The Sutherland Brothers

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The Sutherland Brothers (Gavin and Iain Sutherland) were a Scottish folk and soft rock duo. From 1973 to 1978, they performed with rock band Quiver, and recorded and toured as Sutherland Brothers & Quiver. The group recorded several albums and had a significant international hit single with the song "Arms of Mary" in 1976.

The Sutherland Brothers
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Performing in June 1973
Background information
OriginAberdeenshire, Scotland
GenresFolk rock, soft rock[1]
Years active1968–1979
LabelsIsland Records, CBS Records
Associated actsQuiver
Past membersGavin Sutherland
Iain Sutherland

In North America, they are known for their 1973 single "(I Don't Want to Love You But) You Got Me Anyway".


  • Gavin Sutherland (born 6 October 1951) – Bassist and vocalist. He was born in Peterhead, Scotland
  • Iain Sutherland (17 November 1948 – 25 November 2019) – Vocalist, guitarist and keyboards.[2] He was born in Ellon, Scotland. Iain died of an illness, aged 71.[3]


  1. "Sutherland Brothers & Quiver, The | Nostalgia Central".
  2. Colin Larkin, ed. (1997). The Virgin Encyclopedia of Popular Music (Concise ed.). Virgin Books. pp. 1155/6. ISBN 1-85227-745-9.
  3. Drysdale, Neil. "Ellon singer-songwriter, Iain Sutherland - most famous for 'Sailing' and 'Arms of Mary' - dies aged 71".