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
WHATEVER happened to the likely lads? Well, in the case of once feted local indie rock trio/quartet General Fiasco, they made two albums and a handful of EPs in-between playing a tonne of gigs before slipping quietly into the night sometime around 2013 and eventually metamorphosising into Oh Volcano and Franklyn.
BELFAST'S annual Output festival returns on February 8 for a day of music-themed seminars, panels and keynote speeches at Belfast's MAC followed by a selection of free live local showcase gigs at various city centre venues.
GOOD morning: Breeders fans will no doubt already be hyper-aware that their beloved US indie rockers have finally confirmed that they've recorded a new album with their recently reunited Last Splash-era line-up.