CAIRO ANNOUNCE SOUTHAMPTON GIG IN MAY 2022

Cairo are delighted to announce that they will be performing a show at the renowned 1865 venue in Southampton on Sunday 29th May 2022, with special guests Grace & Fire. On behalf of the band, Rob Cottingham advised: “We have been wanting to play this fantastic venue for years but for one reason and another the stars did not align, …

COTTINGHAM GIVES CAIRO UPDATE IN MMH RADIO ZOOM INTERVIEW

Rob had a fantastic, and quite substantial, interview with none other than the mighty Progmeister himself, Mr Steve Gould. This was aired on 14th March 2021 in Steve’s The Lost Art 4pm show. Rob talks frankly about the impact of streaming; the pandemic and the death of his mother late last year. Don’t miss it. You can find the interview …

CAIRO GIGS POSTPONED

It is with sincere regret that we have decided to postpone next weeks Cairo gigs in Sheffield and Milton Keynes, due to the coronavirus epidemic concerns which have escalated exponentially in the UK over the last 72 hours. We were tremendously excited to play our new set and new songs, however, we feel a responsibility to our fan base and …

CAIRO’S COTTINGHAM ENDORSED BY ICONIC PROPHET SYNTH MANUFACTURER, SEQUENTIAL CIRCUITS

The band is delighted to announce that Rob Cottingham has been endorsed by San Francisco-based synth manufacturer, Sequential Circuits.   ABOUT SEQUENTIAL Sequential is led by legendary instrument designer and Grammy-winner Dave Smith, the founder of Sequential Circuits in 1974. In 1977 Dave designed the Prophet-5, the world’s first fully-programmable polyphonic synth, and the first musical instrument with an embedded …

CAIRO ANNOUNCE MORE UK GIGS IN MARCH 2020!

Cairo announce two more gigs coming up next month – one on 12th March at The Local Authority in Sheffield, and one on 13th March at a recently upgraded venue in Milton Keynes called Unit Nine. To tie in with the news, the band are releasing a further live video of Dancing The Gossamer Thread, recorded in Holland last year …

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 NEW SINGER 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 …