GLEN Harvey is the leader of Basingstoke Rock Choir which meets every Thursday at Cranbourne Business and Enterprise College.

Rock Choir has 16,000 members in 300 towns. Glen teaches a range of songs and has led his choirs in numerous performances, including at The Anvil. The father-of-one is a member of the band London Essentials. He gained a higher diploma and BA Honours degree at the academy of contemporary music before auditioning for ITV’s Pop Idol in 2003, reaching the semi-final.

1. Who was your childhood hero and why? Leonardo. Not Da Vinci but The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle! I had all the toys. He was my favourite and showed all the amazing qualities you look for in a hero in a half shell!

2. What’s your most precious possession and why? My hard drive. It has all the photos and memories of me and my family’s life.

3. What was the first record/CD you bought? Greatest hits of Madness.

4. What is the radio/television show you hate to miss? Pop Master on Radio 2.

5. What is your favourite film? Scent of a Woman or Shawshank Redemption. Equally brilliant films.

6. What is your pet hate? Leaving a wet towel on the bed (ask my wife!) or ABBA (ask my choir!).

7. What are you reading at the moment? National Geographic. I get it every month and love reading about the world.

8. What would you choose for a last meal? A nice fillet steak, peppercorn sauce and chips.

9. If you could meet anyone from history, who would it be? Walt Disney.

10. If you had a time machine where would it take you? My wedding day.

11. What luxury would you take if you were stranded on a desert island? Bear Grylls. Does that count?

12. What sports team do you support? Whoever the person next to me at the time does.

13. What was your first job? Landscape gardener.

14. Whose job would you like to take over for the day? Gareth Malone. He’s a household name in my industry, and I’d like to see how his job compares to other choir leaders.

15. What worries you? My son’s future, the health of my loved ones and financial stability. Aren’t they the same for everyone?

16. What’s your proudest moment? The birth of my son, Charlie.

17. What would your epitaph say? His heart no longer beats but his soul still sings.

18. What’s your guilty pleasure? Finding and eating chocolates my wife buys and tries to hide from me!

19. What could change society for the better? Manners. They cost nothing, and can make someone’s day.

20. Describe yourself in three words? Caring, energetic, musical.