PULL UP!!: Radio Show: October

18 October 19

Posted at 2:23

Pill Up!!: October 2019



HERE is October's PULL UP!! Radio Show. 

Recorded on Thursday 17-10-19, Dean and Harris present their monthly journey into music and culture, this month they specially focus on upcoming music documentary films that will be screen at the Doc'n Roll Film Festival in London between 1st to 17th November.

The festival's directors Colm Forde and Vanessa Lobon join Dean and Harris in the second hour of the show sharing some of the highlights and all of the details about this excellent annual event.

Tune in and turn on!...


Debbie Harry: The Sunday Times Magazine

30 September 19

Posted at 6:47

Debbie Harry by Dean Chalkley

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Debbie Harry is releasing an autobiography called - Face It

The Sunday Times Magazine this week (29th Sept) features Dean's shoot with Debbie Harry the music legend and style Icon. The pictures are accompanied by writer Decca Aitkenhead's great interview tapping into Debbie's views and what might be expected from the book, Decca says early on in the piece, 'Face It is a riot of jaw dropping rock'n'roll anecdotes...' .

To read the full article go to The Sunday Times Magazine's Website here

The photographic session took place recently at one of London's most prestigious and glamorous luxury hotels, 'The Savoy' on The Strand. This hotel has such a rich history and many  famous guests have stayed there from Monet, Frank Sinatra to Elizabeth Taylor to name just three, the list goes on and on...So it was the perfect setting for Debbie, who has to be one of the most recognisable and legendary artists in music's hall of fame. 

The book will be available from on the 1st October 2019 and it looks like a great read. 

One good shop that will be selling signed copies (while stocks last) is Rough Trade, they introduce Debbie in this way:

'As a musician, an actor, a muse, an icon, the breadth of Debbie Harry’s impact on our culture has been matched by her almost Sphinx-like reticence about her inner life. Through it all – while being acclaimed as one of the most beautiful women in the world, prized by a galaxy of leading photographers and fashion designers, beloved by legions of fans for her relentless, high-octane performances, selling 50 million albums or being painted by Andy Warhol – Debbie Harry has infused her perennial Blondie persona with a heady mix of raw sexuality and sophisticated punk cool.', 'Face It is a memoir as dynamic as its subject.' - Excepts from Rough Trade's website here.




PULL UP!!: Totally Wired Radio September

22 September 19

Posted at 6:52

PULL UP!!: September Edition


Check out the September issue os PULL UP!! HERE. This month Dean takes the helm of the show romping through many musical genres all vital sounds and chat in between... PULL UP!!

PULL UP!!: August's Show is now available

06 September 19

Posted at 5:53



Dean and Harris's August PULL UP!! show is now available on the Totally Wired Radio 'Catch Up', click HERE to tune in. This month's broadcast features the wonderful Kate Tempest as well as news from YOUTH CLUB the non profit organisation who are planning a 'Museum of Youth Culture' . Of course there is lots of great music and chat from Harris and Dean too.

PULL UP!!: July's radio show archived

25 July 19

Posted at 7:05


Dean and Harris's popular radio show 'PULL UP!!' is now available on the 'Catch Up' area of Totally Wired Radio.

This months show features two guests.

Hollie Cook, discussing her music life, inspirations, releases, up and coming gigs and future output.

Rudeboy in Coventry is an event Dean and Harris took part in this month with elements of their seminal exhibition 'Return of the Rudeboy'. Ahead of it  Curator Cory Barrett joins the show to talk over the project that paves the way for Coventry's City of Culture 2021.  

The rest of the show has the eclectic music selection that Dean and Harris bring. 

The show can be reached here.

Essential Journal: In conversation with Dean

25 July 19

Posted at 6:40

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Out this week, the Essential Journal features an in depth interview with Dean. Writer Will Halbert discusses a range of topics including Dean's photography, love for music and even scooters. The whole feature can be found here.

Rudeboy in Coventry

20 July 19

Posted at 7:29


Elements of Return of the Rudeboy will be presented at 'Rudeboy in Coventry' this weekend. Open Saturday afternoon / evening and Sunday 20/21st July.

Harris Elliott and Dean will head up to Coventry to present a sample of the seminal exhibition and to take part in a Q&A session with Cara Pickering at the West Indian Club, Covetry.

Q&A (3-4:30pm, free entry)

That evening there’s a screening of the great feature film  ‘Rudeboy-the story of Trojan Records’

Doors 7:30 screening 8:30-11:30 pm

After the film  local Dj’s playing Ska and Reggae sounds for the Dance that will extend way into the night and early hours.  Head over to Rudeboy in Coventry for all the details. 

The artwork will be on view Sunday please check local press or Rudeboy in Coventry socials for opening times.

It all happens at the The West Indian Club 159, Spon Street, Coventry, UK  

Young Vic Theatre: Hamlet Cush Jumbo

20 June 19

Posted at 4:11

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Here’s Cush Jumbo as Hamlet by William Shakespeare directed by Greg Hersov at the Young Vic Theatre photographed by Dean.

‘Shakespeare wrote no other male character like Hamlet,’ Cush Jumbo says. ‘He wrote “a new man” and I think today we are still questioning what it is to be that man, to be any man in fact.’

What it means to be a man theme connects directly with The Book of Man: Looking for men  work and exhibition that Dean did for the PPA award winning publication The Book of Man last March. 

Cush will play Hamlet at London’s Young Vic in 2020. Ophelia and Gertrude are the main female characters in Hamlet but, as The Guardian mentions, female actors have taken on the lead role itself including Asta Nielsen, Frances de la Tour and Maxine Peake.

Cush Jumbo is a British Actress and Writer best known for playing Lucca Quinn in The Good Wife and The Good fightShe was awarded the OBE in the 2019 Queen's Birthday Honours List for her services to Drama.

She was Olivier nominated for the role of Marc Anthony in Phyllida Lloyd's all female production of Julius Caesar (Donmar Warehouse/St Anns Warehouse NYC) and won an Evening Standard Award for writing and starring in Josephine and I, a one woman show about the black performer Josephine Baker.

Kwame Kwei-Armah’s new dynamic creative direction at The Young Vic is championing cultural inclusion and pioneering its reach impact and education work in London.


Public booking opens Tuesday 25 June 2019 at 12pm for Hamlet  from 6 Jul 2020 - 22 Aug 2020.


See you at the show!!

Sunday Times Magazine: Liam Gallagher & Kids

17 June 19

Posted at 10:24

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For the Fathers Day edition of The Sunday Times Magazine Dean photographed Liam Gallagher and his three grown-up children Gene Gallagher, Lennon Gallagher and Molly Moorish-Gallagher.

This exclusive shoot is accompanied by an in-depth interview by writer Krissi Murison covering Liam's relationships with his children, brother Noel and partner / manager Debbie Gwyther as well as many other topics. The kids have clearly adopted much of Liam's swagger, banter and whit, the article has some great quotes by all and signifies a new and exciting phase in LG's life and musical career.

In the last few weeks the documentary feature film 'As It Was' has been on at the cinema. The film shows the early days and background of Liam's life, his time in Oasis to the end to what was one of the most significant and influential bands from the UK. It then reflects the low points after that turbulent moment, to his rise from the flames of this moment. Now Liam is very much back, BIG TIME!...His swagger is unstoppable, Shockwave is LG's most recent single release and his forthcoming album Why Me? Why Not? will be out on 20th September. 

Click HERE for the Sunday Times Magazine

NME: Mark Ronson

11 June 19

Posted at 10:26

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Dean photographed Mark Ronson for the cover of this weeks NME. The article released on  Friday 7th June is a  'Big Read' feature, and  contains an in depth interview with Mark Ronson, one of the worlds most accomplished contemporary popular music producers. From his Hip Hop background he's shape shifted through seminal works with Amy Winehouse, created monster pop soul hits with Bruno Mars and even won an Oscar for his work with Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga on the film ' A Star Is Born'.  His latest work continues his  collaborative hook ups, Miley Cyrus, King Princess, Alicia Keys, Camila Cabello and Yeebaon are all on “Nothing Breaks Like A Heart,” Ronson's new album. This highly anticipated new work emerges on June 21. You can read the whole feature HERE there're more photographs from the session in the piece.