISP deleted the entire website and all my stored emails. I will
never use Demon again and I would encourage anyone who needs a website
to boycott Demon and its parent company, Thus.
Other sources are:
Music Central CD Rom (Microsoft, 1996)
NME Book of Rock (Star, 1973)
Q Magazine, issue 94, July 1994 (Where Are They Now?)
Assorted clippings & articles from the NME
Hot Wacks 12 (December 1976)
Disco 45 Songbook #67 (1976)
ZigZag #57 (October 1975)
Fans of rock music are strongly recommended to obtain copies of
these resources for any form of research - or even just for general
interest. And, of course, there are many websites, other than this
one, that provide information. I have, from time to time, trawled
these for additional snippets.