SAWDUST will make their second appearance at the Groovy Happening as they headline on Saturday March 7.

The monthly music night in aid of Manorlands will welcome the band to play two sets of well-known, upbeat songs mostly from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.

Groovy spokesman Sue said: "Their song base has moved away from classic rock to what can be best described as golden oldies.

The line-up, utilising four vocalists with the emphasis on harmonies, consists of Mark Chrystyn, Gemma Stockdale, Adam Driver, Mike Mitchell and Ian Barnes."

Sandy and Stan, audience regulars at the Groovy, will make their debut there are as performers.

Sandy said: "We have been performing at jam and open mic nights for three years. Stan sings quite a lot of different styles of music but mostly folk and 60s, Bob Dylan being his biggest influence. I sing mostly country which has been my lifelong passion, especially after visiting Grand Ole Oprey last year."

Both play guitar and as well as harmonising with Stan, Sandy is likely to sing a tune with her daughter Gemma from Sawdust.

Sue added: "Opening the night, and also new to Groovy, we have Andy Whitehouse, a talented songwriter with a predilection for story and illuminating metaphor.

"He launched his first solo album, almost Home, in February 2017 and has recorded two albums with his band The Silver Darlings."

Nowadays, Andy travels solo, sharing stories of "weary pilgrims, drunken sailors and battered optimists stumbling through relationships with mysterious saints, magical channelings and jaded lovers".

Groovy Happening is upstairs at the Parkside Social Club from 7.30pm to midnight.