Crisis in Cairo
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Crisis in Cairo

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"Drivestone(Former name) to perform free concert for Aviano community"

10/9/2008 - AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy -- The 2008 Battle of the Bands winner, Drivestone, will be holding a free concert on Oct. 10 from 6-8 p.m. at the base community center.

Drivestone, a rock-n-roll band composed of active duty military members and dependents, is playing at Aviano to audition for the 2008 Armed Forces Entertainment tour.

"Our goal is for all those who attend to have a great time and save money while still getting to do the normal things they would be doing on a Friday night," said Rick Lander, Drivestone's lead guitarist.

Drivestone is a four-person band composed of Christopher Stanley, on lead vocals and guitar; Rick Lander, on lead guitar and backup vocals; Jacob Messina on bass guitar and backup vocals, and Jason Soliz, on drums.

"We're most definitely rock-n-roll," said Lander. "We play just about everything from 60s to today's rock."

Space in the community center is limited to 100 seats and is on a first-come, first-served basis. The show should last about two hours and the band will be around afterward to sign autographs. Free food and drinks will also be provided.

The concert will be recorded and sent as the band's audition tape for the 2008 Armed Forces Entertainment tour later this year.

"This is a chance for people to come out and enjoy the music by Drivestone and cheer the band on," said Susan Lear, Aviano Community Center director.

The Battle of the Bands was hosted by the Aviano community in June. The annual competition is open to music acts from military installations in Italy. Bands from as far as Camp Darby competed in this year's contest. The idea behind a battle of the bands is to see which band is either the best or most well received band by the fans in the competition, said Ms. Lear.

For more information about the concert, call the community center at 632-5479. - Aviano Air Base Public Relations


2009 release of Welcome to the Sleep

We have streaming music on myspace and are currently being played on 25 radio stations, and are in talks with others to expand past that.



Crisis in Cairo is a musical outfit formerly known as Drivestone, a mostly military band that toured Northern Italy relentlessly for over a year. Once they moved back to America they decided to change the nameof the band to Crisis in Cairo. CiC is comprised of two talented visionaries: Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist Chris Stanley, and Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist Richard Lander II. The music on this CD was recorded on a basic Boss 10 track recorder by both Stanley and Lander. It blends Stanley’s melodic Hooks with Lander’s raw lyrical storytelling. Combined is a unique musical landscape that stands out in a music scene that reuses the same concepts over and over.