Category 9 started off as a small acoustic project between Oscar Antonio and Jay Garay but decided to pick up the sound for it needed more than just 2 guitars to contain what they had in ideas. Later on a mutual friend introduced them both to Matthew Vu who had previously worked along with his older brother Anthony Vu in a previous band as a guitarist and drummer respectively. The Vu brothers loved to play and found this as an opportunity to play with 2 guys who had similar tastes. Matthew picked up the bass and Anthony the drums to complete the band of 4.
Together they practice in a small studio space that serves as both inspiration and a way to torture the smallest of their ideas and force them to mix into something that has everyone's heart in it.