Name: Colin McSloy
Role:Freelance Live Music Reviewer/Admin Support
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What does a typical day at work look like?
Every day is different! 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?
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. 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.
How do you spend your weekends/days off?
My girlfriend Jo and I have 1 dog and 3 cats so looking after them takes a wee bit of time. We love travelling and try and get away as much as time and money allows. Although my job is actually reviewing music, I still seem to spend a lot of my spare time going to other gigs out with Perthshire. I also love to read music biographies and going to the cinema, all highbrow arty stuff obviously!
I have also been toying with the idea of getting a wee band together and playing live. 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.
The idea was born out of a desire to show-off. Show-off this great wee city that is punching well above its weight.
We are constantly kept on our toes and there's always an exciting new project dropping into my inbox.
May 18th Friday 2018