Half Moon presents:

Paradise 9

Paradise 9 + Nukli

Half Moon - Putney, London

£10 Adv / £12 Door
Entry Requirements: 18+ after 7pm
General Admission (e-ticket)
$15.27 + $1.53 s/c

Paradise 9 are a four- piece rock band based in London and Brighton. Formed in 1997 by Gregg McKella, they released their first album “Showtime” in 1998.

Their music brings a chilled yet punchy approach to the rock genre sound, taking inspiration from psychedelic bands like Hawkwind, Pink Fairies, Ozric Tenticles, Gong and Here & Now while fusing proto and post punk from the Ramones through to the Clash, while fusing with Wire and Psychedelic Furs.

To date they have 3 studio albums ‘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 last year’s 20th Anniversary 1997 ~ 2017 CD .

And at the Half Moon in Putney they come to celebrate and perform their brand new studio album “Science Fiction Reality”, released on Flicknife Records in April 2021, and with the album already receiving some great reviews and radio airplay. https://www.flickniferecords.co.uk/store/cds-2/456-paradise-9-science-fiction-reality

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 will going out on the road again in 2021.

Paradise 9 are now;

Gregg McKella on vocals, guitar, glissando guitar, clarinet and space FX’s (Glissando Guitar Orchestra/Judge Trev Band/Monty Oxymoron’s Fibroid Nebulae/ex-Dreamfield)

Tyrone Thomas on lead guitar and backing vocals (SpacedOgs/Jeanette Murphy Band/ ex-Alternative TV)

Neil Matthars on bass (ex-Casual Affair)

Wayne Collyer (ex-Deep Skin/ex-Men Are Dead) on drums.

" 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

"Tremendous space rock with an intelligent and optimistic zen-punk message" It’s Psychedelic Baby! Magazine

"Paradise9 is one of the great undiscovered bands of the 21st century" Abi Rhodes, Zigzag Wanderings

“ …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

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Line Up

Paradise 9 are a four- piece rock band based in London and Brighton. Formed in 1997 by Gregg McKella, they released their first album “Showtime” in 1998.

Their music brings a chilled yet punchy approach to the rock genre sound, taking inspiration from psychedelic bands like Hawkwind, Pink Fairies, Ozric Tenticles, Gong and Here & Now while fusing proto and post punk from the Ramones through to the Clash, while fusing with Wire and Psychedelic Furs.

To date they have 3 studio albums ‘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 last year’s 20th Anniversary 1997 ~ 2017 CD .

And at the Half Moon in Putney they come to celebrate and perform their brand new studio album “Science Fiction Reality”, released on Flicknife Records in April 2021, and with the album already receiving some great reviews and radio airplay. https://www.flickniferecords.co.uk/store/cds-2/456-paradise-9-science-fiction-reality

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 will going out on the road again in 2021.

Paradise 9 are now;

Gregg McKella on vocals, guitar, glissando guitar, clarinet and space FX’s (Glissando Guitar Orchestra/Judge Trev Band/Monty Oxymoron’s Fibroid Nebulae/ex-Dreamfield)

Tyrone Thomas on lead guitar and backing vocals (SpacedOgs/Jeanette Murphy Band/ ex-Alternative TV)

Neil Matthars on bass (ex-Casual Affair)

Wayne Collyer (ex-Deep Skin/ex-Men Are Dead) on drums.

" 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

"Tremendous space rock with an intelligent and optimistic zen-punk message" It’s Psychedelic Baby! Magazine

"Paradise9 is one of the great undiscovered bands of the 21st century" Abi Rhodes, Zigzag Wanderings

“ …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

<> Born from the Squats and Free Festivals of the 80's, <> (pronounced Nuke-Lie) have travelled from the experimental lo- fi cut-ups of the early PSi tapes, through psych-pop to a more jazzy, proggy sound. The live recordings take in the full range of styles whilst the latest studio offering shows where the band is now and a hint of where they are heading. There is another way!!! Based in London, psychedelic alternative rock maestros NUKLI have a message: “It’s never too late to have a happy childhood!” UK free festival veterans, vocalist and guitarist Kev Hegan and bassist Mark Huxley were part of the space punk band PSi, who's bus carried Nik Turner's Stonehenge Free Festival stage around the alternative events of the early 80's. Their tape, Psychelektra Trip Projekta, featuring mad cut ups between, and even during tracks, was a favourite on the scene. That band changed its name to PSi NUKLI, putting out another cassette in 1988 entitled 9, still featuring the trademark vocal samples and cut ups, with a companion tape called Side Effects, which was a more chilled electronic affair. The PSi and the NUKLI factions finally went their separate ways and became two bands, with Kev playing in both offshoots. NUKLI, the forerunner of today's band, released its first cassette in 1993, Mushroom Bunglow Musick, and finally its first CD, The Time Factory, in 1997 on Delerium Records. Joined in 2000 by Peter Out, who had a similarly alternative musical background in South Africa, (where being in opposition to the government could literally mean prison or worse), the band’s current members are Kev Hegan – vocals, guitar and keyboard; Mark Huxley – bass; and Peter Out – drums. Their latest release “There Is Another Way” is out now on Bandcamp. https://nukli.bandcamp.com/

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