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 holds a BSScin Political Science, a Post Graduate Diploma in Newspaper Journalism (pass with distinction) and a junior athletics certificate in trampolining.
Interests include crime fiction, classic cars, rock music, the (mis)fortunes of Aston Villa Football Club and his rescue cat, Lola.
HELLO and welcome back to Noise Annoys, your favourite alternative musics-flavoured column which is still very much operating in lockdown mode despite the general public's apparent widespread abandonment of precautionary social distancing – but sure they're only taking their cues from our 'leaders'.
:: Waxahatchee plays American Weekend KATIE Crutchfield will be treating fans to a full livestreamed performance of Waxahatchee's debut LP American Weekend via online concert portal Noonchorus on June 8.
:: Rory Nellis BELFAST singer-songwriter Rory Nellis returns with another Sanitiser Session tonight live on Facebook from 9pm, which will find him playing an hour's worth of his own tunes – hopefully including recently written ode to the dimly remembered before times/the 1990s, Video Shop – and some covers.