9th State formed in February 1996 and has played nearly 1000 gigs since then, at almost every live music venue in Hong Kong, as well as gigs in China and Thailand.
Exclusively a ‘covers’ band today, 9th State plays a wide range of pop rock from the 60’s through to just last week and as such we play at a lot of weddings, balls, corporate functions and the like. You can see from our section headed ‘Previous Gigs’ the types of functions and places we have played at in our 12 years together.
Two of the original line up remain from 1996, namely Pete Gilham (vocals) and Matt Coleman (drums) and we have been joined by Brendan Delfino (guitar and vocals), Dave Campbell (bass), Andrew Bautista (guitar and vocals) and most recently by Ivy Fernie (vocals). We lost one Aussie but gained another one, so the ‘down under’ vibe remains and we have been involved in a number of ‘Aussie Events’ both in Hong Kong and on the mainland.
Looking into the future, we have a tight knit group, all intent on staying in Hong Kong and playing rock n roll, 9th State style.
If you are interested in hiring the band, keep looking through the web site to get a flavour of the 9th State and feel free to contact either Pete Gilham (9803 6650) or Matt Coleman (9282 6744) to discuss your function.