PROUD dad Paul Kane will be quids in if his son’s pop band tops the charts.

Fife youngsters Splendid Suns – including 16-year-old drummer Joe – play in Dunfermline tonight and have only been together six months.

But they’re releasing their debut CD this week and Paul’s set to scoop £10,000 if the four teenage pals go on to have a no.1 hit.

The engineer has staked £10 with at odds of 1,000/1.

Dad-of-two Paul, 42, said: “We’ve no idea where Joe gets it from. I’m hopeless at music and his mum can break a karaoke machine with her singing.

“So apart from giving him lifts to his gigs, this is a way we can show we’ve got faith in the boys. I know I’m biased but I think they’ve got a bright future ahead of them.

“If the bet does come in, I probably won’t need the money anyway because it means Joe will be raking it in and keeping us in luxury.

“And when we move to the Bahamas, it will give the neighbours a break from him practising so everyone wins!”

Joe – who’s just left school in Kirkcaldy to study sound production – said: “At the moment, we’re just playing as many gigs as possible and having a great time.

“We’ve not been together long and things are moving quite fast.

“I’ve never really thought about [the charts]. If we can just make a living from playing music, I’ll settle for that.”

Splendid Suns – who are unsigned – launch their EP, Thorns, at PJ Molloy’s in Dunfermline tonight with support from Sunset Spirit.

And they’ve been picked to play a slot at the Party At The Palace festival in Linlithgow tomorrow.

Alongside Joe are lead guitarist Mik Mroz, 17, bassist Connor Muir, 16 - both from Cardenden - and singer and rhythm guitarist Ged Howarth, 19, from Dollar.

McBookie spokesman Paul Petrie said: “We’ve heard of dads backing their kids to play football for Scotland but never had a bet like this before.

“However, if we find out Joe’s related to Pat and Greg Kane from Hue And Cry, we’ll be closing the book.”