SUCCESSFUL britpop band Dodgy have released a brand new version of their top 20 hit ‘Staying Out For The Summer’ to raise money for the homeless.

The band have re-recorded the song which is out now, and gifted it to Musicians Against Homelessness (MAH). All proceeds will go to Crisis, the national charity for homeless people.

Singer Nigel Clark, who lives in Pershore said: “Having shelter is a basic human need. We’ll never know what it’s like to be homeless until it happens to us and becoming homeless is closer than you think for most of us.

“Certain parts of the media have been successful in demonising homeless people, the way we reverse those pernicious lies is by helping. We are failing as a society if we can’t look after the homeless.”

The band has also made a new video to promote the song – a summer hit in both 1994 and 1995, and originally a track on their seminal second album Homegrown which went gold in the UK.

The band will tour the UK in February and March to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the album and will be supporting MAH throughout the tour by raising funds.

They band state: “We did a series of festivals with Musicians Against Homelessness last Summer and we got along rather well ­– a finer bunch of people you not likely to meet, so it’s an absolute pleasure to work with them on the 25th anniversary re-release of Staying Out For The Summer.”

Dodgy notched up nine Top 40 hits in the mid-90s including the top 4 hit Good Enough – one of the most played tracks on British radio in the last 20 years.