Bodys presents West Yorkshire collective St Malo and Glasgow’s Hank Tree for their October gig at The Establishment Wakefield.

8:30pm | Hank Tree

Hank Tree is a Glasgow based project led by Fergus MacDonald (ex- State Broadcasters), also comprising Roy Shearer (Ultras, Inspector Tapehead), Bart Owl (Eagleowl, Broken Chanter) and singer-songwriter Faith Eliott. Hank Tree’s debut LP, The Big North, was released in 2022, via Olive Grove Records, and features songs inspired by the dramatic rise and fall of prosperity of the desert region of El Norte Grande in Chile. The band’s sound is characterised by fast picked classical guitars, atmospheric ballads, distortion-heavy instrumentals and hushed vocals, often incorporating field recordings and featuring lyrics focusing on social history. They have supported artists including King Creosote, Alasdair Roberts and Gwenifer Raymond, and have received radio play on BBC 6 Music and BBC Scotland.

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9:15pm | St Malo

West Yorkshire collective (featuring members of Shadowlark, Modern Pleasure, Cruel World, St Cyrus, Tiger Island and more) takes its name from a French port famous for being the haunt of corsairs and misfits, and listening to these four darkly anthemic songs feels like being cornered by a force unfolding from the shadows of its city walls.

The band originally started after a chance meeting between singer Ian McArdle and bass player Adam Wishart Taylor while they were both busy playing other music. Initial reference points included New Order, The Blue Nile, French electronica, and Roxy Music’s Avalon LP.

But this is not your usual 80s-tinged electro-pop. It is beating hearts and stolen kisses among the one-armed bandits. It’s Bowie sipping coffee by the Tagus with Pessoa; it’s Depeche Mode soundtracking a forgotten Fellini film.

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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 train.

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

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, who put on shows on the first Thursday of the month 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. Follow @bodyswakefield on social media.

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