Toyah on the Radio: BBC 6Music: Steve Lamacq’s Roundtable

March 4th, 2015

bbcr6cToyah is making a return to Steve Lamacq’s Roundtable on BBC Radio 6Music later this month.

Steve Lamacq’s Roundtable: BBC Radio 6Music
Thursday 12th March: 4.00pm
Steve hosts Roundtable and is joined by Toyah Willcox and Gideon Coe.

Toyah Live 2015: PL13 Festival, Millendreath

March 4th, 2015

pl13fest15aIt looks like Toyah is headlining another festival this Summer.

PL13 Festival, Black Rock Beach, Millendreath, Nr Looe
17th-18th-19th July 2015

Toyah is preforming. Full line up and tickets available soon.

2015 line up Toyah, The Blockheads, ShowaddywaddyM King, From the Style Council, Objayda, James Shead, State of Undress, Rhythm Machine, Dark Plains, Raikes.

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Official Toyah: #readyformycloseup

March 3rd, 2015

instagram15aGet set for some new images… Toyah shared some teaser photos yesterday at Instagram, which also appeared at Twitter and Facebook:

Guess what im up to? In the studio shooting new images with sean chapman and dean stockings……more 2 come x

New shoot! #lips #eyes #readyformycloseup

#hairandmakeup last sneak peek until they are on

Vintage TV/HMV Digital: Warrior Rocking!

March 2nd, 2015

vintage15bTwo live Toyah classics, Thunder In The Mountains and I Want To Be Free, both from the 1982 Safari Records album Warrior Rock, are included in the new Vintage TV/HMV Digital link-up. Toyah played acoustic versions of both on The Vintage TV Sessions (Episode 4) in early 2014. That show is airing again soon.

Vintage TV is delighted to announce an exciting new relationship with HMV Digital!

Vintage TV music-lovers, you can now listen to all your favourite tracks from The Vintage TV Sessions, courtesy of HMV Digital. From Steve Harley to Lulu, Marc Almond to Lisa Stansfield, simply head over to HMV Digital to download your top songs and listen to them over and over again! There are over a 100 songs for you to add to your music library, so what are you waiting for?

• Continue reading at Vintage TV. Visit Vintage at HMV Digital.

The Velvet Onion: So Hot Right Now #19

March 2nd, 2015

velvetonion15aAND THE REST… As always, here’s some of the news you may have missed during the last week, via our Twitter feed.

We’ll see you again next Monday, and throughout the week for more news, reviews and interviews. Keep on peeling!

Toyah Willcox @toyahofficial: Just watched AHHHHHH the movie with the cast. WOW. really really naughty, weird and incredibly wonderful. a very modern love story xxx

• Continue reading at The Velvet Onion.

Toyah on TV: Minder (All Mod Cons)

March 2nd, 2015

The episode of Minder, “All Mod Cons”, which originally aired in October 1980 on ITV, with Toyah as Kate alongside Dennis Waterman and George Cole, airs again on ITV4 later this month.

Minder: ITV4: Monday 9th March: 6pm
Minder: ITV4: Tuesday 10th March: 8.05am
All Mod Cons. Arthur decides to sell Terry’s flat without his permission. Meanwhile, Terry gets a job minding at a local club and ends up getting into more trouble than he had planned for when he realises the club’s manager is on the fiddle. Starring: George Cole, Dennis Waterman, Toyah Willcox, Simon Cadell, James Ottaway, and Tony Osaba. (Series 2, Episode 8, 1980). Also showing on ITV4 HD and ITV4 +1.

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Bath Chronicle: Toyah Interview

February 28th, 2015

bathchron15aA much expanded/reworked version of the recent ‘Frome Standard’ interview with Toyah, by Lisa Evans, was published yesterday by the Bath Chronicle.

After performing in Frome, former punk princess Toyah Willcox tells us why she loves Bath and why she owes her success to looking strange

Charismatic, outspoken and impossible to categorise, former punk princess Toyah Willcox is one of Britain’s iconic household names. When she visited Frome to perform at the Cheese and Grain this month, she told Lisa Evans why she adores Bath and why she owes her success to looking ‘strange’.

Toyah Willcox has always liked to surprise. She is, she admits, ‘a bit of an attention-seeker’ and was a rebellious extrovert who knew what she had to do to be noticed. During her 20s, with her shock of bright pink hair and unconventional outfits, she was the most outrageous and most successful punk rocker of her age, and she tells me that she thinks her alternative look was the reason she found success.

“I always wanted to be noticed,” says Toyah. “And, for me, dying my hair crazy colours and wearing different clothes from everyone else helped me to break free from the mould which women were put into at the time. I wanted to be different and not judged by the same book as everyone else was.

“And to be honest with you, if I hadn’t have looked a bit strange, I don’t think I would have been noticed in the first place. I owe my career to that colourful hair – I was a punk rocker at a time when no other woman was doing anything like that.”

• Continue reading at the Bath Chronicle.

The Humans Live 2015 + Get In Your Car (Live)

February 28th, 2015

humans15gA previously unreleased live track has been made available by

Get In Your Car [Live at Triple Door Club, Seattle] by The Humans is now playing on Toyah’s Official Gigs page. A great taster for the forthcoming UK live dates by The Humans.

Toyah & The Humans kick off a special six-date tour Telling Strange Tales on 11th April.

• See the dates, buy tickets & hear the exclusive unreleased live track at Browse Dreamscape’s Strange Tales and Telling Strange Tales UK Tour news feeds.

Toyah on TV: Toyah’s Electric Ladies

February 28th, 2015

Toyah’s Electric Ladies, new from Vintage TV, is now being listed in the latest television guides. There are two airdates so far.

Toyah’s Electric Ladies: Vintage TV: Sunday 8th March: 6pm
Toyah’s Electric Ladies: Vintage TV: Tuesday 10th March: 8pm
New! The princess of punk shines the light on those iconic female artists through the years who have inspired and made their own mark.

Metal Express Radio: Toyah Announces New Shows

February 28th, 2015

mer15aPunk legend Toyah to tour UK with King Crimson drummer Bill Rieflin

Toyah & The Humans embark on a UK Tour of six intimate concert dates this April in Uckfield, Gloucester, London, Southampton, Swansea and Chatham.

The Humans’ third album ‘Strange Tales, recorded in Pearl Jam’s studio, is available digitally now and will be available exclusively on CD at the six UK tour dates. The band is the brainchild of renowned singer, actress and household name Toyah Willcox and brings together three lifetimes of musical experience, experimentation and craftsmanship.

• Continue reading at Metal Express Radio.

Quadrophenia @ The Atrix, Bromsgrove

February 28th, 2015

quadnight15aThe original and best ‘Quadrophenia Night’ returns to the Artrix in Bromsgrove giving fans of this British film and the music of the 1960′s another opportunity to re-live the culturally significant period in post-war British history which gave rise to an awakening in the psyche of teenagers and was responsible for much of the music that came to be known as ‘The British Invasion”

This production will feature an opportunity to see the classic Franc Roddam film on the big screen in a seated theatre followed by a live performance from The Quikbeats with the evening closed by the sensational Who tribute “The Whoo”.

• Continue reading/further info at the Facebook Event page.

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The Humans: Telling Strange Tales

February 26th, 2015

Tickets are on sale for all six dates of The Humans forthcoming UK Tour, Telling Strange Tales. Playing Uckfield, Gloucester, Southampton, Swansea, London and Chatham between 11th and 19th April. View more info/ticket links by clicking below.


Vintage TV: Channel Highlights w/c 2nd March

February 26th, 2015

vintage14kFri 6th Mar, 11.00pm – The Vintage TV Sessions
Must-see shows on the Vintage TV calendar, these live sessions offer all the excitement and atmosphere of a gig in your own home. So, sit back and enjoy two songs each, recorded at The Bedford in Balham, from indie rockers The Struts, punk princess Toyah Willcox and her band, singer songwriters Josephine and Judie Tzuke, of ‘Stay With Me ‘Til Dawn’ fame , and 80s icon Nik Kershaw. Veteran musician, broadcaster and campaigner Tom Robinson is your esteemed host.

Sun 8th Mar, 6.00pm – Toyah’s Electric Ladies
The princess of punk shines a light on those iconic female artists who have electrified the music scene in their own unique way. In this new show, Toyah pays respect not only to her 80s contemporaries but also to the legendary ladies whose spark and spirit has inspired through the decades. Flick the switch for full illumination!

• Continue reading at Vintage TV.

Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

February 26th, 2015

Twitter: A rare photo of Toyah & Steve Strange at Derek Jarman’s Tempest party 1980 was tweeted by Toyah last Friday – View here…

Wales Online: Steve Strange and me, by the friend who knew him for 40 years: “I found a warehouse that was owned by Toyah Willcox in Battersea and we rented it out for a warehouse party,” said Chris. “I had a snake charmer, a burlesque show, blue films from the ’50s going backwards on the ceiling, and it was a huge success” – Continue reading…

Northampton Herald & Post: Rick Astley, Hot Chocolate, Bucks Fizz stars and Toyah in line-up at Northampton Franklin’s Gardens 80s concert – Continue reading…

Monocle 24: The Stack: Still available to download – A music magazine special with the Tony Herrington, editor-in-chief of ‘The Wire’ and music journalist Andrew Mueller. Plus Toyah Willcox shares her experience as one of the 1980s most featured front-cover musicians – Play/Download/Share here…

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Toyah on TV: FM

February 26th, 2015

FM: 4Music: Tuesday 3rd March: 10.40pm
System Addict. Jane dares Dom to quit drinking, he challenges her to stop smoking and Lyndsay is set the task of finding a girlfriend. Including guest appearances by the Toyah Willcox and the Wombats, who perform My Circuitboard City. Comedy, starring Chris O’Dowd, Kevin Bishop and Nina Sosanya.

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