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Sutherland Brothers & Quiver

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Sutherland Brothers (Gavin and Iain Sutherland) originally performed as a / duo in the field of British music in the early 1970s, and then joined with Quiver to record and tour as The Sutherland Brothers and Quiver.

The Sutherland Brothers began their career in 1968 as A New Generation, having some early success with the single “Smokie Blues Away” (which used a melody based on the main theme of Dvorak’s, New world symphony). Subsequently re-billed as The Sutherland Brothers Band, they won a new recording contract with Island Records and put out two albums in 1972. Their first minor hit was “The Pie” in 1970.

In an effort to diversify and expand their folk based sound, the Sutherland Brothers joined forces with a local rock band known as Quiver. Quiver included the guitarist Tim Renwick, keyboardist Peter Wood and drummer Willie Wilson. Their joint greatest success came under the credit of The Sutherland Brothers and Quiver. Several moderately successful albums were released by Island Records throughout the 1970s under this joint name before they moved to CBS Records where they recorded, amongst other songs, the Top Ten hit single, “Arms of Mary”, which also became a hit when covered two years later by the Canadian group, Chilliwack.

The band were just reaching their peak as the punk music explosion happened; they ended up being ousted from their residency at London’s Marquee Club to make way for the likes of The Damned and X-Ray Spex. The group quickly found that its cheerful, folk-rock style had fallen out of fashion, and disbanded after recording a final album in 1979.

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  • Tr1xx

    yay . . . well done . . . now I remember them.

    20 May 2009 Reply
  • Tr1xx

    C'mon you lot... see if you can't find a photo of them somewhere

    16 Dec 2006 Reply

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