Groovy Happening is proud to have reached another milestone of £28,000 for Manorlands Hospice. Thanks to the bands, the audience, Parkside Social Club and the volunteer helpers for making Groovy Happening a successful fundraising event and a really good night out!
The Ruby Stone Sound play regularly around North and West Yorkshire, but always love to come back to Groovy Happening where we are always guaranteed a welcoming and enthusiastic audience. The Groovy gigs are always great fun and we usually like to do something a little different each time we play here. So, for April's gig, we welcome the return of previous drummer Tim Gilroy who will play alongside Martin Henderson, who replaced Tim on drums last year, and together they will be providing some truly amazing percussion and funky beats to go with even more new groovy tunes - this is going to be a great night!
The 69 band are returning to Groovy. Lost 1969 hard rock music from a member of a band that outsold The Beatles in 1969. 69 are: Mick Jackson, Dave Johnson and Alastair Harnby. Do not expect similarities to Everlasting Love, Rainbow Valley, Bringing on back the good times etc! ’69’s sound has been forged and chiselled by over 40 years musicianship. It is precision drumming, driving yet melodic bass riffs and hard edged cutting guitar, with observational lyrics and poignant vocals. Many have found 69’s sound reminiscent of Pink Floyd, Stone Roses, the Byrds, Muse, and late Beatles, yet they have very much their own retro rock sound.
RockSalt Acoustic are Siân Levy (vocals), Tony Levy (guitar & vocals) and Laurie Reader (bass & vocals).They also perform in other musical entities & have each been gigging for several decades. They have recently relaunched RockSalt Acoustic after an 8 year hiatus, and provide an eclectic mix of quality acoustic music with (up to) 3 part vocal harmonies. RockSalt play some covers & some original music and promise an entertaining performance with fun, humour, banter & choruses!
Lat Vianson is a Halifax based solo singer songwriter. He’s spent over 40 years developing his guitar style and believes it’s entirely unique. He plays acoustic guitar through digital delay pedals and his songs reflect an eventful and well-travelled life – as an ex Royal navy diver and Falklands veteran. Lat’s musical influences would include John Martyn and Vaughan Williams.
We’ll be finishing the night with Phil’s Disco!
Groovy Happening doors open at Parkside Club at 7.30pm. It’s still only £3 in and there will be a raffle. All proceeds to Manorlands Hospice.