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.
BBC Music's very own festival The Biggest Weekend will be taking place at the end of May, featuring large outdoor concerts hosted by various BBC 'brands' – including Radio 1, 1Xtra, BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music – in Belfast, Coventry, Perth and Swansea.
ATTEN-SHUN ah! Tonight at The Black Box in Belfast, Fall fans are invited to participate in a free gathering to celebrate the music of the late, great Mark E Smith, who passed away last month after a hard-lived 60 years.
LAST year, Belfast author Neil Walker's crime debut Drug Gang drew rave reviews from readers who enjoyed the Amazon ebook best-seller's highly readable combination of lean prose, tight plotting and wince-inducing ultra-violent mayhem.
HAUNCH are your new favourite east Antrim-bred supergroup, featuring two heads from late-90s prospects Throat and the bassman for the godfathers of Irish alternative rock, Therapy? Willy (guitars, lead vocals and drums), Rory (guitar/vocals) and Michael (bass) have declared their mission to be the creation of 'dark, distorted pop songs': their debut album Lay My Bones Beside The Others very much ticks that box, being chock-full of melodic, heavy riffage powered tunes.