*Wax spent seven 15 hr days on the set (acting) for the Drew Barrymore movie "Whip It" and the band's version of the Devo classic is being considered for the movie! (Devo also responded that "there's a lot to like about the Crashing Cairo version!")
Crashing Cairo is a four-piece indie/alternative band from Detroit, Michigan. In 2007, they played several venues around Detroit and finished recording the tracks for their debut full-length album, Monday Changed Everything.
The members of Crashing Cairo will be promoting Monday Changed Everything throughout 2008 with a steady diet of gigs at local venues and a short tour of the East Coast. Their debut release is filled with alternative rock gems. "See" and "Empty World," two live-show rockers, are featured on the new CD, along with 8 other songs spanning a vast musical spectrum.
Each member of the group draws on a variety of musical experiences. Singer/guitarist/keyboardist Robert Wax plays whatever is needed while keeping the song flowing on vocals. Bob Gilbert brings a tribal sound on drums while exuding the energy the rest of the group feeds from live. Lead guitarist Joel Cooper's soaring leads and technical brilliance draw comparisons to U2 and Radiohead. On bass guitar, Nick Potter keeps the low-end rocking and provides a steady, solid foundation for the song to build around.
About their recent CD release party, Amy Palomar from Motor City Blog wrote, “’Monday Changed Everything’ answers any question you may have. Yes, they belong on the charts. Crashing Cairo gave a stadium sized performance and I am glad I was there to experience it.” Upon reviewing the new album, Nick Degel from DetroitFashionPages.com said, “There is no doubt that several of its songs deserve to be on the radio right now.” Similarly, Radio Basile Italy stated, “Crashing Cairo has really something to say in this bloody crowded music world, believe me. A great band such as this one should be in the charts!”
Find out for yourself. Visit CrashingCairo.com. You can listen to all of the songs from the new album and learn more about the band.
Bob Gilbert - Drums
Joel Cooper - Guitars
Nick Potter - Bass
Robert Wax - Vocals, guitar, keys
2008 - Monday Changed Everything - Crashing Cairo LP
Short Show Review
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"Monday Changed Everything" answers any question you may have. Yes, they belong on the charts. Crash..."Monday Changed Everything" answers any question you may have. Yes, they belong on the charts. Crashing Cairo gave a stadium sized performance and I am glad I was there to experience it."
-- Amy Palomar -writer for Motor City Blog
Record Review from Italy
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Crashing Cairo has really something to say in this bloody crowded music world, believe me! Indigenou...Crashing Cairo has really something to say in this bloody crowded music world, believe me! Indigenous to Detroit, Michigan, US, they are Robert Wax on vocals, Joel Cooper on guitars, Dan Denton on keyboards and Bob Gilbert on drums, they brilliantly produce a superb full flavoured alternative rock, with mixed experiences that range from symphonic music effects to almost punkish riffs, that hits the point; "developing a cutting edge sound in this era is a difficult task" says Wax. But for me they have reached the objective, a great band such as this one should be in the charts!! Their sensational mini lp is a joy to listen to, 6 stunning tunes, each song it's better than the previous one, don't really know which way to start to find a single, nothing to waste. Apart "Hair", the wonderful song in the player, we have the extraordinary "Rise", the brit pop oriented "Children", "Luxury" a passionate ballad, "Greyhound" and "Tell", both fantastic. From 1 to 10, 8! Join my enthusiasm and visit their web page!
Our typical set list is Hair, Children, So I Try, Father, Empty World, See, Greyhound, Tell, and On the Rise
We generally play one set. The standard set lasts about 45 minutes. The set length can be adjusted from 30 min. to 1 hr. 15 min. We occasionally will add a cover song.
There are no upcoming dates at this time.