Kasabian - Behind-the-scenes

26 September 11

Posted at 5:57

Here are a few stills taken from NME's behind-the-scene's footage of Dean's shoot with Kasabian.

Click here to see behind-the-scenes footage shot at Dean's Studio in North London for NME's cover shoot with Kasabian.


Kasabian - NME

21 September 11

Posted at 5:45


Copyright © Dean Chalkley/IPC Media

Yesterday we recieved the latest NME magazines. We are excited to announce that NME have decided to release an extra issues to run concurrently with the regular magazine as a special edition issue with an alternative cover.

Both cover shots were taken by Dean in mid August of this year at his studio in London.

Dean also shot Kasabian's press shots, earlier in the summer for the promotion of their album "Velociraptor" which was released on the 16th September. To see more click here!


Lanie Lane at Black Cat

21 September 11

Posted at 5:43

Copyright © Dean Chalkley 2011

Lanie Lane is playing at the Silver Bullet this Saturday 24th September.

Black Kitten (the live part of Black Cat) pounces into action with a special guest from Australia. She'll be on from 9 so it's essential to get there early. This is a show not to be missed!

Special guest and top Modernist Sound Supplier Paul 'Smiler' Anderson. This guy has records that will put a spring in your step and leave you no choice but to get on the dance floor, uptempo Rhythm and Blues, Ska , Soul thats his bag and boy oh boy has he got some tunes!!!

To Back Smiler up your regular 'Cats about Town' Si Cheeba and Dean Chalkley will keep keep the party in full flow you know that they always deliver a top night.

Entry price on the door is £4 or if you email guestlist@thesilverbullet.co.uk and say you want to come to BLACK CAT then it's a nice £3 so get clickin'.

For more information please check out the facebook page here!


R.I.P. David "Honeyboy" Edwards

16 September 11

Posted at 5:40


Original Blues Legend David "Honeyboy" Edwards sadly passed away on the 29th August 2011. The Mississippi born Bluesman was born in 1915 and carried on playing as many as 100 shows a year right up until 2008. Even once this intensive touring period was over he still undertook performances across the globe until July 2011 when declining health forced retirement from public performance.

"Honeyboy" won 2 Grammy's one in 2008 for his album "Last of the Great Mississippi Delta Bluesmen : Live in Dallas" and a lifetime achievement award in 2010.

As the title of the album states he was one of the greats! Through his long career he played with all the Godfathers of the Blues scene including Robert Johnson, Charley Patton, Johnny Shines, Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf.

Dean took this photograph whilst David "Honeyboy" Edwards at the The Luminaire, Kilburn, London on 25th September 2009. By all accounts it was a brilliant gig and the warm personality, charm and pure musical talent of the 'Man' enveloped the enthralled audience.

To read more and get into the music of this Legendary Delta Bluesman go to David "Honeyboy" Edwards


Lanie Lane - Guardian's First Sight

09 September 11

Posted at 5:29

Copyright © Dean Chalkley 2011

We are please to share with you Lanie Lane, (who dean shot early in the year when she was last over here form Austalia ) has been featured in the Guardian's First Sight! Even more exciting perhaps, is that Lanie has announced on the Myspace a handful of London Dates!

One inparticular is a MUST for all you music lovers. BLACK CAT / BLACK KITTEN !! this is one of the club night sessions Dean and his good friends and 'DeeJay' partners Si Cheeba, Sir Errol D and Eli run. Dean is thrilled to announce that Lanie will be on stage at 9pm on the 24th September and followed by a top DJ line up including Mod 'Face' Smiler, Si Cheeba and Dean himself. Click HERE for all the details.


Dean Chalkley on Pelirocco Platters

06 September 11

Posted at 5:26

Dean's interview on Brighton’s Cult Radio show 'Pelirocco Platters' will be broadcast on the evening of Tuesday 6th September between 6pm-8pm.

Click here to go to Pelirocco Platters

(it's through http://www.radioreverb.com)

The show hosted by Mick Habeshaw Robinson has had some great guests in the past, notorious characters such as Captain Sensible, Paolo Hewitt, Don Letts, Mark Baxter and Charlie Harper from the UK Subs have all been on the show...

If you miss this broadcast then it will be repeated in Wednesday 7th September between 10am-Noon and then available to download on Soundcloud.


Benedict Cumberbatch - The Observer

04 September 11

Posted at 5:22

Dean's pictures of Benedict Cumberbatch have now been published in The Observer magazine.

In the accompanying interview with Emma John, Cumberbatch talks about immersing himself in the historical context and cultures surrounding the roles he plays as well as punching Tom Hardy and adjusting to being single after 12 years.

You can read the interview online here!


Dominic West - Radio Times

01 September 11

Posted at 5:17

This weeks Radio Times have chosen to use this lovely portrait of Dominic West by Dean to accompany their feature on the actor who is best known for his role as Detective Jimmy McNulty on the award winning and highly addictive drama series ‘The Wire”.