Downes Braide Association

at Trading Boundaries, East Sussex

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Please note: Info provided by the Event Organiser

To coincide with the vinyl release of Live in England, DBA have announced a show on 14th February in the atmospheric surroundings of Trading Boundaries once more. This promises to be a unique evening featuring Geoff Downes and Chris Braide together with special guests.

About Downes Braide Association

Downes Braide Association was formed by Geoff Downes and Chris Braide as a studio-based project which has now produced three studio albums: Pictures Of You (2012), Suburban Ghosts (2015) and Skyscraper Souls (2017). The project brings together Downes’ and Braide’s musical heritage into a delightfully accessible brand of progressive rock.

Geoff Downes was catapulted into the limelight in 1979 with the worldwide success of Video Killed The Radio Star which topped the single chart in 16 countries for The Buggles, a duo of Geoff Downes and Trevor Horn (vocals, bass guitar). The duo briefly joined the pro legends Yes before Downes became a founder member of the supergroup Asia with YES guitarist Steve Howe, ELP drummer Carl Palmer and John Wetton (vocals, bass guitar).

Asia enjoyed many years of success with their FM radio-friendly brand of rock which began in 1982 with the Wetton-Downes composition Heat Of The Moment. They recently embarked on 2 high profile package tours as special guests of Journey in 2017 and Yes in 2019.

Downes has now returned to the YES fold and continues to tour with the band alongside Steve Howe.

British singer-songwriter-pianist Chris Braide has, for many years, been based in California where he has enjoyed enormous success writing and producing music for film scores and advertising campaigns and working closely with artists including Sia, Lana Del Rey, Christina Aguilera, Beyoncé, Paloma Faith, Britney Spears and Marc Almond.

Release Date: 29th November

Cat No: X2XCD004

You can pre-order the album here:

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Downes Braide Association

Downes Braide Association appearing at this event

Downes Braide Association (or DBA for short) are Geoff Downes (Yes, Buggles, Asia) and Ivor Novello Award winning Chris Braide (songwriter/producer for Beyonce, Lana del Rey, Paloma Faith, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, David Guetta, Sia, Afrojack and Marc Almond). It was a a Buggles’ reunion show in London back in 2010 that Chris and Geoff’s paths crossed for the first time.

See Downes Braide Association tour dates

Trading Boundaries

  • Sheffield Green
  • Nr Fletching
  • East Sussex
  • TN22 3RB

01825 790200

Downes Braide Association image © Stephanie Cabral