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.
HI J, how is the current European tour going? Pretty well. It's always a bit of a struggle for us over here because we don't get a great deal of radio play across the continent, especially in places like France.
Today Cast, Hello Casanova – The Limelight, Belfast David C Clements – CS Lewis Square, Belfast Pain, Madhouse – The Empire, Belfast Malojian – Down Arts Centre, Downpatrick Tony Wright – Chapter & Verse (Chorus Verse), Island Arts Centre, Lisburn Eilidh Patterson, Ruth Trimble – Portico, Portaferry Saturday November 24 Horslips, The Teraways, The Poxmen – The Black Box, Belfast Divides Unfold, Sit Tight, Valium etc – The Pavilion, Belfast Matt McGinn Band, Zahria – Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast Lore – Roe Valley Arts Centre, Limavady Blackwater Conspiracy – The Atlantic, Portrush Malojian – Ranfurly House, Dungannon Hermitage Green – Skylite Room, Warrenpoint Sunday November 25 Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids – The Black Box, Belfast Brian Houston & The Rollin' Rhythm Revue – CS Lewis Square, Belfast Monday November 26 Nothing But Thieves – The Limelight, Belfast Soak, Kitt Philippa – Oh Yeah, Belfast Alpha Twin, Willoware Jackson, Don Maple – McHugh's, Belfast Tuesday November 27 Bugzy Malone – The Limelight, Belfast Wednesday November 28 Blossoms, Touts – The Limelight, Belfast Thursday November 29 (Hed)PE – The Limelight 2, Belfast Robyn G Shiels, Oisin O'Scolai & The Virginia Slims – Strand Arts Centre, Belfast Morgan James – The Empire, Belfast Vistas – Voodoo, Belfast Saarloos – McHugh's, Belfast Rebekah Fitch, Gemma Bradley – American Madness, Belfast Sneakbo – Oh Yeah, Belfast Friday November 30 The Skids, Big Country – The Limelight, Belfast CKY, Black Chapels, Mosmo Strange – The Limelight 2, Belfast The Restarts, Wardomized – Voodoo, Belfast Will Varley – Foundry, Belfast Chewing on Tinfoil, Fox Colony, Mob Wife – The Speakeasy, Belfast Joshua Burnside, Once There Was A King – Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast Ryan O'Shaughnessy – Alley Arts Centre, Strabane Cara Dillon – Millennium Forum, Derry Saturday December 1 Malojian, Nathan O'Regan – Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast Wheatus – The Empire, Belfast Adam Grant & The Open Doors, Surf Green – The Atlantic, Portrush The Bonnevilles, Waldorf & Cannon – Bogan's, Omagh The Defects, XSLF – Skylite Room, Warrenpoint Sunday December 2 Def Leppard, Cheap Trick – SSE Arena, Belfast Cara Dillon – The Ulster Hall, Belfast .
AS MENTIONED in a previous exciting instalment of Noise Annoys, Kilrea-reared troubadour Robyn G Shiels has a new EP out now and an extravagant full-band backed launch gig planned to celebrate the fact.
"I'LL HAVE to pick a few Northern Ireland-specific people to thank who have probably made more of an outstanding contribution to music than I have," explains Gary Lightbody of his plans for 'saying a few words' when he receives an award for his Outstanding Contribution to Music tonight.