DAVID ROY

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This 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 BSocSci in Political Science, a Post Graduate Diploma in Newspaper Journalism (pass with distinction) and a junior athletics certificate in trampolining.

His interests include crime fiction, classic cars, loud rock music and the (mis)fortunes of Aston Villa Football Club.

A lifelong dog-lover, David has recently had his head turned by his one-eyed rescue cat, Lola.


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From The Jam man Bruce Foxton on Irish gigs and new material

From The Jam man Bruce Foxton on Irish gigs and new material

Arts
THE last time we spoke to Bruce Foxton was back in 2007, when he'd just formed From The Jam with fellow Jam man Rick Buckler and was nervously preparing to head out on the band's first run of live dates, including a show at Belfast's Spring & Airbrake.
Gig guide: Live music for the week ahead

Gig guide: Live music for the week ahead

Arts
Today 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 The Bonk, Percolator – The Menagerie, Belfast Deap Vally, Hand Models – The Limelight 2, Belfast Lock Horns, Ketos, Heel of Achilles – Voodoo, Belfast Friday June 29 Dr Feelgood – The Black Box, Belfast Petty Youth, Bloody Apes, Horse Tablet – Bar Sub, QUBSU, Belfast Joshua Burnside – The Empire, Belfast Ferals, Valium – Oh Yeah, Belfast Rival Consoles, Ryan Vail, Elma Orkestra – Echo Echo Dance, Derry Saturday June 30 Bailer, Death of a Salesman, Donum Dei etc – Foundry, Belfast Strung – Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast Pat McManus Band, Willie Byrne Band, Blackwood – 10th Annual Rory Gallagher Day, The Black Box, Belfast Aaron Keylock – Green Room, The Black Box, Belfast Interrogate, Ketos – The Limelight, Belfast, 5pm Ulster Orchestra & Phil Kieran – The Glassworks, Derry Hunkpapa, Petty Youth, Beauty Sleep etc – Our Back Yard Festival, 67 Plantation Road, Craigavon Sunday July 1 Colm McIntyre & The Slipstream Band, Lonesome George, Dove etc – Foundry, Belfast Monday July 2 Tremonti – The Limelight, Belfast Tuesday July 3 Sons of Apollo – The Limelight, Belfast Alice Signal Fires, James Downey, Darren Doherty & The Heathen Choir – The Sunflower, Belfast Wednesday July 4 Myles Kennedy – The Limelight, Belfast Blumehaus etc – Voodoo, Belfast .

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