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.
Today New Pagans, Joshua Burnside, Catalan etc – Coaster, Atlantic Bar & Babushka, Portrush Cathy Jordan – King’s Inn, Castlewellan Saturday July 21 New Pagans, Catalan, Sister Ghost – The Empire, Belfast Drakonis, Overoth, Rupturation – The Limelight 2, Belfast, 5pm Lavengro, A Great Quiet – Bar Sub, QUBSU, Belfast The Ollam – St Malachy’s GAC, Castlewellan Grainne Holland – King’s Inn, Castlewellan Sunday July 22 Brightr, H_ngm_n, Hand Models (solo) – Press 29, Belfast Innercity, Bart De Paepe, David Colohan etc – Framewerk, Belfast Sharon Shannon – St Malachy’s GAC, Castlewellan Monday July 23 Ministry, Chelsea Wolfe – The Limelight, Belfast Tuesday July 24 Ulaid & Duke Special – Market Place Theatre, Armagh Wednesday July 25 Steve Earle & The Dukes – The Limelight, Belfast Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert, Siobhan Wilson – The Black Box, Belfast Thursday July 26 The Wedding Present – The Limelight 2, Belfast Emma Langford – The Sunflower, Belfast David Browne Murray – Green Room, The Black Box, Belfast Search Party, Lonely Astronauts, RIR etc – Voodoo, Belfast Friday July 27 And So I Watch You From Afar, Mojo Fury, Robocobra Quartet etc – Goodbye Mandela Hall, Mandela Hall, QUBSU, Belfast We Are Scientists – Sandinos, Derry Mary Coughlan – Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart General Fiasco, The Late Twos – The Goat’s Toe, Bangor Saturday July 28 Tunic, Torgas Valley Backwater (ex-Lazer Gun Nun, Oppenheimer) – Skibunny 20th Anniversary Party, Voodoo, Belfast Hot Cops, Ferals, Gnarkats etc – Foundry, Belfast Sinocence, Oracle – The Limelight 2, Belfast, 5pm Rodney Crowell, Matt McGinn – Portico, Portaferry Sunday July 29 Birds of Chicago – The Black Box, Belfast Brash Isaac, Nathan O'Regan, Larks – The Goat's Toe, Bangor, 4pm The Emerald Armada, Reevah – The Goat's Toe, Bangor Tuesday July 31 All Our Exes Live In Texas – Voodoo, Belfast Thursday August 2 Iron Maiden, Killswitch Engage – SSE Arena, Belfast Blue Americans, Travis Is A Tourist – The Menagerie, Belfast Mary Ryan & ?Dick Farrelly, Matt McGinn etc – The Van Morrison Songbook, Culturlann, Belfast KunoKini – Oh Yeah, Belfast Lost Avenue, The Kashmir Krows, Ferals etc – BarZu, Derry .