Tag Archives: Chris Braide

Suburban Ghosts Remixed

Following their recent sold-out live performance debut at Trading Boundaries, comes news of a total remixed release of the Downes Braide Association’s critically acclaimed Suburban Ghosts album on 30th November. Geoff Downes (Asia, Yes, The Buggles) and Ivor Novello songwriter and singer Chris Braide have made three albums together under the DBA monicker, but on Friday 28th September they were ...

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Downes Braide Association To Perform Live

DBA, the musical collaboration between keyboard player Geoff Downes (Yes, Asia, Buggles) and singer/songwriter Chris Braide, are set to make their first ever live stage performance  on Friday 28th September. Sponsored by Prog magazine, the event will take place in the candlelit, atmospheric surroundings of Trading Boundaries situated in a Grade II Georgian manor house in the heart of Sussex ...

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DBA – Skin Deep

The Downes Braide Association (DBA), featuring Yes/Asia keyboard player Geoff Downes and songwriter Chris Braide have released ‘Skin Deep’, the second track from their recently released album Skyscraper Souls as a single. ‘Skin Deep’ features Marc Almond as guest singer. The track is available now from iTunes or as part of the album, and there is also a lyric video ...

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Downes Braide Association – Skyscraper Souls

“This is a song for those who never stop believing” proclaims Chris Braide as ‘Prelude’ begins. This optimism, gilded with naivety, continues to prevail against the pitfalls of a loose narrative sketched across the musical landscape that traverses through his and Geoff Downes‘ third collaboration under their  Association nomenclature for Skyscraper Souls. From the outset this feels a continuation of ...

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Downes Braide Association – Skyscraper Souls Video

Downes Braide Association, the studio band formed by Yes keyboard player Geoff Downes and singer/songwriter Chris Braide have released a video for Skycraper Souls their forthcoming third album together, that is to be released on 17th November on their own imprint, X2X Records, through Cherry Red. An inventively produced lyric video for title track ‘Skyscraper Souls’ albeit much shorter than ...

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Geoff Downes & Chris Braide

Skyscraper Souls… Geoff Downes & Chris Braide

The Downes Braide Association (DBA) release new album Skyscraper Souls on 17th November through their own label X2X Records distributed through Cherry Red. This is the third collaboration from keyboard player Geoff Downes and singer, songwriter and producer Chris Braide, and follows their previous critically-acclaimed releases Pictures of You (2012) and Suburban Ghosts (2015). Now based in LA, Braide has written ...

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Review: Downes Braide Association – Suburban Ghosts

With Suburban Ghosts, a follow up to their original collaboration Pictures of You, Chris Braide and Geoff Downes have produced a song cycle of sometimes haunting tunes regarding what many consider the birth of modern facile consumerism, ie. the eighties. While the Downes Braide Association has certainly picked up and ran with some of the synth pop sounds of those ...

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Downes Braide Association reveal ‘Machinery of Fate’

The Downes Braide Association has released a lyric video to Machinery Of Fate from their forthcoming album, Suburban Ghosts due out on 6th November. Further to news previously revealed about the album at RAMzine, Chris Braide has said: “Geoff and I both play all the keyboards 50/50 and we decided not to use a real drummer as we love the aesthetic ...

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Review: This Oceanic Feeling – Universal Mind

Is ‘Logotherapy’ a prerequisite for calligraphers on a downward career path or some long lost record by The Police? Well, Sting’s diction was never this good, and as I start listening to the rest of the tracks on This Oceanic Feeling’s Universal Mind I consider reaching for my thesaurus.  Singer/instrumentalist Chris Braide explores themes of mental wellbeing, with frustration and ...

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This Oceanic Feeling reveal video for ‘Radio’

This Oceanic Feeling, the band formed by Chris Braide, Ash Soan and Lee Pomeroy, have released a video single for ‘Radio’ from their debut album Universal Mind, now available on Cherry Red Records. Seasoned musicians who’ve worked as diverse a range of artists as Rick Wakeman, Trevor Horn, ELO and Cher, there’s a prog meet big pop sound much in ...

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