Last May, Mary Bridget Davies (star of Broadway's A Night with Janis Joplin) ROCKED a sold-out 9 Wallis crowd and people have been clamoring for her return ever since. This year she's bringing award winning Australian singer, songwriter and guitarist, Mia Dyson, who the Boston Globe raves has "a sublime grit & gravel voice that lands her squarely between Lucinda Williams & Bob Dylan."
Don't miss their only Boston area show at the North Shore's newest, most intimate, elegant listening room!
Rasta Pasta Pizzeria will sell their Fresh Made Pizza, Meatball Subs & Cannoli during this show!
Tony Award®-nominated singer MARY BRIDGET DAVIES' journey began in her hometown of Cleveland, OH in 2001 when she first started singing in local bands, and she hasn't slowed down since.
The powerhouse rock and blues singer's love of music was instilled by her parents, who raised her on a healthy diet of the Allman Brothers Band, Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Joe Cocker and, naturally, Janis Joplin. She cites a diverse array of contemporary artists she loves ranging from Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains, Avett Brothers and Florence & The Machine to Nicky Minaj, Iggy Azalea, and Eminem.
Upon gaining local acclaim for her work in various rock bands, she was asked to sit in with Big Brother & The Holding Company (Janis Joplin's original band, with whom she would later tour) as well as legendary blues guitarist Robert Lockwood Jr. Her travels have taken her all around the world, including a run on Broadway in "A Night With Janis Joplin," for which she received her Tony® nomination for "Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical."
After extensive touring with various bands, she moved to New York City last year and landed the lead in "A Night With Janis Joplin," which mixed Janis' music with behind-the-scenes stories from the lead character, as well as performances by other artists who that influenced Joplin. Davies told the New York Times, "I have sung those songs hundreds of times, and I still love them. I'm like a kid from Cleveland, and she was this queen of rock 'n' roll who came from Texas, who has this crazy accent that I get to do. Being able, as an actor, to pull it off and get the payoff on the jokes, is great." Of the show, Entertainment Weekly cited her "phenomenal voice," while the Los Angeles Times praised "the astonishing Mary Bridget Davies ... it's a triumph for all concerned." The New York Times heralded her "ebullient personality and raspy tone" and says she "captured the Joplin sound perfectly."
Ms. Davies kicked off 2014 with impressive performances at SXSW and a four-night residency in Pasadena, CA where she was joined by the likes of The Doors' Robby Krieger, Slash, The MC5's Wayne Kramer, Dave & Phil Alvin of The Blasters, Bob Mothersbaugh of DEVO, Jesse Malin, and members of Tom Morello's Nightwatchmen and Gnarls Barkley.
The multi-talented singer, guitarist, photographer and dog-lover is excited about the limitless possibilities that await. "I've never had a specific 'game plan' or laid out a career path for myself," she says with an exuberant laugh. "But after being on Broadway and getting some attention, I'm really stoked about what's next. Bring it on!"
Mia Dyson is a four time ARIA nominated and award winning Australian singer songwriter and guitarist currently living in Los Angeles. She's toured with the likes of Stevie Nicks, Bonnie Raitt, Eric Clapton, Chris Isaak and Joe Cocker.
She has just released her second American made album "Idyllwild", a "Brilliant" (Daytrotter) and "bold new venture" (TheMusic.au) that finds her continuing to explore the boundaries of what one woman can do with a rock and roll band, a guitar built by her father, and "a sublime grit & gravel voice that lands her squarely between Lucinda Williams & Bob Dylan" (Boston Globe).
About 25 miles north of Boston, 9 Wallis is a gorgeous, fully restored, historic location conveniently situated in the heart of Downtown Beverly's Arts District at 9 Wallis Street, right next to the Larcom Theatre -- less than half a mile from the Beverly Depot rail station and 3 miles from Route 128, with plenty of free parking (see map).
After presenting over a hundred award-winning concerts at Beverly's Larcom Theatre since 2013, we transformed 9 Wallis into Beverly's most intimate, elegant listening room with comfortable seating at tables, plus food & beverage service featuring fine wines, local craft beers, specialty cocktails and top-shelf spirits.
This beautifully restored, tremendously flexible space is also available for private parties and corporate events. We can book world-class entertainment, including national touring artists, for your event. Our stage, with state-of-the-art sound and lighting plus Ultra-High-Definition (UHD) 4K Video, can accommodate any performance or presentation. Click here if you'd like someone to contact you about booking a party or corporate event.
Plenty of new shows will be announced soon. Click here to join our mailing list to get special deals and prime seats before tickets go on sale to the general public.
There is plenty of FREE parking (see map) at SEVEN municipal lots from 150 feet away to 3 blocks away. You do not have to feed the meters after 5pm or on Sundays.