Tag Archives: Geoff Downes

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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YES – Fly From Here Return Trip

On 25th March YES will release a brand-new mix of their 2011 Fly From Here Return Trip album, featuring the Drama line-up plus new lead vocals by Trevor Horn, to coincide with their 50th Anniversary celebrations. Fly From Here originally featured Chris Squire, Steve Howe, Alan White, Geoff Downes, with  Benoit David on lead vocals and Trevor Horn in the role of producer. With the addition ...

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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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Geoff Downes and Chris Braide… Surburban Ghosts!

Three years after their critically acclaimed debut  Pictures of You, keyboard player Geoff Downes (Yes, Asia) and singer/songwriter Chris Braide (This Oceanic Feeling) have come together for the second chapter of their joint venture as the Downes Braide Association (DBA), with Suburban Ghosts to be released on 6th November through Cherry Red Records. Suburban Ghosts was inspired by both of their ...

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