The band looked as sharp as our wedding party! They were dressed to the nines (sorry, I couldn’t resist) and looked totally at place at our formal wedding. Not only were they on time, they were incredibly warm and friendly with our guests. They never acted like wall flowers, waiting for their turn. Instead, they smiled and laughed the whole time. The singers even walked around the reception room at times, engaging our guests.
The Nines blew my expectations out of the water! When my fiance and I started planning our wedding we were given similar advice from several people. Don’t skimp on photography and choose your band or DJ really carefully. The photos last forever but the music makes the night for all the guests. We are so thankful that we made the decision to hire The Nines. The dance floor was PACKED from the first song until the last. They even got three of our 90 year old grandmas moving and shaking! Our guests danced so much that they were complaining about sore feet and blisters for days and at least a dozen people told us it was the best time they have ever had at a wedding!
When we heard Bruno Mars’ “Mary You” play on the radio for the first time, we knew The Nines lead singer had the PERFECT voice to rock that song. We reached out to them to see if they would learn it for our wedding. They opened their set with the song and it set the tone for the rest of the evening. They also learned “Call Me Maybe”, which got everyone singing and dancing their hearts out.
-Meg and David
Here’s the deal: it requires a certain amount of talent, flexibility and the right kind of formula for a cover band to really work. The Nines had all of those qualifications and more!
I just hired The Nines for my company’s holiday party, and they were the furthest thing from a disappointment. Even before the doors opened to our employees, about 7 of the venue and catering staff approached me to rave about their sound check! And once they started their set, I had more people on the dance floor than any other of our 11 holiday parties. I even had to extend the party by another hour because I couldn’t (and didn’t want to) get people to stop dancing! The Nines just rolled with the punches and played until the end.
Their catalog ranges across a few decades, so everyone has a chance to identify with a song. The musicians were on point and the vocalists were uncanny. They are totally professional and a pleasure to work with. Their prices were surprisingly enticing, too.
I look forward to working with them for future events, and encourage all who seek a band for a corporate event or wedding to hire them!!
Amber – Seattle
These guys were awesome. We hired them to play for our November Wedding and everything was even better than I had hoped for. There was a point during dinner service where I was wondering why they weren’t playing live since they were supposed to do slow jazz and I couldn’t see them from our head table and then I had realized they were in fact playing where I thought it was recorded music. They seriously sound that good. Keep an eye out on their website to see where they’ll be playing locally, if you haven’t gotten the chance to hear them for yourself!
Stephanie – Seattle
Thank you! We absolutely loved having you at our wedding. The whole band was just perfect, words can’t express how much we appreciated you and how fun and amazing you made our night!! We cant stop thinking about how much fun we had. We keep getting compliments on you guys Thank you also for working with us over the last year to prepare and plan. I hope we can use you for another party soon!! ;) Thanks again for everything-tell the rest of the band hello And thank u from the bottom of our hearts for making our night so special and perfect!!
-Shannon and Ryan’s Wedding (Newly Weds Seattle)
Outstanding!-from the booking phase to packing up thier gear – The Nines certainly set a standard! We are so fortunate to have been able to book The Nines for my sister’s wedding(Kate & Kenny 6/10/12). My sister and I were ‘band shopping’ -she viewed/listened to The Nines online and loved them immediately!-They truly deliver! Amazing sound and excellent vocals! I think everyone that stayed for the reception was on the dance floor for most of the performance – Very cool! Absolutely professional, punctual, accommodating, personable and FuN!!We will definately book again! Thank you NINES for making Kate & Kenny’s night into a fun memory!
The Nines did a fantastic job for our boat cruise. They were willing to come and set up for the entire duration and gave explicit instructions and asked questions in order to make sure we could make the event fit our audience. We actually had people dancing which is no small thing for our type of crowd…Great job!
Thank you so much to The Nines for such a fantastic night on Saturday. You are all phenomenal — you weren’t kidding about having everyone on the dance floor all night long. We had so much fun. You guys were relaxed and fun and — wow! — so, so talented! Also, if other brides and grooms ever ask you for a reference, please feel free to give them my cell phone or email. I would be more than happy to sing your praises.
-Maple Valley Wedding
We just wanted to thank you guys again for playing at our wedding! You guys were so great!! All of our friends and family raved about you guys and were saying how The Nines was one of the best bands they have heard. Many people danced more at our wedding than they had at any other wedding! We always feel that the music makes or breaks the wedding, and you guys definitely made our wedding!! We just wished we had recorded you guys that night :) You were such a pleasure to work with, and we hope to book you guys again in the future.
-Rob and Amy (Newly Weds in Seattle)
Brides paragraph: When we started to look for a band for our summer wedding my husband and I outlined 4 key traits- professional, fun, flexible and affordable. All of which the Nines exceeded!The Nines are not only a top notch cover band but their character is by far notable. These talented musicians went above and beyond to make our day more than special. Not only did they work with us on a special song list to accommodate all ages at our wedding but they learned our “first dance song” Lady in Red within a few days. Their passion and fun personality shined through on our wedding night. We still continue to receive compliments on the band and inquiries on how we found such amazing talent and not ” break the bank”. As an event planner and understanding the business I would recommend the NINES to anyone. We now need to plan another event so we can have them entertain us all again!
Grooms paragraph: From a fellow musician, I was very impressed with how the Nines were able to adapt their music selection, sound mix, and volume to accommodate our reception venue. They are a very self-sufficient band and were able to produce an amazing sound with their high quality portable equipment. The band manager was very easy to work with, responding to all my emails the same day and working with all our requests or giving us realistic feedback about what they could or couldn’t do in the short time before our wedding. As would be expected for a music coordinator at a wedding, He asked very detailed questions about timing and logistics of the music and made great suggestions for both wedding ceremony and reception song choices. Although reception and party music is their expertise, we were very satisfied with how they conducted and managed the sound and music during our ceremony. We had numerous compliments from wedding guests who thoroughly enjoyed dancing to quality music from the Nines. Highly recommend!
Nicole and Kyle – (Newly Weds)
We hired ‘The Nines’ for our wedding in Aug’10.
The band manager and guitarist coordinated the event with seeming ease even though we changed our planning repeatedly. He met us only once before and he quizzed us on the event layout. He figured out all the basic logistics (power, cables, speaker layout, preferred type of music set…etc) from that one meeting and we worked with him over email very effectively from that point on. On the day he showed up himself as planned hours before we expected our guests to arrive. He setup the DJ-ing station with PA system in our dining area ready with time to spare for the cocktail hour background music and of course later for the speeches. No problems whatsoever. He gladly took my own music play lists (one light and one rocky/disco) and integrated them into his own making sure he had decent mp3 copies where needed. The Nines took over after dinner and really got the crowd to their feet. My own family and many friends are Irish, so they are very used to weddings that have people partying and dancing into the wee hours. The Nines did a great profession job. They also really enjoyed themselves (which is just great to see) as did everyone dancing the night away. The covers came fast and furious. Friends joined in as backing vocals on stage and some were more daring but the lead singer kept it all working out. When they went on breaks they DJ-ed with his more rocky play list complete with some Irish gems that did not get overlooked. They played long beyond what we arranged with no problems. Later everyone had nothing but praise for these lads and I wholeheartedly recommend them for your event. Thanks.
-Derek and Suzie (Newly Wed)
We hired The Nines to play our wedding a few weeks ago (late August 2014) in Cle Elum, WA and could not be more pleased. In addition to playing the reception with a high amount of energy that kept people up and moving, they also handled the sound for a windy outdoor ceremony, and played an outstanding, understated acoustic set during dinner. They sounded exactly like they do on their website, but played with an energy that can only be felt in person. They were exactly what we wanted. Our guests raved. We'd hire them again tomorrow.
Missing from most of what you'll read about The Nines on Yelp and elsewhere is what a pleasure they were to work with independently of the music. Joe (the person you'll deal with if you hire them) has a great deal of respect for the time and money of the people who hire The Nines. Months in advance of the event, Joe created a contract which included very detailed expectations for both sides. Every now and then, I had a minor question for Joe and he always responded to my emails quickly. Then, a few weeks before the event, Joe reached-out and scheduled a call for us to go over every detail of the evening so that there wouldn't be any surprises or false expectations for how the night would go. In that last conversation, it was clear to me that he had taken careful notes in all of our previous conversations and email exchanges, as he referred to them often and made sure that we were still on the same page with everything.
In sum , these guys were friendly, fun, flexible, and great-effing musicians. Planning a wedding (or another event) can be exceptionally stressful. If you care about live music, want your guests to love what they hear, and don't want to have any anxiety related to the sound quality or music, hiring The Nines is a smart use of your money. You'll be so glad you did it.
The Nines! played our May wedding in Poulsbo and they were absolutely phenomenal! They played really great background music during dinner, setting the ambience, and then as soon as it was time for dancing, things got even better! The dance floor was packed the entire time and everyone had so much fun. Practically every other guest at the wedding remarked to me how good they were and how they were the best music they had EVER heard at a wedding. I totally agree. Every song they played was a hit with the crowd, no matter what age the guests were, and they were fun and interactive too.
I highly recommend the Nines and even if you think they might be out of your price range just contact them and find out. Joe, the manager worked with us to provide the music and sound system for the ceremony (which was great and went off without a hitch) and they even learned a new song that we wanted for our first dance. They are so accomodating and great to work with. Our reception was a total hit and I have no doubt that its mostly thanks to the Nines!
These guys were fantastic. They played at our Sodo Park wedding, and a ton of our guests came up to us during and after the wedding and raved about them. To start, they played an acoustic set toward the end of dinner - not something we'd initially thought we'd want them to do - and it was totally the right call. It set a fun, festive tone and got people excited for the rest of their music.
Their main set(s) lived up to the hype. They are very talented, very fun, very professional, and I would recommend them to anyone looking for a wedding band. I'd initially reached out to the Michael Benson Band after having been to another wedding where they'd played, but the MBB was booked the night of our wedding. A friend recommended The Nines to us, and I'm really glad they did. I feel like their star is on the rise in Seattle. And they were a breeze to work with.
We knew these guys were good when we hired them, but we had no idea how truly amazing they were until they actually played at our wedding reception. They blew us away. The dance floor was full all night! There was music for everyone ... new songs, rock, disco, and everything else. I'm not a huge dancer, but I don't think I left the dance floor all night!
The band manager, was very professional and took care of all the details without being noticed or in the way. He was always smiling. It is evident that everyone in The Nines truly enjoys what they do. Sean's vocal range and talent is incredible!
I should also mention the "coffee house" set that they did during dinner - which was at the perfect tempo and sound level as background music for dinner - though, I, for one, was listening because it was so good.
Fun, highly professional, and engaging are some of the words that come to mind, but words escape me. This band really made our wedding celebration! HIRE THEM! You won't be disappointed ...
We had our wedding reception this past February and can’t say enough about this band. They are hands down the best special event band we have ever seen. I hesitate to say ”special event band” knowing how professional and talented they really are. The band manager was so easy to work with and made sure everything was perfect from start to finish. They made our wedding day with their fun, professional, lively, and entertaining style. We decided to just let them do their thing and not get to involved in music selection which was a great decision! They know how to mix it up and their timing is impeccable. We recommend The Nines for any event you may be having and guarantee you will not be disappointed! Our friends are still talking about these guys and the word is spreading. My wife and I are available for a personal reference if anyone wants more.
Thanks again for a memorable night! Love the Nines!
-Dan & Amy (Newly Weds Seattle)
All members were on time and dressed very professional for wedding attire. They had their own touch in their appearance which matched their musical talents and the event. The band was beyond amazing. They definitely have lots of talent performing along with beautiful singing voices. The sound was great and they provided all the high quality you would expect from a professional musician. They were very versatile in musical tastes, accommodating to various ages and groups. Anywhere from my favorite Journey to Michael Jackson and then to Katy Perry. I loved the musical selection, talent, and overall working with them was wonderful. They were not only well prepared and helpful, but also fun to work with. Hope to work with them again soon!
My friends and I hired The Nines for our 40th birthday party in July 2011. They exceeded our wildest expectations. They were ready to go at the agreed-upon time, extremely respectful of our house and were a huge hit with our guests, who ranged in age from 25-70. Their play list was fantastic and had something for everybody. Their song list was fantastic and will entertain even the pickiest of audiences. the lead singer, has a fantastic voice and the band was great as well. Our guests are still talking about how much they enjoyed The Nines and a number of them asked for their business cards to play their upcoming parties. I look forward to seeing The Nines in future performances and would recommend them to anybody who wants a fun, courteous band to entertain their guests. We all had a great time with them and look forward to seeing them as often as we can.
-Burton in Magnolia
We were blown away by The Nines at our party on April 23rd! They were amazing. Their musicianship and professionalism were both impeccable. And on top of all of that, they were so FUN with the crowd. The party was up and dancing for most of the 4 hours they performed for us. I would highly recommend them for your event, and can’t wait until I have an excuse to hire them again myself. A week later, our friends are still talking about how great the party was…and that can, in large part, be attributed to The Nines! Hire them!!! I can’t recommend them enough!
WOW! The Nines exceeded our expectations ten-fold! Their music got everyone out on the dance floor from the first song they played at 8pm to the very last song at midnight. Everyone from college friends to retirees danced to every single song and were singing along to their brilliant playlist (clearly the dance-off between my 72-year-old uncle and old college roommate stole the show). If anyone asks me in the future who should play at their Inland Northwest-based wedding I would hands down recommend The Nines. They were professional, prompt, flexible, and talented – not to mention affordable. What else can I say? They were fantastic. The Nines totally made the wedding and we have have countless compliments from guests on, “The best wedding band we had ever heard.” THANK YOU NINES!
-Alexis and Adam (Newly Weds)
Just more thanks for such an awesome night! Your band is awesome and I continue to here how amazing you guys are ( word is spreading ). You guys made the whole wedding a blast and I will recommend you to anyone looking for an awesome band! Thanks again to you and the whole band!
-Dan and Amy (Newly Weds)
From the start, it was super easy booking the Nines! They were really prompt at returning emails and is so personable and helpful to work with! they answered all of my questions, and I had lots, which was a great relief and helped to ease some of the pre-wedding jitters. To be honest, the entire process seemed effortless. All of the musicians were extremely personable and a joy to interact with! The music rocked as usual and was the perfect blend of sounds. I loved the spontaneity of the playlist as well. They were on time and checked in with me prior to setting up their gear which was much appreciated. They looked great as always! At my wedding, they were dressed in suits and ties looking quite dapper and at the outdoor party they looked professional, yet summer appropriate.
-Elizabeth (Newly Weds Seattle)