ALBION Street are headlining this month’s Groovy Happening at the Parkside Social Club in Haworth.

The Street people will be at the club in Butt Lane on Saturday, September 2 for a gig that also features Lost Twenties, Reuben Wilkinson and Soundtrack.

The volunteer organisers of the hugely popular monthly event promise “another brilliant night of music and dancing with wonderful bands playing free of charge” during the 76th Groovy Happening.

Groovy Happening spokesman Ann Wiles said: “Albion Street had the room buzzing when they played at Groovy in April so we are really looking forward to seeing them back to headline on Saturday.

“Blending elements of steppers reggae, rock, funk and a sprinkle of jazz, Albion Street are experimental, different, eclectic and unique.

“The current line-up of this four-piece act from Bradford and Leeds have been together for almost a year and in this time have been working hard writing original music, rehearsing and planning for the future.

“The name Albion Street comes from the name of the street where the band are based and the street where they do all of their rehearsal. Albion Street’s sound fuses rock to reggae, funk to jazz, which is how they like it! We do too!”

Making their debut at the Groovy Happening are Lost Twenties, but regulars may recognise some of the local band members.

They are singer and guitarist Jay Turner, bass player Syleene McIntosh and drummer Ste Tomlinson.

Ann said: “They formed a year ago and are quite experimental in their song structures aiming to make every song different from the last.

“Reuben Wilkinson is our Groovy MC who entertains us every month in his comedic style when introducing the bands and drawing the raffle winning tickets.

“At the next Groovy he will be performing for us in the way he is best known, playing the guitar and singing some of the thousands of songs in his repertoire.”

The singer named Soundtrack has a great interest in music from films and plays mainly instrumentals drawn from the big screen and television.

Ann added: “They can be heard as background music at different events. In his expert performances he also does some songs and original material.”

Doors open at the Groovy Happening at 7.30pm and tickets cost £3 on the door. There will be a raffle for Manorlands.

The Groovy Happening has raised more than £25,000 for Manorlands during its first 75 events, mostly held in Haworth.