When I was 18 I started playing in front of people, playing small gigs in Amsterdam and entering local competitions. I got two friends, on bass and viola, to play with me. We played all over the Netherlands and that year we won an award that got us to play Carnegie Hall in New York alongside our first TV-appearances and radio shows back home. Together we continued touring and recorded and released my first songs in 2010.
Since Free Fall came out I recorded acoustic versions of all the songs (The Hector Sessions) and we’ll be playing them live a the Concertgebouw this summer. I can’t wait to go back to my acoustic roots and take the inspiration that comes from that place to my new music. I am writing and recording new bits and pieces of music and I’m so excited to launch a new chapter of my life in music after the summer. Thanks for reading and taking the time, I hope to inspire you to follow your passion and dreams as well as you can and I will keep you in the loop of my process, as a musician and as a person.
Harper’s Bazaar: “Dit is misschien wel het mooiste debuutalbum van het jaar”
Lust For Life: * * * * * “Free Fall bundelt pure perfectie in 10 adembenemend mooie songs (…) met afstand de beste zangeres van Nederland”
Plato/Concerto: 8 – “Celine laat horen klaar te zijn voor het grote werk”
Oor: “Dromerige liedjes in een grootse productie; zeer overtuigend”
NRC: “Celine Cairo is een van de namen van 2017”
A Bit Of Pop Music: “She came up with a style that delicately balances the acoustic with the electronic, the folky singer-songwriter elements with unapologetic pop melodies and productions.”
Dansende Beren: “Een knappe jongedame met een wondermooie stem, een Nederlandse boordevol potentieel.”
Music Is My Life: “Her voice is totally spellbinding.”
A City Made By People: “Her musical talent reveals in the warmth and sadness of the songs, but also the power and strength in the harder tunes.”
Wolf in a Suit: “Without noticing you go from spectator to character in the flows of the tunes and melodies.”