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.
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.