“Eclectic psychedelic spacecore ambient punk spacerock ” …and described by reviewer Abi Rhodes as “Hawkwind meets Joe Strummer….”
Paradise 9 are a four- piece rock band based in London and Brighton. Formed in 1997 by singer songwriter Gregg McKella, they released their first album “Showtime” in 1998.
In 2017 they celebrated their 20th anniversary; with the release of their live double 20th Anniversary 1997 ~ 2017 CD. Their music brings a chilled yet punchy approach to the rock genre sound, taking inspiration from psychedelic and progressive bands like Pink Floyd, Gong, and Hawkwind and fuses with proto and post punk from the Ramones through to the Clash, and the Psychedelic Furs.
Paradise 9 are; Gregg McKella on vocals, guitar, glissando guitar, clarinet and space FX’s (Daevid Allen’s Glissando Guitar Orchestra) Tyrone Thomas on lead guitar and backing vocals (SpacedOgs/ Olympic Clamp Down/Jeanette Murphy Band/ex-Alternative TV) Neil Matthars on bass (ex-Casual Affair) Wayne Collyer (ex-Deep Skin) on drums.