Originally from Accrington, UK. singer songwriter Quint Starkie has been in the music business for many years, working as a session musician, composer, producer and live performer.
His debut solo album Ghost in my heart was released in Nov 2016. The album contains 14 songs about the artist’s life and experiences growing up Northern England during the 70’s and 80’s. In 1986 he moved to Los Angeles to chase dreams of rock stardom. The musicians on the album have played with many artists including Robert Plant, Sting, Santana, Lauren Hill, David Lee Roth, Francis Dunnery and Brian May to name a few. Early Years: After joining his first professional band in England, Quint toured Scandinavia, Germany and the UK. A move to Hollywood in the mid 80’s gave him the chance to play with various LA bands eventually landing him a management deal. As well as playing casual gigs at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and The Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, he also played the rock club scene, including Whisky a go go, Madame Wongs, The Roxy and many other famous venues.
After moving to Sweden in the 90’s he joined Elektra recording artists On the Rox, which led to work as a session guitarist, recording and live work with many Swedish artists including Björn Skiffs (hooked on a feeling), Jerry Williams, Tommy Nilsson, Meja, Sophie Zelmani, Jennifer Brown, Jill Johnson, Harpo ( Moviestar) amongst others for producers Anders Bagge and Bengt Palmers. He has appeared in Guitar World, Guitarist and Guitar Player magazine.
In 2001 he signed a publishing deal with EMI Music Publishing and wrote and produced over 150 songs. The song “Always You” is on the soundtrack to “My Best Friends Wedding” and has sold 2 x Platinum in the US and 6 x Platinum in Australia.
Recently Quint has been touring his album opening for artists Dan Reed and most recently, Francis Dunnery on his It Bites UK tour. Quint is a proud endorsee of Bose, Furch Guitars, T-Rex pedals, Line 6 wireless systems and Chicken Picks….
Quint signed an exclusive licensing deal with Japan based record company P-Vine records. His debut album Ghost in my heart was released in Japan December 2019.
Quint’s latest album “Quintessential” was released in April 2023 to great reviews around the world.
Quint is also member of Francis Dunnery’s It Bites and Tombstone Dunnery.