Category: DBA (Downes Braide Association)

DOWNES BRAIDE ASSOCIATION – Skyscraper Souls (2017)

Legendary keyboardist Geoff Downes & and young talent Chris Braide, known as the DOWNES BRAIDE ASSOCIATION (DBA), release their new album “Skyscraper Souls” via Cherry Red Records. This is their 3rd collaboration and follows their two previous critically-acclaimed releases Pictures of You (2012) and Suburban Ghosts (2015) – both featured here on the blog.“Skyscraper Souls” is quite different from the...

ICON (Wetton – Downes) – Urban Psalm [Deluxe Edition] (2017)

ICON (Wetton – Downes) – Urban Psalm [Deluxe Edition] (2017)

ICON was the collaborative band of the late John Wetton and keyboardist Geoff Downes, both known as the stellar songwriting duo behind the ASIA catalogue including the mega hit Heat Of The Moment. “Urban Psalm” emerged out of a very special one-time concert featuring the music of Wetton / Downes set in an historic Church in London, recorded and filmed....

DOWNES BRAIDE ASSOCIATION – Suburban Ghosts (2015)

The duo of Yes / Asia keyboardist Geoff Downes and songwriter Chris Braide DOWNES BRAIDE ASSOCIATION are launching their new record “Suburban Ghosts“, the follow-up to DBA’s great debut (presented here on the blog).We really liked the first DBA album and gave it a suitably effusive review. The truth is that a record like that – and now its successor...

THIS OCEANIC FEELING – Universal Mind (2015)

THIS OCEANIC FEELING – Universal Mind (2015)

* THIS OCEANIC FEELING is a new Rock&pop / Prog supergroup fronted by singer, songwriter and producer Chris Braide who was a founding member of The Producers (with former Yes man Trevor Horn) – the combo who delivered us a great album some time ago – and a very recommended solo record last year (both featured here on the blog).The...

CHRIS BRAIDE – Fifty Dollar Planets And Twenty Cent Stars (2014)

* Last year Chris Braide and Geoff Downes released an album that may forever be termed ‘one that got away’; DBA’s ‘Pictures Of You’ was arguably one of the best albums of the year combining sublime pop-rock sensibilities and highly accessible melodies (presented at 0dayrox HERE).Now CHRIS BRAIDE has the opportunity for his solo CD, released by Cherry Red Records...

DBA (Downes Braide Association) – Pictures Of You (2013)

* I was quite disoriented when I read some months ago about a collaboration between Geoff Downes (Asia, Yes, the Buggles) and Chris Braide (The Producers).Geoff Downes needs no introduction, but Braide, apart for the very good project The Producers last year, could be unknown for the fellows readers of this site. Chris Braide is an internationally known singer, songwriter...

PRODUCERS – Made In Basing Street (2012)

* “Made In Basing Street” is the first album by the English supergroup PRODUCERS, and as the album’s name suggests, it was mainly recorded in the legendary SARM Studios (formerly known as ‘Basing Street Studios’) in Notting Hill, which is now owned by Producer’s member Trevor Horn, used to record such famous albums as Led Zeppelin IV and Queen’s News...