ALL THE way from the Vale of Ryanshire come the headliners for the Groovy Happening’s 99th event.

Lord Ryan and the Tops, described as a group of misfits who mix ridiculous sounds and crazy riffs, will make their debut at the Haworth music night on Saturday July 6.

Spokesman Ann Wiles said: “Bringing this to your ears is Frank and Shmurtles who grunt and play guitar, Von Smallhousen on bass, and Lord Ryan himself on drums.

“They are currently recording their debut album in the left wing of Ryanshire Mansion. We are assured this is all for real!”

Returning after five years are Indigo Crow – singer/bassist Jay Turner, guitarist Chris Jackson and drummer Mickey Waddington. Formed in 2007, the trio will play mostly new material from their forthcoming album.

Also returning are Reuben and The Bridge, a local folk duo who take classic rock and pop and “folk it up a little” with violin, acoustic guitar and harmony vocals.

Ann said: “Reuben sings their varied repertoire with Bridget ‘The Bridge’ who is a superb fiddler, heavily influenced by Irish reels and jigs. Faraday’s Cage, a quartet, will make their Groovy debut. Their average age is 66 and they’re still playing rock ‘n’ roll, blues, country and folk music with a passion!”

The gig is at Parkside Social Club in Butt Lane, from 7.30pm. Phil’s Disco afterwards, a raffle. Admission £3, proceeds to Manorlands.