Though his career began over a decade ago with
genuine rock n' roll honky-tonk, Wainwright has
broadened his artistic scope over the years to
include music representing virtually every corner
of the blues. His insatiable interest in music
discovery, sheer love for entertaining and
curiosity have led him all around the world, and
the resulting perspective is a reflection
of his passion for entertaining and creating
progressive roots music in an effort to move the
art-form forward. Composer, producer, vocalist,
and award wining entertainer and piano player;
Victor Wainwright is a raucous high-octane,
dynamic performer and crowd pleaser with soul
"Victor Wainwright is a world champion piano
player, two times over! Not only is Victor one of the
greatest blues piano players in the business, he's also
a world class entertainer and vocalist."
- Blues Revue Magazine
"Victor Wainwright, winner of this year's Pine Top
Perkins Piano Player Award at the BMA's, is a force
to be reckoned with on a piano. He IS honky-tonk
and boogie, with a dose of rolling thunder.
Wainwright's playing is simply beautiful madness."
- American Blues Scene
"Savannah, GA native Victor Wainwright is all about
boogie woogie piano, deep soul, and a voice that
recalls Dr. John at his best. He is a blues star, a
- Chicago Blues Guide
"Wainwright serves as an electrifying guide to a good
time-spinning tales, telling his listeners how to beat
the blues, and meticulously conjuring raw soul and
energy out of his acoustic piano. He displays a sharp
sense of humor and a knack for storytelling... every
track is brilliant."
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.