CULLINGWORTH teenager Ben Jordan will return to the Groovy Happening on Saturday, March 2.

He will perform at the Haworth music night alongside classic rock band DNA, alternative rock band General James Blakk, and local singer-songwriter Gordon Roger.

Ben has come a long way since he made his Groovy debut two years ago: this year he will release self-written tracks including Ghost, which will the accompanied by a music video shot on location.

Ben said: “I am returning with a new set and my loop station, ready to rock the house!”

DNA, described as an “it’s in the blood” rock band, will return to play classic rock with a few surprises.

Groovy spokesman Ann Wiles said: “They have a great line-up of very experienced musicians and friends… Paul Wilkinson lead guitar, Geoff Keighley drums, Eddie Mac lead vocals/harmonica/top frontman/god of thunder, G-Man on bass, and sound and lighting magician Stuart Jowett.

“They’ve been together as DNA since April 2017 playing the best classic rock songs everyone knows, delivering a professional and polished performance every time!”

Also appearing will be trio General James Blakk, an alternative rock band playing a wide range of covers, both familiar and less well-known.

Ann said: “They are made up of experienced musicians who play for enjoyment but take their music seriously. Over the years they have shared the stage with bands such as Limehouse Lizzy, Skeletal Family and Rebel Truce.

“We are looking forward to having them back to perform at Groovy Happening.”

Singer-songwriter Gordon Roger we return the following his great performance last year, performing his own 70s-influence material along with some covers.

The 95th Groovy Happening will be at the Parkside Social Club in Butt Lane. Doors open at 7.30pm, and admission is £3. There will be disco and raffle. Proceeds will as usual go to Manorlands.