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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Gig guide: Live music for the week ahead

Gig guide: Live music for the week ahead

Today Ex-Isles – Voodoo, Belfast Keith James – The Songs of Nick Drake, Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast Saturday September 15 Michael Cunningham, Kevin Young – Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast Landless, Eilís Lavelle – The MAC, Belfast Helter Skelter, Ian Currie & Dee McIlroy, Folkadelic etc – Musicians Against Homelessness, McHugh's, Belfast The Fish Police – The Black Box, Belfast Donal Clancy – The American Bar, Belfast Sunday September 16 Biffy Clyro – The Waterfront Hall, Belfast Catherine Hatt, Kris D Marsden, Jim McClean – Green Room, The Black Box, Belfast Monday September 17 Wooden Shjips, Cian Nugent – The Empire, Belfast Home Free – Elmwood Hall, Belfast Wednesday September 19 Nick Mulvey – The Empire, Belfast Thursday October 20 Halestorm, Jet Fuel Chemistry – Telegraph Building, Belfast Beoga – The Empire, Belfast Dan Masters – Elmwood Hall, Belfast Her Name is Calla, VerseChorusVerse, Rebekah Fitch etc – 39 Gordon Street, Belfast Chubby Thunderous Bad Kush Masters, Elder Druid – Voodoo, Belfast Red House, Kid Trench, Patriot Ghosts etc – 39 Gordon Street, Belfast Kyle Falconer, The Late Twos, The Couth – Foundry, Belfast Friday October 21 Electric Octopus – Bank Square, Belfast Girls Names, Hive Oa – Voodoo, Belfast Saturday October 22 Molarbear, So Much For The Sun, Duellists – The Limelight 2, Belfast The LaFontaines – McHugh's, Belfast Nathan O'Regan, Peter J McCauley – The Black Box, Belfast The Donal Scullion Experience – Astral Weeks 50, The MAC, Belfast Brooke Candy – The Empire, Belfast Mosmo Strange, Wasps, Charity Shop Vinyl – Nerve Centre, Derry Aslan – Skylite Room, Warrenpoint Ethan Hanna, Sonja Sleator – Fealtys, Bangor Grainne Duffy – Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen The Defects, Part Time Pilots – Bogans, Omagh Sunday September 23 Pilgrim St – The Black Box, Belfast Lost Horizons, Penelope Isles – The Limelight 2, Belfast Healthy Junkies, Wynona Bleach, Cherym etc – Voodoo, Belfast Liam Ó Maonlaí – The Playhouse, Derry Jun Tzu – Goat's Toe, Bangor Ethan Hanna, Sonja Sleator – Dicey’s, Strabane Tuesday September 25 Crown The Empire, Volumes, Coldrain – Oh Yeah, Belfast Thursday September 27 Anna Calvi – The Empire, Belfast Anna's Anchor etc – McHugh's, Belfast .

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