Downes Braide Association (DBA) are releasing ‘Live In England’, a 2CD/DVD Box set, via Cherry Red Records tomorrow, 29th November 2019. To mark the occasion the video for ‘Tomorrow’ is premiering here on MetalTalk today.
‘Live In England’, is the fourth album release by the duo Geoff Downes and Chris Braide, and their first live album, recorded at their first ever concert at Trading Boundaries, East Sussex, on 28th September 2108.
While 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 tells us: “We’re all very excited here in the DBA camp to announce the release of our new live album today. It’s a great introduction to Downes Braide Association, and hopefully you’ll enjoy it is as much as we did making it. Live from Trading Boundaries, we’re looking forward to doing it all over again at the same venue on Feb 14th & 15th, 2020. See you all there. GD x”
Chris Braide adds: “I’m really thrilled that the live album is being released today. It was a very special, memorable evening and one that I’m happy we documented with our fantastic sound man Steve Rispin and a great camera crew. The double gatefold vinyl edition will follow in Feb 2020. The perfect format for Roger Dean’s splendid artwork. Equanimity and serenity to all. Chris B, LA, Nov 2019.”
Check out the video right here:
The line-up for the Live In England album was the same as for the new live shows coming up in Feb 2020 apart from featuring David Colquhoun on guitars.
Geoff Downes continues: “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.”
‘Downes Braide Association: Live In England’ is released on 29th November 2019 and is available to order from Cherry Red Records. A vinyl edition of the live album is scheduled for release on 14th February 2020.
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.