GROOVY Happening is starting the New Year off with a mix of covers and original songs from a line-up of three local bands.

Headlining on Saturday January 12 are The Alligators, a five-piece blues outfit who have been around for some time and retain their love of live music.

Hailing from West Yorkshire, all the members have been involved in bands on the local music scene over many years.

The musicians’ influences include Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Robert Cray, BB King and Delbert McClinton.

Groovy Happening spokesman Ann Wiles said: “They are always looking for the more obscure blues rather than churning out the usual standards.”

Performing at Groovy Happening for the first time are The Faff who were formed by three members of the Halifax Canoe Club.

Ann said: “Kayakers are known for their riverside faffing about, hence the name. They added their female vocalist a little later.

“Musically they cover Florence and the Machine, One Republic, Johnny Cash, Maroon 5, Amy McDonald, Vance Joy, Jason Mraz and many others.”

Completing the Saturday line-up are acoustic duo Mockingbirds who are made up of Cath Harney and Pam Johnson.

Ann added: “They sing a mix of covers and original songs with styles from Americana and country to folk and pop, all with wonderful harmonies. Groovy is very pleased to have them playing here for the first time.

“Ending the night will be Phil’s Disco to keep us all the dancefloor until it’s time to go home!”

Doors open upstairs at Parkside Social Club, Butt Lane, at 7.30pm, and admission is £3. There will be a raffle and all proceeds from the night will go to my lands.