MARTIN KIELTY

Hello! I’m a full-time writer in Glasgow, Scotland. I write fiction and non-fiction books, newspaper and magazine articles, TV, theatre and radio pieces… plus almost anything else I’m offered the opportunity to get involved in. My output ranges from historical fiction and contemporary fiction to music news and history and current affairs. My background is in newspapers and band management – including the Sensational Alex Harvey Band and The Rezillos. I’m senior reporter for Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog magazines, a TV broadcaster, I play drums in FingerHalo, starring Jo Callis (The Human League, The Rezillos), and I’m a big fan of proper ale. Erryearr!

FINGERHALO

I have the honour of playing drums for and managing FingerHalo, starring Jo Callis (The Human League, The Rezillos). We're working on our debut album now - and here's the lyric video for our first track, Confusion...

STORE

Most of my books can be found via my Lulu store. Some are also available on Amazon and via bookshops - see the portfolio above for details on specific titles.

My Blog

Me and Chris going through the whole gamut of emotions as we work on his life story…
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Chris Glen: The Bass Business launch date

  My 16th book, Chris Glen: The Bass Business, will be published on April 7, 2017, and marked with a launch party that night at the Hard Rock Cafe in Glasgow, in association with Shock City Productions. The Bass Business is Chris’ life story in his own words, including memories from his time with The […]

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Chris Glen: The Bass Business

And for my next book… a real rock’n’roll memoir that’s been a lot of fun to work on with the larger-than-life Chris Glen, he of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Michael Schenker Group, Ian Gillan Band, John Martyn and more. It’ll be published in paperback and limited-edition hardback in March 2017 – full details to […]

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Media appearances

A regularly-updated list of my work and where you can find it, including books, web and magazine articles, theatre shows, TV appearances and press coverage… The Herald, December 16 – Tom Russell: What it feels like to be a friend of the stars Rock news articles, December 12-16 – including AC/DC, Mike Portnoy, Korn, Prince, Pantera, […]

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Tom Russell and me

I still have the cassette somewhere. Anthrax’s I’m The Man and Def Leppard’s Pour Some Sugar On Me are on it, along with other tracks that date it to around 1987. It’s also got That Voice. The voice that introduced tens of thousands of people like me to heavy music – “Blaaack… Sabbaaaaath!” “M’taaaaalicahhhh!” “Ir’n… […]

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