Born in Bristol, Yes Man Jellyfish is the realisation of a brainchild. Drummer Rick Entwistle and bassist Jim Brooke first began collaborating in garage rock bands. Through spontaneous jamming, the pair found a natural affinity for dance grooves. They also share similar backgrounds in dance music culture from DJing and production. Both agreeing that live performance is essential, the next step was inevitable.
From their musical circle of friends, they recruited pianist Louise Schwarz and guitarist Tim Hearn. Vocalist Abbey May completed the line-up and Yes Man Jellyfish was born. Vadim Degtiar recently joined, bringing an electronic edge with synths and effects. Influences range from pioneers such as 808 State and Laurent Garnier to electronic acts like Soulwax and Groove Armada. As well as the disco/funk revival that includes Daft Punk and Todd Terje.
The unique sound of Yes Man Jellyfish stands on the powerful grooves of house, breaks and drum and bass. This is fused with uplifting piano, dynamic guitar, vibrant synths and soulful vocals. They have transformed their music into an energetic live show. This continues to tour venues and festivals, alongside acts such as Stanton Warriors.
Their debut release - Charm EP is out now. This features their live show favourites True, Sleep and Flow alongside exclusive remixes. From drum and bass powerhouse Dr Meaker, house legend Moodymanc, and rising techno star POV. Yes Man Jellyfish write and play alternative dance music completely live.
"In little over a year, they've impressed audiences and musos alike."
"I like that very much, plenty sunshine on my back... There's an old school sound, a little bit of Fish Go Deep and a touch of Tracey K... the golden era of dance music."
Billy Quain, BCfm
"Yes Man Jellyfish made a cold Autumn day at our festival feel like a summer's afternoon. Their upbeat, funky songs were the perfect addition to our line-up. Highly recommended."
"Yes Man Jellyfish brought a smile to everyone's face at Field Trip 2016. A great festival booking."
"Yes Man Jellyfish smashed a plethora of original tunes with ambient vocals, on the button drumming and show-stealing guitar licks."