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.
HUMANS weren't the only casualties in the Belfast Blitz during the Second World War: In 1941, 33 animals at Bellevue Zoo were ordered to be killed lest they escape from their enclosures into the wilds of north Belfast during air raids.
Today Dr Feelgood – The Black Box, Belfast Petty Youth, Bloody Apes, Horse Tablet – Bar Sub, QUBSU, Belfast Joshua Burnside – The Empire, Belfast Ferals, Valium – Oh Yeah, Belfast Rival Consoles, Ryan Vail, Elma Orkestra – Echo Echo Dance, Derry Saturday June 30 Eric Prydz etc – Belsonic, Ormeau Park, Belfast Interrogate, Ketos – The Limelight, Belfast, 5pm Bailer, Death of a Salesman, Donum Dei etc – Foundry, Belfast Strung – Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast Pat McManus Band, Willie Byrne Band, Blackwood – 10th Annual Rory Gallagher Day, The Black Box, Belfast Aaron Keylock – Green Room, The Black Box, Belfast Legowelt etc – The Bunatee, QUBSU, Belfast Ulster Orchestra & Phil Kieran – The Glassworks, Derry Hunkpapa, Petty Youth, Beauty Sleep etc – Our Back Yard Festival, 67 Plantation Road, Craigavon Sunday July 1 Colm McIntyre & The Slipstream Band, Lonesome George, Dove etc – Foundry, Belfast Monday July 2 Tremonti – The Limelight, Belfast Tuesday July 3 Sons of Apollo – The Limelight, Belfast Alice Signal Fires, James Downey, Darren Doherty & The Heathen Choir – The Sunflower, Belfast Wednesday July 4 Myles Kennedy & Co, Dorian Sorriaux – The Limelight, Belfast Blumehaus, SX-70, The Virtual Earth Inverters etc – Voodoo, Belfast Thursday July 5 Maya Goldblum, Gemma Bradley, Blackcat etc – BarZu, Derry Friday July 6 The The – Mandela Hall, QUBSU, Belfast Strangle Wire, Senzar, No Great Loss etc – Voodoo, Belfast The Divils, The Vibes, The Skallions etc – Live Injection Ska Festival, Oh Yeah, Belfast Stu Daly (Chewing On Tinfoil), Guihelm, Fox Colony etc – The Sunflower, Belfast Leon Vynehall – The Black Box, Belfast Surf Green, Sit Tight, Hit The B Button etc – McHugh's, Belfast Thursday July 12 No Spill Blood, Slomatics, Wild Rocket etc – Curfew Festival, Voodoo, Belfast Thrash Hat, Junk Drawer, Catalan etc – Curfew Festival, The Black Box, Belfast Friday July 13 Doyle (ex-Misfits) – Voodoo, Belfast Tuesday July 17 Les Pantalons, Michael D Wynn, A Standard Model – The Sunflower, Belfast Thursday July 19 Ghost Office, Hot Cops (Carl solo), Shrug Life etc – A Litany Of Failures, Jaja Studios, Belfast .
DUBLIN Oldschool might lazily be described as 'Luasspotting', or perhaps 'Dublin Traffic': it's a tale of not-so-young anymore record shop employee and wannabe DJ, Jason (Emmet Kirwin, writer of the stage version who co-wrote the film with Tynan), who's been on 'the session' for so long that he's in danger of burning out.
SCREENING on Sunday at Strand Arts Centre in Belfast, award-winning US documentary Chosen (Custody of the Eyes) finds a young woman recording herself as she becomes a cloistered Poor Clare nun at Corpus Christi Monastery in Rockford, near Chicago.