my name is Neil Matthars
Bass guitar

Neil joined Paradise 9 on bass in February 2008 following Matt Szul’s departure, having been recommended by Carl Sampson, who was the Paradise 9 drummer at that time.


Neil started out playing with Dirty Tryx which later morphed into Casual Affair in the late 80's. They released an album fronted by Mark Colton (Credo), Mike Mishra lead guitar (who played on an early Paradise 9 demo), Barry Nutthall on keyboards and Carl Sampson drums.


After extensive touring, the band finally split in 1992, and Neil went on to a band called Sweet Oblivion who gigged extensively across the UK.

Neil brings to the band a solid bass performance, and also delivers great showmanship, often to be seen in offstage meanderings through the audiences during the band’s live sets.

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