Geoff Downes (The Buggles/Yes/Asia) & Chris Braide (Award winning songwriter & producer)
are DBA (Downes Braide Association)
Downes Braide Association was formed as a studio-based project by Geoff Downes and Chris Braide and has now produced three studio albums: Pictures Of You (2012), Suburban Ghosts
(2015) and Skyscraper Souls (2017) and a live album Live In England (2019). The project draws on Downes’ and Braide’s rich musical heritage to create a delightfully accessible brand of progressive rock.
Keyboard wizard Geoff Downes was thrust into the limelight with the worldwide success of Video Killed The Radio Star in 1979. The single topped the charts chart in 16 countries for The Buggles duo of Geoff and Trevor Horn (vocals, bass guitar). They briefly joined prog legends YES before Downes became a founder member of the supergroup Asia with YES guitarist Steve Howe, ELP drummer Carl Palmer and the late John Wetton (vocals, bass guitar).
The Wetton-Downes composition Heat Of The Moment became a world-wide hit in 1982 heralding many years of success for Asia with their FM radio-friendly brand of rock. Downes later rejoined YES in 2011 and remains with the band alongside Steve Howe.
Award winning British singer-songwriter-pianist Chris Braide has recently returned to UK shores after many years based in California. He enjoys enormous success writing and producing music for film scores, advertising campaigns and works closely with artists including Sia, Lana Del Rey, Hans Zimmer, Christina Aguilera, Beyonce, Paloma Faith, Britney Spears and Marc Almond. He was first signed as a solo artist by Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart and was a founding member of The Producers with Trevor Horn and Stephen Lipson.
He was the winner of 'Best original composition’ with Hans Zimmer and Sia at the 2020 Music and Sound awards.