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 …

CAIRO IN TOP TEN OF BEST NEW/UNSIGNED BANDS PROG READERS’ POLL 2017

Thank you very much to all who voted for us in the Best New/Unsigned Band category in Prog Readers’ Poll for 2017. Totally unexpected, to be honest, but we are absolutely delighted as this is down to the readers and listeners – and no-one else. ‘It’s what the people say…’ seems a very apt lyric, right now. Congratulations to our …

CAIRO COTTINGHAM’S NEW YEAR’S EVE MESSAGE FOR 2018

BEER, SKITTLES AND TRIPLE WHAMMIES To say that 2017 has been a year of mixed blessings would be a massive understatement. It’s not been all “beer and skittles”… At a personal level – and the band have been tremendously supportive – my father passed away in February; my mother has had to go into care homes since, and my father-in-law …

AFTERGLOW REVIEWS ‘SAY’

Afterglow have given ‘SAY’ a fantastic review ! Check out the English translation below. Original can be found HERE “The English band Cairo, not to be confused with the no longer existing 90s namesake, under the inspiring leadership of Rob Cottingham (Touchstone) are on their debut album. ‘$ @ Y’ moves in the regions of Anathema, with hints of Rush, Genesis and …

CAIRO ROUND OFF 2017 WITH PROG MAGAZINE REVIEW AND XMAS PARTIES

On behalf of the band, Rob stated:”Having re-released Say we are proud and delighted to have received a sensational review from PROG’s David West, which was spotted and sent to us by our Californian PR guru, and is very much appreciated. We have had an amazing year bearing in mind we did not exist sixteen months ago. We won CRS …