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Celebrity of the Week – Daragh Markham

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at London Met chapter.

This week’s London Met ‘Celeb of the week’ is third year journalism student Daragh Markham, a writer for the heavy metal magazine Zero Tolerance.  Originally from Aberdeen, Daragh doesn’t consider himself Scottish but more as an Irishman.

“My heritage is questionable. I was born in Scotland, though not by choice, and half my family are Irish. I lived abroad for a long time thankfully”.

Daragh seems to be enjoying the London life, not least because there’s always a pub nearby which is something that pleases him. Something we could probably all agree with, well me anyway.

“I like living in London because there’s always a pub nearby which, after living in the Middle East for half my life, still feels as much a luxury as it does an inalienable right”.

He also points to the music scene in the capital as being something else that makes London great.

“There’s also a great music scene here. What it comes down to most of all though is that on any Sunday night in London you can wander off from a doom metal gig in east London, walk into a club in Shoreditch and throw shapes with people”.

Asides from writing about music, Daragh is in a band in which he plays the guitar. He also ‘yells’ and “falls off stages for a bunch of heavy metal and punk bands” he tells me.

Daragh isn’t just into heavy metal, but instead enjoys a variety of different genre’s ranging from Jazz to hip-hop.  He enjoys as puts it ‘the finer things in life’, such as a glass of bourbon, Curb Your Enthusiasm and is even partial to Rihanna.

It remains to be seen what the future holds for Daragh, but the chances are he’ll be involved with music and enjoying what pubs London has to offer! 

Hi!My name is Norresa Perucho and I am a 3rd year journalism student at London Metropolitan University, working part time as a receptionist at a health club in a 4* hotel in West London.I own my own blog known as rawpetiteness.wordpress.com and I am also a Campus Correspondent for U.S. based website known asHer Campus, in which I am the editor of the London Met page.My family are from The Philippines but I am a native English speaker which has helped me to further develop my passion in writing and journalism.I have journalism work experience at Gay Times, Women’s Health UK, Surrey Herald Newspapers and Fil-Event.com.I also have a 2 year experience as an event manager for a dance competition known as the, ‘FYF Dance Competition’ where I managed a group of volunteers, learnt about time management and the group work.I have also experience a security guard at the London Olympics 2012, Wimbledon site as an X-Ray Scanner, bag searcher and body searcher.I love going out to eat, shopping and watching films in the cinema. I also love summer beach holidays. I hate the cold, the rain and nearly all sorts of vegetables... well: onions, garlic, ginger, eww.  I also love the sound of my own voice!A selfie-fanatic, and busting dance moves in front of the mirror, I love to bring a smile to everyone’s faces.You’re most likely to find me stuffing my face with burgers and steaks!Contact me on: Norresaperucho@live.com & @rawpetiteness  HCXO