NME Awards 2017

26 February 17

Posted at 6:11

NME Awards 2017

©Dean Chalkley / NME / Time inc. (UK)


Fridays NME magazine has 22 of Dean's images from the backstage shenanigans that took place at the 2017 NME Awards. Skepta and his crew, Wiley, Goldie and Sadiq Khan as well as lots of other shots of the winners presenters and performers from the star studded night (Dua Lipa, M.I.A., Matty Healy, Biffy Clyro, Pet Shop Boys, and Johnny Marr are just a few included..). There was a very special charity collective performance by Bands 4 Refugees, their slogan Choose Love can be seen on many of the artistes T-shirts through the night and the cover of the Magazine shows 10 of the collective you can see a short film about them here

More on Bands 4 Refugees can be found here in a Guardian interview.

If you would like to help this cause you can donate £5 to help the Refugees by texting REFU to 70700 



Rag'n'Bone Man: The Brits

22 February 17

Posted at 6:35


©Dean Chalkley / Columbia Records


UPDATE: Rag'n'Bone Man wins a second Brit Award, Critics Choice as well as Best British Breakthrough !! 


ORIGINAL POST: During the BRITs 2017 launch Rag'n'Bone Man picked up his first BRIT award, the coverted Critics’ Choice. Rory Graham aka Rag'n'Bone Man is nominated for a second BRIT for Best British Breakthrough this year, the awards take place tonight. If he wins, Rory will become the only artist to ever win both Best British Breakthrough and BRITs Critics’ Choice. Good luck Rory, a genuine and brilliant Bluesman.

The 2017 BRITs Critics’ Choice Award winner has sold an incredible 117K albums in week 1 alone, outselling the rest of the top 20 combined! It's immediately been certified gold. He has smashed into peoples consciousness, this anthemic track Human paved the way for his album also entitled Human. Now it's official Rag'N'Bone Man has delivered the biggest selling #1 male debut album of this decade. This soulful masterpiece has had more than 145k of sales and it's only just come out!!

Rag'n'Bone Man's phenomenal success follows years of relentless touring, writing and honing his talents. Honest and evocative lyricism from a bluesy perspective has captured peoples imagination and love, the single has reached platinum status in 5 countries and gold in 7 and now gone platinum in the UK.  

Having sold out his biggest headline tour to date in record time, Rory's also playing Brighton’s Great Escape Festival, Wildlife, Parklife, Live At Leeds, Isle Of Wight, TRNSMT, Bestival, and others.

Dean photographed Rag'n'Bone Man in Brighton.




Deutschland Radio Kultur: Return of the Rudeboy

03 February 17

Posted at 4:07


Germany turns on to Rudeboy Kultur!...

You can hear this fresh radio programme made by writer Ruth Rach this coming Saturday. Return of the Rudeboy discussed with Harris Elliott and Dean and some clips of crucial music too...Listen here on livestream (top right symbol) at 16:05 German time or 15:05 British time. If you miss it don't worry, you can also listen to the podcast later on the same website. To access this just press the Hören symbol but best to leave it a while after the shows broadcast though....Oh, we should mention it will be in German so Dean and Harris will have voice overs...Which we are all looking forward to hearing ..hehe..




Saturday 4th Feb: Dean on Smoking Guns Soho Radio Show

03 February 17

Posted at 10:52

The Smoking Guns Dj's

Image c/o The Smoking Guns



Saturday will be fun!!!.. Dean will appear on the The Smoking Guns Soho Radio Show. The soulful Dj duo have a weekly radio show and this Saturday have invited Dean and some of his friends (all of whom Dj at SoulBox) over for a chat on air... They have a special section in the show featuring 2 tracks that the guest brings along one which makes you Cry and the other that makes you High... I wonder what Dean will bring??... Tune in and find out... Turn on to the show on Saturday 4th Feb between 4pm-6pm Dean will probably be on around 5pm.  After the Show the girls, Dean and the other guests from the show will travel over to Old Street Records where they will all host SOULBOX their collective monthly club night.  This month SOULBOX features Jean Moderne aka RCF1 a great painter and of course a wonderful DJ.

Why not Turn on, Tune in and then get your dancing shoes on and get down to SoulBox.... Northern Soul, Rhythm & Blues, Rare Groove to uplift and excite!!