Award-winning Exit 18 is a 5-piece rock band from Beverly, MA. They formed when songwriters Julia Perry and Sean Leahy teamed up in 2013. Julia's emotive vocals and dynamic, often dark personality matched with Sean's guitar style and use of harmonies create the blueprint of Exit 18. An amazing live band, their sound blends My Chemical Romance and Paramore while bringing back the classic rock sounds of The Beatles and Fleetwood Mac.
In 2017, they released 'I Don't Need It', which led to shows from The Middle East and Hard Rock in Boston to Pianos and Arlene's Grocery in N.Y.C. 'All Yours' was released at the beginning of 2018 and was voted song of the week on Bostons Emissions WZLX February 18, 2018.
In 2019 Exit 18 won Best New Act at the New England Music Awards!
About 17 miles north of Boston, award-winning 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 nearby parking (see map).
In April 2017, after 4 years of presenting over a hundred shows at Beverly's Larcom Theatre (featuring Grammy-winners, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers and platinum recording artist), gimmeLIVE's owners Peter and Vickie Van Ness, transformed 9 Wallis into the most intimate, elegant, fully air conditioned listening room north of Boston with comfortable seating at tables, plus food & beverage service offering fine wines, local craft beers, specialty cocktails (featuring local distilleries and all-natural juices) and top-shelf spirits.
In August 2018, Peter and Vickie were presented with the Boston Blues Society's Keeping the Blues Alive Award for their work at 9 Wallis.
Because of its beautifully restored, tremendously flexible space with the best dance floor on Boston's North Shore, 9 Wallis has become a favorite venue for fundraisers, private parties and corporate events. Local charities have raised thousands of dollars at 9 Wallis (see examples). With world-class entertainment, an event can begin as a cocktail party or fully seated dinner...then transform into a nightclub-style dance party with concert quality sound and stage lighting.