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News & Reviews


 In January I will be opening for Francis Dunnery on his UK tour.

In January I will be opening for Francis Dunnery on his UK tour.

 Playing Live on John Gillmore’s show Thursday 13/12

Playing Live on John Gillmore’s show Thursday 13/12

 2018 on Spotify

2018 on Spotify

 Thank you to everyone for listening!

Thank you to everyone for listening!

 In the MOVIES! Ragnarök has Two songs from Ghost in my heart included in the soundtrack.

In the MOVIES! Ragnarök has Two songs from Ghost in my heart included in the soundtrack.


 Delighted to have landed a sponsorship deal wth T-Rex effects. I will be using the Soulmate Acoustic pedal on all upcoming gigs.

Delighted to have landed a sponsorship deal wth T-Rex effects. I will be using the Soulmate Acoustic pedal on all upcoming gigs.

 CKDCF 2018

CKDCF 2018


 House concert in Frankfurt with Dorie Jackson at the wonderful home of Rolf and Anke and family.

House concert in Frankfurt with Dorie Jackson at the wonderful home of Rolf and Anke and family.

 House concert in Alvesta at the wonderful home of Daniel and Pernilla.

House concert in Alvesta at the wonderful home of Daniel and Pernilla.

 House Concert Alvesta

House Concert Alvesta

 Met the amazing Martin Taylor whilst demoing for Bose at the Copenhagen Guitar show.

Met the amazing Martin Taylor whilst demoing for Bose at the Copenhagen Guitar show.

 Demoing for Bose at the Copenhagen guitar show….

Demoing for Bose at the Copenhagen guitar show….

 Opening for This is Ted featuring Janne Schaffer.

Opening for This is Ted featuring Janne Schaffer.

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 At the Copenhagen Guitar show with 2 amazing guitarists Joje Wadenius and Göran Eriksson

At the Copenhagen Guitar show with 2 amazing guitarists Joje Wadenius and Göran Eriksson

Ghost in my heart reaches 130,000 streams on Spotify

 House Concert in Rishton UK.

House Concert in Rishton UK.

 House Concert in Morecambe UK.

House Concert in Morecambe UK.

 Rehearsing at Ellerslie with Dorie Jackson..

Rehearsing at Ellerslie with Dorie Jackson..

 House Concert (Hair salon)

House Concert (Hair salon)

 Frank, John and Danny, Egremont’s finest…

Frank, John and Danny, Egremont’s finest…

 At Florence Mine Egremont with Goosey Tyson

At Florence Mine Egremont with Goosey Tyson

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 House Concert in Gothenburg at Ged and Chrissie’s

House Concert in Gothenburg at Ged and Chrissie’s

 Concert at Rio Bio Skustskär with Dorie J.

Concert at Rio Bio Skustskär with Dorie J.

 Rio Bio Skutskär

Rio Bio Skutskär

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 Live in Gävle

Live in Gävle

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A great weekend demoing for Bose together with the amazing Göran Eriksson...

UK GIGS

Just got back from 3 house gigs in the UK and an appearance on BBC Radio Lancs

Airplay in Belgium

http://www.trql.fm/listen.php…

 

Airplay in California

https://www.mixcloud.com/chrismoriss/31_california_spirit_radioshow_19052018/

Airplay in Switzerland!

https://www.mixcloud.com/clouseau7/bruno-ferrari-pr%C3%A9sente-quint-starkie-070518/
 

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/.

 

SPOTIFY 2017

Summary of a great year from Spotify.

54 Countries, 15k Fans, 3K hours streaming....

Dec 2017

Review of Ghost in my Heart by Ross Muir

http://www.fabricationshq.com/quint-starkie---ghost-in-my-heart.html

 

CKDCF 2017

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.

Neil Gowland

I was blown away by Quint’s performance with the band, those songs are so good.

Kevin Fabian

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!

Greg Daffern

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

Buzz Elliot

 

The Copenhagen Guitar show 2017

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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.

Thank you so much to JanetteAndrewRyan, Memphis and Rooney for the invite and the hospitality and the chance to catch up with the gang (thanks for the B&B Brenda and Tony)

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.."

DAVID WILSON

"Fantastic night in Bolton on Sunday"

STU CLARK

"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"

NYREE ROSE

"Another great performance by Quint Starkie. Thanks to Janette and Andrew Brown for hosting. We really enjoyed the evening"

IAN ORMROD

"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

JEANETTE FARMER

"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

https://mitti.se/okategoriserade/quint-forsta-album/?omrade=hela-stockholm

Album reviews:

 

Quint Starkie Francis Dunnery collaboration.....Released today....sounds amazing....

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

 
 Great session with John Gilmore at BBC RADIO LANCS

Great session with John Gilmore at BBC RADIO LANCS

 LIVE at THE VENUE UK: with the amazing DORIE JACKSON

LIVE at THE VENUE UK: with the amazing DORIE JACKSON

 First review of my album by Anders Lundquist published in Sweden's Rock n Roll magazine....    Translation...  Stockholm based Quint Starkie's solo debut contains melancholy songs with fine storytelling in the same vein as Prefab Sprout and The Blue Nile. Executive Producer is Francis Dunnery (ex-It Bites & Robert Plant) "A wonderful late night album"

First review of my album by Anders Lundquist published in Sweden's Rock n Roll magazine....

Translation...

Stockholm based Quint Starkie's solo debut contains melancholy songs with fine storytelling in the same vein as Prefab Sprout and The Blue Nile. Executive Producer is Francis Dunnery (ex-It Bites & Robert Plant) "A wonderful late night album"

 LIVE at THE VENUE in LYMM Cheshire UK: Feb 12

LIVE at THE VENUE in LYMM Cheshire UK: Feb 12

 Artist of the week on Coast 97.6 fm with Geof Warren

Artist of the week on Coast 97.6 fm with Geof Warren

 Support at The ffennell Festival

Support at The ffennell Festival

 On Stage at The ffennell Festival

On Stage at The ffennell Festival

 The Fabulous Dorie Jackson

The Fabulous Dorie Jackson

 Festival Organizer Selby Dickinson and Dorie Jackson

Festival Organizer Selby Dickinson and Dorie Jackson

 Soundcheck Edsvik music festival 26/8/17

Soundcheck Edsvik music festival 26/8/17

 Edsvik Musik Festival main stage

Edsvik Musik Festival main stage

 Main Stage Edsvik Festival Sweden

Main Stage Edsvik Festival Sweden

 Noel's Aug 31st Photo Olof Bergqvist

Noel's Aug 31st Photo Olof Bergqvist

 Noel's Aug 31st Photo: Olof Bergqvist

Noel's Aug 31st Photo: Olof Bergqvist

 Dan Reed Photo Olof Bergqvist

Dan Reed Photo Olof Bergqvist

 Noel's Aug 31st Photo Olof Bergqvist

Noel's Aug 31st Photo Olof Bergqvist

 Noel's Aug 31st Photo: Mattias Boström

Noel's Aug 31st Photo: Mattias Boström

 Noel's Aug 31st Photo: Mattias Boström

Noel's Aug 31st Photo: Mattias Boström

 Live at Heart Festival 2017

Live at Heart Festival 2017

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 Live at Heart Festival 2017

Live at Heart Festival 2017

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 Live at Heart 2017

Live at Heart 2017

 The Copenhagen Guitar Show 2017

The Copenhagen Guitar Show 2017

 The Copenhagen Guitar show 2017

The Copenhagen Guitar show 2017

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 The Band, Andrea, Betty Bungle, Jan Blomgren, Dorie Jackson, Samuel Collmar, Peter Jones, Francis Dunnery

The Band, Andrea, Betty Bungle, Jan Blomgren, Dorie Jackson, Samuel Collmar, Peter Jones, Francis Dunnery

 Brightness in my Soul solo.....

Brightness in my Soul solo.....

 Peter Jones.....

Peter Jones.....

 Jan Blomgren, Dorie Jackson Egremont 21/10/17

Jan Blomgren, Dorie Jackson Egremont 21/10/17

 The amazing Peter Jones on Keys and vocals.....

The amazing Peter Jones on Keys and vocals.....

 Fantastic review of the new video for Sarah by Francis Dunnery

Fantastic review of the new video for Sarah by Francis Dunnery

 One stream at a time, slowly growing the fanbase.....

One stream at a time, slowly growing the fanbase.....

 Rio Bio March 8th 2018 Photo: Mattias Boström

Rio Bio March 8th 2018 Photo: Mattias Boström

 Rio Bio March 8th 2018

Rio Bio March 8th 2018

 RIO BIO March 8th Photo: Mattias Boström

RIO BIO March 8th Photo: Mattias Boström

 RIO BIO March 8th 2018 Photo: Mattias Boström

RIO BIO March 8th 2018 Photo: Mattias Boström

 Photo: Mattias Boström

Photo: Mattias Boström

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Upcoming shows

 

2018

February 17th Lidingö C SWE

February 20th Bose Demo 4 Sound Sthlm SWE

March 8th Rio Bio Skutskär with Doris Jackson SWE

March 9th House Concert with Dorie Jackson SWE

March 10th House Concert with Dorie Jackson SWE

March 24th Private event SWE

March 25th Gävle SWE

April 27th Rest Bryggan SWE

April 28th Private event SWE

May 5th Private event SWE

May 12th Bryggan SWE

May 17th BBC Radio Lancs 2 pm.

May 18th House Concert Morecambe with Dorie Jackson UK

May 19th Florence Arts Centre UK

May 20th House Concert Rishton, Lancs UK

May 25th Fuzz Guitar show SWE

May 26th Fuzz Guitar show SWE

June 1st Bryggan Lidingö SWE

June 8th Bryggan Band Lidingö SWE

June 9th Private event SWE

June 15th This is Ted Edsbyn SWE

June 20th Private event SWE

June 20th Lovik SWE

June 23rd Lynanäsbryggan SWE

June 29th Bryggan Lidingö SWE

July 3rd Sjöcafeét SWE

July 4th Ljusterö SWE

July 6th Bryggan Band Lidingö SWE

July 7th Private event SWE

July 11th Grinda Swe

July 12th Sjöcafeét SWE

July 13th Bryggan SWE

July 17th Sjöcafeét SWE

July 18th Bryggan SWE

July 20th Jernet SWE

July 21st Harö SWE

July 22nd The Venue Cancelled

July 25th Grinda SWE

July 26th Sjöcafeét SWE

July 27th Sjöcafeét solo SWE

July 28th Bryggan Band SWE

Aug 1st Bryggan SWE

Aug 2nd Linanäsbryggan SWE

Aug 3rd Sjöcafeét solo SWE

Aug 4th Grinda dagen SWE

Aug 8th Grinda SWE

Aug 9th Sjöcafeét SWE

Aug 10th Linanäsbryggan SWE

Aug 11th Private event SWE

Aug 18th Private event SWE

Aug 23rd Sjöcafeét SWE

Aug 25th Bryggan SWE

Sept 1st House Concert Germany

Sept 14th House Concert SWE

Sept 15th Stockholm SWE

Oct 5th-7th The Copenhagen Guitar show DK

Oct 19th CKDCF UK

Nov 24th Private event solo SWE

Dec 8th Pier 16 Lidingö SWE

Dec 13 BBC Radio Lancs 14.00 UK

Dec 16th The Venue, Lymm UK

Dec 21st Pier 16th Lidingö SWE

Dec 22nd Pier 16th Lidingö SWE

 

SPOTIFY

The Musicians

 

Recorded in New York, Nashville, Los Angeles, London and Stockholm

Fourteen songs about love, life, birth and death and growing up in Northern England.

WHERE I BELONG

Dorie Jackson BV's

Göran Eriksson, Pedal steel

Mikael Wikman, Drums

Patrik Skogh, Trumpets

QS, Lead Vocals, Acoustic, Electric and 12 string Guitars and guitar solo, Synths, Percussion

Perlan Hansson, Bass

 

SARAH

Dorie Jackson, BV's

Michael Kleimert, BV's

Sven Lundholm, Keys

Micke Dahlén, Drums/Perc

QS, Lead Vocals, Acoustic, Electric and guitar fills

Perlan Hansson, Bass

 

GHOST IN MY HEART

Dorie Jackson, BV's

Göran Eriksson, Pedal steel

Johan Gullbo, Keys/B3

Micke Dahlén, Drums/Perc

Strings, Mark Evitts

QS, Lead Vocals, Acoustic, Electric and Nylon guitar fills, Synths

Mats Nilsson, Bass

 

MALIBU

Dorie Jackson, BV's

Göran Eriksson, Pedal steel/Lap Steel

Johan Gullbo, Keys/B3

Micke Dahlén, Drums/Perc

QS, Lead Vocals, Acoustic, Electric and guitar fills

Mats Nilsson, Bass

Claps, QS and Lars Ekman

 

SOUL WOMAN

Dorie Jackson, BV's

Göran Eriksson, Pedal steel

Sven Lundholm, Keys

Micke Dahlén, Drums/Perc

Johan Håkansson, Sax

QS, Lead Vocals, Acoustic, Electric and guitar fills, synths

Per Hansson, Bass

 

ALL OVER YOU

Dorie Jackson, BV's

Göran Eriksson, Pedal steel

Sven Lundholm, Keys

Micke Dahlén, Drums/Perc

QS, Lead Vocals, Acoustic, Slide Guitars, Electric guitar, nylon solo, synths

Per Hansson, Bass

 

TELL ME I'M THE ONE

Dorie Jackson, BV's

Göran Eriksson, Pedal steel

Sven Lundholm, Keys

Micke Dahlén, Drums/Perc

QS, Lead Vocals, Acoustic, Electric and guitar fills, nylon solo, synths

Per Hansson, Bass

 

BRIGHTNESS IN MY SOUL

Dorie Jackson, BV's

Gladys Del Pilar, BV's and wail

Francis Dunnery, Guitar solo

Göran Eriksson, Pedal steel

Jim Watson, Piano

Mats Byström, B3

Micke Dahlén, Drums/Perc

QS, Lead Vocals, Acoustic, Electric and guitar fills,

Mats Nilsson, Bass

 

JUST FOR YOU

Dorie Jackson, BV's

Phil Hilborne, Guitar Solo

Micke Dahlén, Drums/Perc

Jonas Lidholm, Drums

QS, Lead Vocals, Acoustic, Electric and guitar fills, Ukelele, Perc, drum programming, synths

Per Hansson, Bass

 

A LITTLE PART OF ME

Dorie Jackson, BV's

Göran Eriksson, Pedal Steel

QS, Slide Solo

Lars Olsson, Drums/Perc

QS, Lead Vocals, Acoustic, Electric and guitar fills, slide guitars, synths

Per Hansson, Bass

 

ONE DAY AT A TIME

Dorie Jackson, BV's

Sven Lundholm, Keys

Max Lorentz, B3

Micke Dahlén, Drums/Perc

QS, Lead Vocals, Acoustic, Electric and guitar fills, Perc, Drum Programming, synths

Per Hansson, Bass

 

WHERE DID ALL THAT SUNSHINE GO

Dorie Jackson, BV's

Sven Lundholm, Keys

Göran Eriksson, Dobro, Pedal Steel, Mandolin

Micke Dahlén, Drums/Perc

QS, Lead Vocals, Acoustic, Electric and guitar fills, Rhodes, Perc, programming, synths

Christian Howes, Strings

Per Hansson, Bass

 

YOU HAD YOUR CHANCE

Dorie Jackson, BV's

Max Lorentz, B3

Micke Dahlén, Drums/Perc

QS, Lead Vocals, Acoustic, Electric and guitar fills, Piano, synths

Per Hansson, Bass

 

THIS IS GOODBYE

Dorie Jackson, BV's

Toshi Yanagi, Guitar solo 1 & 2

QS, Guitar solo 3 & 4

Johan Håkansson, Sax solo

Micke Dahlén, Drums/Perc

QS, Lead Vocals, Acoustic, Electric and slide guitar fills, Piano, Synths, Drum programming

Per Hansson, Bass

 

The Players

Quint Starkie Vocals, guitars, Ukulele, Keys, Programming, Perc

Dorie Jackson Vocals, vocal arrangements and vocal recording

Gladys Del Pilar Vocals

Göran Ericsson Pedal steel, Lap Steel, Mandolin, Dobro

Max Lorentz, Johan Gullbo, Jim Watson, Mats Bystrom, Sven Lundholm, Daniel Palm, Griff Hugechoonz Johnson, Piano/B3/Rhodes

Toshi Yanagi, Francis Dunnery, Phil Hilborne Guest Guitar solos

Michael Kleimert Vocals

Per Hansson, Mats Nilsson Bass

Patrik Skogh Trumpet

Johan Håkansson Sax

Lars Olsson, Francis Dunnery, Mickie Dahlén, Mikael Wikman, Jan Blomgren, Jonas Lidholm Drums

Christian Howes, Mark Evitts Strings

Mixed and Produced by Quint Starkie

Executive Producer Francis Dunnery

Mastered @ The Cutting Room by Martin Ankelius

 
 
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