If the plans of five young Sheffield musicians come off, they could be enjoying a Las Vegas residency alongside the likes of fellow city legends Def Leppard in five years’ time.
The SSS – singer Josh Coddington and guitarist Tom Forster, from Stannington, guitarist Morgan Somers and bassist Cal Atherton, from Grenoside, and drummer Max Smith, from Wharncliffe Side – are a band with a plan.
They are gigging regulary around the UK – from London to Aberdeen – and planning a record release, as well as shows in Europe.
But right now, The SSS are preparing for a sold-out show at famous Sheffield venue The Leadmill on Saturday – a ‘homecoming show’ according to Josh.
Morgan says: “It’s our biggest gig so far and we haven’t played Sheffield for five months. We’re really excited about it.”
“It sold out in two days,” adds a clearly proud Cal.
And with the band in complete control of the gig – right down to the lighting according to Max – they are putting pressure on themselves to make it a show to remember for the paying public.
“If we’re not very good, people won’t be coming to see us again,” admits Josh.
Further ahead, the band – all aged 21 apart from 19-year-old Cal – are playing Sheffield’s Mosborough Music Festival in June, and planning a single release in November and EP in early 2016, as well as lining up some gigs abroad.
“As much as you have to look rock’n’roll, you have to have plans in the background,” says Morgan.
“We have a few songs knocking about.”
And as for the future...
“I would like to be in Las Vegas,” says Josh.