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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.
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
Dining tickets include a table reservation for the evening and a delicious two course dinner. Upon arrival you will be shown to your table where you can enjoy dinner & drinks before kicking back to enjoy the show. There are always vegetarian/vegan options on the menu and we are happy to cater for any other dietary requirements - although we kindly ask (in the case of major allegies) that guest notify us in advance where possible.
The seating plans are usually communal, especially for popular concerts although we do have 5 premium booths ( the best seats in the house ) that are available upon request for each event. Premium booths require a minumum of 4 persons and there is a small additional surcharge for booking. Contact our showroom on 01825 790 200 to learn more and make a reservation. All guest are welcome to explore the showrooms (which are open all evening) before and after dinner and our friendly staff will be on hand to assist with any questions you have or purchases you may wish to make.
Although we recommend dining tickets as the best way to experience our events, we also have limited room for standing guests at most shows! Due to the intimate nature of our restaurant, standing guests are invited to use the dedicated standing bar area inside the showroom until 15 minutes before the event. Guests are welcome to browse the showrooms, make use of the heated garden decking and visit the Roger Dean gallery until the show begins.
Due to the intimate nature of the venue the you will never be more than 40 feet from the stage. Expect incredible acoustics and an electric atmosphere. There is room around the main dining area for standing guests and staff will point you in the right direction on the evening.
To allow diners the space to enjoy their meals without crowding, we do try and encourage standing guests to arrive from 8pm onwards. If you wish to arrive earlier to explore our showrooms then you are still more than welcome. Please note that our tickets are non-refundable
Please note our doors open at 7pm. Tickets are non refundable however in the unlikely event a concert is cancelled, a refund will be offered or a credit note issued.
Unless otherwise stated all concerts will begin around 9pm and generally finish between 11.15pm and midnight.
Shows will usually consist of two 45 minute sets with a short 20 minute interval although this may vary between events. Please check the event specific information on your tickets after purchase.