Colin McSloy: The Music Buff

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Name: Colin McSloy

Role:Live Music Reviewer/Admin Support

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What does a typical day at work look like?

I've just joined the team this month and so far I haven’t done the same thing two days in a row.  I’ve done everything from admin and finances, putting up events listing and photographs, and writing up my music reviews. 

What's the best part about your job?

I started off free-lance writing music reviews and that is really the thing I love most.  We are a positive website so I only have to go and see bands and events that I choose and it’s great to go out with a friend, have a few drinks, watch some great live music and get to call it work.  I’ve always loved writing about music but it’s something I’ve not had much opportunity to do since I left university. 

Also I love the fact that the Small City office is in the Town Centre. On my first day during my lunch hour I managed to power walk round the North Inch and then quickly celebrate my achievement with a quick pint in Christies before getting back to the office with a couple of minutes to spare! 

How do you spend your weekends/days off?

I’m studying music part-time at college so a lot of my time has been taken up with that.  During term time I would practice the bass, learn songs and write essays.  I also love writing and recording music and I am going to make time to get some material recorded during the coming year. 

I have also been toying with the idea of getting a wee band together and playing live.   At the moment I am also still working in a call-centre as well so it can be difficult to manage my time.  I’m also pretty fond of a lie in and watching Netflix box sets in bed.

Words of wisdom...

“Be like water” Bruce Lee

Team-mate most likely to: 

Try and sneak a pun into a headline.  
Have their surname misspelled/mispronounced.

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