Tony Clayton-Lea is an Irish-based freelance journalist/writer/editor who writes on music, arts, pop culture and travel/hospitality for a variety of print and online outlets. Of the former, he writes mostly for The Irish Times, specifically for its Arts pages and its weekly culture magazine, The Ticket. He also contributes to the arts and book pages of the Irish Independent and The Irish Post.
He frequently conducts public interviews with musicians, actors, and authors within the scheduled programming of arts and literary festivals, and he also hosts and moderates panel discussions at numerous seminars, events, festivals, launches, and conferences.
Tony is the author of six non-fiction, music-related books. In 2021, his debut work of fiction was featured in the short story collection, Brevity Is The Soul (Liberties Press).