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
Today Geoff Tate – The Empire, Belfast Booka Brass Band – The Black Box, Belfast Kevin Doherty – The American Bar, Belfast Ports, Paddy Nash, Paul Casey – Homegrown, Millennium Forum, Derry Saturday January 13 The Irish Video Game Orchestra – The Black Box, Belfast, 2pm Wolfgang Flür – The Black Box, Belfast Ciaran O'Kane - Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast The Vicunas, Rebecca Fitch, French Chapman – Skylite Room, Warrenpoint Adrian Crowley, Nocturnes – Glens Centre, Manorhamilton Sunday January 14 Nuala Kennedy – The Black Box, Belfast, 3pm Monday January 15 Motionless In White, Ice Nine Kills – Mandela Hall, QUBSU, Belfast Wednesday January 17 God Mother, Ilenkus – Voodoo, Belfast Saffyre – The Black Box, 3pm Thursday January 18 Bernadette Morris – Duke of York, Belfast Friday January 19 Steel Panther, Wayward Sons – The Limelight, Belfast Three Trapped Tigers, Blue Whale, Wasps – The Empire, Belfast Brand New Friend – Duke of York, Belfast Escape The Fate, Set to Stun, Shields UK – Oh Yeah, Belfast Amy McAllister – The Black Box, Belfast, 1pm GoGo Penguin – The Black Box, Belfast Brendan Quinn – The American Bar, Belfast Saturday January 20 The Adventures – The Empire, Belfast Dave Arcari – The Black Box, Belfast, 2pm Yola Carter – The Black Box, Belfast Wednesday January 24 Lau – The Black Box, Belfast Thursday January 25 Public Service Broadcasting – The Limelight, Belfast Hayes Carll – Oh Yeah, Belfast Le Vent Du Nord – The Black Box, Belfast Friday January 26 Malojian, Steph Cameron – Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast Shirley Collins – The Black Box, Belfast The Oh Hellos, Sound of The Sirens – The Empire, Belfast Saturday January 27 Moon Duo, Documenta – The Black Box, Belfast Hazel O’Connor, Cormac De Barra – The Black Box, Belfast (2pm) The Spitfires – Voodoo, Belfast Bloodshot Dawn, Reprisal – Northern Deathfest, The Limelight, Belfast, 2pm Sunday January 28 Willy Vlautin & David Murphy – Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes – Mandela Hall, QUBSU, Belfast Kaia Kater – The Black Box, Belfast (2pm) Monday January 29 The Menzingers, Pup, Cayetana – The Limelight 2, Belfast .
THREE Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri arrives in cinemas this week atop a wave of Golden Globes success, with the always excellent Frances McDormand collecting best actress, the equally always excellent Sam Rockwell taking home best supporting actor, writer-director Martin McDonagh claiming best screenplay and the movie itself being named best drama film.
BUG-EYED guitar menacer Wilko Johnson has had quite the life, from stalking stages with ace pub rock combo Dr Feelgood to appearing in Game of Thrones and beating a cancer initially mis-diagnosed as terminal.