About Us

The Flat Nines is a collaboration between Portland musicians Melissa Carroll and Tommy Houston. The project began in 2014 and has grown over time to encompass several genres and styles. They have featured many appearances from local Portland artists and special guests. The Flat Nines’ sound has been described as a tight unit with soulful expressions and crowd-pleasing ambience. They are currently exploring funk, groove, and dance music with instrumentals and vocals. They have been influenced by 1960s and 1970s jazz funk. The Flat Nines write and play their own music in addition to choice covers. The Flat Nines were recently voted Fan Favorite at the 2018 Youth Music Project Battle of the Bands. They perform at festivals and many popular venues in the Portland area. This year they will perform at Florence Jazz Fest 2019 in Florence, Oregon. They are also recording new material and working on making a record. More information and recordings can be found at www.TheFlatNines.com as well as their Facebook page.

The Flat Nines are for hire for your next event and have performed at weddings, banquets, fundraisers, and other social functions.  They embrace the future and look forward to sharing their music with you.