BLIND Danny Lemon is among performers at the latest Groovy Happening in Haworth.

Also taking to the stage on Saturday, March 5 will be Luke Parker and the Ruby Stone Sound Collective to raise cash for Manorlands at the Parkside Social Club.

Singer-songwriter Blind Danny Lemon admits to growing up in the backwoods of Horsforth.

He said: “When I was young, I couldn’t get enough of Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker.

“I bought my first harmonica aged 16 because it was cheaper and easier to carry than a guitar.

“Many years later, when I got round to buying a guitar, the Bluebrass sound was born – country blues with a Yorkshire twist.

“Now I enjoy strumming and a-hollering my songs all over this fine land, singing about everything from whiskey, to women, to gambling.”

Headliners the Ruby Stone Sound Collective are back gain with covers from the likes of Joan Armatrading, Aretha Franklin, Rickie Lee Jones, Buggles, Boz Scaggs, Beth Heart, Fleetwood Mac and ELO.

Groovy spokesman Ann Wiles said: “The members have worked with various bands over the years so hopefully can all bring their own influences together to create a mixture of music to suit everyone!”

Studio 13 are a 4 piece band from West Yorkshire creating a unique blend of rock, funk and blues.

Ann said: “It’s always intriguing when bands come together from different backgrounds - Studio 13 is no exception.

“Each member has individual influences and this is apparent in the differing styles which merge together to create a blues-rock-funk fusion.

“Studio 13 doesn’t sound like any other band - each member brings something unique, which creates a very special sound and it's their first time performing at Groovy."

Luke Parker will be singing and playing guitar, a change from his usual Groovy duties, working the sound desk or behind a drum kit playing in one of his bands.

Ann added: “This will be something special! He is a band member of well-known local bands Foxes Faux, Indianic and Box Jellys.”

Doors open at the Butt Lane club at 7.30pm. Admission £3.