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Trevor Horn

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Trevor Charles Horn, born July 15, 1949 in , , is a British pop music producer, songwriter and musician. He has produced commercially successful songs and albums for numerous British and international artists, as well as having chart success with his own bands the Buggles, Yes and Art of Noise. He also owns a recording company, Records, a recording studio (Sarm Studio) and a music publishing company, Perfect Songs.

Trevor Horn moved to after leaving school. Horn began his professional career as a backing musician in the late 70’s for star Tina Charles. One of the other members of her backing band was keyboard player Geoff Downes. Horn and Downes joined with Bruce Woolley to form the Buggles in 1977, in which Horn played bass, guitar and percussion as well as providing vocals. They released “Video Killed the Radio Star” in 1979, which went to No 1 in the UK charts. The song also appeared on the group’s first album, The Age of Plastic, which was released in 1980. Later in the same year Horn and Downes were invited to join the rock group Yes. Horn became the lead vocalist, replacing Jon Anderson. He recorded one album with the band, Drama, on which he also plays bass on one track. However, he left after seven months, at the beginning of 1981, to concentrate on his production work.

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