Josh David and the Funeral Puppets are a retro-rock outfit out of Boston, MA. Formed in the summer of 2014, the band consists of Vince Powell on Drums and brothers Josh and Jeremiah Cramoy on guitar and bass, respectively, with Josh handling the lead vocals. Josh and Vince formed the band as a side project as a creative outlet to be able to create different types of music than what they were writing with their other bands. With deep roots in classic rock, blues, country, and folk music, the three piece band released their first three singles and accompanying music videos in the summer of 2017, which were heavily circulated on social media and Spotify. Collectively, the members of the band have shared the stage with major label acts such as Gavin DeGraw, Eve 6, Howie Day, Reel Big Fish, Dispatch, O.A.R, and many more. With a throwback vibe and a modern lyrical edge, Josh David & The Funeral Puppets deliver a captivating show with accomplished musicianship, catchy songwriting, big vocal harmonies, and a style all their own. You can ask them about the band name, but you'll have to do it in person.
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.
There is plenty of nearby parking at 7 lots from 150 feet away to 3 blocks away. Lots are 25 Cents/Hour (see map). Street parking is more. All parking is FREE after 8pm and on Sundays.