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 …

CAIRO ALBUM REVIEW IN FROM FABRICATIONSHQ

Cairo have received a stunning review from Ross Muir at FabricationsHQ, in which he states: “Cairo, the new band project from ex Touchstone keyboardist and founder member Rob Cottingham, is, on first appearance and listen, not too far removed from the sound and style of his previous band. They are structured similarly, too – Cottingham shares vocal space with a …

PROG MAGAZINE DECEMBER 2016 FEATURES FULL PAGE LIMELIGHT PIECE ON CAIRO

PROG magazine December 2016 carries a full page Limelight piece about Cairo. It features a colour photograph of the band together with an interview with band founder, vocalist and keys man, Rob Cottingham. A PDF of the piece is attached here. In a statement, Rob said: “This is a fantastic, well-thought through, piece by Chris Cope from PROG magazine – using …

CAIRO BAND PHOTOGRAPHER, HOSS, WINS PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2016 AWARD

Cairo are proud to announce that their studio photographer, Hossain Mahdavi, has won the prestigious London Portrait Group Photographer of the Year 2016. In a statement, Rob said: “I have known Hoss now some fifteen years when he did some shoots for a little known solo EP of mine, called Stay. He went on to do our wedding shoot in …

CAIRO’S LABEL AGREES GERMAN DISTRIBUTION DEAL WITH JUST FOR KICKS MUSIC

Cairo are pleased to announce that their independent label, Heavy Right Foot Records, have recently agreed a distribution deal with Just For Kicks Music based in Heiligenstedten in Germany. In a statement, the band said: “This is another step forward for Cairo, which we hope will see a further increase in our exposure to the German market. Thanks to all …

CAIRO INTERVIEW WITH GARRY FOSTER 101.8 WCRFM

Tune in at 10pm to the WCRFM.com Prog Rock Files on Thursday 15th December for an exclusive face-to-face unedited half hour interview with Rob and Paul which took place in the Wolverhampton studios on the 29th November. The boys talk to Garry about the band formation; album writing; their recent UK tour experience, and future plans, amongst other topics. There …