INCREDIBLE!!! I think that's the only word needed to describe The Nines!
When my fiancé and I got engaged in July 2015, I knew from the start that I wanted a live band at our wedding because there is absolutely NOTHING like the energy and so...
und they bring. However, as the months and planning went along and we realized how large (and how expensive) our wedding was going to be, it didn't seem like it was going to happen and we were going to need to settle for a DJ.
Every band we found was either within our budget but didn't sound very good or sounded incredible but were $12-15K which was WAY outside of our budget. I had just about given up and was starting to look into DJs when I came across The Nines on The Knot and was blown away by their demo reel video on their site. They sounded incredible but I also knew that computers and editing can do wonders and make anyone sound good so I had a bit of skepticism due to their affordability.
Nonetheless, I contacted the band's management in mid-February and found out that they had our wedding date available (10/22/16) and that they happened to be doing a live show case that weekend at The Downtown in Red Bank, NJ. Since I had some reservations about whether they sounded as good in person as they did online, we went to The Downtown to check them out. To my delight and surprise, we had an absolute blast and were blown away by how great they sounded live! Although they are only 7 members, they are able to pack the sound of a 10-12 piece band with a full horn section. We wasted no time and immmediately booked them for our wedding the next day! I can honestly say that was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding!
From the moment their first set started until end of the night, the dance floor was COMPLETELY PACKED with guests from EVERY generation! The only time it cleared out a bit was when dinner was served, but even then, people were still out on the dance floor. I can't count the number of people all throughout our wedding night and since that have come up to me and asked "Who are these guys and where did you find them because they are absolutely amazing?!?!" It was great to know that Kim and I weren't the only ones who felt that way and based on how many people were dancing throughout the night, many many more people shared those same feelings! Even after the last song had wrapped, the entire room (240 guests!) started chanting "one more song! One more song!" and the band happily obliged and played a song I had requested (Joe Cocker's "Have a Little Help From My Friends") and again, knocked it out of the park with the perfect song to end our amazing wedding day with all of our friends and family!
If you are engaged and in the midst of the craziness that is wedding planning, trying to weigh the pros and cons of a live band versus a DJ, trust me when I tell you: stop the debate and book The Nines ASAP!! The energy, talent, sound, and diverse blend of music spanning all genres and every decade coupled with how affordable they are makes it a no-brainer!! I've already discussed with my wife about how I want us to have a joint 30th birthday celebration (only 2.5 years away!) and hire The Nines and invite all of our friends and family to relive the night again!
We cannot thank The Nines enough for how awesome they were; how easy they were to work with; and how they helped give us the PERFECT wedding celebration! Thank you! Thank you! THANK YOU!