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Geoff DownesThis site is Geoff Downes official merchandise outlet. On this site you will find personal snippits and previously unpublished material. Geoff is a legendary British rock keyboard player, songwriter and producer. His musical career spans 35 years. Highlights include being co-author of the classic 'Video Killed The Radio Star' with Trevor Horn, along with numerous contributions to the works of 'Yes' and 'Asia'. Currently Geoff is on tour with 'The Original Asia' in Europe and the USA. This site exclusively features audio visual downloads, a photo gallery, on-line shop, and other cool stuff.

13 Responses to About

  • Nick Dwyer:

    Is there anyway of getting the Light Program on CD, I am a Tour de France junkie and this is the only Tour de France music I cannot find anywhere any suggestions.

  • Wow this was potentially one of the best blurbs I have come across on the subject so far. I don’t understand where you learn all of your information but up! I’m going to send some folks your way to check this out. Awesome, totally amazing. I’m just getting into writing articles myself, nothing compared to your writing skills (lol) but I would love for you to look over my stuff someday! right here

  • Martin Nickell:

    Geoff,

    I have followed your music all the way back to 1979, starting with Video Killed The Radio Star. It’s amazing because I was staring in awe into the TV when MTV first flipped on the switch in 1981. That song and video were absolutely fitting for MTV’s debut, because it would change how we perceive music. Of course, now MTV is nothing like it was then. Still, to watch you pound out the keyboard notes over 29 years later with the first, and best, lineup for Asia with Phoenix. When I heard that CD, I thought to myself, “The magic is still there!” I hope you guys are still touring and can come by the Louisville, KY area. I would love to see the magic in action once again.

  • Seann:

    Dear Geoff,
    We met a few years ago when you played the AURA tour w/John Payne in Oregon and Las Vegas and then in Seattle with the original four. I live in Vancouver BC and I made the drive three times all the way there to see you. You invited me backstage and I have pictures of us and we talked about a lot of stuff.
    I would like to send you some pictures of the event to remind you. You will remember me when you see the pictures… and I will someday as I dont have them on the computer. I only have photographs.
    The reason why I am writing you is to first off congratulate you on your OMEGA album. I really like it. The only thing I think that is missing from your songs is that signature trumpet or horn keyboard sounds that you used in the original albums… You used it in songs like, ONLY TIME WILL TELL, DONT CRY, the ending in CUTTING IT FINE, WITHOUT YOU and A FAR CRY You played the ending solo in A FAR CRY using that signature sound and I wish you extended that piece. I wish for your keyboard parts to be longer and a little more out front. Please, please, please, bring back that beautiful familiar signature trumpet/horn synth sound that makes the music of ASIA stand out. I also love to see ROGER DEAN exclusively doing the album covers that distinguishes ASIA from everyone else! Dont ever change that! love ASIA and I have been a fan of yours since your very first album!

    If you ever visit Coquitlam, be sure to give me a shout!
    God bless you,

    Seann F

  • Dan Carlock:

    Geoff,

    Congratulations on the new Asia Omega release. It’s phenominal front to back.

    I’m looking forward to seeing you and the guys at the Phoenix show in August.

  • I seem to be having trouble , subscribing to your RSS feed. It comes up with error 404. Let me know if its a known error or if its just me . Ive tried Chrome and Firefox. Im using Kaspersky Firewall and im not sure how to turn it off . Im not educated with Laptops. Ill revisit your site and see if you have responded. see you soon

  • I know The Light Programme was on CD in 1996. It still may be.
    What’s this I hear about the Wetton Downes CD being reissued as Icon 4?

  • Paul Castro:

    Is there anyway to get a transcription to Geoff´s solo Asia in Asia Dec, 6 1983?

  • Hey Geoff,
    Just wanted to drop a line and say congrats on Phoenix and Omege, 2 cds that have not left my player much since I got them.
    Watching the Fantasia dvd the other day, I must say there were several moments in your playing that I was surprised you were playing certain parts with your left hand. I guess I just assumed many of the solo parts were played right handed. Obviously you are capable either way. Still impressive playing always grabs my attention.
    Thanks for all the great tunes over the years, with all incarnations of ASIA.
    Joel

  • Paul Castro:

    Hello geoff,

    Just wanted to know if you have the score to the solo you did in japan on Dec, 6 1983 at budokan. It´s a terrific solo, that has been overlooked. I saw asia on Dec 6 1992 at San antonio, texas ,at sneakers bar, and as usual you guys played great. If you post the solo, as you did with video killed the radio star, a lot of followers as myself will be delighted.

    Thanks for all your great music over the years, good luck with the yes drama line up again.

    Paul Castro

  • 1970:

    ♪♪♪♪♪Happy Birthday to you ♪♪♪♪♪
    ♪♪♪♪♪ Happy Birthday to you ♪♪♪♪♪
    ♪♪♪♪♪ Happy Birthday dear Geoff Downes :)
    ♪♪♪♪♪ Happy Birthday to you ♪♪♪♪♪
    ♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪

    I’m always encouraged by your music.

    Beyond the screen, somewhere far away, there’re people celebrating your birthday from the bottoms of their hearts.

    May you and people around you experience lots of happiness today and forever.

    I’ll be supporting you from Osaka Japan.

  • Russ Rotzien:

    I’m transcribing my journals from 1977, and on December 4th, I mentioned a fellow coworker at Tiffany & Company in Beverly Hills. It’s was Christmas season, and I said his name is “Jeff” and he’s the drummer for YES…. perhaps I’ve got the wrong guy or band…. but if so…Hey there!

    RR

  • 1970:

    You’re not getting older, you’re just getting BETTER! Happy Birthday!

    I’m always respecting you and loving your music. :)

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