Om Rock Promotions Presents Paradise 9


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Paradise 9

Paradise 9 are a four- piece psychedelia,protopunk,,ambient,space-rock band based in London and the South-east. Formed in 1997 by Gregg McKella, originating from singer/songwriting nights, becoming a full band they released their first album Showtime in 1998.

To date they have 3 studio albums, the latest Science Fiction Reality, released in April 2021 on Flicknife Records, and previously with Showtime (1998) and Take Me to the Future (2013), a live CD Live at the Amersham Arms 2014, a DVD Live at On-board the Craft 2013 and their 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, while fusing proto and post punk from the Ramones through to the Clash, and the Psychedelic Furs.

Having played many great festivals including Glastonbury Festival, A New Day Festival, Cambridge Rock Festival, Bearded Theory, Kozfest, Green Gathering, Small World to name a few they are out on the road again in 2024.

Paradise 9 are now;

Gregg McKella on vocals, guitar, glissando guitar, clarinet and space FX's (Glissando Guitar Orchestra/Judge Trev Band/Rubber Bus/ex-Nik Turner Band/ex-Image Wot Image/ex-Dreamfield)

Tyrone Thomas on lead guitar and backing vocals (SpacedOgs/Timperley Sunset/ex Image Wot Image /ex-Alternative TV/ex-Convent Nuns)

Neil Matthars on bass (ex-Casual Affair) & Wayne Collyer (The Golgis/ex-Deep Skin/ex-Men Are Dead) on drums.

"Challenging, deft and understated space rock for 2021 and generations beyond." - Guy Shankland - Vive Le Rock
Tremendous space rock with an intelligent and optimistic zen-punk message - It's Psychedelic Baby! Magazine

" If Paradise 9 had been around back in the day, then surely their space-punk vibe would have made them great stablemates for the likes of Inner City Unit, Underground Zero, and yes, Hawkwind themselves, on the 1980s Flicknife roster. Fast forward to 2021, and how fantastic to see them join the resurgent Flicknife label now! Sharp indeed!" Ian Abrahams, RC

This is an album from the underground which feels just like that, with a title which clearly states what this is all about. Honest and with integrity, this never pretends to be anything more than it is and is all the more enjoyable for that. Kev Rowland Prog Archives

this for me is music of rock origin, hints of just about anything else that they can fit in, all wrapped around a punk vocal style that spits out its anger at the state of the planet and the human apathy toward it. Of its time music, with a conscience." Mark Cartwright The Punk Site

Simon Godfrey

Simon Godfrey is a UK born singer/songwriter with thirty years of experience performing live around the world, who found success with the progressive band Tinyfish as their lead singer. Tinyfish went on to release three critically acclaimed records and a live album before Simon relocated from London to Philadelphia, USA in 2014. Since then he has written and released music for a number of projects such as Shineback, Tribe of Names and Tidehouse. His second solo album is due for release in 2024 along with a UK tour featuring ex-Tinyfish member Robert Ramsay and Bardic Depths guitarist, Gareth Cole.


Jeanette Murphy

Word is that Jeanette is a very gifted and talented songwriter with a mesmerizing voice. She has been described as a cross between Joan Armatrading and Tracy Chapman, though with a style that's uniquely her own... Jeanette's music taste and influences include a broad range of styles and her last album, 'Defining Moments', is a very good example of how diverse and unique Jeanette is as an artist and a songwriter.

... Jeanette's latest album 'Defining Moments' contains a variety of stylings in its arrangements that will appeal to a broad sector of music fans particularly if folk, indie, jazz and sensitive singer songwriter genres are what captivates you.. Dreambox UK.

... Beautiful songs, superb production and great to hear an album where you can hear and understand every word. TOR Records

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Om Rock Promotions Presents Paradise 9 (25 Sept 2024)

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