Yellow Matter Custard

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Yellow Matter Custard
Years active2003
Past membersMatt Bissonette
Paul Gilbert
Neal Morse
Mike Portnoy
Kasim Sulton

Yellow Matter Custard is a Beatles tribute supergroup consisting of Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, Transatlantic, OSI, Liquid Tension Experiment, Liquid Trio Experiment, Avenged Sevenfold, Flying Colors, Adrenaline Mob, The Winery Dogs, Metal Allegiance), Neal Morse ( ex-Spock's Beard, Transatlantic, Flying Colors, The Neal Morse Band), Paul Gilbert (Racer X, Mr. Big) and Matt Bissonette (Mustard Seeds, Jughead, David Lee Roth, The Squirts, Joe Satriani, Electric Light Orchestra). Kasim Sulton (Utopia and various Todd Rundgren bands) played bass with the band in 2011, replacing Bissonette.

They take their name from a line in "I Am the Walrus", by the Beatles: "Yellow matter custard, dripping from a dead dog's eye".

Ty Tabor (King's X) was originally approached to play guitar for the group, but was unable due to the King's X touring schedule.[1]

Conceived as more of a project than a band, they have only performed a total of five times: twice in 2003 (May 17 at Upper Montclair, New Jersey and May 18 at B.B. King's Blues Club, New York), and three times in 2011. Due to scheduling conflicts, Matt Bissonette was unable to play with the band in 2011, and thus was replaced by Kasim Sulton.[2]


Former members

Additional players

  • Bert Baldwin - keyboards, percussion, samples


One Night In New York City[edit]

  • 2 CD/DVD
  • Recorded May 18, 2003
  • CD released 2003
  • DVD released 2005
  1. Magical Mystery Tour
  2. Dear Prudence
  3. Dig a Pony
  4. She Said She Said
  5. I Call Your Name
  6. You Can't Do That
  7. When I Get Home
  8. Nowhere Man
  9. Rain
  10. Free as a Bird
  11. Come Together
  12. I Am the Walrus
  13. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
  14. Baby's In Black
  15. I'll Be Back
  16. No Reply
  17. The Night Before
  18. You're Gonna Lose That Girl
  19. Ticket to Ride
  20. Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey
  21. Oh Darling
  22. Think For Yourself
  23. Wait
  24. Revolution
  25. I Want You (She's So Heavy)
  26. You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)
  27. Lovely Rita
  28. Good Morning Good Morning
  29. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
  30. A Day in the Life

DVD bonus features[edit]

  • Yellow Matter Custard Rehearsals
  • Pre-Show Backstage

One More Night In New York City[edit]

  • Recorded February 28, 2011
  • 2CD/DVD released 2011
  1. Back in the USSR
  2. I Got a Feeling
  3. And Your Bird Can Sing
  4. Day Tripper
  5. Getting Better
  6. Taxman
  7. It Won't Be Long
  8. You've Really Got a Hold On Me
  9. Lady Madonna
  10. We Can Work It Out
  11. I'm a Loser
  12. I Don't Want To Spoil the Party
  13. Penny Lane
  14. The Fool on the Hill
  15. You've Got to Hide Your Love Away
  16. Things We Said Today
  17. If I Needed Someone
  18. It's Only Love
  19. She's a Woman
  20. The Word
  21. Any Time at All
  22. Paperback Writer
  23. Don't Let Me Down
  24. I'm So Tired
  25. Savoy Truffle
  26. Glass Onion
  27. Yer Blues
  28. Helter Skelter
  29. Flying
  30. Because
  31. You Never Give Me Your Money
  32. Sun King
  33. Mean Mr. Mustard
  34. Her Majesty
  35. Polythene Pam
  36. She Came In Through The Bathroom Window
  37. Golden Slumbers
  38. Carry That Weight
  39. The End

DVD bonus features[edit]

  • Interview with Mike Portnoy & Paul Gilbert (25:23)
  • Rehearsal footage (38:16)


  1. ^ "Mike The Official Website".
  2. ^ "YELLOW MATTER CUSTARD - Three Nights Across America 2011 - THIS WEEK!!!".