Sugar Ray and the Bluetones


We've partnered with local favorite Rasta Pasta (the people who served our Gourmet New Year's Eve Dinner that fans are still raving about!) to bring you a scrumptious pre-show 5 course Dinner including salad, meat dish, vegetarian dish, chef's special, rolls, butter and dessert.

PLEASE NOTE: Your show ticket must be for a seat at a TABLE in order to get the Buffet Dinner. Dinner cannot be served to people seated in rows A through G.

This Pre-Show DINNER is an extra $19.95 per ticket.

Critically Acclaimed Shows ... Up Close & Personal
DATE Saturday, June 16, 2018
TIME 8:00PM (Doors 7:00PM)
9 Wallis Street
Beverly, MA 01915
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Sugar Ray is the deal deal. There is nobody better to represent this music.
-Kim Wilson, The Fabulous Thunderbirds
Sugar Ray has great tone and phrasing, singing and playing the harp. One of my favorites.
-Charlie Musselwhite

Multiple-award winner and Grammy nominee, Sugar Ray, has been playing his unique style of blues the world over for forty years. Not limited to one style, but able to play Chicago Blues in the style of Muddy Waters. Little Walter and Billy Boy Arnold; Kansas City Swing in the style of "Big" Joe Turner; Texas Blues like "T" Bone Walker and Freddie King; and the swampy Louisiana sounds of "Lazy" Lester-all played with the distinctive originality of band leader Sugar Ray Norcia, vocals and harmonica.

Come get your BLUES FIX at the North Shore's most intimate, elegant listening room!

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Sugar Ray and the Bluetones have been playing their distinctive brand of Blues for 40 years. In 2016 the band was nominated by the Blues Foundation/Blues Music Awards in Memphis, TN for Blues Band of the Year, and band members Monster Mike Welch, Anthony Geraci, and Michael "Mudcat" Ward each received a nomination on their respective instruments. This brings a total of 26 BMA nominations garnered by the Bluetones and its members as well as seven Grammy nominations bestowed on Bluetones members.

The original line-up of Sugar Ray Norcia, Anthony Geraci, Michael "Mudcat" Ward, Neil Gouvin and then guitarist Ronnie Horvath (who subsequently changed his name to Ronnie Earl) was dominant in the late 1970's/early 1980's in the New England area, (where they were the House Band at the legendary Speakeasy Café in Cambridge, MA) New York City, Washington, D.C., throughout Virginia and a long road trip to Chicago where they played at Theresa’s Lounge on the South Side with Junior Wells. The band recorded two records with Chicago harmonica giant Big Walter Horton and toured as the backing band for blues legends Otis Rush, Big Joe Turner, J.B. Hutto, Sunnyland Slim, Hubert Sumlin, Roosevelt Sykes and many more. After Mr. Earl left to join Roomful of Blues, a relatively unknown guitarist joined the Bluetones--Doug "Kid" Bangham~"Kid" coming from the band members as they didn't even know his name at the time! The Bluetones traveled to California and back, and were one of this generation’s first blues bands to tour Europe, as early as 1980. Bangham left to take the place of Jimmy Vaughan in the Fabulous Thunderbirds. Sugar Ray also joined Roomful of Blues in the 1990's for seven strong years of touring and recording.

In 2012 Sugar Ray and the Bluetones were inducted into Rhode Islands Music Hall of Fame. Sugar Ray Norcia has been the driving force behind the Bluetones since its inception and he is considered one of this generations most powerful blues vocalist, harmonica players and songwriters.

Three time Grammy nominated Sugar Ray Norcia has received a total of twenty two Blues Music Award nominations including winning two Blues Music Awards in 2014. Sugar Ray has been on over sixty recordings with the likes of Roomful of Blues, J. Geils, Michelle Willson, Otis Grand, Pinetop Perkins and he is a featured vocalist on the two critically acclaimed Knickerbocker All-Stars recordings. In 2016 Sugar Ray and his band The Bluetones released a CD on Severn Records called "Seeing Is Believing". For that CD Sugar Ray was nominated for an unprecedented seven 2017 Blues Music Awards including Traditional Blues Male Artist and B.B. King Entertainer of the year.


9 Wallis
9 Wallis Street, Beverly MA - next to the Larcom Theatre
National Touring Artists
Regular performances by national touring artists
9 Wallis Stage
The most intimate, elegant listening room on Boston's North Shore
Crescent shaped solid oak bar
Crescent shaped solid oak bar
Fine Wines, Local Craft Beers, Specialty Cocktails & Top Shelf Spirits
Serving Fine Wines, Local Craft Beers, Specialty Cocktails & Top Shelf Spirits
9 Wallis Stage
Comfortable seating at elegant tables
9 Wallis Stage
Experience critically acclaimed concerts in an intimate setting
Corky Laing and his band
Up close and personal
Henri Smith Mardi Gras Concert
Feel like you're part of the band
Jon Butcher's SOLD OUT CD Release Concert at 9 Wallis
Jon Butcher's SOLD OUT CD Release Concert at 9 Wallis
9 Wallis Stage
High-Five from Grammy-nominee Jon Butcher [photo by Michael Sparks Keegan]
Eric Gales SOLD OUT SHOW at 9 Wallis
Eric Gales SOLD OUT SHOW at 9 Wallis
Henri Smith Mardi Gras Concert w/ Grammy-winners Charles Neville & Amadee Castenell
Henri Smith Mardi Gras Concert w/ Grammy-winners CHARLES NEVILLE & AMADEE CASTENELL
Rock Legend Corky Laing of MOUNTAIN
Rock Legend Corky Laing of MOUNTAIN kicks off his 2017 US Tour at 9 Wallis
British Blues/Rock pioneer Kim Simmonds & Savoy Brown CD Release Concert
Savoy Brown CD Release Concert
Hirsh Gardner & Joe Feloni
CD Release Concert: Hirsh Gardner of the band New England
Loretta LaRoche - Dinner and Comedy at 9 Wallis
Loretta LaRoche - Dinner & Comedy
Drum Shop North Shore Drum Hang
Drum Shop North Shore's Drum Hang w/Fabio Pirozzolo and Steve Mossberg
Best Dance Floor on Boston's North Shore
Rev. Bennett
The Rev. Andre Bennett speaks at Beverly's Martin Luther King Community Breakfast JANUARY 2018
Roomful of Blues
5 Time Grammy Nominees Roomful of Blues at our Grand Opening APRIL 1 2017
Quentin Callewaert
Young Rising Star Quentin Callewaert at our Grand Opening APRIL 1 2017
Elegant seated dinner party
Appetizers for a private party
Elegant Buffet Dinner

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.

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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.

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