Cairo Knife Fight is comprised of Nick Gaffaney (a man who has drummed for many of New Zealand’s leading songwriters); and a revolving cast of some of the most accomplished guitarists and songwriters around.
Nick's current band mate and collaborator is Grammy Award-winning guitarist, songwriter and producer GEORGE PAJON JR. who in addition to being one of Black Eyed Peas’ key performing and recording musicians, has co-written many of the group’s most popular hits and has a list of credits that include Carlos Santana, Sting, Macy Gray, Kelis, Nas, Damien Marley, Sérgio Mendes, July Black, and various other artists.
Previous lineups have included Joel Haines, one of the country’s most prolific composers and live performers; longtime band partner Aaron Tokona; and special writing collaborations with American music legend Mark Lanegan, local icon Laugton Koraand Los Angeles writers/producers Tyler Fournames and John Anderson.
Cairo Knife Fight try to redefine what two musicians can create live with Nick combining the responsibilities of playing drums, keyboard, bass, creating live loops and lead vocals with George's seemingly limitless guitar soundscapes and incendiary riffs.
Since forming, the band has supported Shihad, Queens Of The Stone Age, Gomez, Them Crooked Vultures and Foo Fighters through their New Zealand tours.