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Music, Thu 5 Mar 2020, £6

Bodys presents: Sam Airey + Mally Smith

Bodys presents: Sam Airey + Mally Smith


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8:30pm Mally Smith
Mally Smith is a singer-songwriter from Boston, MA, now living in Edinburgh. Mally’s childhood love of the melancholy ballads of the British Isles and the poetic, political songs of the American folk-revival fuel her thoughtful and honest songwriting. Reminiscent of Shawn Colvin or a young Joni Mitchell, Mally combines tasteful guitar and poetic lyrics with a clear voice that will capture your heart. Accompanied by Edinburgh based musicians, Mike McKenzie and Evan Hamilton, the songs strike a grittier chord, the trio offering depth and edge to Mally’s folk songs. Listen to her at

9:15pm Sam Airey
Raised in rural North Wales and now residing in Leeds, Sam Airey specialises in the composition of melancholy. His music feels inextricably bound in the concept of “hiraeth”, a Welsh-language word for which there is no direct translation. This idea is something that constantly and perhaps subconsciously informs and underlies his work; a sense of nostalgia, homesickness tinged with grief, and a longing for the past. Sam's 2017 debut album ‘In Darkened Rooms’ propelled his music into the streaming stratosphere with over 6 million listens alone on ‘Stars’, a standout moment from the record and a song which has captured the hearts of people all over the world (listen here In many ways a songwriter’s songwriter, his musical admirers include Midlake, Damien Jurado, Sharon Van Etten, Daughter and Anais Mitchell (many of whom he has gigged with), in addition to tours with Matthew & The Atlas, European festival appearances, and continued support from BBC Radio 1 and 6 Music.

About Bodys
Bodys is a gig promoter in Wakefield, hosting frequent shows. Follow us on social media @bodyswakefield to see what other shows we are hosting. Our gigs are intentionally set at times that allow you to be in bed early if you fancy, and we always announce set times well in advance.

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 5 Mar 2020 20:00
Doors 8pm
First band 8:30pm
Second band 9:15pm


£6 (plus booking fee)



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Map reference: SE 329207  Lat: 53.68183 Long: -1.50231

Parking: free

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Wakefield Westgate Station station