IF you're looking for a new way to beat the winter blues this weekend, The Volatile Agents reckon they could be just the tonic.

And they should know, as most of them are medical professionals at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital (RBH).

The Volatile Agents were formed ten years ago by staff who teamed up to put on a show to raise funds for the hospital.

Over the years the line-up has changed, although three of the founder members remain. The band includes hospital consultants, a local GP, an operating theatre practitioner and a member of the judiciary who play an eclectic mix of cover songs spanning the last three decades.

After entertaining crowds at multiple venues across the south coast and London, they have raised thousands of pounds for local and national charities. They were a regular act at Mr Kyps in Parkstone which sadly closed its doors last summer. Former owner and live music promoter, Mark Kyprianou, described them as, “one of the most entertaining and versatile bands we have playing at the venue."

This Saturday, on January 12, The Volatile Agents, in association with Mr Kyps, are playing the Allendale Centre, Wimborne to raise money for the hospital's ITU department.

Band spokesman Tom Dudding said: “We will be playing songs covering a wide number of genres including songs by Queen, Oasis, Elton John, Bruno Mars and David Guetta - guaranteed to give you something to sing and dance to, and help to get over those post-Christmas blues.”

* Tickets £10 are available at seetickets.com or theallendale.org. Doors open at 8pm.