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"As she brings together elements of chamber pop with delicate fingerpicking patterns, Celine Cairo exposes the sensitive core of the human heart and delivers a unique and gorgeous sound in the process of finding personal strength." - Chillfiltr

Singer/songwriter Celine Cairo makes ethereal pop with a mix of acoustic and electronic instruments. She came to the scene with the acoustic Follow EP in 2013 produced by Fin Greenall ( Fink ) and went went on to record her debut full length Free Fall in Los Angeles. Her songs have racked up well over 10 million streams, as well as critical acclaim in her homecountry of the Netherlands. 

Celine Cairo has opened for artists such as Alex Vargas , HAEVN, dodie and Ásgeir and played shows in the US, Germany, Italy, Spain, South Africa and Belgium. After releasing the Siren Song EP in 2019, Celine started to go on frequent songwriting-trips to London and fell in love with its vibrant music scene. Celine is currently working on her sophomore album between Amsterdam and London.

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.”
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.”
Dansende Beren: "A bright young lady with an exceptionally beautiful voice, a Dutch artist with a lot of potential"

PRESS (NL)
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."

Music Is My Life: "Her voice is totally spellbinding."

Wolf in a Suit: "Without noticing you go from spectator to character in the flows of the tunes and melodies."

Growing up in a music-loving household in the heart of Amsterdam, you can still hear the echoes of a wide musical upbringing as her parents infused Celine with jazz, classical music and Fado. But when she picked up the classical guitar aged 14 she discovered the world of pop music and fell in love with Dido, Massive Attack and Zero 7.

The Amsterdam-based singer/songwriter first came to the scene in 2013 with an acoustic 3-track-EP Follow, a collab with British artist and producer Fink. In 2015 Celine started working on her dreamy synth-pop debut album “Free Fall”, with producer Bill Lefler and her long time band. This year, after racking up over 5m streams on Spotify, touring the Netherlands extensively and playing in Germany, Italy, South Africa and the US Celine felt it was time to start creating music closer to home.

"Strong Enough" is the first single to appear off of a new EP, to be released in May 2019. She wrote this track alone and collaborated with her bandmates on the other songs, resulting in a deeply personal EP. She'll be on tour with Causes in February before headlining her own tour in May.

At Cost Magazine: "A brilliantly-structured, all-encompassing track, “Strong Enough” builds over a multitude of layered textures, as the lofty carry of Celine’s vocals are met in chorus by warm, comforting violins and the curious pluck of its strings."

Music Is My Life: "Celine Cairo knows how to capture your heart. Her voice is stunning and the music she puts out is absolutely brilliant."

A Bit Of Pop Music: "If that dreamy production, those ethereal vocals and the loving message of ‘Strong Enough’ don’t give you a warm, fuzzy feeling inside, I don’t know what will."

Celine Cairo tour dates

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