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George MacKay

21 July 15

Posted at 5:28

George MacKay

George MacKay by ©Dean Chalkley / Camerapress

 

This Ladies and Gents is George MacKay. George is one of the great new talented actors that are set for major things. On Sunday 19th July he stared in 'The Outsider' it was a remarkable performance of a troubled young man in the 1950's set free from prison and trust into an even more dangerous situation..Read the review  here. On the horizon is a new film role Mackay will play Ray Davis in a Biopic about seminal rock band The Kinks being made by Julian Temple. George has many more things in the pipeline too so look out for him, he is a great actor! 

 

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NME 11th July : Amy Winehouse cover feature

21 July 15

Posted at 5:15

Amy Winehouse cine camera

The film Amy has cause much debate and controversy, there have been allegations flying about all over the place. But just for a moment look at this picture, look at Amy she was, fun and full of life,..This is the Amy Dean remembers from the times he photographed her. 

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Society: Sunday Times Culture say one of the hottest tracks

21 July 15

Posted at 4:55

 

society

Society by ©Dean Chalkley / Camerpress

In the Sunday Times Culture Magazine of 5th July 2015 there was mention that 'Society : We All Have A Price' was one of the hottest tracks to listen to. They said it was, "A richly menacing pop-noir teaser from James Girdler's debut album". Click here to hear "We All Have A Price'.

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Wilko Johnson: Sunday Times

21 July 15

Posted at 4:09

wilko Johnson

Previously unseen image of Wilko Johnson by ©Dean Chalkley / Camerapress

 

Wilko Johnson is a truly remarkable man, he first sprang to fame in the band Dr.Feelgood. This Canvey Island based band helped lay the foundations for what became the Punk Rock Movement, with their signature blend of fast Rhythm & Blues made even more potent by Wilko's chopping and stabbing unique guitar playing style. The Pub Rock scene on which they played energised and paved the way for the Punk Rockers. Wilko left the Band in March 1977 and went on to join up with Ian Dury to become one of 'The Blockheads", Dury's legendary backing band. Johnson also gathered together his own unit 'The Wilko Johnson Band'..In early 2013 he announced that he had terminal cancer, and aptly announced a farewell tour and chose not to undergo treatment,  13 July 2013, he performed an unannounced hour-long live set with Norman Watt-Roy and Dylan Howe at the Village Green Festival in his home town of Westcliff on Sea. (this is where the image above was made) On 30 April 2014, it was revealed that Johnson had undergone radical surgery to treat his illness…A tumour weighing 3kg was removed, Johnson said, "They cured me. It's so weird and so strange that it's kind of hard to come to terms with it in my mind. Now, I'm spending my time gradually coming to terms with the idea that my death is not imminent, that I am going to live on".  British film maker Julian Temple has just released " The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson" a very moving and unusual documentary film walking through the moments where Wilko was resolved that he would die, it explores the emotional state that knowledge brings, and then there is the news that things were not going to conclude how once perceived..Wilko is as mentioned is a remarkable man and the film goes some way to letting us into his world in those times.

wilko Johnson sunday times

The Sunday Times Magazine 5th July 2015

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Village Green Festival: Book Signing, Exhibition and DJing

08 July 15

Posted at 11:58

Village Green Festival

On Saturday 11th July Village Green Festival happens, This annual event in Southend-on-Sea Essex has grown and grown over the years, it looks like it will be bigger and better than ever on Saturday.

Curated by Arts body Metal,  Village Green is a rather special thing. Of course it is a great day out but it presents excellent art weihter it be sculpture, performance Music or indeed  this year film and photography.

Dean will be exhibiting a number of large photographic print in Chalkwell Hall it's an edit collection entitled   SONICS, coupled to this is the Young Souls film and two wall take over from Return of the Rudeboy. 

As you'll be aware of Dean and Harris are the authors of the Return of the Rudeboy book, it will be available to buy and there'll be a personal book signing too, likely to be 2pm (This may change though,  exact time TBC on the 11-7-15)

Dean will also join Scully Evans to Dj as the duo become the  Black Cat Dj's playing at certain times through out the day on the Riverside stage. They will  be inposition and playing some Ska and Rudeboy sounds before The Selecter   later in the afternoon

So come to the festival it is great value and a great day out.

 

 

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