Former Touchstone keyboardist and songwriter Rob Cottingham has formally announced his new band Cairo:
After what I can only describe as amazing support from the industry, I am proud and delighted to announce my new band, CAIRO.
The band comprises Rachel Hill on vocals; James Hards on guitars; Paul Stocker on bass, Graham Brown on drums and myself on vocals and keys.
I was after a new sound with the same sensibilities as in my previous writing but with heavier passages, as well as more ambient, electronic soundscapes – plus more time spent on crafting the blend of male and female vocals within the overall production of the music.
We have just recorded our debut album “Say” at Outhouse Studios, with the mighty John Mitchell (It Bites, Frost*, Lonely Robot, Arena) at the helm, and we will be releasing the album in October. Album launch shows are scheduled in the UK for November with our special guests, Luna Rossa.”
The band have announced three live dates in November, in London, at the CRS in Rotherham, and in Leicester.