Who are DBA?

Geoff Downes (The Buggles/Yes/Asia) & 

Chris Braide (Award winning songwriter &  producer) are 

DBA (Downes Braide Association)



BREAKING NEWS. We are pleased to announce our show at Trading Boundaries on the 14th Feb is almost sold out.  So we have agreed with the venue to add a second night on the 15th of Feb. Please get your tickets now. tradingboundaries.com




Live In England a 2CD/DVD on 29thNovember 2019 via Cherry Red Records. A double-vinyl edition will be released on 14th February. The album features stunning artwork by Roger Dean. 

Live In England,  is their first live album, recorded at their first ever concert at Trading Boundaries,  on 28th September 2018.  


Chris Braide


Christopher Braide is a multi-instrumentalist, Ivor Novello award-winning songwriter and producer who is based in Los Angeles. He is known for his outstanding work with Sia, Lana Del Rey, Beyoncé, Christina Aguilera, Marc Almond, David Guetta and many more.  GQ magazine named him one of the most successful and influential men in the music industry under 40, and he continues to work with A-listers on both sides of the Atlantic.



DBA is the musical collaboration between the legendary Geoff Downes and Chris Braide who joined forces as the result of their close friendship and passion for music.

DBA is a labour of love for both Downes and Braide and together they form a unique combination.  They have produced three critically acclaimed albums with ‘Skyscraper Souls’ being their most ambitious yet.


 The new album, Skyscraper Souls, is now available on Amazon and iTunes. 

 The first DBA album, Pictures of You, continues to be available on Amazon and iTunes. 

Watch this space for exciting news about Suburban Ghosts.

Geoff Downes


Wherever musical history is made, Geoff Downes is there. From the first video ever shown on MTV, The Buggles’ Video Killed the Radio Star, Geoff continues to gain acclaim and break musical ground. He is a founding member of Asia whose album of the same name was the biggest selling in the world in 1982.  Together with vocalist/bassist, the late John Wetton, they propelled the band’s global success. With the legendary YES, Geoff joined for the critically acclaimed album ‘Drama’ in 1980 and then re-joined for ‘Fly From Here’ in 2011. He continues to tour with both YES and Asia.


Friday 29th November 2019

Live in England

All day

Event Details

Friday 29th November 2019

Live in England


Downes Braide Association: Live In England is released on 29th November 2019 and is available to order from Cherry Red Records here https://geni.us/DBAlive 

A vinyl edition of the live album is scheduled for release on 14th February 2020.  

All day

Friday 14th February 2020

Evening with DBA at Trading Boundaries

7pm - 10pm

Trading Boundaries East Sussex

Event Details

Friday 14th February 2020

Evening with DBA at Trading Boundaries

 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. 

For more info and tickets please visit https://www.tradingboundaries.com/2020-2-14-dba.html 

7pm - 10pm

Trading Boundaries East Sussex

Skyscraper Souls

The lyric video created for the title track of the latest album; Skyscraper Souls.

All DBA albums can be purchased on Amazon and iTunes.


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