The gig, dubbed A Night In The Psychedelic Garage, features ‘psychedelic positive vibes’ band Dubbal, fronted by Kev Ellis, who hosted a space rock show on the station for seven years, and Paul Groovy & The Pop Art Experience, the Portsmouth-based high-energy garage-rock band that has been performing since the early 80s.

Paul Groovy presents a show dedicated to cult rock bands, while his colleague Steve Vinyl presents a punk and new-wave show on the station.

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Dubbal, with band member and The Flash radio presenter Kev Ellis, far right

Station founder and presenter Martin Kirby said: “The Flash exists to celebrate the talents of our vibrant local music scene, sprinkling original local tunes into our programming and promoting local gigs.

“The station was also created as an alternative to top 40 pop radio and gives listeners the opportunity to experience wonderful music that would likely never be heard elsewhere.

“We are entirely volunteer-run and our considerable overhead costs are paid for primarily through donations from listeners and presenters. Many of our presenters are local musicians themselves, and three of the station’s stars hosted a big concert to raise much-needed funds for our station.

“I can guarantee that this event will blow your mind and help us raise the funds needed to keep our alternative radio station on the air.”

The show will take place at the Wedgewood Rooms on Albert Road, Southsea on Thursday 22 September. Tickets £6. Doors 7 p.m. Go to

The Flash broadcasts on 104.3FM from Waterlooville and is also available on DAB in the Portsmouth and Gosport areas.