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
"THIS will only be the second gig I've done since March – it's bizarre," says Belfast comedian Tim McGarry of his imminent stand-up performance at The Limelight alongside fellow Blame Game man, Co Offaly-bred comic Neil Delamere.
PROFESSOR of Irish History and Literature at Queen Mary University of London and emeritus professor of Irish History at the University of Oxford, RF Foster published WB Yeats: A Life, his acclaimed biography of one of Ireland's greatest poets, in 2003.
:: So Much For The 30 Year Plan: Therapy?, The Authorised Biography – Simon Young (Jawbone Press) NORTHERN Ireland's alternative rock godfathers Therapy? finally get a much deserved rock biog courtesy of veteran Kerrang! man (and Therapy? fan) Simon Young, who charts the history of the much loved trio from their earliest days right up to 2020.