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.

MetraGnome

MetraGnome

Backflip Dropkick

Backflip Dropkick

Frogbeats Takeover

Frogbeats Takeover

Ewan Green

Ewan Green

Ritual UK

Ritual UK

Josephine Sillars

Josephine Sillars

Radiophonic Tuckshop

Radiophonic Tuckshop

Saint Huck

Saint Huck

Tinky Disco

Tinky Disco

Sea Captain

Sea Captain

The BarrowBand

The BarrowBand

Junior Lazarou

Junior Lazarou

The Amphetameanies

Jimmy Hoo Ha

Jimmy Hoo Ha

Curio

Curio

Samba Ya Bamba

Samba Ya Bamba

Leanne and the Raddix

Leanne and the Raddix

Hector

Hector

Futurology

Futurology

Alec Cooper and Hardeep Dheere

Al the Kemist

Acutek

Acutek

The Paperback Throne

The Paperback Throne

Ilk

Ilk

Greenfinch

Greenfinch

Hex

Hex

Blochestra

Blochestra

Finn LeMarinel

Finn LeMarinel

Kerri Watt

Kerri Watt

Sapphire Notion

Sapphire Notion

Vixen Sound

Vixen Sound

Psychedelic Confessions

Psychedelic Confessions

FairFollies

FairFollies

Jamie Bostron

Jamie Bostron

Robin Adams

Robin Adams

Altered Mode

Altered Mode

Rebecca Vasmant

Rebecca Vasmant

The Supernaturals

The Supernaturals

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

Crystal

Crystal

We Should Hang Out More

We Should Hang Out More

China Shop Bull

China Shop Bull

Trembling Bells

Trembling Bells

A Sudden Burst of Colour

A Sudden Burst of Colour

Yip Man

Yip Man

Half Formed Things

Half Formed Things

Dumb Instrument

Dumb Instrument

Dohnut (formerly known as eating disorder)

Dohnut (formerly known as eating disorder)

Pyro

Pyro

The Baltic States

The Baltic States

Sea Bass Kid

Sea Bass Kid

The Twistettes

The Twistettes

DopeSickFly

DopeSickFly

James Edwyn and the Borrowed Band

James Edwyn and the Borrowed Band

Woodwife

Woodwife

Hypnoblue

Hypnoblue

Steve Grozier

Steve Grozier

Emma O’Reilly

Emma O’Reilly

Spring Break

Spring Break

The Dull Fudds

The Dull Fudds

Busker Rhymes

Busker Rhymes

Angus Munro

Angus Munro

Madam Tsunami

Madam Tsunami

Tarneybackle

Tarneybackle

RAZA

RAZA

Discobaw

Discobaw

Finn Anderson

Finn Anderson

Nossa Bossa

Nossa Bossa

Jamie Robert Ross

Jamie Robert Ross

L-Space

L-Space

Oxen Fell

Oxen Fell

Samadhi Soundscapes

Samadhi Soundscapes

Calum Ingram

Calum Ingram

Bell Lungs

Bell Lungs

True Gents

True Gents

Lisa Kowalski

Lisa Kowalski

BlackMoon1348

BlackMoon1348

Alex Maxwell

Alex Maxwell

Mezcla

Mezcla

Callum Ross

Callum Ross

The Hate Eighties

The Hate Eighties

Sebastian and Lucius

Sebastian and Lucius

Mayor Stubbs

Mayor Stubbs

Sam Begbie

Sam Begbie

GK Machine

GK Machine

The Well Happy Band

The Well Happy Band

Blair Coron

Blair Coron

John Davidson

John Davidson

Luke Gibson

Luke Gibson

Keithy Jorge

Keithy Jorge

Dow Joan

Dow Joan

Kev Sherry

Kev Sherry

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