If the success of a record producer can be judged by the weight of awards on their shelves then Horn ranks as the world’s number one. He has a hat trick of Brit Awards for Best British Producer from 1983, 1985 and 1992. In the 80s he was Rolling Stone’s Producer of the Year 1983. In the 90s, Best Producer at the 1991 Q Awards. And in the 00s, Music Week’s 2004 Producer of the Year Trevor Horn is well known as a groundbreaking record producer, but his songwriting credits are almost equally successful and certainly as varied. They date back to 1979 and a song for Dusty Springfield, ‘Baby Blue’ which was written in collaboration with Geoff Downes with whom he went on to form The Buggles.
For an artist well known for remaining behind-the-scenes, Trevor Horn's musical career boasts a surprising array of front-of-stage live performances.
And, in some ways, he's led his stage life in reverse: from stadium gigs and worldwide tours with Yes in the 1980s, to festivals and theatre shows with the Art of Noise in the 1990s, to special guest spots in the 2000s. But that would only be half the story. There's never been a pattern, or a game-plan, especially in live performance where anything can happen. So jump around the time-line and sample these random live performances from Trevor Horn...
Tonights line up includes Trevor Horn Lol Crème, Ash Soan, Pete Gordeno, Phil Palmer, Simon Bloor, Julian Hinton, BV’s Kirsten Joy and Kate Westall