CAIRO TO PLAY CAMBRIDGE ROCK FESTIVAL JUNE 2020 AND RELEASE LIVE ALBUM COVER

Cairo will be playing Cambridge Rock Festival on 21st June. In a statement the band said: “We are delighted to announce that we will be playing a full seventy-minute set on the Sunday afternoon. Cambridge Rock Festival is one of our favourite festivals and we are excited to be playing at this new venue on the Ruby Stage. Please can …

CAIRO PREMIERE VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE ‘DEJA VU’ WITH PROG

Cairo are delighted to announce their first ever single release via Prog magazine. Cairo’s new single, ‘Deja Vu’, is released today together with the title of their new live album – due to be released in two weeks. Read all about it, here, and please check out the credits on YouTube. You cannot produce this without a fantastic team of …

CAIRO COTTINGHAM’S NEW YEAR’S EVE MESSAGE FOR 2020

At a personal level, it has been a challenging year with unexpected downsides which show that the old adage about ‘fail to plan; plan to fail’ is only true but in the context of the environment you are operating in.

HOMETOWN GIG IN MILTON KEYNES!

Award-winning progressive rock band, CAIRO, were formed by songwriter, vocalist, and keys man Rob Cottingham (Touchstone founder) in late 2016. The band features James Hards on guitar; Paul Stocker on bass and Graham Brown (Fraudio; The Paradox Twin; Grace & Fire) on drums. After the release of their successful debut album “Say”; gigs in 2017 rounded off by a gig …

CAIRO ANNOUNCE NEW SINGER; OCTOBER DUTCH GIG AND SOLO ALBUM CD RELEASE

Photo credit: Hoss Photography Lisa Driscoll and the band have parted company. In a statement, the band said: “We will never forget how Lisa stood in at short notice for our first album launch gigs in late 2016, and we want to thank her for everything she has done for Cairo since and to wish her, Al, and baby Oscar, …

CAIRO COTTINGHAM’S NEW YEAR’S EVE MESSAGE FOR 2019

In the words of Charlie Brown: ‘It’s not what’s under the Christmas Tree that matters – it’s who is around it…’ In a world which appears more divided by politics than ever but more united than ever against how we as a race are destroying the fabric of our beautiful planet – climate breakdown – this time of year is …

Lisa is going to be a mum!

Cairo are delighted to announce that Lisa is expecting a baby around early May next year. Please share with us in congratulating Lisa and Alistair on this fantastic news! The band has met to make a few rearrangements in 2019 to provide Lisa with all the support she needs and news will follow in due course about our exciting plans …

CAIRO RELEASE KATRINA LYRIC AND INTERVIEW VIDEOS

Cairo have released exclusively through PROG magazine two videos – one lyric video for their song Katrina and another interview video with Professor Andrew Curtis from Ohio’s Kent State University who was directly involved with the hurricane rescue and recovery – and the monitoring process since. In a statement, Rob said: “We are delighted with the excellent work Crystal Spotlight …

NEW SEA OF TRANQUILITY REVIEW IN GIVES CAIRO 4.5/5.0

Cairo have received a stunning new review from Jon Neudorf, Sea of Tranquillity Staff Writer, in which he states: “‘Say’ rivals (writer’s favourite Touchstone album) Wintercoast in terms of melody and instrumental prowess”

Cairo Cottingham hits semi-final Song Of The Year 2018 placing with ‘Spitfire’.

Song of The Year is a global, industry-based, songwriting competition. They advise that “the ‘Semi-Finalist’ placement is the highest placement next only to the one winner and four finalists.” In a statement, Rob said: “Very pleasantly surprised to get some global recognition in the Instrumental Category from some big names in the music industry, for this short classical composition. It’s …

Cairo’s Rob Cottingham releases Spitfire video via Prog exclusive

See Scott Munro’s piece here: http://teamrock.com/news/2018-03-23/cairos-rob-cottingham-pays-tribute-to-his-late-father-in-moving-spitfire-video In a statement, Rob said: “I am delighted to have seen such a wonderful response to something very personal to me. A couple of years ago, thanks to my wife, I experienced flying side by side to a Spitfire, and that brought a lump in my throat – so, I guess, like father, like …

New reviews from Background Mag and Music Street Journal for SAY!

Some more great new reviews of our debut album SAY have arrived courtesy of Background Magazine and Music Street Journal! Click the links below to read the full reviews. “This album is an adventure in its self, lyrically and musically. You can always feel the threatening fear. There is a lot of Rob and Rachel singing together and that fits …