Exciting!! – The Humans’ acclaimed third album, Strange Tales, which was released digitally in April will be available on CD in 2015 on the Telling Strange Tales UK Tour. Great news for those who, like me, still prefer to have their music piled on a shelf (old fashioned or what?).
Tickets are set to go on sale for a new family-friendly festival coming to Roxwell next year.
Soundstock Festival, a two-day music and comedy event, will be held on the weekend of May 2 and 3 and could see thousands of people through the gate. Music acts confirmed so far include former X Factor contestants Next of Kin as well as Toyah Willcox, Ultimate Eagles, the Johnny Cash Roadshow and the Simon and Garfunkel Story.
• Continue reading at the Chelmsford Weekly News.
That’s my usual Thursday regimen, too – yeah, I’m wild – but last Thursday was a little bit different. I’d been invited to take part in a Twitter Q&A with the legend that is Toyah Willcox in association with the team behind The Sun’s online bingo show! You can’t get more modern than that when it comes to interviewing a celebrity, can you?
• Continue reading at More Than Toast. (Photo © More Than Toast)
Amazing photos of Toyah from Saturday’s final Songs From The Intergalactic Ranch House date at the O2 Academy, Islington. Click below to view larger versions of these, and more, at Dreamscape’s Gallery. (Thanks to Damon | Photos © Damon King)
Celebrity Fantasy Homes: BBC Lifestyle (Sweden)
Tuesday 9th December: 8.45am
Tuesday 9th December: 1.20pm
Toyah Willcox. Series 2, Episode 2. Toyah Willcox is looking for her fantasy home in a dream location. The original punk girl has set her heart on moving to Richmond.
Toyah’s Acoustic, Up Close & Personal tour is continuing in 2015, with a number of dates confirmed by the Breaking Through newsletter yesterday.
ACOUSTIC SET WITH CHRIS WONG & COLIN HINDS
17 JAN: BECCLES PUBLIC HALL | BECCLES
5 FEB: ROBIN 2 | WOLVERHAMPTON
12 FEB: SUB 89 | READING
13 FEB: CHEESE & GRAIN | FROME, SOMERSET
14 FEB: GLOBE | CARDIFF
26 MAR: THE MUSICIAN | LEICESTER
1 MAY: HAVERHILL ARTS CENTRE | SUFFOLK
2 MAY: SOUNDSTOCK FESTIVAL | CHELMSFORD
8 MAY: STAMFORD CORN EXCHANGE | STAMFORD
15 MAY: WATERSIDE ARTS CENTRE | SALE
5 JUN: BABBACOMBE THEATRE | TORQUAY
6 JUN: CARNGLAZE CAVERNS | CORNWALL
12 JUN: OAKENGATES THEATRE | TELFORD
19 JUN: LOWDHAM VILLAGE HALL | NOTTINGHAMSHIRE
27 JUN: LOWER HOLKER VILLAGE HALL | CUMBRIA
28 JUN: ACOUSTIC GUEST APPEARANCE TBA | LONDON (not full Toyah show)
6 NOV: THE CRESSET | PETERBOROUGH
• View more details on the Acoustic… dates and links to book tickets here.
Five live UK dates, the Telling Strange Tales tour, for The Humans in 2015 have been confirmed by toyahwillcox.com.
11 APRIL: UCKFIELD | TRADING BOUNDARIES
16 APRIL: SOUTHAMPTON | TALKING HEADS
17 APRIL: SWANSEA | THE GARAGE (WHITEZ)
18 APRIL: LONDON | 100 CLUB
19 APRIL: CHATTAM | BRITANNIA THEATRE
In 2015, The Humans will not only begin work recording their fourth album but embark on a UK tour of five confirmed dates. Telling Strange Tales will kick off on 11 April 2015 at Trading Boundaries, Uckfield and close at The Britannia Theatre, Chatham on 19 April.
Longtime Toyah fan David Morgan, also known as Digital Ghost, has just released his excellent debut five-song EP Supernova, via Reverbnation. Better still it’s available completely free.
Digital Ghost, a collaboration between David and Johnny Icon, draw inspiration from Toyah’s career and songwriting and fans will no doubt notice the references: Digital Ghost loves music. His songs stay with you. Uplifting, dark anthems that aim straight for the heart but move to the beat of the dancefloor; songs of love and loss, where vocal and melody are sovereign.
EP Tracklist: 1. Supernova; 2. Tattoo; 3. Nightmares; 4. This Universe; 5. In 2
Fantastic photos of Toyah from Saturday’s final Songs From The Intergalactic Ranch House date at the O2 Academy, Islington. Click below to view larger versions at Dreamscape’s Gallery. (Thanks to Mark | Photos © Mark Evans)
More upcoming air times/dates for Toyah’s Vintage TV festive specials.
Toyah’s Christmas At The Zoo: Vintage TV: Tuesday 25th November: 11.30pm
Toyah’s Christmas At The Zoo: Vintage TV: Thursday 27th November: 9pm
Toyah’s Christmas At The Zoo: Vintage TV: Wednesday 3rd December: 5pm
Toyah’s Christmas At The Zoo: Vintage TV: Sunday 7th December: 1am
Toyah’s Christmas At The Zoo: Vintage TV: Wednesday 10th December: 11pm
Cosy up with family and friends as Toyah Willcox brings you 30 of the finest Christmas songs and a sprinkling of festive stories, surrounded by an extraordinary variety of creatures great and small.
A Very Vintage Christmas: Vintage TV: Saturday 29th November: 11pm
Presenters Toyah Willcox and Wizzard’s Roy Wood are cosying up by the fireplace with two guest artists on our new show as they talk Christmas and sing favourite festive songs. (Part 1)
A Very Vintage Christmas: Vintage TV: Sunday 30th November: 11pm
Snuggling up by the fireside with Toyah Willcox and Roy Wood for some Christmas chat and festive songs are pop rock act The Feeling and Imagination’s Leee John. (Part 2)
Toyah’s Vintage Christmas: Vintage TV: Friday 5th December: 1pm
Snuggle down by the fire with the family as punk princess, Toyah Willcox, introduces some of the finest Christmas videos of the 20th Century, sprinkled with a generous handful of fun festive facts.
Dirty Sexy Funny: Olivia Lee: Comedy Central Extra: Saturday 29th November: 03.30am
Dirty Sexy Funny: Olivia Lee: Comedy Central Extra: Thursday 4th December: 03.30am
Olivia Lee stars in this hidden camera sketch show. Deaf Bubba makes a mess of things at the marina, Door Bitch takes a punt and Elaine Caine meets Toyah Willcox.
• You can also view the entire Live 2014 archive, which includes news on all of the above as well as the other non-tour live gigs and appearances that took place this year.
The final date of the Songs From The Intergalactic Ranch House tour takes place tonight, at the O2 Academy, Islington. Indeed, it’s the final live concert of 2014 for Toyah – an exceptionally prolific year of dates, with three UK tours as well as festivals. PAs and more. Next year is looking busy too (expect an announcement on this via Breaking Through soon). Toyah has been tweeting about tonight’s gig over the past few days. A huge thanks to everyone who contributed photos to Dreamscape’s Toyah Live 2014 Gallery
Princess of Punk Toyah Willcox is heading to Grimsby’s Yardbirds Rock Club next year. The star will perform at the Church Street venue on Friday, March 6.
Toyah and her band had a number of hits in the eighties including Four From Toyah, Thunder In The Mountain and I Want To Be Free before she embarked on a solo career. She has had thirteen top 40 singles, recorded twenty albums, written two books and has also presented TV programmes such as Watchdog and Songs Of Praise.
Toyah has also appeared in a number of stage productions including the rock musical Vampires Rock which was performed at Grimsby Auditorium in 2009.
Tickets for the gig – which is part of her band’s greatest hits tour – go on sale this weekend priced at £18.
• Continue reading at the Grimsby Telegraph.
Toyah Willcox announces a rare club show with The Humans
New Wave Superstar Toyah announces a club show with her band The Humans who feature Bill Rieflin (drummer with R.E.M.) & Chris Wong at the Britannia in Chatham Dockyard.
The Humans are the brainchild of Toyah Willcox and were formed in 2007. The band’s first single was a version of Nancy Sinatra’s “These boots were made for Walkin”. They recently released their new album “Strange Tales” which was recorded in Seattle.