A CHARITY music night at Haworth is being dedicated to the memory of a popular musician who died eight years ago.

Sam Carlisle – who lived in the village – died in July, 2014, after suffering a heart attack.

The 36-year-old guitarist was a leading light in the local music scene.

Now organisers of the latest Groovy Happening are paying tribute, as the anniversary of Sam's death approaches.

The 118th instalment of Groovy Happening – which raises money for Oxenhope Sue Ryder hospice, Manorlands – takes place upstairs at Parkside Social Club on Saturday, July 2.

Doors open at 7.30pm. Admission is £4, cash only, with all proceeds going to the hospice.

"This Groovy Happening is dedicated to Sam's memory," said spokesperson, Sue Burke.

"Two of the bands playing had musical associations with Sam, whilst the other two include children of musicians who were linked with him."

The live music will begin at 8pm with Stageminus, a young three-piece grunge/alternative rock band from Bradford.

It comprises Charlie Ousey on guitar and vocals, Niamh Jermyn on bass and drummer Joseph Holt-Shaw.

The outfit, which plays original songs influenced by Black Sabbath and the 90s grunge movement, this year appeared in the Battle of the Bands.

Up next will be Lord Ryan and the Tops.

The band – whose line-up includes Groovy Happening soundman, Luke Parker – has an album due for release on the day of the event.

Also performing is Circus? Formed in 2000, it has played predominantly as a three-piece band.

It released a self-recorded demo album, Quarantine, in 2004 – and a live album, Bad Machine: Live, is due out soon.

Members have played in various bands over the past 20 years – including Fifteen Stories, New Delta, Indigo Crow, Skank Agenda and Leeds punk outfit Abrasive Wheels. They are heavily influenced by the 90s grunge scene.

And the evening will culminate with The Veese, a four-strong band from Bingley.

Brothers Oliver and Harrison Houldsworth started out as an acoustic guitar/percussion duo, writing songs throughout their youth. They were then joined by lead guitarist George Hague, with bassist Dylan Watson completing the line-up.

The band has gone from strength to strength. Its debut single Up The Social has been followed by new release Facetious, and it is this year playing at festivals including Gateways in Skipton – alongside the likes of Jake Bugg and Cast – and Beat-Herder.