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September 18, 2017

UK Prog Ensemble CAIRO Releases Debut Album "Say" - Available Now!



“Intriguing arrangements with amazing layers, strong vocals and blazing guitar work. I recommend this to all…” - Steve Hackett

London - Touchstone founder Rob Cottingham's latest new band project CAIRO combines keyboard wizardry and electronica with modern rock values, dynamic guitar work and soaring vocals. This creates an enthralling sound that will capture the hearts and minds of modern music fans, as well as traditional and classic progressive rock aficionados. CAIRO has released their highly anticipated debut album “Say” available now on Heavy Right Foot Records via Cherry Red, and is available from all popular retailers around the world.

“I very much enjoyed listening to songs from the album ‘Say’ by Rob Cottingham and his new band, CAIRO. Intriguing arrangements with amazing layers, strong vocals and blazing guitar work. I recommend this to all…” - Steve Hackett

Watch the promotional video: 


After only a few months from launch, CAIRO was featured in the Prog Magazine Readers Poll Top Ten “Tips for 2017.” In March 2017 CAIRO won the prestigious “Best Newcomer” award at the Classic Rock Society's Best Of The Year 2016 ceremony, demonstrating that their sound reaches out to all across the broad rock spectrum.

“A stellar debut...jam-packed with epic moments, memorable hooks and heart-warming melodies!” - John Mitchell (Lonely Robot, Frost*, It Bites, Arena, Kino) 

CAIRO features:
Rob Cottingham on keys & vocals
Lisa Driscoll on vocals
James Hards on guitars
Paul Stocker on bass
Graham Brown on drums

Track List:
CAIRO
SHADOW’S RETURN PROLOGUE
SHADOW’S RETURN
WIPED OUT
SAY
NOTHING TO PROVE
NOTHING TO PROVE REPRISE
KATRINA
SEARCHING
RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS PART 1
BACK FROM THE WILDERNESS
DANCING THE GOSSAMER THREAD
KATRINA (BREATHE MIX)

To purchase CAIRO's “Say”:
Amazon CD: http://geni.us/Cairo
iTunes: http://geni.us/CairoDigital

In other news:
CAIRO is thrilled to announce that they will be playing the PROGDREAMS VII Festival at the Boerderij in Holland in the first weekend of March next year.

On behalf of the band, Rob stated: “At a personal level, I have wanted to play this venue for many years, having heard such great things about it – but never managed to get over there, so I am really looking forward to this. For the band, our Dutch market is the second biggest market for our CD sales in Europe after the UK. We have also had some stunning reviews in IOPages and Progwereld, so our music seems to be going down well over there, and we have been keen to find just such an opportunity. It will, therefore, be an absolute pleasure for Lisa, James, Paul, Graham and I to get over to Holland, make new friends and blow the roof off. We are all tremendously excited as this will also be the band’s first ever foreign jaunt – what a fantastic way to get our international gigs started.”

Listen to samples from the album: 


Watch the album's title track video: 


For more information: http://cairorocks.com/

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (US), glassonyonpr@gmail.com


September 2, 2017

Featured Track: Bunny Sigler - Angel Eyes

Bunny Sigler's smooth vocal style is perfect for reaching back to times that have past. The days when jazz and lounge singers were most popular. Think Sinatra, Bennett etc. and yes Mr. Bunny Sigler. He is not a household name but he can sing a song and tell a story just as well as the folks that are legendary in that realm. The main point here is that he is still doing and very well mind you.

The video provided is in black and white to provide the proper setting for his "Angel Eyes."  This is a significant remake of an Ella Fitzgerald song and a fitting tribute to her legacy.

Kick back, turn it up and relax to Bunny Sigler's "Angel Eyes" - with the video or stream and set the way back machine to way back....

 Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck"





 
More About Bunny Sigler:

http://www.bunzmusicandrecords.com/


Well , where do we start...The singer was born Walter Sigler in Philadelphia on 27th March 1941. Bunny recalls,  "They called me Bunny right off because I was born two days before Easter. The first singing I did was in church - Sunday school. I wouldn't say it was very funky, just straight...READ MORE...

August 31, 2017

Featured Track: Souleye - Wildman (Ft. Lynx)

Souleye is a home boy from Sturbridge, Massachusetts!  It's great to hear such an innovative artist hailing from my home state.

Our featured track is "Wildman (Ft. Lynx)." It is a marvelous concoction of pop, hip hop, rap and a few slices of R & B for some extra mojo.

I generally do not care for the rap or hip hop but when it's done tastefully with a mixture of different styles of music then it has a chance. In this case I actually loved it! The combination of the beautiful vocals of a young lady and Souleye really finds a way to get under your skin, in a good way.

Check out the Soundcloud stream, this is music that defines "out of the box."

Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck



MORE ABOUT SOULEYE:
http://www.souleye.net

Souleye’s musical career began in the trunk of a car. The rapper, hip-hop artist and songwriter was on his way to a party in pastoral New England hill country in a car so laden down with his friends that he and another teen hopped in the trunk. The year was 1996, and Souleye was still Mario Treadway, a high school kid and basketball player who had spent his entire life in the New England backwoods around Sturbridge, MA ...READ MORE...

August 30, 2017

Featured Track: Marc Daniels-Summer Song

Marc Daniels continues releasing some great tracks off his recent release The Starting Line.

This time out we get a slice of summer right before it ends. Sweet memories are already starting to fade with the change of season right around the corner. No worries though! Marc is here to sing you a "Summer Song." This is country rock style folks. 

If you listen to the radio or ever did, this is the kind of music you would crank rolling down the highway.

Check out the streaming video now and feel the warmth of the sun come through the music

Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck


Marc Daniels continues the next chapter of his music career in Northern California with the release of “The Starting Line” - a montage to all the great memories for those carefree years back home. 

Pick up your copy today on CD Baby, Amazon or iTunes/Google Play and follow Marc on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/marcdanielscountry