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Nine Mile Smile

Grand Rapids , MI
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LOCATION

Burton St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546 US (map)

PHONE

616-648-7544

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ABOUT US

Nine Mile Smile is West Michigan's premiere wedding band. We also specialize in Destination Weddings! We've played weddings all over Michigan and the midwest. Need a "Wedding Band"... Read more
Nine Mile Smile is West Michigan's premiere wedding band. We also specialize in Destination Weddings! We've played weddings all over Michigan and the midwest. Need a "Wedding Band" reference from a previous bride? Email us, and we'll provide anything you need to make this very important decision! Read less
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INFO FOR BAND

Are you an agency or a band?
Band
What is the size of your band?
Large (6+ musicians)
What music genre does your band play?
80s, 90s, Acoustic, Country, Dance, Funk, Jazz, Motown, Pop, R&B, Rock
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
What is your band's usual attire?
If the groomsmen are in tuxes, we also wear our tuxedos. Jordan will be in a dress.
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
Yes. (DVD)
Are you willing to learn songs that you do not currently know?
Yes - We offer each bride a "5 Song Special" Please ask us for more info!
How much time do you usually need for setup?
3-4 hours
How much space do you usually require?
It varies. We like a stage to be around 18x12 - but we can work with you on most sizes.
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
No that's super tacky.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
Yes. We offer a full light show.
Do you usually emcee the event, or talk between songs?
Yes, we emcee and take care of the entire reception or event.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you need a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
We do require to be fed at receptions. Breaks can be discussed to the couples preference.
Do you play recorded music during your break?
Yes, we do
If one or more of the band members is unable to attend, what is your backup plan?
First, you should know we will be there. However, each of us has a backup if something un-thinkable happens.
What is your overtime rate?
negotiable
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
No. It is all inclusive.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
$500 non refundable deposit.

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Elizabeth
Wedding:
8/24/2014
5.0/5.0
Nine Mile Smile was an exceptional band and I would absolutely recommend them to anyone for their wedding! There are a few major things to mention:

•Personality! Everyone in the band was just lovely to work with. I had a lot of communication with Kurtis in advance of the bid day. He was always very responsive and accommodating and just a friendly/fun person. The day of the wedding I am thrilled to say the rest of his band mates were the same! Just a great group of people that I really enjoyed having on our big day

•Flexibility and Patience. Kurtis was so great in accommodating our special requests and needs. He worked with my dad and I to learn are really unique old tap dance song so that we could have a really special dance together. Additionally when my MIL picked a truly ridiculous song, Kurtis was able to make that work too! I never felt there was something I couldn’t ask of the group. Additionally onsite they took any special requests we had and worked them into their set where it made perfect sense.

•Variety. The place list is really truly exceptional. My husband and I have pretty varied tasted and Nine Mile Smile had a bit of everything. And since the only thing we can’t stand is country, which was easy to just pull off the list. Plus the 4 song choices, wonderful!

•PARTY! The whole reason for going with a band instead of a DJ was that we really wanted our wedding to be an amazing party and to have a great atmosphere. Mission Accomplished! Our dance floor was full the entire night and people loved the variety of music to dance too. Kurtis and crew were great at reading the audience and playing the music that would keep everyone on their feet.

We really can’t thank Nine Mile Smile enough for their amazing performance. It was truly a pleasure to work with them and was better than we even imagined!
Nine Mile Smile was an exceptional band and I would absolutely recommend them to anyone for their wedding! There are a few Read more...
Nine Mile Smile was an exceptional band and I would absolutely recommend them to anyone for their wedding! There are a few major things to mention:

•Personality! Everyone in the band was just lovely to work with. I had a lot of communication with Kurtis in advance of the bid day. He was always very responsive and accommodating and just a friendly/fun person. The day of the wedding I am thrilled to say the rest of his band mates were the same! Just a great group of people that I really enjoyed having on our big day

•Flexibility and Patience. Kurtis was so great in accommodating our special requests and needs. He worked with my dad and I to learn are really unique old tap dance song so that we could have a really special dance together. Additionally when my MIL picked a truly ridiculous song, Kurtis was able to make that work too! I never felt there was something I couldn’t ask of the group. Additionally onsite they took any special requests we had and worked them into their set where it made perfect sense.

•Variety. The place list is really truly exceptional. My husband and I have pretty varied tasted and Nine Mile Smile had a bit of everything. And since the only thing we can’t stand is country, which was easy to just pull off the list. Plus the 4 song choices, wonderful!

•PARTY! The whole reason for going with a band instead of a DJ was that we really wanted our wedding to be an amazing party and to have a great atmosphere. Mission Accomplished! Our dance floor was full the entire night and people loved the variety of music to dance too. Kurtis and crew were great at reading the audience and playing the music that would keep everyone on their feet.

We really can’t thank Nine Mile Smile enough for their amazing performance. It was truly a pleasure to work with them and was better than we even imagined! Read less
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Julie
Wedding:
8/9/2014
5.0/5.0
My fiance and I were dead set on having a band at our wedding but felt very overwhelmed with finding one that fit our very different musical styles. We researched bands all over the state of Michigan and even Chicago but we couldn't quite find a perfect fit without spending an arm and a leg (and we had a pretty large budget for this portion of our wedding!)
9 Mile Smile was referred to us by a friend who had them at their wedding the summer before and absolutely loved them. Once we listened to some of their music and saw some video, we were hooked. It only got better from there.
Kurt and the entire band was so easy to work with. They communicated back and forth quickly and were very helpful throughout the entire process. What sets this band apart from others (besides Jordan's AMAZING voice along with a stellar male singer as well), is the fact that they will learn up to 4 songs for you in addition to their eclectic song list. That seriously made our night to have EVERY song that we wanted played.
I could go on and on about every detail about them that made our night absolutely perfect but there are not enough words. From talking to others who have had them, I know that they do this for all their clients and have as much fun as you are! We would absolutely recommend them to anyone and we hope we get to attend a wedding with them again soon!
My fiance and I were dead set on having a band at our wedding but felt very overwhelmed with finding one that fit our very Read more...
My fiance and I were dead set on having a band at our wedding but felt very overwhelmed with finding one that fit our very different musical styles. We researched bands all over the state of Michigan and even Chicago but we couldn't quite find a perfect fit without spending an arm and a leg (and we had a pretty large budget for this portion of our wedding!)
9 Mile Smile was referred to us by a friend who had them at their wedding the summer before and absolutely loved them. Once we listened to some of their music and saw some video, we were hooked. It only got better from there.
Kurt and the entire band was so easy to work with. They communicated back and forth quickly and were very helpful throughout the entire process. What sets this band apart from others (besides Jordan's AMAZING voice along with a stellar male singer as well), is the fact that they will learn up to 4 songs for you in addition to their eclectic song list. That seriously made our night to have EVERY song that we wanted played.
I could go on and on about every detail about them that made our night absolutely perfect but there are not enough words. From talking to others who have had them, I know that they do this for all their clients and have as much fun as you are! We would absolutely recommend them to anyone and we hope we get to attend a wedding with them again soon! Read less
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Jean
Wedding:
3/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Everything was flawless. From the sound system they provided for our ceremony to the absolutely amazing live performance for the reception, we can't thank them enough for making our daughter's wedding an amazing evening!
Everything was flawless. From the sound system they provided for our ceremony to the absolutely amazing live performance Read more...
Everything was flawless. From the sound system they provided for our ceremony to the absolutely amazing live performance for the reception, we can't thank them enough for making our daughter's wedding an amazing evening! Read less
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Annie
Wedding:
3/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Prior to our wedding, any questions that I had for the band were answered immediately and very thoroughly. I felt very confident in their services, and didn't have to worry about anything. I loved how they introduced our wedding party, and our reception was an absolute riot thanks to Nine Mile Smile. I wouldn't have changed a thing, and feel very fortunate that they were able to play for us... I didn't want the night to end!
Prior to our wedding, any questions that I had for the band were answered immediately and very thoroughly. I felt very Read more...
Prior to our wedding, any questions that I had for the band were answered immediately and very thoroughly. I felt very confident in their services, and didn't have to worry about anything. I loved how they introduced our wedding party, and our reception was an absolute riot thanks to Nine Mile Smile. I wouldn't have changed a thing, and feel very fortunate that they were able to play for us... I didn't want the night to end! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Nine Mile Smile was such a huge part in making our wedding the celebration that it was! They are incredible - our dance floor was packed all night, even during their breaks when they DJ'ed music.
They are also extremely professional and responsive. My emails and questions were always answered promptly, they gave me multiple references I was able to speak with before hiring them, and they were more than willing to help with additional sound/music needs for our ceremony. They really understand how stressful planning a wedding can be and were so willing to go above and beyond for my groom and I to handle any extra items they could.
I would highly recommend them for any event (wedding or otherwise) - we couldn't have been happier they were part of our day!
Nine Mile Smile was such a huge part in making our wedding the celebration that it was! They are incredible - our dance Read more...
Nine Mile Smile was such a huge part in making our wedding the celebration that it was! They are incredible - our dance floor was packed all night, even during their breaks when they DJ'ed music.
They are also extremely professional and responsive. My emails and questions were always answered promptly, they gave me multiple references I was able to speak with before hiring them, and they were more than willing to help with additional sound/music needs for our ceremony. They really understand how stressful planning a wedding can be and were so willing to go above and beyond for my groom and I to handle any extra items they could.
I would highly recommend them for any event (wedding or otherwise) - we couldn't have been happier they were part of our day! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
9MS stepped in to play at our wedding with only about 4 weeks notice after our previously arranged wedding band split up, and the arrangements for the event went amazing smooth. The band had everyone dancing from start to finish, and happily played an extra long encore when no one wanted to stop dancing. Their selection of songs throughout the evening were perfect. Nine Mile Smile is awesome!!!
9MS stepped in to play at our wedding with only about 4 weeks notice after our previously arranged wedding band split up, Read more...
9MS stepped in to play at our wedding with only about 4 weeks notice after our previously arranged wedding band split up, and the arrangements for the event went amazing smooth. The band had everyone dancing from start to finish, and happily played an extra long encore when no one wanted to stop dancing. Their selection of songs throughout the evening were perfect. Nine Mile Smile is awesome!!! Read less
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Becky
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
We strongly recommend Nine Mile Smile for anyone looking for a band to play at their wedding. We were looking to throw a great party and NMS made it happen. NMS was a pleasure to work with during the planning stage and the day of our wedding. They are very easy to get along with, professional and very responsive.

We had heard a lot of horror stories from bands who played the "wrong" music for the crowd so at first we insisted on picking out our play list. We received reassurance from NMS that they are great at playing to the crowd and work better with more flexibility....they were right. Not once during the wedding did we question the song selections!

We strongly believe that NMS is the best value that you will get for your money. Not only do they learn songs just for your wedding but they also DJ during band breaks....honestly, we could never tell when there was a break because the dance floor was packed all night.

We have received countless messages and notes from our friends and family asking who the band was, telling us how great they were and overall that our wedding was one of the best they have been to. We have NMS to thank in large part for that!

We strongly recommend NMS....they exceeded all our expectations of a band for our wedding.

-Becky & Eric
We strongly recommend Nine Mile Smile for anyone looking for a band to play at their wedding. We were looking to throw a Read more...
We strongly recommend Nine Mile Smile for anyone looking for a band to play at their wedding. We were looking to throw a great party and NMS made it happen. NMS was a pleasure to work with during the planning stage and the day of our wedding. They are very easy to get along with, professional and very responsive.

We had heard a lot of horror stories from bands who played the "wrong" music for the crowd so at first we insisted on picking out our play list. We received reassurance from NMS that they are great at playing to the crowd and work better with more flexibility....they were right. Not once during the wedding did we question the song selections!

We strongly believe that NMS is the best value that you will get for your money. Not only do they learn songs just for your wedding but they also DJ during band breaks....honestly, we could never tell when there was a break because the dance floor was packed all night.

We have received countless messages and notes from our friends and family asking who the band was, telling us how great they were and overall that our wedding was one of the best they have been to. We have NMS to thank in large part for that!

We strongly recommend NMS....they exceeded all our expectations of a band for our wedding.

-Becky & Eric Read less
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Kyle
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
There's no reason these guys don't get 5 of 5 stars. Absolutely awesome music at our wedding. Wouldn't want any other band there but 9 mile smile.....they rocked out. Other thing I loved is that you pick four songs for them to learn and they play them for you. Super quick responses via email, super friendly, and it just looked like even the band was having a great time. Their outfits were great and quality of music exceeds the standard. Would recommend this band even if you don't live in Grand Rapids.... We had ours in traverse city and they came up here. AMAZING BAND w amazing skills.
There's no reason these guys don't get 5 of 5 stars. Absolutely awesome music at our wedding. Wouldn't want any other band Read more...
There's no reason these guys don't get 5 of 5 stars. Absolutely awesome music at our wedding. Wouldn't want any other band there but 9 mile smile.....they rocked out. Other thing I loved is that you pick four songs for them to learn and they play them for you. Super quick responses via email, super friendly, and it just looked like even the band was having a great time. Their outfits were great and quality of music exceeds the standard. Would recommend this band even if you don't live in Grand Rapids.... We had ours in traverse city and they came up here. AMAZING BAND w amazing skills. Read less
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Meghan
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
To say that Nine Mile Smile totally made our wedding would be a vast understatement. Not only are they (Kurtis, their manager is amazing) extremely responsive, robustly talented, and in a total league of their own, we and our guests felt like we were at a concert that just also happened to hold a wedding too. I kid you not, no one left the dance floor for 5 hours straight and EVERYONE wanted to know how I got this band, where they were from, and when we could do it again!! They know countless songs in every genre, will even learn new songs for your big day, and will inevitably pull them off flawlessly. My very first wedding planning decision was to book Nine Mile Smile the exact instant I saw one of their videos online. From start to finish, this band really knows how to keep a bride and groom at ease, and play their hearts out at your special event. All of the single guys loved their lead singer, which doesn't hurt either ;) Absolute best night of our lives by far, and the best decision ever was to book Nine Mile Smile-- you will be SO HAPPY YOU DID!!!
To say that Nine Mile Smile totally made our wedding would be a vast understatement. Not only are they (Kurtis, their Read more...
To say that Nine Mile Smile totally made our wedding would be a vast understatement. Not only are they (Kurtis, their manager is amazing) extremely responsive, robustly talented, and in a total league of their own, we and our guests felt like we were at a concert that just also happened to hold a wedding too. I kid you not, no one left the dance floor for 5 hours straight and EVERYONE wanted to know how I got this band, where they were from, and when we could do it again!! They know countless songs in every genre, will even learn new songs for your big day, and will inevitably pull them off flawlessly. My very first wedding planning decision was to book Nine Mile Smile the exact instant I saw one of their videos online. From start to finish, this band really knows how to keep a bride and groom at ease, and play their hearts out at your special event. All of the single guys loved their lead singer, which doesn't hurt either ;) Absolute best night of our lives by far, and the best decision ever was to book Nine Mile Smile-- you will be SO HAPPY YOU DID!!! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Melinda
Wedding:
5/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Kurtis and Nine Mile Smile were fantastic!!! They turned our wedding reception into such an incredible event.... there was always a HUGE crowd on the dance floor! Easy to work with, flexible and fun! - what more would you want?!
Kurtis and Nine Mile Smile were fantastic!!! They turned our wedding reception into such an incredible event.... there was Read more...
Kurtis and Nine Mile Smile were fantastic!!! They turned our wedding reception into such an incredible event.... there was always a HUGE crowd on the dance floor! Easy to work with, flexible and fun! - what more would you want?! Read less
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