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. And I still find time for a pint.

CHRIS GLEN: THE BASS BUSINESS

My 16th book, Chris Glen: The Bass Business, is on sale now, with foreword by Eric Singer of Kiss and introductions by Bill Spooner (The Tubes), Rick Neilsen (Cheap Trick) John Corabi (Motley Crue, Dead Daisies), Michael Schenker, Gary Barden, Robin McAuley (MSG), Alex Marco Harvey and Mark Radcliffe.

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

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Me in the media

Highlights of my work, including writing, television, radio, music and theatre output… Aug 9: BBC Radio 4’s Women’s Hour plays a sneak preview of a song from the upcoming Kielty Brothers musical The Edinburgh Seven (approx 9min 40sec into stream) Aug 1: Ultimate Classic Rock feature – Rush, Two Years After Their ‘Final’ Show   […]

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45 moments for 45 years (part 4)

Another ten wee episodes from the story of my life, following on from part one, part two and part three. Five to go then I’ll shut up, I promise… 31. My death-defying mountain climb 1980ish… There’s a lovely wee sea bay at Cwmtydu (“Coom-tidi” will do for our purposes) in west Wales, a striking little […]

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45 moments for 45 years (part 3)

An abstract list of moments that led up to me arriving at the age of 45 last week, items 21 to 30. The first lot and second lot seem to have been well-received. It’s proving incredibly interesting to write about myself, something I’ve never found easy before. More to follow! 21. I lost an afternoon […]

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45 moments for 45 years (part 2)

Another ten things that happened to me on the way to age 45, following on from the first lot… 11. I found Turgaud 2014… He wasn’t actually missing, but I found him anyway. Turgaud (or Turgot) is the story I’m not good enough to write yet, and it’s based on the life of a Saxon noble […]

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