Tim and Cathy Beckham met in London in 1997. At the time Tim was working with a number of bands and touring across Europe and America. Cathy had been songwriting and recording in Aberystwyth for a couple of years when she teamed up with Tim. Ninth House took a while to come into fruition, with domesticity, parent hood and earning a living in Aberystwyth taking priority. Now, after an investment of over a decade, Ninth House is able to take shape with Tim and Cathy being able to spend more time writing and recording music at home.