News & Reviews
Ghost in my heart reaches 130,000 streams on Spotify
The Doghouse Ramsbottom UK
Inside Musicast review
Fuzz Guitar show 2018 Gothenburg
A great weekend demoing for Bose together with the amazing Göran Eriksson...
Just got back from 3 house gigs in the UK and an appearance on BBC Radio Lancs
Airplay in Belgium
Airplay in California
Airplay in Switzerland!
RIO BIO Skutskär with Dorie Jackson was a lovely intimate Theatre gig with a warm appreciative audience...photos coming soon....
Album Review from USA 2018
I've been trying to find time to write a little bit about my friend Quint Starkie's album, "Ghost In My Heart." Here's a guy I went to school with back at MI, where he was always one of the top guitar players. I had no idea he could sing, too. But he's got a quality voice reminiscent of Al Stewart, and a really laid-back songwriting and performance style that covers a variety of moods. It's kinda like English-style Americana, filtered through Stockholm!
The disc is full of sweet and thick vocal harmonies, and tight and sympathetic musical performances - including a star turn by one Toshinari Yanagi!
Thanks for turning me on to it, Jean-Marc Porson! Thanks for sharing a copy, Quint. Well-worth buying if you like a soulful brand of folk with sad steel guitar, reminiscent of the '70s.
Check out this video, which is pretty indicative of the vibe on "Ghost In My Heart." Get more info at http://www.quintstarkie.net/.
54 Countries, 15k Fans, 3K hours streaming....
Review of Ghost in my Heart by Ross Muir
Just got back from a magical weekend in the UK playing with Francis Dunnery and friends at the annual charity event in Egremont. A fantastic event with the nicest community. The event included a Friday dinner, sponsored walk on Saturday and an evening concert in Egremont Market Hall.
Some great reviews from Saturday's Gig in Egremont!
Still buzzing from the CKDCF weekend in Cumbria, we met so many great people including this man Quint Starkie who opened the evening with a really classy set. Check out his album "Ghost In My Heart" which we played for the first time in the car on the way up and then looped play non stop on the way back. if you think there's no great music around these days, you're not looking hard enough.
I was blown away by Quint’s performance with the band, those songs are so good.
Something a little different to the music I usually post. This guy opened the show for Francis Dunnery on Saturday - a stomping set. Not just a great musician, but a good guy too!
The same could be said of Quint Starkie ......I had heard him play solo before and really enjoyed his song writing style, but it was raised to another level last night with the addition of some wonderful musicians and singers to back him up, a faultless performance of some beautiful songs with thought provoking lyrics, what's not to like
The Copenhagen Guitar show 2017
Two great days in this beautiful city demoing for Bose and playing songs from the album.
Live at Heart 2017
Thanks to everyone who came out for my 2 gigs at this year's festival! Stallbackan and Nikolaikyrkan were great venues for my music.
Had a great time opening for the amazing Dan Reed at Noel's in Stockholm. A pre-release party for Dan's new CD Confessions.
ON Aug 31st I have the honour of opening for Dan Reed at the pre- release party for his new CD at Noel's in Stockholm.
On Saturday June 24th I played a great Festival gig in Oxford UK with Dorie Jackson
GREAT REVIEWS FROM RECENT UK MINI TOUR
"For anyone that thinks I just do AOR (whatever that is?), or metal/rock and the like I can confuse you further by saying that I like anything that stirs feelings. This weekend was a prime example.
As for the music, Quint Starkie you are a legend. A great performance of some magical songs and the stories behind them. Truly special and the album is even more sublime. First listen gave me hints of Chris Rea in the guitar sounds but more listens revealed something deeper. Steely Dan springs to mind in places and bits of Fleetwood Mac but that just gives a very simplistic idea of what is actually a case of artists being more than the sum of their influences and experiences.
Great night, beautiful sounds and if you see Quint performing near you ... get yourselves there.."
"Fantastic night in Bolton on Sunday"
"Brilliant night thank you Janette and Andrew for your hospitality and for letting the doggies stay and for Rooney keeping me company for most of the night. And for Quint thank you, fab musician it was a great night, awesome on the guitar"
"Another great performance by Quint Starkie. Thanks to Janette and Andrew Brown for hosting. We really enjoyed the evening"
"Thanks again for a fabulous evening and Quint, you are amazing, keeping us all hooked and then some more at the end of the evening! See you all again soon, lots of love xx
"See u when you're back in England. Great gig. Thanks! Alley"
ALLEY CLARKE THE VENUE. LYMM CHESHIRE
"What a mint gig. Come back soon"
PAT DUGGAN THE DOGHOUSE JAZZBAR. RAMSBOTTOM
Malibu is getting airplay on Radio Malibu KLM 97.5
April 26 ...Artist of the week on Nashville Calling Coast 97.6 fm
March 2nd..Live broadcast in front of Studio Audience BBC RADIO LANCS
FEB 9th Interview on BBC Radio Lancs with John Gilmore 14.00
Interview in local press
Great songs and a real quality sounding recording" Stu Clark
"Really nice man, great lyrics as well! Good luck mate" Steve Lukather
"Nice man" Carl Verheyen
"Cool song Quint, catch you out on the road sometime" Dean Freidman
"Fantastic album by singer-songwriter Quint Starkie. Good stuff!" Brian Hobbs
"Great album, Quint!" Tony Patterson
"Quint! The album is really great. You have accomplished something amazing. It goes directly into my heart" Olof Bergqvist
"Just bought and had My first listen on your album. Sounds really really nice" Kenneth Johnsson
"great songwriting great playing. ghost in my heart is my favorite song right now" Vitek Spacek
You have made an AMAZING record! This Album really blows my mind...!!!I can't remember when I last listened to an album where every song is so crazy good, shoots straight to the heart and give such incredible vibes . The vocals, musician and craftmanship of the songs and the productions are in a class by itself and so tastefully done" Fredrik Trägårdh
"This album is simply sublime. Dear friends, please buy this album; pour yourselves a drink, shut out the world for an hour or so and just float away, losing yourself in Quint's songs. You will be glad you did" Pieter Hounslow
"People order this CD now. For Xmas, a friend, or just do yourself! It is superb" Ged Mcnamee
Francis Dunnery..... Thank you! 🙏🙏🙏🎸🌎