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The Edinburgh born, Belfast bred journalist was educated from primary to post-graduate diploma level via Dundela Primary School, Strandtown Primary School, Methodist College Belfast, Queen's University Belfast and the University of Ulster.

He passed several exams along the way and now holds a 2:1 degree in Political Science, a Post Graduate Diploma in Newspaper Journalism (pass with distinction) and a junior athletics certificate in trampolining.

His interests include (but are not limited to) crime fiction, classic cars and loud rock music.

He is a supporter of Aston Villa Football Club. He likes cats, but prefers dogs


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The Beach Boys' Mike Love on returning to Ireland – hopefully they won't be booed this time

The Beach Boys' Mike Love on returning to Ireland – hopefully they won't be booed this time

Arts
"DOES that mean we're conducting this in Gaelic?" jokes Beach Boys leader Mike Love when he learns that he's speaking to The Irish News about the iconic US hit-makers' imminent return to Dublin and Belfast We offer to try our best if he's game, but the suggestion is quickly brushed aside with a cheerful "just kidding" before the singer and founding band member gets down to plugging the Boys' latest release.
Gig guide: Live music for the week ahead

Gig guide: Live music for the week ahead

Arts
Today Nile Rodgers & Chic, Soul II Soul, Queen & Disco – Belsonic, Ormeau Park, Belfast The Bonnevilles, Amy Montgomery – The Mandela Hall, QUBSU, Belfast Girls Names, Ghost Office, Fears – The Black Box, Belfast Wynona Bleach, Roe, Ember Trails etc – Voodoo, Belfast Lunasa – Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast Brennen Leigh, Noel McKay – The American Bar, Belfast Cara Dillon – The Glassworks, Derry Saturday June 16 Liam Gallagher, Richard Ashcroft, Louis Berry – Belsonic, Ormeau Park, Belfast UK Subs, Buck Eejit, Confrontation Time – The Empire, Belfast Bad Manners – The Limelight, Belfast Cry****, Jordaan Mason, Oscar Jennings – Nerve Centre, Derry Kaz Hawkins, Sam York – Market Place Theatre, Armagh Sunday June 17 Picture This, Lany, John Gibbons – Belsonic, Ormeau Park, Belfast CW Stoneking – The Black Box, Belfast Monday June 18 The Beach Boys – The Waterfront Hall, Belfast Wednesday June 20 Saint Sapphire, Petty Youth, Modern Rome – Voodoo, Belfast Eliza and Martin Carthy – Seamus Heaney Homeplace, Bellaghy Thursday June 21 Timmy Trumpet – Belsonic, Ormeau Park, Belfast Crazy Town, Surf Green, Crisis – Foundry, Belfast Lonesome George, Siomha, Abhainn Bheara – Voodoo, Belfast Friday June 22 Malojian – American Bar, Belfast No Oil Paintings, Buffalo Bay etc – Voodoo, Belfast Kieran Goss – Portico, Portaferry Crazy Town – Skylite Room, Warrenpoint Saturday June 23 Carl Cox etc – Belsonic, Ormeau Park, Belfast From The Jam – The Ulster Hall, Belfast Riley Pearce – American Bar, Belfast This Place Hell, Donum Dei – The Limelight 2, Belfast, 5pm Wasps, Alpha Twin, Willoware Jackson – Foundry, Belfast Villiers & The Villains – Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast Peter McVeigh – The Sunflower, Belfast Paper/Boy, Oh Boland, Atticus etc – Nerve Centre, Derry Kieran Goss – Seamus Heaney Homeplace, Bellaghy Sunday June 24 The Script, Gavin James – Belsonic, Ormeau Park, Belfast Peter McVeigh – The Sunflower, Belfast Monday June 25 Kris Kristofferson – Millennium Forum, Derry Tuesday June 26 Kris Kristofferson – The Waterfront Hall, Belfast Beth Rowley – Studio 1A Theatre, Bangor Thursday June 28 Deap Vally, Hand Models – The Limelight 2, Belfast Lock Horns etc – Voodoo, Belfast .
Gig guide: Live music for the week ahead

Gig guide: Live music for the week ahead

Arts
Today Buí, Joel Harkin, Mark Loughrey etc – The Sunflower, Belfast Susie Blue, Alpha Twin, Mosmo Strange etc – BelFest, Bar Sub, QUBSU, Belfast Brigid O’Neill – EastSide Arts Centre, Belfast The Small Glories – American Bar, Belfast Matt McGinn – Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen Saturday June 9 The Exploited, The Defects, Wardomised – Mandela Hall, QUBSU, Belfast Sister Ghost, Hiva Oa, Cherym etc – Women’s Work Showcase, Oh Yeah, Belfast Donal Scullion – Astral Weeks: The Music & The Myths of Van Morrison, Strand Arts Centre, Belfast Matt McGinn – Narrow Water Castle, Warrenpoint Sunday June 10 Rolo Tomassi – The Empire, Belfast The Bar Stool Preachers, The Vibes, No Matter etc – Foundry, Belfast Tuesday June 12 Ryan Walsh – No Alibis, Belfast Lisa Hannigan, Roe – The Guildhall, Derry Wednesday June 13 Danny Bryant – The Empire, Belfast Owen Lamont, Conor Maley – The Sunflower, Belfast Thursday June 14 The Mad Dalton, Lauren Bird, Giraffe Stairs – The Black Box, Belfast Rory Nellis, Donal Scullion, Sonja Sleator etc – 39 Gordon Street, Belfast Friday June 15 Nile Rodgers & Chic, Soul II Soul, Queen & Disco – Belsonic, Ormeau Park, Belfast The Bonnevilles, Amy Montgomery – The Mandela Hall, QUBSU, Belfast Girls Names – The Black Box, Belfast Wynona Bleach, Roe, Ember Trails etc – Voodoo, Belfast Lunasa – Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast Brennen Leigh, Noel McKay – The American Bar, Belfast Saturday June 16 Liam Gallagher, Richard Ashcroft, Louis Berry – Belsonic, Ormeau Park, Belfast UK Subs, Buck Eejit, Confrontation Time – The Empire, Belfast Bad Manners – The Limelight, Belfast Cry****, Jordaan Mason, Oscar Jennings – Nerve Centre, Derry Kaz Hawkins, Sam York – Market Place Theatre, Armagh Sunday June 17 Picture This, Lany, John Gibbons – Belsonic, Ormeau Park, Belfast CW Stoneking – The Black Box, Belfast Monday June 18 The Beach Boys – The Waterfront Hall, Belfast Wednesday June 20 Saint Sapphire, Petty Youth, Modern Rome – Voodoo, Belfast Eliza and Martin Carthy – Seamus Heaney Homeplace, Bellaghy Tuesday June 21 Timmy Trumpet – Belsonic, Ormeau Park, Belfast Crazy Town, Surf Green, Crisis – Foundry, Belfast .

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