Yip Man

Yip Man is the alter-ego of Aberdonian songwriter Al Nero, the former frontman of blissful guitar slingers Le Reno Amps and the co-founder of Glasgow’s Armellodie Records. Since Le Reno Amps bowed out in 2011 one might be forgiven for thinking that outside of co-running Armellodie Nero has been somewhat idle. In truth he has been undergoing metamorphosis. He’s been away. Al Nero went to China… Yip Man came back.

November saw the release of his debut album, the wonderfully named ‘Braw Power’, laced with a keen sense of fun and an irresistible marriage of riff and melody. The album is a tightly packed collection of intelligent pop songs that find Nero lyrically and poetically tackling his own existential ennui, whilst sounding like a man who just found the last Golden Ticket in his Wonka Bar. BBC 6 Music seemed to think so with Steve Lamacq, Lauren Laverne, Gideon Coe, Tom Robinson and Radcliffe and Maconie all lending their support and spinning the braw-ness! Radio Scotland weren’t slow off the mark either with Roddy Hart, Billy Sloan and Vic Galloway all supporting the record.

Most recently Yip Man and his band of merry Yip men performed to a sell-out crowd in a headline show at this year’s Celtic Connections in Glasgow. With grand ambitions tempered by a homely charm, you can be sure that whatever life throws at Yip Man, he’ll bat it straight back with his killer hooks.

Dunbartonshire Concert Band

Dunbartonshire Concert Band

Asian Dub Foundation Sound System

Asian Dub Foundation Sound System

The Showhawk Duo

The Showhawk Duo

Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5

Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5

Kid Canaveral

Kid Canaveral

Roddy Woomble

Roddy Woomble

Tide Lines

Tide Lines

Solareye

Solareye

Girobabies

Girobabies

Trongate Rum Riots

Trongate Rum Riots

Decades of Dub

Decades of Dub

Indigo Velvet

Indigo Velvet

Foxtrap

Foxtrap

Dead Man Fall

Dead Man Fall

The Ronains

The Ronains

Half Formed Things

Half Formed Things

Mr Boom!

Mr Boom!

Elsewhere’s Cabaret of Miracles

Elsewhere’s Cabaret of Miracles

Harbingers Drum Crew

Harbingers Drum Crew

WSHOM – We Should Hang Out More

WSHOM – We Should Hang Out More

Calum Ingram

Calum Ingram

Paws (Acoustic set)

Paws (Acoustic set)

Dancing On Tables

Dancing On Tables

DopeSickFly

DopeSickFly

Katee Kross & The Amberjax

Katee Kross & The Amberjax

Yoko Pwno

Yoko Pwno

Root System

Root System

Glamour & The Baybes

Glamour & The Baybes

Angus Munro

Angus Munro

Shaka Loves You

Shaka Loves You

The Well Happy Band

The Well Happy Band

The State Broadcasters

The State Broadcasters

John Edge & The Kings Of Nowhere

John Edge & The Kings Of Nowhere

Lisa Kowalski

Lisa Kowalski

Busker Rhymes

Busker Rhymes

Altered Mode

Altered Mode

Fnuf

Fnuf

Raging Twilight

Raging Twilight

Awkward Family Portraits

Awkward Family Portraits

Attention//Please

Attention//Please

Capri Collective

Capri Collective

The Hollows

The Hollows

Flew The Arrow

Flew The Arrow

Futurology

Futurology

Emily Middlemas

Emily Middlemas

Feet of Clay

Feet of Clay

100 Fables

100 Fables

Greenfinch

Greenfinch

Mt. Doubt

Mt. Doubt

Harry & the Hendersons

Harry & the Hendersons

Rebekah Kirk

Rebekah Kirk

Underwoods

Underwoods

Gage

Gage

Steg G & the Freestyle Master

Steg G & the Freestyle Master

Fairfollies

Fairfollies

Are You Really Alive?

Are You Really Alive?

Zoee

Zoee

The Supernaturals

The Supernaturals

Sirens of Spin

Sirens of Spin

The Langan Band

The Langan Band

Bombskare

Bombskare

Rachel Sermanni

Rachel Sermanni

Orkestra Del Sol

Orkestra Del Sol

Dave Arcari

Dave Arcari

Single By Sunday

Single By Sunday

Fat-Suit

Fat-Suit

The Hostiles

The Hostiles

Rebecca Vasmant

Rebecca Vasmant

Crystal

Crystal

We Should Hang Out More

We Should Hang Out More

China Shop Bull

China Shop Bull

Trembling Bells

Trembling Bells

The BarrowBand

The BarrowBand

A Sudden Burst of Colour

A Sudden Burst of Colour

Yip Man

Yip Man

Half Formed Things

Half Formed Things

Samba Ya Bamba

Samba Ya Bamba

Dumb Instrument

Dumb Instrument

Dohnut (formerly known as eating disorder)

Dohnut (formerly known as eating disorder)

Leanne and the Raddix

Leanne and the Raddix

Futurology

Futurology

Pyro

Pyro

Greenfinch

Greenfinch

The Micro Band

The Micro Band

The Baltic States

The Baltic States

Cat Caldwell

Cat Caldwell

Sea Bass Kid

Sea Bass Kid

Azure Halo

Azure Halo

FXWLL

FXWLL

The Cut Throat Razors

The Cut Throat Razors

Busker Rhymes

Busker Rhymes

DopeSickFly

DopeSickFly

James Edwyn and the Borrowed Band

James Edwyn and the Borrowed Band

DJ Rambunctious

DJ Rambunctious

Hex

Hex

Woodwife

Woodwife

Mini Muddy Disco

Mini Muddy Disco

Hypnoblue

Hypnoblue

The Twistettes

The Twistettes

Steve Grozier

Steve Grozier

Emma O’Reilly

Emma O’Reilly

Hamish The Movie

Hamish The Movie

Spring Break

Spring Break

Finn LeMarinel

Finn LeMarinel

Josephine Sillars

Josephine Sillars

The Lance Vance Dance

The Lance Vance Dance

The Dull Fudds

The Dull Fudds

Frogbeats Takeover

Frogbeats Takeover

Theremin Hero

Theremin Hero

Angus Munro

Angus Munro

Madam Tsunami

Madam Tsunami

Tarneybackle

Tarneybackle

Hector

Hector

Blair Coron

Blair Coron

RAZA

RAZA

Mr Boom

Mr Boom

Discobaw

Discobaw

Psychedelic Confessions

Psychedelic Confessions

Finn Anderson

Finn Anderson

Nossa Bossa

Nossa Bossa

Jamie Robert Ross

Jamie Robert Ross

L-Space

L-Space

Tinky Disco

Tinky Disco

Radiophonic Tuckshop

Radiophonic Tuckshop

Saint Huck

Saint Huck

We Should Hang Out More (WSHOM)

We Should Hang Out More (WSHOM)

Sea Captain

Sea Captain

Bexters Laboratory

Bexters Laboratory

Oxen Fell

Oxen Fell

Feet of Clay

Feet of Clay

Samadhi Soundscapes

Samadhi Soundscapes

DOHNUT (formerly known as eating disorder)

DOHNUT (formerly known as eating disorder)

Ilk

Ilk

Calum Ingram

Calum Ingram

Andy Wightman

Andy Wightman

Bell Lungs

Bell Lungs

Bella Gaffney

Bella Gaffney

FairFollies

FairFollies

Dear Lara

Dear Lara

Mickey 9s

Mickey 9s

Lisa Kowalski

Lisa Kowalski

BlackMoon1348

BlackMoon1348

Alex Maxwell

Alex Maxwell

BMX Bandits

BMX Bandits

Curio

Curio

Mezcla

Mezcla

Blochestra

Blochestra

Callum Ross

Callum Ross

The Hate Eighties

The Hate Eighties

Nick Harper

Nick Harper

Sebastian and Lucius

Sebastian and Lucius

Mayor Stubbs

Mayor Stubbs

Wolves

Jamie Bostron

Jamie Bostron

Finn LeMarinel

Finn LeMarinel

Abel Ganz

Abel Ganz

Sam Begbie

Sam Begbie

Sapphire Notion

Sapphire Notion

GK Machine

GK Machine

Blochestra

Blochestra

The Shiverin’ Sheiks

The Shiverin’ Sheiks

Kerri Watt

Kerri Watt

Vixen Sound

Vixen Sound

Ritual UK

Ritual UK

The Well Happy Band

The Well Happy Band

Siobhan Wilson

Ewan Green

Ewan Green

Junior Lazarou

Junior Lazarou

Woodwife

Woodwife

Blair Coron

Blair Coron

Urvanovic

Urvanovic

John Davidson

John Davidson

SambaYaBamba

SambaYaBamba

Luke Gibson

Luke Gibson

Backflip Dropkick

Backflip Dropkick

Keithy Jorge

Keithy Jorge

Jointpop

Jointpop

Acutek

Acutek

Robin Adams

Robin Adams

Hex

Hex

Dow Joan

Dow Joan

Heir of the Cursed

Heir of the Cursed

MetraGnome

MetraGnome

Earths

Earths

Jimmy Hoo Ha

Jimmy Hoo Ha

Altered Mode

Altered Mode

True Gents

True Gents

The Paperback Throne

The Paperback Throne

Leanne & The Radix

Leanne & The Radix

Kev Sherry

Kev Sherry

Supa & Da Kryptonites

Supa & Da Kryptonites

Emma Pollock

Emma Pollock

Jamie & Shoony

Jamie & Shoony

Al Brown

Al Brown

The Amphetameanies

The Amphetameanies

Young Aviators

Young Aviators

Stanley Odd

Stanley Odd

Pale Fire

Pale Fire

Emma O’Reilly

Emma O’Reilly

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