j and the 9s are married glam punk n' rollers 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 covers as a 4 piece bi-monthly at local Main St. hotspot World's Most Famous Brewery, and in March of 2022 played multiple times for Daytona Bike Week. During the summer, they traveled up to New Orleans for The Cutting Edge Music Conference, played local original/cover music festivals and new venues, and in the fall added Daytona's Biketoberfest to their credits.
Also in 2022 they won the Unique Style of the Year award from The Songwriters Showcases of America, and the W.A.M. bronze award for Best Song of the Year by BWH Music Group for their song "Don't Think About It". They also took 2nd place in a local Battle of the Bands competition winning a cash prize.
In 2023 they started recording 3 songs (2 covers, 1 original) at Broken Step Studio in Bunnell, FL, and added another year of shows @ Daytona Bike Week and Biketoberfest to their credits as well as other local festivals and venues.
Currently, they're in the mixing phase of their new songs which will be released over the coming year, and are filming music videos for each.
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
We are excited to be playing this year's Daytona Bike Week once again! Wed. March 6th where we will be debuting our new acoustic duo from 12pm-3pm, and Sat. March 9th, full band from 7pm-11pm! Both shows will be at our beloved World's Most Famous Brewery located in the heart of it all on 816 Main St. in Daytona. We've been working hard be adding a lot of new songs and medleys to the sets. We can't wait to share them with you! Hope to see you there if you're in the area!
Also, we have finally finished recording in the studio and are in the mixing phase! We will be shooting music videos for each very soon and can't wait to share behind the scenes footage with you! Release dates TBA.
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"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