j and the 9s are a married glam punk power duo originally from Brooklyn, NY, now living in Daytona Beach, FL. Described as "a mix of Alice Cooper, Pink, and Iggy Pop sprinkled with jazzy flute licks and glam visuals", and known for their "fun, high-energy, interactive stage show", this band is one "that is certain to steal your attention."
j9 (vox, flute, guitar) and Beatz (drums, programming), met in the NYC rock scene while Beatz was in a different band. They were tired of touring separately, so after a year of being together, Beatz joined j and the 9s which was originally a 4 piece, then a 3 piece, and finally a 2 piece. Despite these line-up changes, nothing was ever compromised, with the music and performance always at the forefront.
They have toured in the U.S. in venues big and small, and have played in festivals all over the world. Most notably Summerfest, multiple Warped Tour, SXSW, and Extreme Tour dates, The CBGB Fest (NYC), The Lancaster Music Fest (U.K.), The Zandari Fest (South Korea), The V-Rox Festival (Russia), Laconia Bike Week (NH), and famous venues The Gramercy Theatre (NYC), and The Viper Room (LA). They have also been the backing band for Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, have opened up for The Meat Puppets, Mumiy Troll (Russia's biggest rock band), and viral sensations Small Town Titans.
At the end of 2017, they moved from Brooklyn, NY to Long Beach, CA in their painted rv, and once there built their rooftop stage performing on it for The Springboard West Fest in San Diego, Make Music Long Beach, and the 4th St. Music Fest (also in Long Beach) multiple times.
In 2013, they released their 1st ep entitled "Birth", in 2017 their 2nd ep entitled "The Terrible Twos", and in 2020 3 singles via Cul-De-Sac Records. In September 2018 they got married, and in May 2020 had a baby boy. In 2021, they moved from Long Beach, CA to Daytona Beach, FL.
At the end of 2021 they began playing bi-monthly at local hotspot World's Most Famous Brewery, and in March of 2022 played multiple times for Daytona Bike Week.
They are excited to be making headway in their new city, and look forward to what the future brings.
Follow their adventures on social media: @jandthe9s
j9: vox, flute, guitar
We have moved from CA to FL and had a baby!! We hadn't played live since covid shut everything down, and our baby was born, but we had our very 1st show back in our new city of Daytona Beach earlier in November. We had to flip the script a little bit by playing 3 sets in a row for the 1st time ever, as well as mostly covers. But, when in Rome, right?! We also enlisted a really cool guitarist (Lincoln) to help out with the heavy load. The show went really well, and we were invited to play at the same venue twice a month.
In March, we got the opportunity to play a bunch of shows for Daytona Bike Week! It was our first time playing it, we met so many new fans/friends, and had the best time.
We are excited to announce that we have a new bassist (Jake)! We are a 4 piece once again! He played with us for the 1st time live in April for local original music festival Delandapalooza, and a few more times since including over Memorial Day weekend at the gorgeous Cafe Davinci in Deland.
In June we played a battle of the bands at The Museum of Arts and Sciences in Daytona. No decision has been made yet, since the voting is ONLINE! Each band had 1 song videoed and as soon as they're all edited and posted, the voting will begin. So, watch this space!!
In July we traveled in our rv to NOLA as a 2 piece (baby and babysitter included) for the Cutting Edge Music Fest. We played 3 shows in 2 days and had a great time.
Our next show is on Sat. Aug. 13th from 7pm-10pm for Daytona's first zombie crawl at our favorite spot The World's Most Famous Brewery (816 Main St.). If you don't live in the area you can tune into the live-stream on either our Facebook or Instagram pages.
Also, be sure to follow us on Spotify and all of our social media sites, and sign up for our email list to keep up to date with everything as it unfolds. :)
"Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
-j9 and Beatz