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.
BLUESFEST Dublin has just added two massive acts to the annual music event which returns to the 3Arena in October: Led Zeppelin man Robert Plant will bring his Sensational Space Shifters to town on Sunday October 28, while Belfast's own Van Morrison is also confirmed for a show at the festival on the same date.
AS SOME of you will doubtless already be aware, tomorrow is Record Store Day – the annual frantic scramble where music enthusiasts are encouraged to shell out extortionate amounts of money on one-off seven-inch singles and coloured vinyl LPs.