A NORTH Herts-based band will be playing a Bond-themed gig this weekend, to mark the launch of their charity single.

Mr Speaker will be at The Orange Tree in Baldock on Saturday, for Mr Speaker Presents...Blood Runs cold.

It follows the launch of their charity single of the same name, which was written by the band to accompany a friend’s screenplay based on the characters found in the Bond novels.

The band also raised money for MS Trust through a charity Christmas song last year.

Tom Donovan, the band’s vocalist and pianist, said: “Yet again, we are really pleased to be supporting a great charity and doing our little bit. More great work from Dale Chapman at London Road Recording Studio in Baldock has helped us create a really powerful sounding James Bond theme that we’re all really pleased with.”

The Bond-themed night will include a performance from the band, plus live James Bond music and a performance of screenplay Blood Runs Cold, featuring some special guests.

Although entry is free to the event, the band is asking for a donation to Mencap.

Meanwhile, you can download the single.