DBA Vinyl Out Now

DBA Vinyl Out Now

OWNES BRAIDE ASSOCIATION

Halcyon Hymns

2LP White Vinyl Album Out Now

Sleeve DBA CDDVD HALCYONHYMNS copyDownes Braide Association (DBA) release the 2LP White Vinyl of their fourth studio album Halcyon Hymns today.

Buy Halcyon Hymns (all formats) HERE.

Geoff Downes says: “The vinyl release of “Halcyon Hymns” really is the icing on the cake for Chris & I. We have had an amazing amount of positivity from all quarters, and the incredible response to the album has been way beyond our greatest expectations. Now, to see the album in all its white vinyl glory, with the wonderful Roger Dean artwork really takes it a step beyond and makes it extra special for us. We’re sure you will appreciate our sincere endeavours and hard work to present you with what we hope will be a real keepsake for you all. Many thanks for your continued support.”

Chris Braide adds: “Geoff and I really feel that our music was made for vinyl and Roger Dean’s stunning art is at its optimum when printed as a 12-inch LP sleeve. We also know that our wonderful and dedicated fans would love to see “Halcyon Hymns” presented in this format so this is for them too!”

Chris Braide (vocals, piano, keyboards, guitar, programming) and Geoff Downes (piano, keyboards, programming) are joined on Halcyon Hymns by Ash Soan on drums and Andy Hodge (bass).   Additional guests are Dave Bainbridge, Barney Ashton-Bullock, Marc Almond, Tim Weller, Joe Catcheside, David Longdon, Elijah and Sascha Braide.

Halcyon Hymns is the fifth DBA collaboration and follows their three previous critically acclaimed studio albums Pictures of You (2012), Suburban Ghosts (2015) and Skyscraper Souls (2017). The duo has also released Live In England (2019) recorded at their first-ever concert at Trading Boundaries, East Sussex, in 2018.

About Downes Braide Association

Downes Braide Association was formed as a studio-based project by Geoff Downes and Chris Braide and has already produced three acclaimed studio albums: Pictures Of You (2012), Suburban Ghosts (2015) and Skyscraper Souls (2017) together with 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.

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 working closely with artists including Sia – he co-wrote Music from her new album, Toni Braxton, Lana Del Rey, Marc Almond, Christina Aguilera, Beyonce, Paloma Faith, Britney Spears, David Guetta, Chris also co-wrote the music with Hans Zimmer and Sia for Seven Worlds One Planet – David Attenborough series.  He has won an Ivor Novello Award and was nominated for a Grammy.

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 returned to YES in 2012 and remains with the band alongside Steve Howe.

Downes Braide Association Halcyon Hymns 2LP White Vinyl and CD/DVD HERE.

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DBA (Downes Braide Association) Release CD of Halcyon Hymns & 3rd track today

DBA (Downes Braide Association) Release CD of Halcyon Hymns & 3rd track today

DOWNES BRAIDE ASSOCIATION

launch their third single – Today

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Album Halcyon Hymns Out Now

Sleeve DBA CDDVD HALCYONHYMNS copyOUT NOW Downes Braide Association (DBA) fourth album Halcyon Hymns CD.    DBA also launch the video and radio edit of the third track to be taken from the album entitled Today – today! For a link to the video click HERE.

 Buy Halcyon Hymns here:

CD/DVD Out Now – Pre-order the 2LP White Vinyl out 26th March HERE.

Today is an anthemic celebration of life and making the most of what we have, here and now, something we have all come to appreciate in these unprecedented times.


Today’s a perfect day, so spend it with me
The sun is high, the wheel of time
It will turn
You know it goes by so fast
No time to dwell in the past
I wish today would never end

Today Is about being in love with a moment that can never last,” says Chris Braide, “and treasuring the feeling that fleeting moment, brings. The lyric is truly from the heart.”

Geoff Downes adds: Today is DBA’s 21st Century take on the romance of spending a perfect day with someone you love. Here’s to more perfect days – today, together and beyond.”

Geoff Downes (keyboards, programming) and Chris Braide (vocals) are joined on the album and Today by Ash Soan on drums, Andy Hodge (bass) and Dave Bainbridge who provides a particularly tasty guitar throughout the track. Today sends out a positive message while the infectious melody promises to make this a radio delight.

Halcyon Hymns is the fifth DBA collaboration and follows their previous critically-acclaimed studio albums Pictures of You (2012), Suburban Ghosts (2015) and Skyscraper Souls (2017). The duo have also released Live In England (2019) recorded at their first ever concert at Trading Boundaries, East Sussex, in 2018.

About Downes Braide Association

Downes Braide Association was formed as a studio-based project by Geoff Downes and Chris Braide and has already produced three acclaimed studio albums: Pictures Of You (2012), Suburban Ghosts (2015) and Skyscraper Souls (2017) together with 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 returned to YES in 2012 and remains with the band alongside Steve Howe.

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 working closely with artists including Toni Braxton, Sia, Lana Del Rey, Marc Almond, Christina Aguilera, Beyonce, Paloma Faith, Britney Spears, David Guetta,  Chris also co-wrote the music with Hans Zimmer and Sia for Seven Worlds One Planet – David Attenborough series.

Downes Braide Association release both the single Today and CD version of Halcyon Hymns, today 5th February.

Downes Braide Association: Halcyon Hymns buy it here:

CD/DVD Out Now – Pre-order the 2LP White Vinyl out 26th March HERE.

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DBA Release Second Single From Halcyon Hymns

DBA Release Second Single From Halcyon Hymns

DOWNES BRAIDE ASSOCIATION launch

Your Heart Will Find The Way

the second track from Upcoming Album

Halcyon Hymns

Sleeve DBA Your Heart Will Find a Way lo resDownes Braide Association (DBA) have announced the release of Your Heart Will Find The Way – the second track to be taken from their forthcoming album Halcyon Hymns. Watch the video HERE.

Your Heart Will Find A Way – on Halcyon Hymns – pre-order it here:

CD/DVD: PRE-ORDER HERE

2LP White Vinyl: PRE-ORDER HERE.

Here’s the video to the first track that was released in December:  Love Among The Ruins. CLICK HERE.

Chris Braide says: “Your Heart Will Find The Way has an almost YES like quality of all the songs from Halcyon Hymns I feel, in that its very up and direct. It’s also a great example of how Geoff and I will sometimes write. Geoff sent me the verse chord progression and the riff and then I added the chorus chord progression and the melody just fell out on top of those two elements. The brooding verse and majestic riff coupled with the uplift of the chorus dictated the lyric which is about listening to your inner voice and trusting your gut instinct to navigate you out of adversity…It’s a positive self-affirmation of a song.”

A few words from Geoff:  “It was such a joy to hear the basic idea I sent Chris for ‘Your Heart Will Find A Way’ turn into something of a mini-epic. The masterful development of the rhythm section of Ash & Andy really enhances the track and brings it to life. It has become something of a feature of mine and Chris’s songwriting where the verse (in the minor key) sets the mood of the piece only to climax into an upbeat chorus (in the major). Here is a good example I believe of how we mix pathos with positivity – but ultimately delivering the overall message as one of hope and promise. It could be about a relationship, or indeed about having a belief and confidence in yourself that will eventually succeed. It’s for the listener to relate to and hopefully feel the strength of the message contained within.”

Halcyon Hymns is the fifth DBA collaboration and follows their previous critically-acclaimed studio albums Pictures of You (2012), Suburban Ghosts (2015) and Skyscraper Souls (2017). The duo also released Live In England (2019) recorded at their first ever concert at Trading Boundaries, East Sussex, in 2018.

About 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 classic 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.

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 working closely with artists including Sia, Lana Del Rey, Christina Aguilera, Beyonce, Paloma Faith, Britney Spears and Marc Almond.

Downes Braide Association: Your Heart Will Find A Way on Halcyon Hymns is released on 15th January 2021 and is now available to order from Cherry Red Records:

CD/DVD: ORDER HERE.

2LP White Vinyl: ORDER HERE.

Twitter: @TheRealDBAMusic
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/downesbraide
www.downesbraide.co.uk
www.christopherbraide.com
www.geoffdownes.com

DBA Announce New Studio Album

DBA Announce New Studio Album

DOWNES BRAIDE ASSOCIATION

Announce new album 

Halcyon Hymns

Sleeve DBA CDDVD HALCYONHYMNS copyDownes Braide Association (DBA) announce the release of their new album Halcyon Hymns. The CD/DVD is out on 5th February 2021, and 2LP White Vinyl edition on 26th March 2021.

The first track to be taken from the album, Love Among The Ruins, is out today 4th December – watch the video HERE

Halcyon Hymns will be the fifth DBA collaboration and follows their previous critically-acclaimed studio albums Pictures of You (2012), Suburban Ghosts (2015) and Skyscraper Souls (2017). The duo have also released Live In England (2019) recorded at their first-ever concert at Trading Boundaries, East Sussex, in 2018. 

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Pre-order Halcyon Hymns:

CD/DVD HERE.
2LP White Vinyl HERE

Following two more successful and enjoyable evenings at Trading Boundaries in February of 2020, Geoff Downes returned to Wales and his projects while Chris Braide returned to LA and struggled to find motivation with the unfolding events in a world of lockdown. Inspiration would return following a call from a close friend.

“Marc Almond suggested I ‘get stuck into another DBA record’ to lift the malaise,” say Braide. “Somehow It was hard to muster any enthusiasm for it. We had all been so upbeat at the recent shows and now here we were in a collective, creative void. It’s odd the way inspiration strikes though and it never ceases to delight and surprise me when the muse comes to play and it can happen at any time and without warning.

“I opened up a folder of new DBA ideas Geoff (Downes) had sent to me a while back and which I’d listened to briefly and had made a note to do something with them at a later date. I can’t say why it happened but one day in the studio as I listened to the bits and pieces of ideas suddenly the songs started tumbling out as if by magic. I’m not exaggerating or being melodramatic. These new songs sounded like personal reflections, they just wrote themselves. It was so easy, so enjoyable and so meant to be. Like a gift.”

A few words from Geoff:  “It was so great to witness Chris’s creativity making my fundamental ideas come alive.   He took the bare bones of melodies, harmonies and textures I sent him, and somehow crafted these into something way beyond my expectations or imagination.  ‘Love Among The Ruins’ is one of the many examples on the album of his rare genius at work.”

Love Among The Ruins is a delightful and uplifting love song, reflecting memories and tributes of a long lost halcyon time in life. The first track to be taken from the new album, Love Among The Ruins, is out today 4th December.

Halcyon Hymns also features contributions by Marc Almond (ex-Soft Cell) and David Longdon (Big Big Train).

The CD/DVD package also includes video footage of legendary artist Roger Dean’s painting sessions as he creates the album cover artwork for Halcyon Hymns together with lyric videos for three tracks from the album.

Halcyon Hymns track listing:

Disc 1

1. Love Among The Ruins
2. King Of the Sunset
3. Your Heart Will Find The Way
4. Holding The Heavens
5. Beachcombers
6. Warm Summer Sun
7. Today
8. Hymn To Darkness
9. She’ll Be Riding Horses
10. Late Summer
11. Remembrance
12. Epilogue

Disc 2: DVD

1. Roger Dean Painting Sessions
2. Love Among The Ruins
3. Your Heart Will Find A Way
4. Today

About 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.

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 working closely with artists including Sia, Lana Del Rey, Christina Aguilera, Beyonce, Paloma Faith, Britney Spears and Marc Almond.

 

Halcyon Hymns – CD/DVD Cat No: DBACDVD005

Out 5th February – pre-order it HERE.

Halcyon Hymns  2LP White Vinyl out 26th March – pre-order it HERE.

Digital pre-order link will be available from 11th December.

Love Among The Ruins – watch the video HERE.

Twitter: @TheRealDBAMusic

DBA (Downes Braide Association) Add second Show At Trading Boundaries

DBA (Downes Braide Association) Add second Show At Trading Boundaries

LIVE POSTER 2 Dates copy 2Downes Braide Association (DBA) recently announced the release of Live In England a 2CD/DVD Box set on 29th November 2019 via Cherry Red Records. A double-vinyl edition will be released on 14th February.  The album features stunning artwork by the legendary Roger Dean. 

To coincide with the vinyl release of Live in England, DBA will be on stage once again at Trading Boundaries on 14th February. As the show is close to selling out, the band has added a second show on 15th February.   These intimate gigs are totally unique.  Joining Geoff Downes and Chris Braide this time around will be guitarist Dave Bainbridge (Iona, Lifesigns), together with bass player Andy Hodge and David Longdon (Big Big Train) and the show will again be narrated by Barney Ashton Bullock.   

For full information and to book tickets please visit

www.tradingboundariesmusic.com or contact the box office on 01825 790200

Live In England, the fourth album release by the duo Geoff Downes and Chris Braide, is their first live album, recorded at their first ever concert at Trading Boundaries, East Sussex, on 28th September 2108.  Whilst DBA was conceived as a studio project, the concert was a great success and features material from the DBA albums Suburban Ghosts (2015) and Skyscraper Souls (2017) together with tracks from Geoff Downes’ time with Buggles and Asia.

The line-up for the Live In England album was the same as for the new live shows in Feb 2020 apart from featuring David Colquhoun on guitars.

Geoff Downes commented: “It was a most memorable evening, last September, at the iconic Trading Boundaries venue and we believe we have managed to capture the magic of the whole

night. Chris and I were supported by some amazing musicians – Andy Hodge, Dave Colquhoun, David Longdon and narrated by Barney Ashton Bullock. As well as songs from our albums we have added some extra special treats and we hope it gives a rare insight into the special songwriting and production relationship Chris and I have developed over the last decade on the journey that is DBA.

“We sincerely hope you enjoy the music with us, from this very special occasion, in a raw and live setting, and we thank you for all your support.” 

Chris Braide says: “After many requests for DBA to perform live, Geoff and myself, along with the excellent musicianship of Andy Hodge, Dave Colquhoun, David Longdon and Barney Ashton Bullock, finally took to the stage for the first time at the stunning Trading Boundaries. It was a wonderful evening surrounded by friends and the beautiful English countryside and this live album is a great document of that magical evening and encapsulates what DBA is all about.”  

 

The full track-listing is:

CD1

Prelude

Skyscraper Souls
Machinery Of Fate
Live Twice

Vanity
Suburban Ghosts
Bolero / Video Killed The Radio Star
Glacier Girl
Angel On Your Shoulder

CD2

Tomorrow
Lighthouse
Skin Deep
Darker Times
Finale
Heat Of The Moment
The Smile Has Left Your Eyes
Dreaming Of England

DVD

Prelude

Skyscraper Souls
Machinery Of Fate
Live Twice

Vanity
Suburban Ghosts
Bolero / Video Killed The Radio Star
Glacier Girl
Angel On Your Shoulder
Tomorrow
Lighthouse
Skin Deep
Darker Times
Finale
Heat Of The Moment

The Smile Has Left Your Eyes
Dreaming Of England

You can pre-order the album here: https://geni.us/DBAlive

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.

About Downes Braide Association

Downes Braide Association was formed by Geoff Downes and Chris Braide as a studio-based project which has now produced three studio albums: Pictures Of You (2012), Suburban Ghosts (2015) and Skyscraper Souls (2017). The project brings together Downes’ and Braide’s musical heritage into a delightfully accessible brand of progressive rock.

Geoff Downes was catapulted into the limelight in 1979 with the worldwide success of Video Killed The Radio Star which topped the single chart in 16 countries for The Buggles, a duo of Geoff Downes and Trevor Horn (vocals, bass guitar). The duo briefly joined the pro legends Yes before Downes became a founder member of the supergroup Asia with YES guitarist Steve Howe, ELP drummer Carl Palmer and John Wetton (vocals, bass guitar).

Asia enjoyed many years of success with their FM radio-friendly brand of rock which began in 1982 with the Wetton-Downes composition Heat Of The Moment.  They recently embarked on 2 high profile package tours as special guests of Journey in 2017 and Yes in 2019.

Downes has now returned to the YES fold and continues to tour with the band alongside Steve Howe.

British singer-songwriter-pianist Chris Braide has, for many years, been based in California where he has enjoyed enormous success writing and producing music for film scores and advertising campaigns and working closely with artists including Sia, Lana Del Rey, Christina Aguilera, Beyoncé, Paloma Faith, Britney Spears and Marc Almond.

Release Date: 29th November

Cat No: X2XCD004

You can pre-order the album here: https://geni.us/DBAlive

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DBA Release Live In England

DBA Release Live In England

DBA Sleeve copy 2Downes Braide Association (DBA) have announced the release of Live In England a 2CD/DVD Box set on 29th November 2019 via Cherry Red Records. A double-vinyl edition will be released on 14th February.  The album features stunning artwork by the legendary Roger Dean. 

Live In England, the fourth album release by the duo Geoff Downes and Chris Braide, is their first live album, recorded at their first ever concert at Trading Boundaries, East Sussex, on 28th September 2108.  Whilst DBA was conceived as a studio project, the concert was a great success and features material from the DBA albums Suburban Ghosts (2015) and Skyscraper Souls (2017) together with tracks from Geoff Downes’ time with Buggles and Asia.

Geoff Downes (keyboards), Chris Braide (vocals) and Andy Hodge (bass guitar), were joined on stage by David Colquhoun (guitars) and special guest Big Big Train’s David Longdon (vocals, flute).  The show was narrated by Barney Ashton Bullock.   

Geoff Downes commented: “It was a most memorable evening, last September, at the iconic Trading Boundaries venue and we believe we have managed to capture the magic of the whole

night. Chris and I were supported by some amazing musicians – Andy Hodge, Dave Colquhoun and David Longdon and narrated by Barney Ashton Bullock. As well as songs from our albums we have added some extra special treats and we hope it gives a rare insight into the special songwriting and production relationship Chris and I have developed over the last decade on the journey that is DBA.

 “We sincerely hope you enjoy the music with us, from this very special occasion, in a raw and live setting, and we thank you for all your support.”

Chris Braide says: After many requests for DBA to perform live, Geoff and myself, along with the excellent musicianship of Andy Hodge, Dave Colquhoun, David Longdon, Barney Ashton Bullock, finally took to the stage for the first time at the stunning Trading Boundaries. It was a wonderful evening surrounded by friends and the beautiful English countryside and this live album is a great document of that magical evening and encapsulates what DBA is all about.”  

The full track-listing is:

CD1

Prelude

Skyscraper Souls
Machinery Of Fate
Live Twice

Vanity
Suburban Ghosts
Bolero / Video Killed The Radio Star
Glacier Girl
Angel On Your Shoulder

 

CD2

Tomorrow
Lighthouse
Skin Deep
Darker Times
Finale
Heat Of The Moment
The Smile Has Left Your Eyes
Dreaming Of England

DVD

Prelude

Skyscraper Souls
Machinery Of Fate
Live Twice

Vanity
Suburban Ghosts
Bolero / Video Killed The Radio Star
Glacier Girl
Angel On Your Shoulder
Tomorrow
Lighthouse
Skin Deep
Darker Times
Finale
Heat Of The Moment
The Smile Has Left Your Eyes
Dreaming Of England


You can pre-order the album here: https://geni.us/DBAlive

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.

New Live Show – 14th February 2020

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 information please visit www.tradingboundariesmusic.com or contact the box office on 01825 790200