Legendary Rock drummer Corky Laing of MOUNTAIN and WEST, BRUCE & LAING comes back from touring Europe to kick off his U.S. tour at 9 Wallis, Beverly's newest, most intimate, elegant listening room!
Hear the immortal MOUNTAIN classics, "Mississippi Queen," "Nantucket Sleighride," "For Yasgur's Farm," "Theme From an Imaginary Western," "Never in My Life," "Don't Look Around," and many more LIVE by the band's Drummer, who co-wrote many of the MOUNTAIN hits! Corky will also share anecdotes from Woodstock and the road in this very special intimate performance.
Corky will be joined on stage by Joe Venti (of the Leslie West Band) and Chris Shutters. Special Guest howieHowie opens the show!
CORKY LAING (CAN) is a drummer, songwriter, singer, producer and a raconteur. He is best known as the drummer of the legendary bands Mountain (1969-) and West, Bruce & Laing (1973-75). Mountain toured and recorded on and off until 2010.
In the late 70s Corky released his solo album "Making it on the Streets" that is often cited as an overlooked pioneer of AOR. In the early eighties Corky recorded with an indie band called the Mix and at the end of 1990s he got together with Noel Redding (Jimi Hendrix Experience) and Eric Schenkman (Spin Doctors) to form the band Cork.
In the 90s Corky worked for several years as the vice president, A&R, of Polygram Records, Canada. During that time he produced bands like Men Without Hats and Bootsauce. He also had his own radio show, Under the Rock, in Canada, has published an anecdotal road-stories book, Stick it! and has his one-man show, The Best Seat in the House, a humorous autobiographical production that combines storytelling and music.
During the past couple of years Corky has been busy with Playing God: The Rock Opera a critically acclaimed collaboration with two Finnish philosophers. In 2014 he was awarded the Bonzo Bash Legend Award (following Bill Ward, Carmine Appice and Peter Criss). Corky performs frequently and from 2015 onwards he has been touring across Europe and the US with CORKY LAING plays MOUNTAIN.
Newly regrouped with original members of the legendary Test Tube Babies. Drawing on the rich Babies catalogue and high energy show, plus new powerful, message-driven tunes, howieHowie is back with original Babies members and their trademark 'urgent sound' - and they're not taking any prisoners!
From the early 70's into the 80's, the Woodstock, N.Y. based Test Tube Babies made some of the hottest early punk music of their day. A who's who of some of rock's best known players honed their chops with stints in the Babies - on tour and in the studio. Known for their refreshing mixture of melodic, straight ahead, edgy pop and punk, and screeching guitar solos layered on churning, tribal-like tunes with no holds barred anti-establishment messages, howieHowie continues the 'mission'.
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 concerts at Beverly's Larcom Theatre since early 2013, we expanded to 9 Wallis and have transformed it into Beverly's most elegant, intimate listening room with comfortable show seating at tables plus food & beverage service, including wine, craft beers and specialty cocktails.
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.
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There is plenty of free parking at the municipal parking lot on Bow Street, about 150 feet away and at the City Hall parking lot about half a block away. You do not have to feed the meters after 5pm or on Sundays.