Back in the US after a ten year stint in the UK and Europe, countless live performances have solidified Caiyo’s reputation as a solid live act, holding a deep connection with fans and followers from around the world.
A born New Yorker, Caiyo moved to Italy around 10 years old, then played his way around the UK. Label deals in the Netherlands, and shows throughout Europe and Asia, most notably headlining the large sound stages of Koh Phangnan Thailand's famous full moon parties. Some say he used to fight bears for fun, others say he once ate a Naga Bhut Jolokia (the world's hottest pepper) whole without crying.
A direct product of the social media music revolution, Caiyo's self titled debut album, was financed by his international fan-base, raising a $50,000 recording budget. Produced by Steve Bush (Sterophonics, Corinne Bailey Rae, Ronnie Wood) and mastered by Bob Ludwig (U2, Coldplay), "Circles & Squares" consists of 14 superbly constructed tracks, from catchy crowd pleasers (Any Day Now) through to the intense rock single "Higher Ground". The intimate and beautiful "Eternity" shows a unique and melancholy character, songs like "Burn" and "Blood" will stick in your head.
"I wanted to create a sound of my own: intense, intimate, provoking, meaningful. The songs are a representation of my life and the feelings we all experience, from highs to lows, sadness and joy. I feel like we’ve got it all here, wrapped up into a fantastic sonic production."
Similarly to his mixed roots, Caiyo's musical style represents a fusion of genres with hints of acoustic, folk, pop & rock blended together into a modern contemporary sound.
Live performances have carried Caiyo throughout Europe, with key performances headlining the Paradiso, Amsterdam, London’s Scala and IndigO2, and Netherland’s Concert at Sea Festival, and Thailand full moon party. Caiyo has most recently relocated to Nashville, TN, working on songwriting collaborations and new material for his follow up album.