Looking for a vintage Cure Record? Dying to get your hands on a print of Robert Knight’s first Hendrix image? Or even just a place to crash because you sold away your worldly possessions to travel cross-country in the hopes of being “great”. Whatever the intent, for over a decade, most have taken to craigslist to find what they were looking for. The boys of Cairo Fire took to craigslist and by an odd twist of fate, found each other.
Will White was living his days as a freelance fashion designer. Most of his nights, though, were filled with music, which led to his ascension through a sea of hopefuls to the top 28 boys of American Idol’s Season 12. Upon his exit, the would-be front man released his first self –penned and produced solo effort but was left in dyer need of a “next step”. Simultaneously, twin brothers and producer-musicians, Michael and Joseph Pepe were in need of the same in Charlotte, NC. Having parted ways with their band which had recently toured the nation and been dubbed by Billboard magazine as one of the “top 8 unsigned acts in the country”, the brothers needed a fresh start with even fresher ideas. This was when they came across a post White had written looking for just that.
Within a few short months, the trio realized that they had truly found something special in their union. Complete with over a dozen original songs, the best were chosen for a 6 track EP to be produced by Patrick Boyd (The Paper Tongues, The Noises 10, Slowrunner). Set for an early 2014 release the record will be followed by its own extensive set of tour dates. The sound of Cairo Fire is the summation of White’s smoky soaring power vocal, M. Pepe’s effortless pop/rock chord progressions and time signature, and J.Pepe’s chunky melodic bass lines all fused with strong hints of electronica. Each of these can be heard in “Bold and Beautiful” the band’s first single release and collective “next step”.