Geoff Downes

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Geoff had good lineage for becoming a future keyboardist. His father was a church organist and his mother was a pianist.

He studied at Leeds College of Music, and upon graduating, he moved to London. Here he bagan doing session work and writing jingles

Geoff met songwriter/producer/musician Trevor Horn at an audition. In the late 70’s they formed The Buggles, and had a worldwide hit with “Video Killed The Radio Star” in 1979

He helped co-founded supergroup Asia with guitarist Steve Howe, bassist and singer John Wetton, and ex-ELP drummer Carl Palmer.

The 3 top inspirational artists for Geoff are Keith Emerson, Rick Wakeman, and Dave Sinclair (Caravan)