FIVE-piece blues band The Alligators is headlining at the 138th Groovy Happening in Haworth.

The event takes place upstairs at the Parkside Social Club on Saturday, March 2.

Doors open at 7.30pm.

Admission is £5, cash only, with all proceeds going to Manorlands.

Since the Groovy Happening began, £50,800 has now been raised for the Oxenhope Sue Ryder hospice.

West Yorkshire-based The Alligators comprises Paul Walton on bass and vocals, Dave Malcolm on keyboards, backing vocalist Kiera Walton, Pete Marks on drums and vocals and Fergus Murray on guitar and lead vocals.

An event spokesperson says: "The band's musical influences range from Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Robert Cray and Chuck Berry to The Beatles, BB King and Delbert McClinton. They always look for the more obscure songs, rather than the usual blues standards."

Opening the evening will be Groovy Happening newcomer Tommy McAndrew. He took up the guitar when he was 15, and has been writing his own music for the past couple of years. The spokesperson says: "Until last year he had never played live but he has now got the bug for it. He will be playing a mixture of his own songs and covers."

And following him on stage will be Disco Machine Gun. The four-piece disco rock band from Bradford is making its second appearance at Groovy Happening.