A rock guitarist from Kettering is hoping his band will hit the big time on both sides of the Atlantic as they prepare to release their first album.
Sid Glover, 24, has already toured the US and Europe with his hard rock band Heaven’s Basement, playing alongside the likes of Papa Roach.
And next month will see the release of their debut album Filthy Empire ahead of a UK tour which will see them play 11 cities in a fortnight.
Born in Kettering, lead guitarist Sid went to school at Montsaye Academy in Rothwell, earning his stripes by playing pubs and clubs near his home town.
He said: “The first gig we ever played was at Sawyers in Kettering. When we started out we played lots of venues in the area – jam nights in Rothwell, blues clubs in Corby, that sort of thing.”
They have come a long way since then, coming to the end of a mammoth tour of North America supporting Buckcherry, during which they developed a reputation for high-octane live shows.
Despite the hectic touring, Sid, who now lives in Stoke Albany, said: “We’ll often come back and stay at my house for a few days, and use some rehearsal space in Corby.”
For tour dates visit www.heavensbasement.com.