Where Yes Men have been
Scroll down to check out some of Yes Men's highlights since they gladly came back at the end of 2014.
Yes Men's 1st show back after their "Last Ever Show" was at the brilliant Fibber Magees in Dublin on the return leg of FaceMelter Records & Have A Banana. They played with close brothers in F.S.I. & Mega Bus compadres Pineal and ended the night joining the FaceMelter Records clan on their books.
The London Comeback after 2 and a bit years was extra emotional as it was combined with the last promotion of their promotion company 'Have A Banana' (Previously Papal Audience) after 6 and a half years of putting on nights with lots of great bands. They were also joined on stage by Mr Robert Hacker Jessett.
Valentines Day at the Macbeth saw them re-united with close brothers in Last Seen Wearing. It also led to them being offered the opening support slot for Philm (Featuring Dave Lombardo).
Footage from Mark Aldridge below.
It was a huge honour for Yes Men to support the drumming legend that is Dave Lombardo in his new(ish) band including the brilliant Gerry Nestler and Pancho Tomaselli. The Fierce & The Dead were also brilliant and Yes Men look forward to bumping into them again. Here's some footage of the night and underneath some snaps from the great night. Recording by Nigel Boettiger, Photos by Mo Holley
Yes Men were thrilled to be supporting That Fucking Tank at The Birds Nest in Deptford. Unfortunately That Fucking Tank had to cancel due to personal reasons but the night was one of the best bills they had played with amazing bands such as 'Pelvis' and 'The Cortege'.
Yes Men were incredibly proud to play the LAST EVER BAND SET at Rhythm Factory as another great venue sadly closed it's doors after 15 years.
It was a great night from start to finish as everyone made the most of the last night of live music and lots of promoters and friends of the venue were there to give it a proper send off, Yes Men got a live recording of their set which is the 2nd disc on their 2nd album "You Can't Stand The Sight Of Me".
Yes Men had an old school meet up with close friends in Last Seen Wearing and Pelvis after BatteryMen had to pull out at The Engine Rooms in Bow.
It proved to be a great night and one of Yes Men's best live performances to date including never heard before material.
Yes Men released their 2nd album "You Can't Stand The Sight Of Me" on Saturday 2nd July at the beautiful Lexington with amazing support from HAG & The Cortege.
It was due to be special and promised to be at least equal to any gig they had played before and it lived up to everything and more, with old faces coming back into the fray and new faces Yes Men who followed favourites of their's The Cortege & HAG with an hour long chaotic and most explosive set yet.
Photos by Mo Holley
Yes Men had a banger of a August Bank Holiday Weekend, playing 3 shows from Fri-Sun including 2 shows at the ever growing in greatness Nestival, Deptford headlined by no other than Kae Tempest and boasting a huge pool of London talent over 5 days of FREE Music.
They played to a packed Birds Nest in the Gallery Room on Friday as people struggled to try and get to see their explosive set and played the gorgeous (however intimate) Vinyl Bar round the corner on the Saturday.
To cap it off, they opened for the always superb Cortege for their brillaiant EP Launch along with the fantastic Caravan Parasol from Austria.
Yes Men then played on a boat with PELVIS!
Pelvis are the best band not on the internet (well there is one song on Soundcloud).
Ebra Zed kicked off the night in superb fashion after everyone's busy week in stressful London, the 2 piece from Folkestone with the help of the gorgeous surroundings, the lovely minesweeper boat and cheap booze took everyone to a nicer relaxed place before Yes Men disturbed them with a thunderous noise as the crowd had been refreshed and then Pelvis completed a beautiful night of drunken debauchery.
Yes Men then swapped London for Newport Pagnell, Milton Keynes for the day to support the great cause, Musicians Against Homelessness.
Since the gig, the promoter has played Yes Men's 'Everybody Was Laughing' on his Radio Show for emerging bands on Radio Lab which you can listen back to on a computer here.
Yes Men kicked off a great all dayer they organised to raise money for Minesweeper Collective who sadly lost their boat, home, personal belongings and much loved arts venue in a fire.
Every band was amazing in rallying the troops, awareness and £155 for the cause with lots of amazing performances.
Yes Men played after the very brilliant Mein Haus in a cool little shack Tattoo parlour with a great backdrop of the Bussey Building before close friends Henrys Face released in an explosive manner their now available EP!
Go get it :)
Yes Men had a their best Birds Nest set yet as part of an amazing Nestival with a very mixed set of fast old and heavy new tunes sandwiched nicely between the awesome ETC and Cavalli. The brilliant Foxes Don't Sleep and The Cortége were also highlights of a very messy day 4 of Nestival.
Yes Men headed back to the beautiful Lexington to release their latest album, "As Good As It Could've Been" on Saturday 9th September.
It was another amazing night from start to finish with DJ Aunty Asbo, Jack Blackburn and the Conformists, Chaos Theory DJ and Cavalli setting the party vibe ahead of Yes Men's full display of the New Album plus an encore of Enjoy It While You Can.
Amazing snaps are from Peter Tainish.
Video filmed by Lost Data Productions.
Yes Men headed to sunny Folkestone to play the very lovely, Independent, great Lime Bar in a Deptford meets Folkestone get together along side Henrys Face.
Both Yes Men and Henrys Face have members who grew up in Folkestone so it was a trip down memory lane.
Nestival 10 saw Yes Men for the 4th year in a row join up with an unbelievable line up of Music and Art for one of their most powerful sets to date in front of a packed to the brim Birds Nest which included 3 new songs off the next album.
Yes Men were proud to support their brothers in Cavalli as well as Orbital Junction as they both released their new Albums. There were also some serious heavy weights in the London underground stoner rock and doom scene involved.
2019 was a quiet year for Yes Men Gigs as the Drummer moved away from London and work began on their 4th Double Album
but some highlights were these 3 shows at their beloved Birds Nest...
After all the lockdowns of 2020 & 2021 Yes Men were thrilled to be back at Nestival in August 2021, meeting up with Friends, Family, fellow Musicians in Bands, fellow Music Lovers, the lovely staff at Birds Nest, it was a perfect way to come out of lockdown for Yes Men as they opened up the Bank Holiday Monday proceedings.
2022 still seemed to have a hangover from lockdowns in terms of gigs however The Yes Men wrote a double 4th album (due out late 2023) and played 3 shows they loved, again with friends, amazing bands, amazing crowds, amazing people.
They started as a last minute addition supporting My Octopus Mind with their close friends from Kidzuku. Then they were main support at close friends in Splitworms EP Launch before returning to Nestival.