The 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 2:1 degree in Political Science, a Post Graduate Diploma in Newspaper Journalism (pass with distinction) and a junior athletics certificate in trampolining.
His interests include (but are not limited to) crime fiction, classic cars and loud rock music.
He is a supporter of Aston Villa Football Club. He likes cats, but prefers dogs
:: Atomic Drag – Atomic Drag EP (self-released) BALLYMONEY-bred Dangerfields survivor Lee Batboy, aka 'the artist previously known as Lee Sub60', is back making music with his new surf-rock project Atomic Drag.
"I'VE just had my third negative PCR test so I'm a free man now," explains Fontaines DC leader Grian Chatten of emerging from self-isolation in the wake of one of his fellow band members testing Covid-positive.
"RIGHT about now, if I wasn't speaking to you, I'd be down in the coffee shop drinking coffee until I start to palpitate," explains Foy Vance of what he'd normally be doing at 11am on a Friday morning were he not chatting to us about his forthcoming new album.
:: FRUITY – UPS (single, self-released) DAN O'Rawe, aka FRUITY, is back with a new tune from his forthcoming eponymous debut EP: those who enjoyed his pleasingly noisy/wonky/woozy lo-fi pop/rap number Pigeon Heart on the Bangers N Breakups compilation will want to be checking out UPS.