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 …

KEYS AND CHORDS REVIEW ‘SAY’

Get ‘SAY’ HERE http://www.keysandchords.com/album-review-blog/cairo-say English Translation Below -“Always nice to discover a debut album with a surprising smear. No dried up cake, but an intriguing progrock album. Already published in 2016, and it is high time to highlight this. The driving force behind the new band Cairo is Rob Cottingham from Milton Keynes (UK), an experienced dark rocker in the solo …

PROG MAGAZINE REVIEWS ‘SAY’

Prog Magazine have reviewed ‘SAY’ A fantastic review by David West, our debut release is available HERE Read the FULL REVIEW

CAIRO ANNOUNCE INAUGURAL HMS PROG CRUISE GIG 2-4 MARCH 2018

On behalf of the band, Rob advised: “We are absolutely honoured and delighted to have been asked to play on the inaugural European HMS Prog event which takes place next March on a special mini cruise from Hull to Rotterdam and back! More exciting information can be found on the superb website ‘hmsprog.co.uk’ and more information will follow. We would …

More US reviews for our debut album come in!

Two more fantastic reviews for our debut album have come in from across the pond. Many thanks to both reviewers for their kind words! “Mission accomplished, as every track on this album is stunningly orchestrated and beautifully arranged. Unlike Touchstone, a harder-edged prog band, Cottingham has now created a new group that pushes that prog sound into a new era” …

New reviews in from the US and Canada!

Some great reviews of our debut album ‘Say’ have come in from across the pond in the US and Canada! ‘Say’ is available via our online store, here. “Hang fire on those end of year best of lists, for what Cairo have created here is sure to have a Say in what makes the cut” – Sea of Tranquility “Great …