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. 

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.

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