Even though both Trevor Horn and Geoff Downes have played live countless times with the various projects they’ve worked with, including the brief time they were together with Yes, they have never played a full-length show as The Buggles. There have been isolated performances, including the 2004 Prince’s Trust Concert and a ZTT shwocase in the 1990′s, but that’s it. Along with original member Bruce Woolley, they are about to change that with a London concert they’re calling The Lost Gig.
Unless you’re in London or plan on traveling there, the September 28th show at the Supperclub (12 Acklam Road) will be the only chance you’ll get to see this historic event. The group will be playing The Age Of Plastic in full, which means a chance to hear not only “Video Killed The Radio Star”, but also “Living In The Plastic Age”, but “Astro Boy”, “Clean, Clean”, and the almighty “I Love You Miss Robot”. Horn, Downes, and Woolley also promise “special guests’ to join them.
On top of that, Orchestral Man0euvers In The Dark will be opening up, and sitting in with them will be Claudia Brucken of Propaganda fame.
Outside of reuniting for reuniting’s sake, there is a special cause behind this performance, as it is a benefit show to raise funds for the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability. All proceeds both from The Lost Gig and accompanying online auction will be donated to the hospital.
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(Mahalo to Matt Verrill for corrections.)