A comprehensive review of London and Leicester gigs by Tim Hall, together with some superb gallery shots of Cairo and Luna Rossa, can be found here: http://www.kalyr.com/weblog/music/live-reviews/cairo-and-luna-rossa/
“This is one of those albums you want to play over and over again to discover something new everytime, so a real big recommendation to especially the melodic prog rock fans out there. People who are familiar with those bands (It Bites, Arena, Frost, Kino) and also Touchstone will now have to hurry in order to get a copy of … Read More
Classic Rock Society Magazine for Nov/Dec 2016 carries a three-page interview with Rob, and an album review, claiming “one of the strongest debut albums this reviewer can remember hearing for some time”. The interview is a comprehensive piece covering the Touchstone split; Rob’s quest to find a new band, and his approach to the new album, ‘Say’.
Steven Reid – respected reviewer of Fireworks Magazine and Rocktopia – has reviewed the album ‘Say’, describing it as a “superb debut”; “all the bases are covered – and covered excellently” – concluding : “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 … Read More
Fantastic review from Quebec’s PROFILPROG.com sites the song ‘Say’ as a “smash hit”; advises “everything is excellent” and recommends the album as a ‘buy’ to all. The review is in French, being the main language in Quebec, and a web translation is attached. http://www.profilprog.com/cairo-say-2016-review The album “Say” from CAIRO group is the first album from this band and is led … Read More
For our Dutch friends – please find attached an interview in Dutch between Ruard Veltmaat of Progwereld, and CAIRO band founder, Rob Cottingham. In his conclusion, Ruard describes the album as ‘a masterpiece’. Many thanks to Ruard for the interview and to all at Progwereld for your interest and support. “Say” is a really intriguing album when if you open … Read More
Please find attached an album review from Dutch heavy metal site, Lords Of Metal. As a guide, scores in their reviews vary between 30 – 95/100. Interesting to note the descriptor – ‘prog/sympho metal’ – and that the review also compares Cairo to three of the prog greats – all of whom who the band greatly admire. The review summarises: … Read More
Spectacular review by Progarchy’s James R Turner where he mentions: “Fantastic vocal harmonies throughout the album, and in looking for a new sound Rob has certainly found it here. From the opening track Cairo you can hear the progression in Robs music, and to my mind his keyboard work has never sounded better or sharper, sometimes it takes a brave … Read More