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.
COMEDY quartet The League of Gentlemen are set to return to the stage with their first tour in 12 years, The League of Gentlemen Live Again! Following an acclaimed TV revival on BBC2 last year, Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith, Mark Gatiss and Jeremy Dyson are bringing the hilariously grotesque inhabitants of Royston Vasey back to their roots for a 31-date tour which visits Dublin's 3Arena on August 17 and SSE Arena in Belfast on August 18.
VETERAN indiepop guitar batterers The Wedding Present play two kinds of gigs these days: 'normal' shows, where they play a set drawn from right across their extensive back catalogue, and 'full album' shows involving frontman David Gedge and co performing an entire LP – usually prompted by a convenient anniversary – plus a selection of other favourites.
Today Doyle (ex-Misfits) – Voodoo, Belfast Saturday July 14 Rosco’s Riot, Skypilot, Dead Addiction – The Limelight 2, Belfast, 5pm Part Time Pilots, Anto and the Echoes, Strength NIA – Bogan's, Omagh Tuesday July 17 Les Pantalons, Michael D Wynn, A Standard Model – The Sunflower, Belfast Thursday July 19 Junk Drawer, Hot Cops (Carl solo), Ghost Office etc – A Litany Of Failures, Jaja Studios, Belfast Kid Trench, Whale Talk, Ember Trails, SX-70 – 39 Gordon Street, Belfast Foreign Owl, Alpha Twin, Shöto, Louise Moore – BarZu, Derry Damien Dempsey, Soma House Band – St Malachy’s GAC, Castlewellan Friday July 20 Jet – The Limelight 1, Belfast 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 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 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 .
ONCE an essential annual fixture for Belfast's alternative music scene in the 00s, the Curfew Festival was staged every July to counteract the traditional slump in live shows which coincided with the Twelfth 'festivities'.