The Billy Nayer Show is a band infused by an entirely unique, internal mythology outside and beyond any trends.
The San Francisco born, New York based Billy Nayer Show was created by singer/songwriter/electric autoharpist Cory McAbee and drummer/musical producer Bobby Lurie. For nearly two decades BNS has performed and recorded with over fifty musicians, recorded and released eight full length CDs through their own label BSG Records, performed throughout the world, and created a number of award winning short films.
In 2001, the bands first feature length film, a space western musical entitled The American Astronaut, debuted at The Sundance Film Festival. The film was written and directed by Cory McAbee and produced by Bobby Lurie. It features an original soundtrack by BNS. The American Astronaut has gone on to win numerous awards and participate in major film festivals worldwide. It has been translated into six languages and continues to screen theatrically.
In 2009 BNS released their second feature film, a space western musical entitled, STINGRAY SAM, which debuted at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. The film was written and directed by Cory McAbee and produced by Bobby Lurie. It was created for viewing on screens of all sizes and features an original soundtrack by The Billy Nayer Show. Stingray Sam has earned many awards participating in major film festivals worldwide, and has become a model in the world of alternative DIY distribution. The film has been translated into eight languages and continues to screen theatrically.
The Billy Nayer Show is currently preparing for the release of their ninth album entitled, BNS PRESENTS. The album is scheduled for release in Fall, 2010. Founding members Cory McAbee and Bobby Lurie will be performing as a duet in support of the new release. During this period BNS will be preparing for the production of their third feature film musical. Production for this film will begin in the Spring of 2011 and soundtrack work has already begun.
Official Website: http://www.cafedunord.com/
Added by folkie on October 14, 2010