Toyah Live 2017: Gigs & Festivals

March 19th, 2017

Browse a great selection of upcoming Toyah tour dates, acoustic gigs and, numerous, festival appearances at The Official Toyah Willcox website.

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Tonight is the final date of the 80′s Invasion 2017 UK Tour – at the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic – See Toyah’s Twitter for tweets and photographs from many of the tour dates through March.

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The Apple Picker, A Chris Wade Film

March 19th, 2017

applepicker17aToyah’s voice is heard in scripted dialogue in the new freely released Chris Wade film The Apple Picker.

Toyah fans will be familiar with the name Chris Wade as Toyah collaborated with him on the track Drinking From The Gun for the Dodson & Fogg album White House On The Hill.

A darkly comic surreal drama about an old man who, disjointed from the world around him, looks back upon his life, and the darkest corners of his psyche.

Featuring Jack Napier, Chris Wade, Shawn Dimery, Linzi Napier and Andy Wade. Also features voice work by legendary actors Toyah Willcox and Nigel Planer.

Chris Wade is an acclaimed writer, musician and filmmaker. He runs the cult music project Dodson and Fogg, releases comedy audiobooks (Cutey and the Sofaguard, narrated by Rik Mayall), fiction and non fictions books.

The film is free but if you enjoyed it, feel free to donate to the film’s tip jar to support the filmmaker.

• Continue reading at toyahwillcox.com. Watch the film here. Donate here.

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YES Magazine: 80′s Invasion Tour

March 19th, 2017

80sinvasion17cThe long awaited 80′s Invasion Tour is back and opened at the Pavilion Theatre in Rhyl on the 2nd of March. YES Mag was lucky enough to be on the guest list and what a night it was!

The show opened with Liverpool’s finest guitar duo China Crisis, who within minutes had everyone on their feet dancing to theor classic beat.

Next up the legendary (and very energetic) pop punk princess Toyah burst on to the stage with hits ‘It’s A Mystery’, ‘I Want Yo be Free’ and many more of her 80′s classics.

• Continue reading at YES Magazine/Twitter.

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Shropshire Star: 80s Invasion, Theatre Severn – Review

March 11th, 2017

80sinvasion16b‘Let’s make it like an 80s school disco’, said the performers – and the Theatre Severn certainly had a party atmosphere when it came to the 80s Invasion.

Pop stars China Crisis, Toyah, Paul Young and Martika took to the stage in Shrewsbury on Tuesday, performing their nostalgic hits. Most of the shows I go to are chosen by my mum, and this was no exception. The show was opened by China Crisis, who did a great job of getting the mid-week crowd up and dancing.

We both found Toyah a real revelation, she looked absolutely stunning and had energy by the barrel on stage. She also interspersed her hits, including It’s A Mystery, Thunder In The Mountains and I Wanna Be Free, with tales of her time during the 80s. But it was her cover of Echo Beach, originally by Martha and the Muffins, that really got the crowd going.

• Continue reading at the Shropshire Star.

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Birmingham Mail: 30 Celebrities from Birmingham

March 11th, 2017

bmail14a30 celebrities you didn’t know were from Birmingham

We take a look at the stars whose connections to the city are not as well-publicised as the likes of Ozzy Osbourne – how many of these did you know had links to Birmingham?

By now, virtually everyone must be aware that Ozzy Osbourne hails from Birmingham, as are all the other members of Black Sabbath including Tony Iommi.

Other famous faces with widely-documented links to the city include comedians Jasper Carrott and Tony Hancock, actor David Harewood (star of American drama Homeland), plus musicians Jeff Lynne, Bev Bevan, Roy Wood, Rob Halford, Toyah Willcox, Jamelia and reggae singer Pato Banton. And of course Duran Duran and girl group Fuzzbox were founded here too.

• Continue reading at the Birmingham Mail.

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80′s Invasion 2017: Toyah at Central Theatre, Chatham

March 11th, 2017

Toyah live at the Central Theatre, Chatham on 9th March on the 80′s Invasion Tour.

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Toyah on The 80′s Invasion 2017 Tour

March 9th, 2017

80sinvasion17aToyah, Paul Young, Martika and China Crisis are currently travelling the UK with the 80′s Invasion 2017 UK Tour.

The foursome have already played dates at Rhyl Pavilion, De Monfort Hall in Leicester, Stoke’s Victoria Hall, Edinburgh Playhouse and Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn. Tonight the tour reaches the Central Theatre, Chatham.

Stay updated on the tour via Twitter. Follow Toyah at Twitter for tour tweets. Browse all of Dreamscape’s 80′s Invasion news, and click below for all of the remaining dates and links to buy tickets, at toyahwillcox.com.

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Official Toyah: March 2017 Blog

March 9th, 2017

Read Toyah’s Blog for March 2017 at toyahwillcox.com.

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BBC Radio 4: Inheritance Tracks

March 6th, 2017

bbcr4logobCelebrating the music that special guests cherish and would like to bestow to future generations.

Singer Toyah Willcox chose ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ by Simon and Garfunkel and ‘Human Behaviour’ by Bjork.

• Download the podcast at BBC Radio 4′s website.

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Toyah Willcox Interview Archive: Recent Radio Interviews

March 6th, 2017

Read full transcripts of a selection of Toyah’s recent BBC radio interviews at The Toyah Willcox Interview Archive. Explore the site for further Toyah interviews, content and resources too.

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News North Wales: Review: 80′s Invasion Tour

March 3rd, 2017

80sinvasion16a80′s legends invade the stage at Rhyl Pavilion

The 1980s, is synonymous with big hair and big aspirations.

It was also undoubtedly one of the best decades for music. Not only did it give birth to the music video but also left us with an eclectic mix of styles and genre’s many of which can still be heard in today’s charts.

Such is the fondness for this power dressing period and its place in our relatively recent memories, 37 years on artists from the day are still singing to scores of fans up and down the country at festivals or gigs. An example of this nostalgia package – The 80′s Invasion Tour – was at Rhyl’s Pavilion Theatre on Thursday.

… A quick turn around enabled the next act Toyah to capatalise on the feel good mood. The diminutive diva, who looked remarkable for someone set to celebrate her 59th birthday, launched into her set of defiant early 80s anthems including ‘ It’s a Mystery’ and ‘I want to be free’ – enjoyed by scores of fist pumping audience members. A strong contender surely for national treasure Ms Willcox was followed by international recording artist Martika…

• Continue reading at News North Wales.

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The Herald: 80′s Invasion Tour in Scotland

March 3rd, 2017

herald16aChecklist: 10 things not to miss in Scotland this week

7. 80s Invasion Tour The Edinburgh Playhouse, March 5 – Music fans will be able to take a nostalgia trip in the capital on Sunday. Eighties favourites, including Paul Young, Martika and Liverpool duo China Crisis, will perform during the show. Punk pop star Toyah Willcox completes this year’s line-up.

Tickets cost £38.65. Visit http://www.atgtickets.com/venues/edinburgh-playhouse/

• Continue reading at The Herald.

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Edinburgh Evening News: 80s Icons Return to Playhouse

March 3rd, 2017

een16aPunk Princess Toyah Willcox is all set to roll back the years at the Playhouse on Sunday when she leads the 80’s Invasion Tour to the Capital, in the company of Paul Young, Martika and China Crisis.

The four iconic artists from the decade that fashion forgot will be performing on the same bill together for the first time, so expect a raft of familiar hits.

Toyah has had a incredibly diverse career over the years with major hit records and many stage and screen roles to her credit, but it was in the 80s that she became one of Britain’s biggest household names.

• Continue reading at the Edinburgh Evening News.

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Yahoo News: Toyah Can’t Wait To Party Like It’s 1985!

March 2nd, 2017

Toyah Willcox, Paul Young, Martika and China Crisis kick off the 80′s Invasion Tour tonight.

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Toyah on TV: Pointless Celebrities

March 2nd, 2017

Pointless Celebrities: BBC1: Saturday 11th March: 6pm
Music. A special celebrity music edition of the general knowledge quiz in which four teams try to come up with the answers that no-one else could think of. Presented by Alexander Armstrong and co-host Richard Osman. Featuring Fish and Barbara Dickson, Nick Heyward and Toyah Willcox, Heather Small and Mari Wilson, and Jessica Taylor and Kelli Young.

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