Bodys returns for their 5th year with another night of awesome original acts in the music hall at The Establishment, Wakefield. This time, Catherine Rudie and Here’s The Steeple.

9:15pm | Catherine Rudie

Catherine Rudie was originally a bagpipe player and Gaelic singer from Sutherland in the North Coast of Scotland. Based in London for many years, she now lives and works in Glasgow. Her uniquely observed and lushly melodic songs combine the traditional music she grew up playing with the beauty and strangeness of contemporary life. She often uses the experimental ROLI keyboard to create unusual electronic sound textures. Her exceptional debut album The Möbius Kiss was released in November 2019 to widespread positive critical attention – with radio play on 6MUSIC, BBC Scotland and The Late Junction, BBC Radio 3, amongst many others.

“A fascinating debut. Her voice and folk melodies mesh with electronic sounds, warmly drawing you in.” – Jude Rogers, The Guardian

“One to watch . We’re predicting big things.” – Nick Luscombe, The Late Junction, BBC RADIO 3.

Catherine’s latest musical project So So Sad with long term collaborator Chris Brambley is due to release a debut album in Summer 2024. Catherine and Chris also run The Window Sessions, a series of lovingly recorded intimate music performances in their own living room, published on Instagram and showcasing artists they know and love from London and their recently adopted home of Glasgow. They’ve also branched out into curating live gigs, building a shared music community between the two cities. Listen here.

8:30pm | Here’s the Steeple

Intricate textures and thoughtful lyrics with a wide range of folk influences, delivered with a uniquely rich and soulful Northern voice to warm you up like a good cup of tea. Listen here.

About the Venue

This show is in the music hall of The Establishment Wakefield on Westgate, turn left when you go through the main door. The Establishment is located close to Wakefield Westgate train station. The gig will finish at 10pm, giving you plenty of time to get the last bus/train.

The show will be standing, but there will be some seats, and if you would like to sit we can reserve that for you. Please email bodyswakefield@gmail.com or message Bodys on social media

Establishment disabled access:

Entrance/ exit: 1 step – no ramp. Toilets: no disabled toilets, toilets upstairs. Viewing: all one level – seating available. Bodys will make sure everyone can see if view is obstructed.

About Bodys

Bodys is a gig promoter in Wakefield, run by Emily since the start of 2019. They put on shows in the music hall at The Establishment, as well as other one-offs at other venues around town. The gigs usually have two acts, times are always posted well in advance, and gigs finish early (10pm) when buses and trains are still running, and you can go get an early night if you want one.

Venue opening hours

Monday : Closed

Tuesday : Closed

Wednesday : 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Thursday : 5:00 pm - 2:00 am

Friday : 4:00 pm - 3:00 am

Saturday : 12:00 pm - 3:00 am

Sunday : Closed

Venue Details

Find us at

81-83 Westgate, Wakefield, WF1 1ER