THE GROOVY Happening enters its second century on Saturday September 7 at Parkside Social Club in Haworth.

The Butt Lane venue will welcome headliners The Ruby Stone Sound, firm favourites with the Groovy audience, with their mixture of soul, funk, prog rock, pop and disco.

The band’s newest member, Mitch Phillips, who joined in March, will make his first appearance at the Groovy.

Mitch has been involved in the local music scene for over 30 years in bands and duos, and was a pro guitar-vocalist for 10 years.

Groovy spokesman Susan Burke said: “We also welcome the return of former Ruby Stone drummer Tim Gilroy, who will be depping whilst regular drummer Martin is away.”

The Heaton Hillbillies, five Bradford musicians have been performing together for two years, will perform at the Happening for the first time, American old-time Appalachian with lively reels to get the audience foot-tapping and singing along.

Susan added: “Rafael is well known in Haworth as a talented guitarist and busker. He plays a wide variety of songs from George Harrison to Gershwin, bringing his own unique twist to a mixture of songs.

“Amazing vocalist Liam Jarvis returns to Groovy for the third time. Previously, we have seen him as both a solo act and as frontman of Low River.

“Liam will be showcasing what an exciting talent he is by performing original tracks from his upcoming album. Make sure to get there in good time as Liam will be opening the live music at 8pm.”

Admission is £3, with a raffle, in aid of Manorlands.