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.
Today Dean Friedman – Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast Hudson Taylor – Sandinos, Derry Saturday April 20 Gavin James – The Ulster Hall, Belfast Bad Boat, Saturnine, The Lufthansa Heist – The Limelight 2, Belfast, 5pm Bastion, Romeo Indigo Romeo, Victim Royal etc – The Empire, Belfast An Orchestral Rendition of Dr Dre: 2001 – The Limelight, Belfast Tom Speight – Voodoo, Belfast Sonja Sleator, Glass Wings, Ethan Hanna etc – The Pavilion, Belfast Mike Tramp, Philip McCarroll – Diamond Rock Club, Ahoghill Tuesday April 23 Psychic Eyes, Valium, The Fake Flirtations etc – McHugh’s, Belfast Wednesday April 24 Bowling For Soup – The Limelight, Belfast Thursday April 25 Ferals, Mosmo Strange, Gnarkats – The Menagerie, Belfast Robert Sarazin Blake, Junior Johnson – The Sunflower, Belfast Friday April 26 Paul McKenna Band – Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast Surf Green, Luc Garrett, The Fake Flirtations etc – The Pavilion, Belfast Haley Heynderickx, Peter Doran – The American Bar, Belfast Kneecap – Sandinos, Derry Luka Bloom – Roe Valley Arts Centre, Limavady Villiers & The Villains – The Atlantic, Portrush Lore, Saffyre – Island Arts Centre, Lisburn Saturday April 27 Mark Geary, Strawhall House Band – The American Bar, Belfast Sunday April 28 Strange New Places, Sonif, Oisín Ó Scolaí & The Virginia Slims – McHugh's, Belfast Wednesday May 1 Kojaque –The Limelight 2, Belfast Thursday May 2 Teenage Fanclub – Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival Marquee, Belfast Howe Gelb – Ulster Sport Club, Belfast Christy Moore – Waterfront Hall, Belfast Colm McIntyre, Donal Scullion, The Mad Dalton etc – Gifted, The Empire, Belfast Havvk, Molto Vivo, Strange New Places – Oh Yeah, Belfast Pascalwillnotsurvivethis, Paul and The Meanie, SX-70, etc – The Menagerie, Belfast William The Conqueror – Duke of York, Belfast Hen Ogledd – Voodoo, Belfast Blaenavon – McHugh's, Belfast Friday May 3 Echo & The Bunnymen – CQAF Marquee, Belfast Pete Doherty – The Limelight, Belfast Lisa O'Neill – The Black Box, Belfast Jason Lytle, Malojian – 1st Presbyterian Church, Rosemary St, Belfast The Gold Tips – The Duke of York, Belfast Lowkey – Oh Yeah, Belfast Asomvel, RBOTN, Stereo Nasty – Voodoo, Belfast Marc Almond – Millennium Forum, Derry .
LENNY Abrahamson first came to wider public attention with his best director Oscar nomination for 2015's superb 'abduction and its aftermath' drama Room, but by that point the Dublin-born film-maker was already well established as a rising talent thanks to his first four features, Adam & Paul (2004), Garage (2007), What Richard Did (2012) and Frank (2014).
LET'S get down to it, boppers: it's high time we checked in with atmospheric alt-rockers Ferals, not least because the Belfast-based band have their debut EP coming out very shortly and have booked a launch gig to prove it.