Geoffrey "Geoff" Downes (born 25 August 1952) is an English musician, songwriter, and record producer, best known for his tenures as keyboardist in the new wave group The Buggles with Trevor Horn, the progressive rock band Yes, and the supergroup Asia. In 2006, Downes reunited the original Asia line-up and rejoined Yes in 2011; he is currently a member of both groups. Since 1998, he has reunited with Horn on special occasions to perform songs from The Buggles. Downes entered the Guinness Book of Records for performing with a record 28 keyboards on stage in a single performance.

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  • Geoffrey Downes (* 25. August 1952 in Stockport, Cheshire) ist ein britischer Rock-Keyboarder. (de)
  • Geoff Downes es un teclista de rock británico. (es)
  • Geoffrey Downes, né le 25 août 1952 à Stockport en Angleterre (Cheshire) est un claviériste britannique qui a œuvré avec les groupes Buggles, Yes et Asia. Il a aussi formé, en parallèle à leur travail avec Asia, le groupe Icon avec le bassiste John Wetton. (fr)
  • ジェフ・ダウンズ(Geoffrey Downes, 1952年8月25日 - )は、イングランド・ストックポート出身のキーボディスト。 (ja)
  • Geoffrey Downes (Stockport, 25 de agosto de 1952) é um tecladista britânico de rock progressivo, melhor conhecido pela sua participação no Asia e rápida passagem no Yes em 1980. Filho de pais músicos (seu pai era organista de igreja e sua mãe pianista), Downes também interessou-se pelo teclado, tocando em uma série de bandas locais antes de estudar na escola de música de Leeds. Após sua graduação mudou-se para Londres, onde tocava e compunha jingles. Em 1976 conheceu Trevor Horn em uma audição para a banda da cantora pop Tina Charles. Continuaram a trabalhar juntos, formando posteriormente os The Buggles. O sucesso da banda os levou ao Yes para o álbum Drama e turnês de suporte. Surpreendentemente, Downes foi o primeiro membro da banda a graduar-se em música. O Yes então terminou no começo de 1981. Posteriormente, Downes reuniu-se com Steve Howe (de Yes), Carl Palmer (de Emerson, Lake & Palmer) e John Wetton (de King Crimson) para formar o Asia em 1981. A banda teve sucesso imediato com o lançamento do álbum de estréia auto intitulado em 1982, e formou a base para a carreira de Downes desde então, além de lhe render o Guiness como tecladista com a maior quantidade de teclados em um palco. Por vários anos ele foi o único membro fundador remanescente da banda. Recentemente, Downes reuniu-se com Wetton em projetos paralelos até que a formação original do Asia retornou em 2006, assim permanecendo até o presente visto que nunca anunciaram o fim da banda. Downes também gravou vários álbuns solo e colaborou com outros artistas, incluindo Trapeze em 1991 para uma turnê e uma breve aparição no álbum Sat in Your Lap de Kate Bush. Retornou para o grupo Yes em 2011. (pt)
  • Geoffrey Downes (ur. 25 sierpnia 1952 w Stockport) – brytyjski klawiszowiec znany z występów w zespołach Asia, Yes oraz The Buggles. (pl)
  • Geoffrey "Geoff" Downes (Stockport, Cheshire, 25 augustus 1952) is een Brits toetsenist. (nl)
  • Geoffrey "Geoff" Downes (born 25 August 1952) is an English musician, songwriter, and record producer, best known for his tenures as keyboardist in the new wave group The Buggles with Trevor Horn, the progressive rock band Yes, and the supergroup Asia. Born in Stockport, Downes moved to London to pursue a music career. In 1977, he formed The Buggles with Horn and enjoyed success with their first album The Age of Plastic (1980) which contained the worldwide hit single "Video Killed the Radio Star". In May 1980, Downes joined Yes with Horn and recorded Drama (1980). After Yes disbanded in 1981, Downes helped Trevor Horn to produce a second Buggles album, Adventures in Modern Recording (1981) even if he doesn't really play on it, he only was involved in some sound effects on a few tracks. And he co-founded Asia with ex-Yes fellow musician Steve Howe, ex-King Crimson bassist and singer John Wetton and ex-ELP drummer Carl Palmer. He left Asia in 1986, rejoined in 1990, and released several solo albums and produced for several artists, including Mike Oldfield and the Thompson Twins. In 2006, Downes reunited the original Asia line-up and rejoined Yes in 2011; he is currently a member of both groups. Since 1998, he has reunited with Horn on special occasions to perform songs from The Buggles. Downes entered the Guinness Book of Records for performing with a record 28 keyboards on stage in a single performance. (en)
  • Дже́ффри (Джефф) Да́унс (англ. Geoffrey Downes; 25 августа 1952, Стокпорт, Чешир, Англия) — британский пианист, композитор и продюсер, попал в Книгу рекордов Гиннесса за использование 28 клавишных инструментов в течение одного выступления. Карьера Джеффа началась в группе The Buggles, чей клип «Video Killed the Radio Star» стал первым роликом, появившемся на видеоканале MTV 1 августа 1981 года. Осенью 1979-го The Buggles и Yes, оставшиеся без Джона Андерсона и Рика Уэйкмана, работали в одной и той же студии. Джефф и его коллега Тревор Хорн (певец, бас-гитарист и продюсер) предложили «гигантам рока» исполнить песню собственного сочинения «We Can Fly From Here», после чего музыканты получили приглашение войти в состав группы Yes и записали с легендой арт-рока альбом «Drama». Вскоре Хорн с головой погрузился в продюсерскую работу, а Даунс стал одним из основателей супергруппы Asia, продолжая, однако, выпускать сольные альбомы в стиле нью-эйдж. С 2011 года Даунс является основным клавишником прогрессив-рок-группы Yes. (ru)
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  • Geoffrey Downes (* 25. August 1952 in Stockport, Cheshire) ist ein britischer Rock-Keyboarder. (de)
  • Geoff Downes es un teclista de rock británico. (es)
  • Geoffrey Downes, né le 25 août 1952 à Stockport en Angleterre (Cheshire) est un claviériste britannique qui a œuvré avec les groupes Buggles, Yes et Asia. Il a aussi formé, en parallèle à leur travail avec Asia, le groupe Icon avec le bassiste John Wetton. (fr)
  • ジェフ・ダウンズ(Geoffrey Downes, 1952年8月25日 - )は、イングランド・ストックポート出身のキーボディスト。 (ja)
  • Geoffrey Downes (ur. 25 sierpnia 1952 w Stockport) – brytyjski klawiszowiec znany z występów w zespołach Asia, Yes oraz The Buggles. (pl)
  • Geoffrey "Geoff" Downes (Stockport, Cheshire, 25 augustus 1952) is een Brits toetsenist. (nl)
  • Geoffrey "Geoff" Downes (born 25 August 1952) is an English musician, songwriter, and record producer, best known for his tenures as keyboardist in the new wave group The Buggles with Trevor Horn, the progressive rock band Yes, and the supergroup Asia. In 2006, Downes reunited the original Asia line-up and rejoined Yes in 2011; he is currently a member of both groups. Since 1998, he has reunited with Horn on special occasions to perform songs from The Buggles. Downes entered the Guinness Book of Records for performing with a record 28 keyboards on stage in a single performance. (en)
  • Geoffrey Downes (Stockport, 25 de agosto de 1952) é um tecladista britânico de rock progressivo, melhor conhecido pela sua participação no Asia e rápida passagem no Yes em 1980. Filho de pais músicos (seu pai era organista de igreja e sua mãe pianista), Downes também interessou-se pelo teclado, tocando em uma série de bandas locais antes de estudar na escola de música de Leeds. Após sua graduação mudou-se para Londres, onde tocava e compunha jingles. (pt)
  • Дже́ффри (Джефф) Да́унс (англ. Geoffrey Downes; 25 августа 1952, Стокпорт, Чешир, Англия) — британский пианист, композитор и продюсер, попал в Книгу рекордов Гиннесса за использование 28 клавишных инструментов в течение одного выступления. С 2011 года Даунс является основным клавишником прогрессив-рок-группы Yes. (ru)
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