Dame Shirley Bassey to help Blake write Bond theme

Dame Shirley Bassey

Dame Shirley Bassey

Dame Shirley Bassey will lend her Bond theme singing expertise to vocal trio Blake as they attempt to write a new Bond theme.

Dame Shirley Bassey is being roped in to write a James Bond theme with vocal group Blake.

The 79-year-old singing legend - who recorded the vocals for 1964's 'Goldfinger', 1971's 'Diamonds Are Forever' and '1979's 'Moonraker' - has never written her own Bond song, but that could be about to change as Stephen Bowman from the Brit-Award winning trio has revealed they going to "wrack her brains" to write one.

He exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "Dame Shirley has been in the lucky position of other people giving her fantastic Bond themes so it's a very different thing, writing one and putting one forward. I know that Dame Shirley always says she feels very privileged to have been the only person to have the number of Bond themes that she's sung over the years - normally people only get the one chance and there she is three times, so it's quite unique and she certainly has a lot more knowledge about what makes a good Bond song than anyone else and we'll be sure to wrack her brains."

Meanwhile, the 'Big Spender' hitmaker will be performing with Blake as a special guest at Henley Festival next month and they plan on surprising her with a few luxurious gifts.

Stephen, 36, added: "We've got to know Dame Shirley very well and there are some gifts that she always appreciates - most likely we'll pop her a really good bottle of rose champagne, possibly a little bit of Caviar as well because she does like the finer things and quite deservedly so."

Blake and Dame Shirley Bassey play Henley Festival on Saturday July 9 on The Floating Stage with the BBC concert Orchestra.


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