"The 9's are the future of music." Alan Gorrie (Average White Band)
"The 9's have evolved from a fun band to watch, to the area's finest live band. In the past year, I have seen close to 100 national acts and I can't recall one that matched the energy and vibe of a recent 9's show."
"It's the best local band I think I've ever see,"..."They're good writers, good musicians and look good on stage."
Omaha World Herald
"I've never seen a local Omaha band chart as high as The 9's debut album." said Marq Manner, manager of Homer's Music. Manner is referring to the August 14th Coalition of Independent Music Stores (C.I.M.S.) national sales chart published in Album Network.
"...The 9's with the Salem Baptist Choir stole the show. It was a big, energetic collaboration that caught people off guard and earned the band a standing ovation at the end of their performance."
The City Weekly
"But some performers just brought it, skills and threads alike, including my best-dressed of the night, local funk-soul brothers The 9's and the award-winning Salem Baptist Church Voices of Victory Choir....(I officially have a crush on frontman Jason Birnstihl thanks to his open collard white shirt, trim suit and pointed-toe dress shoes)...the hair on the back of my neck raised a bit. It was high style indeed, and the best moment I've seen at any OEAA ceremony yet."