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 Sea Pinks, Music City – The Black Box, Belfast Bairie, Little Poca, Dena – Oh Yeah, Belfast Larks, Wynona Bleach, Susie Blue – Speakeasy, QUBSU, Belfast Gin Palace, Ingloom, Chicago Typewriter – McHugh's, Belfast Eilidh Patterson – Old Courthouse, Antrim Saturday September 29 Shania Twain, The Shires – SSE Arena, Belfast Three Trapped Tigers, Arvo Party, Wasps – The Empire, Belfast Tom Baxter – The Black Box, Belfast Glenn Hughes – Waterfront Hall, Belfast Robocobra Quartet, Isobel Anderson, John D’arcy & The Hive Choir, Documenta – Uprising: Spirit of ‘68, Carlisle Circus Methodist Church, Belfast Trenchtown, The Skallions – The Pavilion, Belfast Run In Red – Sandinos, Derry Eilidh Patterson – Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart Paddy Casey – Strule Arts Centre, Omagh Blaze Bayley, Conjuring Fate – Diamond Rock Club, Ahoghill Sunday September 30 Cliff Richard – SSE Arena, Belfast Eilidh Patterson – Market Place Theatre, Armagh Iarla Ó Lionáird & Steve Cooney – Seamus Heaney Homeplace, Bellaghy Tuesday October 2 Fatherson – Voodoo, Belfast Wednesday October 3 Crowbar, Ingested – The Limelight 2, Belfast The Academic – Oh Yeah, Belfast Thursday October 4 Hot Cops, Mob Wife, Ghost Office etc – The Empire, Belfast Joe McMahon, Cory & Kirsty Call, Billy Liar etc – 39 Gordon Street, Belfast Kitt Philippa – Oh Yeah, Belfast Peter Brötzmann's Full Blast – The Black Box, Belfast Friday October 5 Stu Larsen & Natsuki Karai – The American Bar, Belfast Pale Waves, Swimming Girls, King Nun – The Elmwood Hall, Belfast.

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