Martin Kielty's blog

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Me in the media

Highlights of my work, including writing, television, radio, music and theatre output… Sep 18: STV2 Live at Five – When Bon Jovi played at Glasgow’s Tower Records (co-present with Carol Ann Cunningham) Sep 18: Diffuser – Could it be game over for Rammstein? Sep 16: Ultimate Classic Rock – Marking the 40th anniversary of Marc […]

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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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45 moments for 45 years (part 1)

I’ve heard it said that inside every old person is a young person wondering what happened. “30! 40! 50! How did that happen?” I’ve never liked the suggestion. And so, to counter, I’ve decided to mark my 45th birthday by making a list of 45 moments that got me here, in order to demonstrate that, […]

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How to win likes and influence people

Rock journalism is still something I do regularly, although to a far lesser extent than I used to, as I pursue, ahem, other interests. But I’ve always maintained that a news service, in any environment, has a cumulative effect over time, especially in terms of building audiences – and so I’m going to shamelessly stake […]

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Sophia Jex-Blake’s 7: Our next musical

When Andrew Lloyd Webber announced that the next Kielty Brothers musical, The Edinburgh Seven, would premiere at the From Page To Stage festival in London in August, this is all we told the world: It’s 1869 and the battle-worn streets of Edinburgh are violent once again. There’s a riot at the Surgeon’s Hall. But it’s not […]

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An apology!

The response to Chris Glen: The Bass Business has been incredible. Humbling. Shocking, even. When we decided to offer the limited-edition hardback, and signed, dedicated pre-orders, there was no way we could have expected so many people signing up. These things take time to process. We’d allowed for a certain amount of time between Chris’ […]

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When Chris Glen met Alex Harvey

Here’s a small taster from my latest book, Chris Glen: The Bass Business. It’s published on April 14, 2017 via Noisewave, and it’s available as a signed, dedicated pre-order in paperback and hardback formats now. (Ebook to follow.) The book will be launched at a party night in Glasgow’s Hard Rock Cafe on April 7 […]

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Buy Chris Glen: The Bass Business now

CHRIS GLEN: THE BASS BUSINESS is on sale now via Noisewave, featuring a foreword by Eric Singer of Kiss and introductions by Bill Spooner (The Tubes), Rick Neilsen (Cheap Trick), John Corabi (Dead Daisies), Michael Schenker, Gary Barden, Robin McAulay (Michael Schenker Group), Alex Marco Harvey and Mark Radcliffe. Read an excerpt from the book and […]

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