An afternoon of original progressive-rock and space-punk from two bands who started out in West London and have over the years played many venues and festivals, finally making it to the Westy this summer!


Paradise 9 is a four-piece psychedelic-rock band formed in 1997 in Chiswick but now based in Brighton, London and Basingstoke. Their music brings a chilled yet punchy approach to the rock genre, 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.

To date, they have released three studio albums. Their latest, ‘Science Fiction Reality’, released in April 2021 on Flicknife Records also had a limited edition vinyl release in 2024.  They have played at many great festivals, including Glastonbury, A New Day, Cambridge Rock, Bearded Theory, Kozfest, Green Gathering and Small World. 

Gregg McKella vocals, guitar, glissando guitar, clarinet and space FX’s 
Tyrone Thomas - lead guitar and backing vocals (ex-Alternative TV)
Neil Matthars - bass
Wayne Collyer - 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

Ian Abrahams, RC 



Casual Affair play original rock with progressive influences.  Formed in the late 80's, they gigged prolifically in West London and produced a self-financed single.

Mainstream success eluded the band and they disbanded in 1992. All the members went their separate musical ways with other projects that included recording, albums and tours taking them individually to play in America, Europe and Asia and keeping busy on the live music scene (with Neil joining Carl when he was a member of Paradise 9!)

Despite these busy schedules and personal adversity, Casual Affair would periodically reunite for special occasions due to their faith in the music and enduring friendship over the last 40 years.  This will be their second reunion this year to celebrate milestone birthdays in the band. This time it’s the turn of bass player Neil Matthars and a rare opportunity to enjoy great original music from both his bands.

Mark Colton - vocals (Credo, Marquee Square Heroes)
Mike Mishra - guitar
Neil Matthars - bass
Carl Sampson - drums
Barry Nuthall - keyboards

You cannot fault their musicianship

Kerrang magazine, Feb 1992

Mark and Neil laughing on stage

This is a family-friendly afternoon gig so all welcome to come along and enjoy two great live bands on-stage!


Event: Saturday 31 August, 2pm - 6pm
Bar Opens: 1pm
Tickets: £5 advance / £7 on the door / Under 12s free (with accompanying adult)


  • Paradise 9 on stage holding instruments

Dates and times

  1. Sat 31 Aug 2024
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