The One & Nines

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The One & Nines
The One & Nines at Maxwell's in 2011
Background information
OriginJersey City, New Jersey, U.S.
GenresRhythm and blues, soul, indie, rock and roll
Years active2007 (2007)–current
LabelsMint 400 Records, Cotter Records
MembersWill Hansen
Jeff Marino
Vera Sousa
Barami Waspe

The One & Nines are an American rhythm and blues band from New Jersey.


The One & Nines are an eight piece-band from Jersey City, New Jersey, named after the U.S. Route 1/9, a multi-lane route that runs through urbanized areas of northern New Jersey.[1] Vocalist Vera Sousa grew up listening to Portuguese folk music and Fado, and guitarist and vocalist Jeff Marino became interested in listening to old-school R&B while in high school in Elizabeth, and he collected old vinyl records.[2][3] On their musical style, The Star-Ledger says the One & Nines are "vintage R&B and Stax-Volt soul – right down to the punctuating blasts from the horns[;] but it's singer Vera Souza's alternately brassy, pained and pouting vocals that really gets the party swinging," [1][3] Marino and Sousa cite musical influences as the Stones, the Clash, Fats Domino, Howlin' Wolf, Phil Spector, Hank Williams, Arthur Alexander, Duke Ellington and Billie Holiday, and the One & Nines draw comparison to Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings and Booker T. Jones.[2][4]

Their first release is the seven-track EP, The One & Nines, released on compact disc on December 12, 2009, with Mint 400 Records.[5] The songs "Walked Alone" and "Just Your Fool" were released on 7"-vinyl in 2010. On 25 October 2011, the One & Nines released the songs "Tell Me" and "Make it Easy" on 7"-vinyl with Cotter Records and digitally with Mint 400 Records. [6] An live version of the song "Tears Fall" appears on the 2011 album Our First Compilation.

Additional work[edit]

The One & Nines make contributions to several tribute albums. For Mint 400 Records Presents the Beach Boys Pet Sounds, they "bring their Motown swing to "I'm Waiting for the Day" and "Here Today.""[7] They also recorded renditions of "Let's Spend the Night Together" for 1967, and "Run Chicken Run" for Guitar Rebel: A Tribute to Link Wray.


  • The One & Nines (2009)
  • "Just Your Fool" (2010)
  • "Walked Alone" b/w "Something on Your Mind" (2010)
  • "Tell Me" b/w "Make It Easy" (2011)
Appearing on
  • Our First Compilation (2011)
  • A Very Merry Christmas Compilation (2012)
  • Mint 400 Records Presents the Beach Boys Pet Sounds (2013)
  • Patchwork (2014)
  • 1967 (2015)
  • Guitar Rebel: A Tribute to Link Wray (2016)


  • Anderson, Stacy (August 3, 2011), "New York Band of the Week: The One & Nines", WNBC, archived from the original on August 24, 2014
  • Harte Gilsenan, Brendan (July 3, 2011), "The One and Nines",, retrieved August 23, 2014
  • McCall, Tris (September 16, 2011), "Brick City Sound Riot brings independent rock to Newark", The Star-Ledger, retrieved August 23, 2014
  • Newman, Mike (December 13, 2011), "New 7" Single from Jersey City Rock n' Soulers, The One & Nines", The Vinyl District, retrieved August 23, 2014
  • Pirate! Staff (July 12, 2011), "The One & Nines", Pirate!, retrieved March 23, 2019
  • PRLog Staff (March 1, 2011), "One & Nines Self-Titled EP Release Today: Mint 400 Records Interviews Guitarist/Vocalist Jeff Marino", PRLog, retrieved March 23, 2019
  • Quinlan, Richard (2011), "The One and Nines – "Tell Me" b/w "Make It Easy"", Jersey Beat, retrieved August 23, 2014
  • Testa, Jim (2013), "Consumer Guide", Jersey Beat, retrieved March 23, 2019

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