About Us

Stoned Records’ first signing YES SIR BOSS have cultivated a truly original, distinct and indefinable sound that has elements of everything from a brooding Balkan blues band to a horn injected indie rock outfit. The ecstatic meeting of these diverse sounds makes YSB’s funky, rootsy, uplifting tunes beguilingly unique. Their heavy blend of horn led hooks, offbeat rhythms and epic riffs provide the perfect backing for the memorable and catchy lyrics brought to life by the seductively expressive and husky vocals of front man Matt Sellors. 

Appealing to wide audiences and captivating them with energetic soul, this Bristol based rabble of six, perform their live shows with a thrilling charm that has recently seen them complete a 40 date summer tour playing numerous headline slots at many of the UK’s leading festivals and appearing on various radio shows including live sessions for BBC Radio London and Rob Da Banks Radio 1 show.

Their unique sound has been brewing up a storm on the live circuit in the UK and more recently in Europe and Ireland. Now with support shows for Joss Stone’s ‘Soul Session’s 2 Tour’ lined up across Europe and their imminent album release, it wont be long before we see ‘Yes Sir Boss’ propelled into the mainstream.

Their eagerly awaited album ‘Desperation State’ will be released in France on September 24th, in the UK on October 8th and in the rest of Europe in February 2013. Their subsequent single ‘Mrs No 1 (feat Joss Stone) will be released in the UK and Europe on 21st January.

Yes Sir Boss’s releases will be accompanied by wide reaching album tours; in the UK from October through till December including dates in Holland and Ireland and then will be touring Europe extensively in February and March 2013.

“The man with a thousand voices…”
- BBC Radio Bristol

“Eating up genre’s like cream-cakes…”

- Ed Williams, Suit Yourself Magazine

“These songs are going somewhere fast”
- 247 magazine

Exhilarating , Catchy, Stomping , Skanking , inclusive, enthralling…
music ally f***ing spell binding …everything you could want from a band and some…
- Si Chai, Musical Director @ Chai Wallahs

Band Members

Matthew Sellors
  • Homeland: Teignmouth, Devon
  • Instrument: Guitar, Lead Vocals
  • Hero: Stephen Hawking
  • Quote: ‘Guns don’t kill people, people kill people, and monkeys do too (if they have a gun).’ - Eddie Izzard
Tom First
  • Homeland: Hipperholme, Yorkshire
  • Instrument: Trumpet, Melodica, Piano, Vocals
  • Hero: Thierry Henry
  • Quote: ‘Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens’ - Jimi Hendrix
Jehan Abdel-Malak
  • Homeland: North London, innit
  • Instrument: Soprano, Tenor & Alto Sax, Melodica, Piano, Vocals
  • Hero: John Coltrane
  • Quote: ‘My definition of an intellectual is someone who can listen to the William Tell Overture without thinking of the Lone Ranger’ -Billy Connolly
Josh Stopford
Josh Stopford
  • Homeland: Culmstock, Devon
  • Instruments: Bass Guitar, Ukulele, Vocals
  • Hero: Tom Waits
  • Quote: ‘Life is too important to be taken seriously’ - Oscar Wilde
Reuben Nimmo
Reuben Nimmo
  • Homeland: Camberwell, London
  • Instrument: Drums
  • Hero: Seth MacFarlane
  • Quote: ‘So it goes’ - Kurt Vonnegut