DAVID ROY

DAVID ROY

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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.


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Gig guide: Live music for the week ahead

Gig guide: Live music for the week ahead

Arts
Today Echo & The Bunnymen – Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival Marquee, Belfast Jason Lytle, Malojian – First Presbyterian Church, Rosemary St, Belfast Kitt Philippa – Upstairs, The MAC, Belfast Pete Doherty – The Limelight, Belfast Lisa O’Neill – The Black Box, Belfast The Gold Tips – The Duke of York, Belfast Lowkey – Oh Yeah, Belfast Asomvel, RBOTN, Stereo Nasty ­– Voodoo, Belfast Hello Casanova – The American, Belfast Marc Almond – Millennium Forum, Derry Reevah, Sonja Sleator, Ethan Hanna – Sandinos, Derry Linley Hamilton Quartet – Island Arts Centre, Lisburn Saturday May 4 Spiritualized – CQAF Marquee, Belfast Dick Valentine (Electric Six) – Katy’s, Belfast Mary Coughlan – The Black Box, Belfast, 2pm Barb Jungr – The Black Box, Belfast, 7.
Gig guide: Live music for the week ahead

Gig guide: Live music for the week ahead

Arts
Today Paul McKenna Band – Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast Surf Green, Luc Garrett, The Fake Flirtations etc – The Pavilion, Belfast Haley Heynderickx, Peter Doran – The American, 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 Paula Temple – The Nerve Centre, Derry Luka Bloom – Seamus Heaney HomePlace, Bellaghy Sunday April 28 Luka Bloom – The Black Box, Belfast 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 Jason Lytle, Malojian – 1st Presbyterian Church, Rosemary St, Belfast Kitt Philippa – Upstairs, The MAC, Belfast Pete Doherty – The Limelight, Belfast Lisa O’Neill – The Black Box, Belfast The Gold Tips – The Duke of York, Belfast Lowkey – Oh Yeah, Belfast Asomvel, RBOTN, Stereo Nasty ­– Voodoo, Belfast Hello Casanova – The American, Belfast Marc Almond – Millennium Forum, Derry Reevah, Sonja Sleator, Ethan Hanna – Sandinos, Derry Linley Hamilton Quartet – Island Arts Centre, Lisburn Saturday May 4 Spiritualized – CQAF Marquee, Belfast Dick Valentine (Electric Six) – Katy's, Belfast Mary Coughlan – The Black Box, Belfast (2pm) Sean O'Hagan, Big Monster Love – Rosemary Street First Presbyterian Church, Belfast, (3pm) Sneaks – The Sunflower, Belfast The Wonders of The Wake – Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast Men of North Country – Oh Yeah, Belfast Ketos, Dead Label, Death of a Salesman – Voodoo, Belfast Barb Jungr – The Black Box, Belfast (7.

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