Tue 30 Aug 2022 - Tue 30 Aug 2022


19:30 - 22:00


£6.00 - £10.00

A special concert at beautiful Chantry Chapel: Wakefield independent gig promoters Bodys are hosting Advance Base and Karima Walker from USA as part of their UK tour. Open to all ages.

8pm Karima Walker

Tucson, Arizona interdisciplinary artist Karima Walker walks a line between two worlds. Aside from her long resume of collaborative work with artists in the diverse fields of dance, sculpture, film, photography and creative non-fiction, Walker has long nurtured a duality within her work as a musician, developing her own sonic language as a sound designer in tandem with her craft as a singer/songwriter. The polarity within Walker’s music has never been so articulately explored, or graced with as much intention, as on her 2021 album, Waking the Dreaming Body, which was featured on “best albums of the year” lists from Gorilla Vs Bear, GoldFlakePaint, For the Rabbits, Deepest Currents, Hanif Abdurraqib & more. Check out her “Reconstellated” music video.

9pm Advance Base

Advance Base is the melancholic synth pop project of Chicago, IL singer/songwriter Owen Ashworth (formerly of Casiotone for the Painfully Alone).

Using a two-handed arsenal of electric piano, Omnichord, samplers, effect pedals & drum machines, Ashworth builds minimalist, heavy-hearted, and nostalgia-obsessed ballads around his conversational baritone. The warm, electronic sound of Advance Base has been described as “lo-fi,” “depressed” and “weirdly uplifting.”

Animal Companionship, the third and most recent “studio” album by Advance Base, was released in 2018 by Run for Cover Records / Orindal Records. GoldFlakePaint & Various Small Flames both listed Animal Companionship among their favourite albums of 2018. Since then, Advance Base has released Wall of Tears & Other-Songs I Didn’t Write, a home-recorded collection of (mostly) country/Americana covers arranged for electronic instruments & Live at Home, a collection of mid-quarantine livestream concert performances & the amazing “Christmas in Nightmare City” music video which you can watch here.

About the Venue

The Chantry Chapel is a beautiful small venue located close to Wakefield Kirkgate rail station and a 20 min walk/5 min taxi ride from Wakefield Westgate rail station. The venue will have a bar.

Chantry Chapel disabled access:

Entrance/ exit : level access from street to venue. Note that the doorway is narrow (685mm) and may not be wide enough for some wheelchairs, prams and scooters.

Toilets : no disabled toilets, level access to toilet from venue.

Viewing : gig is seated. Seats can be removed to make space for wheelchairs.

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