The One & Nines

The One & Nines

 Jersey City, New Jersey, USA

a rhythm & blues, gut-bucket soul, swingin' rock & roll band, that can lay down a real gone ballad....


The One & Nines are a rhythm & blues band based out of Jersey City NJ. The band’s style and influences come from a wide range of American music, but what is most apparent is the sound of the great rock & roll and soul music of the 50’s & 60’s. The band takes many of it’s cues from artists such as Otis Redding, Bo Diddley, and Irma Thomas, to name only a few, but brings that sound to the current times with class and excitement. They use the music that came before not as retro-shtick but as a vehicle to communicate their own messages. The bands repertoire is a combination of original music and their versions of half-forgotten blues and soul classics.

As of late 2009, the band has completed their first self-produced EP and 7" single that are now available. A second 7" vinyl is being released in Summer 2010 through Brooklyn indie-label Cotter Records. Songs from the EP and 7" have recently received airplay on WEVL 89.9FM's Soul Stew out of Memphis, WFDU's On The Record out of Fairly Dickensen University, and Felix Hernandez' legendary Rhythm Revue show on WBGO 88.3FM out of Newark, NJ.

They currently perform several times per month in the Northern New Jersey / New York area. The shows are built from that raw, in-the-moment rock & roll energy and gospel-soul spirit that make a performance memorable. Because of this they have been steadily building a buzz throughout the small clubs and bars they regularly perform at.

The members of the band have known each other and played together for many years before this project began. And they have listened to, loved, and studied the rhythm & blues music they play for most of their lives.


The One & Nines EP (2009)

Set List

a combination of original music and versions of half-forgotten blues and soul classics

can play 30 min to 2 1/2 hours

set is always changing....