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.

The Supernaturals

The Supernaturals

The Langan Band

The Langan Band

Sirens of Spin

Sirens of Spin

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 Baltic States

The Baltic States

The Micro Band

The Micro Band

Sea Bass Kid

Sea Bass Kid

Cat Caldwell

Cat Caldwell

The Twistettes

The Twistettes

Azure Halo

Azure Halo

Busker Rhymes

Busker Rhymes

The Cut Throat Razors

The Cut Throat Razors

DopeSickFly

DopeSickFly

James Edwyn and the Borrowed Band

James Edwyn and the Borrowed Band

Hex

Hex

DJ Rambunctious

DJ Rambunctious

Woodwife

Woodwife

Hypnoblue

Hypnoblue

Mini Muddy Disco

Mini Muddy Disco

Steve Grozier

Steve Grozier

Emma O’Reilly

Emma O’Reilly

Spring Break

Spring Break

Hamish The Movie

Hamish The Movie

Josephine Sillars

Josephine Sillars

Finn LeMarinel

Finn LeMarinel

The Dull Fudds

The Dull Fudds

The Lance Vance Dance

The Lance Vance Dance

Frogbeats Takeover

Frogbeats Takeover

Angus Munro

Angus Munro

Theremin Hero

Theremin Hero

Madam Tsunami

Madam Tsunami

Tarneybackle

Tarneybackle

Hector

Hector

RAZA

RAZA

Blair Coron

Blair Coron

Discobaw

Discobaw

Mr Boom

Mr Boom

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

Sea Captain

Sea Captain

We Should Hang Out More (WSHOM)

We Should Hang Out More (WSHOM)

Oxen Fell

Oxen Fell

Bexters Laboratory

Bexters Laboratory

Samadhi Soundscapes

Samadhi Soundscapes

Feet of Clay

Feet of Clay

Ilk

Ilk

DOHNUT (formerly known as eating disorder)

DOHNUT (formerly known as eating disorder)

Calum Ingram

Calum Ingram

Bell Lungs

Bell Lungs

Andy Wightman

Andy Wightman

FairFollies

FairFollies

Bella Gaffney

Bella Gaffney

True Gents

True Gents

Dear Lara

Dear Lara

Lisa Kowalski

Lisa Kowalski

Mickey 9s

Mickey 9s

BlackMoon1348

BlackMoon1348

Alex Maxwell

Alex Maxwell

Curio

Curio

BMX Bandits

BMX Bandits

Mezcla

Mezcla

Callum Ross

Callum Ross

Blochestra

Blochestra

The Hate Eighties

The Hate Eighties

Sebastian and Lucius

Sebastian and Lucius

Nick Harper

Nick Harper

Mayor Stubbs

Mayor Stubbs

Jamie Bostron

Jamie Bostron

Wolves

Finn LeMarinel

Finn LeMarinel

Sam Begbie

Sam Begbie

Abel Ganz

Abel Ganz

Sapphire Notion

Sapphire Notion

GK Machine

GK Machine

Blochestra

Blochestra

Kerri Watt

Kerri Watt

The Shiverin’ Sheiks

The Shiverin’ Sheiks

Vixen Sound

Vixen Sound

Ritual UK

Ritual UK

The Well Happy Band

The Well Happy Band

Ewan Green

Ewan Green

Siobhan Wilson

Junior Lazarou

Junior Lazarou

Blair Coron

Blair Coron

Woodwife

Woodwife

John Davidson

John Davidson

Urvanovic

Urvanovic

Luke Gibson

Luke Gibson

SambaYaBamba

SambaYaBamba

Backflip Dropkick

Backflip Dropkick

Keithy Jorge

Keithy Jorge

Acutek

Acutek

Jointpop

Jointpop

Robin Adams

Robin Adams

Dow Joan

Dow Joan

Hex

Hex

MetraGnome

MetraGnome

Heir of the Cursed

Heir of the Cursed

Jimmy Hoo Ha

Jimmy Hoo Ha

Earths

Earths

Altered Mode

Altered Mode

The Paperback Throne

The Paperback Throne

Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5

Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5

Kev Sherry

Kev Sherry

Leanne & The Radix

Leanne & The Radix

Supa & Da Kryptonites

Supa & Da Kryptonites

Emma Pollock

Emma Pollock

Jamie & Shoony

Jamie & Shoony

The Amphetameanies

The Amphetameanies

Al Brown

Al Brown

Young Aviators

Young Aviators

Stanley Odd

Stanley Odd

Pale Fire

Pale Fire

Emma O’Reilly

Emma O’Reilly

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