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 BSocSci in 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 serving at the pleasure of his rescue cat, Lola.
HI KITT, congratulations on Human – how does it feel to finally have it out there and generating such a positive reaction? It's great, and at times a wee bit overwhelming. A lot of care and work and love went into...
Today Gerry Cinnamon, The Coral – SSE Arena, Belfast Joshua Burnside, Junior Brother – The Empire, Belfast Percolator, Unbelievable Lake, Shammen Delly – The 343, Belfast The Selecter, Rhoda Daker – The Limelight, Belfast Dea Matrona, Villa In France, The Caged Hearts etc – Love and Death, Belfast Swimming Tapes, Margot – Voodoo, Belfast Reverend and The Makers – The Limelight 2, Belfast Chris Keys – Down Arts Centre, Downpatrick Saturday November 2 Warrior Soul, Bad Boat – Voodoo, Belfast Mary Gauthier, Jaimee Harris – Fitzroy Church, Belfast Cherym – Ulster Sports Club, Belfast Kitt Philippa – Strange Victory Records, Belfast, 2pm Jordan Adetunji, Nxstalgic – The Black Box, Belfast Sunday November 3 Cher – SSE Arena, Belfast Hornets – Voodoo, Belfast Monday November 4 Lloyd Cole – The Empire, Belfast Sam Wickens – The Naughton Gallery, QUB, Belfast Oliver Cole, David C Clements, Gerry Norman etc – Oh Yeah, Belfast Tuesday November 5 Sheridan Tongue – Oh Yeah, Belfast Gareth Dunlop, Reevah – Ulster Sports Club, Belfast Wednesday November 6 Jealous of The Birds – The Palm House, Belfast Conor Marcus, Joel Harkin, Sasha Samara etc – Oh Yeah, Belfast Leo Miyagee, Jack Bashful, GK etc – Ulster Sports Club, Belfast Thursday November 7 Machine Head – Telegraph Building, Belfast Wynona Bleach, Nealo, Valium – The Empire, Belfast Martyn Joseph – Fitzroy Church, Belfast Snow Patrol, Saint Sister, Jordan Adetunji etc – NI Music Prize, The Ulster Hall, Belfast Friday November 8 Odd Morris, Mob Wife, Problem Patterns – The Speakeasy, Belfast Lemoncello, Anna Mieke – Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast Jessica James, 24th Fret, Neon Apathy etc – Volume Control, Oh Yeah, Belfast TBL8 Brass Band – Ulster Sports Club, Belfast Saturday November 9 Imperial Wax (ex-The Fall) – The Speakeasy, Belfast Robyn G Shiels, Hatchet Field, Andy McGibbon (The Bonnevilles) – Strange Victory Records, Belfast Declan O'Rourke – The MAC, Belfast Mall Grab, Nite Fleit, Skin on Skin – Telegraph Building, Belfast Lemoncello, Sam Amidon – Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast Oracle, Drakonis, Grey Stag – Voodoo, Belfast Odd Morris – Bennigans, Derry Aslan – Skylite Room, Warrenpoint Sunday November 10 Lucy Spraggan –The Empire, Belfast .
Today The Varukers – Speakeasy, Belfast The Blue Carpet Band, Stop Stop Start Again, Madhouse – The Palm House, Belfast Ritual King, Skypilot – Voodoo, Belfast The Riptide Movement – The Limelight 2, Belfast Le Boom – The Glassworks, Derry The Slocan Ramblers – Bangor Castle, Bangor
IT'S time for another mop-up of some of the new music which has plopped through the virtual letterbox at Noise Annoys towers recently: this week's haul includes a clutch of locally released singles and an intriguing album all the way from that London.