Radio Times: Paul Weller Cover Feature

13 July 21

Posted at 12:57

Radio Times: Paul Weller

Paul Weller Dps Radio Times

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In June the Radio Times featured some images from Dean's 'Black Barn' photographic session with Paul Weller. The magazine revolved around music and heralded Paul's forthcoming classical fusion concert.

The performance beamed out on the 19th June from 8:30 pm over the BBC network (On-line & conventional Broadcast), this great concert was part of the 'At The Barbican' series.

Paul and his band were accompanied by the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted / arranged by Jules Buckley, and several guest singers including Celeste and Boy George. The compositions chosen by Paul spanned his 45 year career including music he had written and performed with The Jam, Style Council and many solo iterations. 

All Kinds Of Naughty: Lilford Gallery Residency

18 June 21

Posted at 6:07

All Kinds Of Naughty Lilford Gallery Kent



All Kinds Of Naughty the exhibition inspired by the life and lyrics of Ian Dury from the Thames Group of Artists and Guests has now crossed the River Thames to the Lilford Gallery in Canterbury Kent. This is the second stop for the touring exhibition, the first being a successful inaugural few weeks at The Beecroft Gallery in Southend-on-Sea Essex. If you are in the Canterbury area pop along to see the work Dean and Discordo collaborated on as well as other great work from artists like Sir Peter Blake, Humphrey Ocean, Kosmo Vinyl, Sophy Dury, Kitty Oakley, Gary March, Tessa Hallmann, and many more. There is an original mixed media piece by Ian Dury too. On Saturday June 19th at 3pm there will be a performance of 'What's My Motivation' by Charles Sharman-Cox in the gallery (We would recommend contacting the gallery in advance if you would like to attend at this time to check on times and space.) Click HERE for the galleries website.

After the Lilford Gallery run the exhibition will proceed to the Don't Walk Walk Gallery in Deal Kent and then it's up to London's The Stash Gallery...More on that part of the tour as it happens...

All Kinds Of Naughty: Exhibition Opens

12 May 21

Posted at 5:06

All Kinds Of Naughty Exhibition




SHOW OPENS : May 19 2021 Beecroft Gallery, Southend-on-Sea, Essex

A touring art exhibition inspired by the songs & lyrics of Ian Dury

Ian Dury was a rock and roll vagabond whose wit and verbal dexterity gave the world some of its most iconic lyrics; ‘Sex & Drugs & Rock ’n' Roll’, ‘Reasons to be Cheerful’ and of course ‘Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick’.  A true renaissance man, Dury was a brilliant wordsmith and musician, painter and actor who left behind a body of work that has inspired ALL KINDS OF NAUGHTY, a touring exhibition by the Thames Group of Artists, featuring original work by Ian plus some very special guest artists including Sir Peter Blake, Ian’s family, friends and former bandmates. Oh oh!

March 27 2020 was the twentieth anniversary of the death of Ian Dury. To mark the occasion the Thames Group of Artists created a touring exhibition of artwork inspired by the songs and lyrics of the great Lord Upminster himself. Mischievously entitled ALL KINDS OF NAUGHTY after an unrecorded Dury lyric, the show was due to open on the same day of the first COVID lockdown in March 2020.

Fifteen months later the Thames Group of Artists are delighted to announce that the exhibition will now open at the Beecroft Gallery, Southend-on-Sea, Essex and go on to tour select galleries in London and the South East of England until late September 2021.

The Thames Group comprises of 20 Artists (of which Dean is one..) each with a connection to the River Thames, working across many different disciplines including; painting, sculpture, performance art and photography. This show also features work by many notable guest artists including Ian’s wife, Sophy Dury (sculptor and daughter of the great British ‘Pop Artist’ Joe Tilson), Sir Peter Blake (Pop Artist), Kosmo Vinyl, (Ian’s former press officer/media consultant at Stiff Records in the 70’s). Former Kilburn and the High Roads band members, Rod Melvin (co-writer with Ian Dury of ‘What a Waste’) and Humphrey Ocean RA (current Professor of Perspective at the Royal Academy). The show also features some lost portraits of Ian taken only a few months before his sad passing by photographer Han Lee de Boer and the man himself Ian Dury is personally represented with an original mix media painting, two never presented before Ian Dury estate limited edition prints one being a print of a rediscovered hand written lyric to All Kinds Of Naughty.

For this exhibition Dean collaborated with his good friend designer Ciaran O'Shea aka Discordo to produce three photographs 'Here's Business Good', Window Rock Cut', 'Know Every Clothing', All three images refer to an Ian Dury and the Blockheads song, see if you can guess which one it is when you visit the gallery. Dean and Ciaran have worked on many projects together including Reverberation, artwork for the band The Horrors and the Kojey Radical film to name just three...

The Book Of Man: Own Your Future: Alex Teng

26 April 21

Posted at 8:20

Alex Teng

©Dean Chalkley/ Book of Man



Hey everyone here's Alex Teng, Alex is taking part in Own Your Future .

The Own You Future project aims to inspire people to progress in their lives and careers as we emerge from lockdown, featuring six young men at the heart of it who have had some life and career issues, to provide advice on confidence, resilience and well-being as people emerge after a tough year into an uncertain but exciting post-lockdown world.

The Book of Man wanted to bring to life a positive message about progress – building success and personal growth out of difficult periods providing help with mental health issues, anxieties, life and careers in general.

To see more of this project click HERE

Dean is a big supporter of The Book Of Man, visit their site you will find it interesting, it also offers help, support and advice.   

The Book Of Man collaborated with H&M to set up the framework for this excellent project. 

There will be more on this project here in the news page soon. 



26 April 21

Posted at 7:51

PULL UP!!:April Session on Totally Wired Radio



Dean and Harris present the April 2021 episode of their monthly radio show PULL UP!!. This month with guest appearance from Carmy Love. Click HERE for the Link. 

Carmy Love: Debut Solo Release

29 March 21

Posted at 11:16

Carmy Love

©Dean Chalkley / Big AC Redords



'Thinkin' About You', is the debut solo single from Soul singer, Carmy Love.

Influenced by the "Crossover Soul" period of the late 60's and early 70's, the track clicks into gear from the off with bold brass and a funky bassline paving the way for Carmy's stunning vocal.

Carmy Love may be a familiar face to fans of New Street Adventure: As an original member of the band she made a major contribution to “No Hard Feelings” - NSA’s debut album with her stunning back up vocals elevating the record to modern soul classic status.

Born and raised in North West London, Carmy had a rich musical upbringing: Her Mother and Step-Father were DJs on several underground stations including Roots, Unique and Flava Radio. The likes of Janet Kay, Louisa Marks and Chaka Khan all featured heavily during her formative years, whilst an early grounding in Gospel singing developed her vocal style and stage craft.

Carmy's also worked with Cool Million, Ruby Blu and House Gospel Choir it’s now time for Carmy Love to take centre-stage by teaming up with Big AC Records to release her first solo single. 

‘Thinkin’ About You’ is produced by Mitch Ayling (The Milk) and backed by a NSA-heavy line-up of musicians, the track offers an exciting glimpse of what’s to come from this incredible new soul artist. The vinyl version of the record can be pre-ordered HERE.

Dean has photographed Carmy several times, often in the live context performing but the photograph on 'Thinkin' About You' was from a studio session, and more images will appear in the near future to accompany Carmy's music releases. Carmy also appears in Dean's ongoing project presented on instagram, head over to @deanchalkley_ to see those pictures originally released on Saturday 27th March 2021.



Off The Beat And Track: Dean Interview

18 March 21

Posted at 5:12

Off The Beat And Track



Stu Whiffen invited Dean onto his incredibly popular Podcast 'Off The Beat And Track', Stu and Dean covered so much ground in the conversation that for the first time in over 200 shows Stu decided to release the session as a two parter.

Click HERE to go to the Acast page for both episodes. The Podcast also populates Acast, Spotify, and other platforms. 

(Stu Whiffen has presented over 200 podcasts in this series including sessions with Chuck D, Glen Matlock, Edith Bowman, Masie Adam, Jake Bugg, etc...)

Pull Up!!: March '21 Session

18 March 21

Posted at 4:23

Pull Up!!: March 21 Session



Click HERE for the March '21 Pull Up!!

Dean and Harris unload great musical selections to take you to other places, uplifting and rhythmic and crossing genres.

This months special guest is Andre Laville who jumps into the '2 From the Crew' segment and also introduces the remix of 'The Light In Us' (Boogie Back Weekender Remix) his recent collaboration with the Stone Foundation.

Richard Ashcroft: New Release

03 March 21

Posted at 1:43

Richard Ashcroft

©Dean Chalkley



Richard Ashcroft has a new release called 'Bring On The Lucie (Freda Peeple)', it is a great cover of the classic John Lennon composition that originally appeared on Lennon's 1973 album 'Mind Games'.

Richard's 2021 version gives the track fresh new perspectives capturing a breakout protest feeling from lockdown to freedom and movement. The track is anthemic, we recommend you play it loud.

The photograph above of Richard by Dean is from the 'Natural Rebel' album / press related images.


Jocks & Nerds: Philip Diggle Painter

02 March 21

Posted at 12:35

Jocks & Nerds: Philip Diggle

©Dean Chalkley



Philip Diggle is an outsider in the Art World, he doesn't conform or play the Art game instead his work and singular attitude ploughs it's own path transmitting the a kind of evolved pure punk ethic. His unique vision and intense work confronts the viewers senses and sensibilities head on. 

To read the full article and see all 17 images that accompany the piece get a copy of the magazine, request details HERE .

Philip Diggle is due to present a new exhibition at the Highgate Literary & Scientific Institution 16-29 April 2021.

The gallery is situated at 11 South Grove, Highgate Village, London, N6 6BST 020 8340 3343.

HERE is a link to part 1 of a short film called 'Luxury' by Viktorcz about Philip.