KOID9 MAGAZINE REVIEWS ‘SAY’

French rock magazine, Koid9, reviews Cairo’s debut album, enthusing about the balance between ‘punch, epics and ballads’ scoring the album 4/5. You can order the magazine and see more information here: http://www.koid9.net/

CAIRO’S ALBUM RECEIVES GERMAN ‘REVIEW-FEST’!

THREE GERMAN SITES – PROGGIES, WHISKEY-SODA AND METAL GLORY -REVIEW ‘SAY’. German Prog E-Zine PROGGIES.CH review gives Say the ‘thumbs up’ from Daniel Eggenberger. Daniel summarises: “The songs are cleverly conceived…for all hopeless melodists among the Prog World – definitely worth a purchase.” Full review can be found here: http://proggies.ch/wordpress/?p=2463 WHISKEY-SODA ALTERNATIVE MUSIC MAGAZINE REVIEW ‘SAY’ Daniel F makes comparisons …

RE-LAUNCHED PROG FEATURES CAIRO IN READERS’ POLL AND GIG REVIEWS

Cairo’s first gig receives a review from Prog’s Chris McGarel and the band reach No6 in Readers’ Poll Tips for 2017. In a statement, Rob said: PROG MAG “Firstly, can I just say how pleased we all are that PROG is back on our shelves with Issue #73. What happened just before Christmas ’16 was shocking, but the reaction from …

CAIRO ANNOUNCE ‘SCARAB SPRING’ GIG WITH SPECIAL GUESTS, KYRBGRINDER!

Cairo are delighted to announce a gig with Special Guests, Kyrbgrinder, on Friday 31st March in Boston Music Room, London. In a statement, the band said: “We are pleased to be playing this London show in advance of the Nineteen-73 Promotions Stephen Lambe Birthday Special at Bilston on 2nd April. We are even more pleased that the mighty Kyrbgrinder, who …

CAIRO ANNOUNCE XMAS 2017 GIGS

Cairo are excited to announce their first Christmas gigs in London on Friday 15/12/17 at Boston Music Room, and in the Midlands on Sunday 17/12/17 at Robin2 in Bilston. “Suffering from post-Christmas blues? Well, we thought we’d give everyone good notice about some special gigs coming up in December, this year. This is the Scarab’s first ‘proper’ Christmas, so many …

CAIRO START 2017 BY SIGNING WITH DUTCH MR BOWLER MUSIC AGENCY

Cairo are pleased to announce that they have now joined The Mr Bowler Music Agency roster. Mr Bowler is a brand new agency based in the Netherlands and set up by Arne van Os van den Abeelen. Arne has a background in the music industry, PR and Marketing, Publishing and Coaching. In a statement on behalf of the band, Rob …

CAIRO ANNOUNCE NEW VOCALIST

A statement has been issued on behalf of Cairo: Regrettably, as some of you who attended our U.K. gigs will be aware, vocalist Rachel Hill left the band a few months ago due to health issues. The band want to thank her for her hard work, professionalism and dedication whilst in the band and want to wish her good health, …

CAIRO NAMED AS ‘BREAKING BAND’ IN FIREWORKS MAGAZINE

Issue 77 of Fireworks Magazine names Cairo as one of four ‘breaking bands’. It summarises: “…’Say’ is an album that makes you think, but then it also makes you move but mainly it makes you smile. Ultimately there’s little doubt that it makes for one of the best releases of 2016 and one followers of the melodic prog scene simply …

CAIRO COTTINGHAM’S NEW YEAR’S EVE MESSAGE FOR 2017

As the scarab was the ancient Egyptians’ symbol for birth and re-birth, and as we see Ol’ Father Time shuffle off into the abyss after 2016, only to see New Baby Time land unceremoniously on all our doorsteps in 2017, I felt it was only right to reflect a little on the year that has been, and the year yet to come.

DENMARK’S PROGPLANET REVIEWS ‘SAY’

Tonny Larsen has reviewed the album and summarises: “This is such a good, interesting and enjoyable progressive rock album with fantastic instrumentation, indeed Rob Cottingham has assembled a wonderfully talented band of very fine musicians…. Don’t be fooled by what seems an instantly accessible album – there is so much more hidden below the surface with successive plays.” The album …