Since the fascinating “final shows” from Touchstone when Kim “Elkie” Seviour stepped down for health reasons, we have been waiting for news from the Touchstone founder, songwriter, singer and keys man, ROB COTTINGHAM about his next project.

So we are pleased to reveal details of his band; debut album and album launch gigs.

Milton Keynes-based Cottingham says his new UK rock band, CAIRO, who will be releasing their debut album, “Say” on 3rd October 2016.

new band, CAIRO
new band, CAIRO

The album is available for pre-order through where you can hear an album demo.

The album has thirteen tracks; it is an hour long and includes a prog epic “Nothing To Prove” and a title track rocker, “Say”.

The album includes a special voiceover from Nick Yarris, an innocent man who spent twenty-two years on death row in Pennsylvania.

Anyone who pre-orders before the 9th September will get their album one week in advance of the official release date.

Rob said, “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.”

Friday 18th November – Boston Music Room,
178 Junction Road, LONDON N19 5QQ
Tel: 0207 272 8153






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