MATRIXSYNTH: Sequential In The Spotlight Interview with ROB COTTINGHAM

Monday, February 24, 2020

Sequential In The Spotlight Interview with ROB COTTINGHAM

You can find the interview on Sequential's website here.

"Once described by Geoff Barton of Classic Rock Magazine as “Peterborough’s answer to Vangelis,” Rob Cottingham started his musical career in high school, later forming the rock band Cinema. In the early 90’s, he gigged with an R&B band and formed the cover group, Ghost. Itching to write his own material, Rob produced his first album “Behind The Orchard Tree”(BTOT) released in 2002. From there he founded the group Touchstone, who went on to release one EP, four albums, a double live album and a live DVD. The group hit the UK rock album charts at number 34 in 2011 and number 26 in 2013 after being signed for two albums. The band toured UK, Europe and USA.

In 2016, Rob formed Cairo, keeping the same sensibilities in song craft, but with heavier guitars and more electronica in the sound. Cairo’s debut album “Say” was released to rave reviews, including a recommendation from Steve Hackett of Genesis. The band won Classic Rock Society’s Best Newcomer Award a few months later. Rob released a solo follow up to his earlier album BTOT with “Back Behind the Orchard Tree” in April 2019, and soon after, Cairo released a live album “Alive In Holland” in January 2020. Their next studio album is planned for late 2020.

We chatted with Rob on how he uses the Prophet-6 in his music.

You can find previous posts featuring Sequential's Spotlight series here.

1 comment:

  1. I had no idea Vangelis had been questioning Peterborough about anything. That comes as a shock.



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