Jelly Roll

By Luke Sutherland
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When struggling band The Sunnys lose a member on the verge of a tour of the Highlands of Scotland, they are left a saxophone short with a series of gigs to fulfil. When Liam is introduced to the band, he is perfect in every sense except one: he is black.

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Author Biography

Luke Sutherland was born in London and brought up in Orkney by his adopted parents.

He was educated at Glasgow University, where he read English and philosophy. He is a musician and songwriter and was a founder member of the band Long Fin Killie, with whom he released three albums. He has played violin with Mogwai and his most recent music project is Music A.M. His first novel, Jelly Roll (1998), the story of a struggling Glaswegian jazz band, was shortlisted for the 1998 Whitbread First Novel Award. His second novel, Sweetmeat (2002), set in a London restaurant, narrates the adventures of head chef Bohemond.

HeĀ lives in London.