Gavin Sutherland

Gavin Sutherland

Musician and Songwriter

Hello, Hola, Ciao, Bienvenue, Wilkommen . . .

Hey. How's it going? Welcome to my world. It's not the real world, but it's the only one I know. If you're looking for GS the orchestral conductor or GS the champion surfer, you're in the wrong place. If you're looking for the guitarist songwriter guy who used to be in a band with his brother, you're bang on the mark.

 

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NEWS: 'A Curious Noise' and "Tango at The Lost Cafe"

have been picked up by Dreamscape Records, Oklahoma, and they will be releasing the albums in the USA. Good guys!

 

 

 

NEWS: 'A BIT OF A DEAL'

Six tracks selected from the original album, 'THE DEAL', released as a limited edition and sold out in 2008, will be available from all the main download stores as fom June 6th, 2016.

LATEST CD ALBUM 'A Curious Noise'

is out and about, going down well and picking up airplay. Big thanks to all the lovely people who are playing the record on their radio shows. Great to see so many people out there enjoying what we've done.

ALBUM OF THE WEEK, IAIN ANDERSON SHOW, BBC RADIO SCOTLAND, WEEK COMMENCING 15TH FEB.

"Timeless excellence and simple pleasure. A Curious Noise indeed, but one steeped in beautiful meaning." Ian D Hall, Liverpool Sound and Vision.

"It's the sort of album that slips quietly into your sub-conscious and ends up on your record-player, far more frequently than other collections that arrive with a lot more whistles and bells." Richard Pearson, Entertainment Magazine. 

READ ALL ABOUT 'A CURIOUS NOISE'

Here's a link to one of the tracks, put together for youtube by my pal Steve Smith:

On youtube: 'The Sky's On Fire'

More music from the Deveron Delta . . . .

'Tango at the Lost Cafe' "Some rock, some boogie, some blues and a tango: Gavin Sutherland's new album is a complete belter."
R2 Magazine, Sept '13.

On youtube: 'Believe In Yourself',

from the Tango album, with video from a summer's evening at The Lost Café. Filmed and produced by Laurence Woods for Tall Cat Productions.

Coast Festival Concert

Check out RANDOM NOTES for all the latest news and general banter.

'THE BIG WORLD DANCE BAND' adventure was a blast!

. . . and now ladies and gentlemen, would you please give a big warm world wide welcome, to the inimitable PLANK!

". . . . and like I told the newspaper man, it's not every day a good tune falls out of your brain. Somtimes you find something to write about, sometimes you don't. You know, it could be a quirky bit of fun, or maybe a dance number. Another time it might be a message straight from the heart. I've no idea how it all works. It's just about getting hold of an idea and taking it somewhere. Know what I mean?" And he said, "Yeah".

Sutherland BrothersMy World . . .

A lot of water's 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 Studio, the big one at their HQ in 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 music 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 1960s and 70s it was straight forward. You learned how to play, 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 and R men in the West End (still waiting to hear from those guys) Muff Winwood gave my brother and I our first real break. He signed us to Island, produced our first records and taught us loads about the record bizz. Getting a deal with Island at that 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 in to what was going on. Not sure if I ever said thank you. So, if you happen to be reading this Muff, thanks very much!

Some of you may find "The Sutherland Brothers" website of interest. It was put together by Brian Mathieson, a diamond geezer who knows much more about us than we do. I see someone has also just set up a Sutherland Brothers and Quiver facebook page. Not sure who's behind that one, but I have my suspicions. I had a look 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.

By all means drop me a line. Always delighted to hear from you: mail@gavinsutherland.net