From Wikipedia: The Nines is a Canadian power pop band formed in Toronto, Ontario in 1991. The core of the band is multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and primary songwriter Steve Eggers. A series of other band members have rotated in and out through the years, including Aaron Nielsen (the original drummer), Andrew Webb (the original guitar player) and Sam Tallo (guitar), Paul Mcculloch (strings and bass) and later Bill Majoros (guitar).
Several Nines/Eggers songs have been included on network television series, including Dawson's Creek, Party of Five and Joan of Arcadia. Eggers also wrote the theme song for Global Television's comedy sitcom The Jane Show.
The Nines have been described in reviews as a band that has picked up where The Beatles left off.
The first Nines album, Wonderworld of Colourful, was released in Canada in 1996 on the Page Music label and was distributed through EMI. Later that year, Universal Music Canada released a piano-based four-song EP. Eggers admits that the band was still a "work in progress" at this time.
Properties of Sound was released in North America in 2001. Airmail Recordings picked up the album in Japan a year later and released it there with bonus tracks.
While essentially a studio project, the band has performed live and has shared the stage with a diverse group of artists including, Ron Sexsmith, Vince Neil of Mötley Crüe, Supertramp's Roger Hodgson the Jim Rose Side Show, and the Barenaked Ladies. Steve Eggers has gone on to work with a number of songwriters, including Andy Partridge of the British band XTC, and Jason Falkner, former member of the band Jellyfish. In 2015 the Nines released the movie soundtrack "Night Surfer and the Cassette Kids" featuring Bill Majoros of the band the Foreign Films. They are working on the follow up to this album, Alejandro's Visions for release globally in late October 2016.