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
Today Pocket Billiards, United Bottles, The Skallions etc – The Empire, Belfast Sister Ghost, Gemma Bradley, Girls Rock School NI Grads – Oh Yeah, Belfast Grainne Duffy – Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast Pauli Lyytinen Magnetia Orchestra – The Black Box, Belfast Sarah McQuaid – Maldron Hotel, Belfast, 6.
APART from learning The Time Warp as a four-year-old at her childhood dance class, Strictly Come Dancing star turned musical theatre talent Joanne Clifton admits she knew virtually nothing about Richard O'Brien's iconic musical prior to taking on the role of Janet in the current touring production, which visits Belfast's Grand Opera House later this month.