Be Bop & Beyond Tour - 2004
During October 2004, Bill assembled his 'occasional' band, The Lost Satellites, to embark on a UK tour celebrating 30 years of Bill Nelson's music.
The band consisted of...
Bill Nelson - Guitars & Voice,
Nick Dew (Be Bop's original drummer) - Drums,
Ian Nelson - Saxophone & Keyboard,
Ian Leese - Bass & Backing Vocals,
Dave Standeven - Guitar,
Steve Cook - Keyboards,
Jon Wallinger - Keyboard & Acoustic Guitar.
The tour kicked off with a 'secret' warm-up gig at The Duke of Cumberland in North Ferriby, near Hull, with the band going under the guise of 'The Sex Gods Of Disneyland'.
Shows were then put on in Sheffield, Milton Keynes, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Nottingham, Edinburgh, Newcastle and two nights in London, before finishing with a performance at the annual Nelsonica convention, again at North Ferriby.
Concert running order:
Part One: 'Bejeweled Dream Of Electric Guitars'
A short solo instrumental performance from Bill Nelson featuring live improvised guitars over interactive pre-recorded tracks with his own video creations as backdrop.
Part Two: 'Eight Millimetre Memories...Be Bop Deluxe In The South Of France'
A thirty minute film by Bill Nelson assembled from archive home-cine footage originally taken by Bill in 1977 during the recording of Be Bop Deluxe's 'Drastic Plastic' album in Juan-Les-Pins. The film utilises several of Bill's instrumental recordings as a soundtrack.
Part Three: 'Jukebox From Another World: Be Bop Deluxe And Beyond'
Bill Nelson And The Lost Satellites perform selected songs from albums recorded over the last thirty years.