Cairo announce new singer, Salvation single and special Nemesis gig!

Sarah Bayley has left Cairo due to other commitments. She leaves wishing the band all the best. On behalf of the band, Rob Cottingham, band founder, advised: “We would like to thank Sarah for the last four years. We had fun along the way, and wish her the very best of luck for the future.” In happier news, we were … Read More

Rob Cottingham interviewed on Velvet Thunder!

Cairo keyboardist and songwriter Rob Cottingham was recently interviewed by Velvet Thunder about Cairo, the new album Nemesis and our future plans as a band. You can read an excerpt from the interview below or read the full interview here. For you, does Nemesis suggest Cairo has made real progress since the release of Say? I think so. I mean, … Read More

New Cairo album NEMESIS out now!

Thanks to all at Spirit of Unicorn Music, Nemesis album released today together with our new single and video, Tripwire! CD’s are already arriving through post boxes today – do send us a picture of yours! We are delighted that Tripwire is in Prog’s Tracks Of The Week, too. Stream/buy/download the album here:

From Cairo, With Love…

CAIRO, the five-piece rock band with prog/rock/alternative influences, have signed an exclusive world-wide deal with a record label covering their next new studio album. Formed in 2016, award-winning CAIRO present a unique blend of thought-provoking songwriting with progressive rock and metal updated for the modern age. Their debut album “SAY” was met with critical acclaim and earned the band recognition … Read More

Congratulations, James & Nicola!

CAIRO would like to congratulate James and Nicola on getting married on Saturday 23rd July 2022 in the most stunning of Welsh locations, Staylittle. It was a glorious setting for their ceremony and celebrations – and a fantastic time was had by all, including a wonderful acoustic guitar set by Joe Seager. We wish Mr and Mrs Hards every happiness; … Read More

Cairo to play Fusion Festival in March 2023!

Cairo are delighted to announce that they will play the mighty Fusion Festival on the Sunday 5th March 2023. We are delighted to be taking part! Buy your tickets now and let’s make this one the best yet!!!

Cairo Unit Nine Milton Keynes show postponed

Cairo announce that their Milton Keynes show with White Sail – due on 5th June at Unit Nine – will be postponed and incorporated into their U.K. tour after their new album has been launched. It is also the band’s intention to video the Milton Keynes gig as part of their new album tour. Thanks to the wonderful White Sail … Read More

Cairo to play Winter’s End Festival in Spring 2022

We were delighted to be approached by Winter’s End organisers to help out this long-established and well-liked festival after previously announced acts had to drop out or postpone for all the reasons we know about all too well – and we look forward to playing some of our new songs to welcome in the Spring. Get tickets for our performance … Read More


Cairo are delighted to announce that they will be performing a show at the exciting newly upgraded venue, Unit Nine, Bridgeturn Avenue, Old Wolverton, Milton Keynes MK12 5QL on Sunday 5th June 2022. On behalf of the band, Rob Cottingham advised: “In 2019, I met Dom, one of the owners of this venue, and he kindly showed me their studio … Read More


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, … Read More


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 … Read More