Daily Mail: Inside The Head Of… Toyah Willcox

August 7th, 2017

dailymail17e‘A couple tried to kidnap my sister… was it Brady and Hindley?’ Inside the head of… Toyah Willcox

Eighties punk singer and actress Toyah Willcox, 59, has eight top 40 singles to her name. She is married to King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp, 71.

What is your earliest memory?

My mother putting a thick nappy on me. I used to deliberately hold everything in until she had done it, then would let loose. I was very naughty, even as a baby.

What sort of child were you?

I was completely unconventional in everything, which my mother found very difficult. I was a huge tomboy.

What has been your biggest achievement?

In 2010 I had to learn to walk again when I had my legs made the same length, after living with one leg two inches longer than the other until the age of 51.

• Continue reading at the Daily Mail.

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Live 2017: Toyah @ Shaw’s

August 7th, 2017

Toyah has had a very busy year of gigs and festivals so far, and this is set to continue for the remainder of 2017. Included in the many dates still to come is a PA at Shaw’s in Stoke-On-Trent next month. Click below for more details, or view Toyah’s full official Gig Diary.

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Official Toyah: August 2017 Blog

August 7th, 2017

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

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Toyah & Peter: 9 Hours – Out Now

August 7th, 2017

Toyah & Peter’s 9 Hours is available now. Click below for links to buy the single.

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Toyah Filming for Sky Arts

August 7th, 2017

Toyah has recently been filming a new programme for Sky Arts, with Scott Millaney and Brian Grant, who produced some of her early 80′s promo videos. (Photo © Toyah Willcox)

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BBC Radio Manchester: Singer Toyah Willcox

August 7th, 2017

Listen to a short interview with Toyah from BBC Radio Manchester at Rewind North 2017, by clicking below.

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Toyah & Peter: 9 Hours

July 18th, 2017

toyahpeter17aThe Official Toyah newsletter – Breaking Through – recently revealed details of a new digital single release entitled 9 Hours which is astonishingly Toyah’s first ever real duet…. if we discount the Cabaret musical song Money, Money recorded with Nigel Planer in 1996.

The single is a collaboration with Peter Coyle of New Wave band The Lotus Eaters who also wrote the track. It will being released under the name Toyah & Peter (at Peter’s request) and will be released in early August 2017.

There is an exclusive preview now on Toyah’s Official Soundcloud.

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Toyah Monologue: A Date With Phil Collins

July 18th, 2017

Lonely Phil Collins desperately needs a man in her life. Could this be Phil’s lucky day?

Toyah Willcox acts in a new monologue, A Date with Phil Collins. Written by Carl Chetty. Videography by Colin Snoad.

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Newark Advertiser: Wellowfest: Big Names and Local Acts

July 17th, 2017

newarkad13aToyah played a mind-boggling FOUR gigs over the weekend – Wellowfest 2017, Let’s Rock London, Party in the Park Dunstable and Party in the Park Cookley - Below is a press report on Wellowfest and check out Toyah’s Twitter for direct updates from the incredibly busy lady herself!

Wellowfest: Big names and local acts mix for village festival

More than 40 bands and singers will perform over three days at the annual Wellowfest music festival this weekend. They include headliners Hazel O’Connor, Toyah Willcox and The Blockheads.

It takes place at Chapel Farm, Wellow, from tomorrow (Friday) until Sunday. The festival, launched in 2014, covers a wide range of genres, including pop, punk, country and 1980s classics.

The organisers said: “In its fourth year of running, Wellowfest maintains its roots as a family-friendly festival with a chilled out and relaxing vibe. Kick back and enjoy the best of the English countryside while listening to an eclectic mix of sounds.”

• Continue reading at the Newark Advertiser.

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Gazette & Herald: Toyah Lights up MantonFest

July 17th, 2017

gazher16aPunk princess Toyah lights up village music festival

Eighties punk star Toyah Willcox topped the bill at a village festival near Marlborough that attracted music lovers all the way from London.

Families picnicked, children played games and locals caught up with the gossip as laid-back MantonFest treated them to a day of music that featured an international tribute act Creedence Clearwater Revived and sets by bands like Josie and the Outlaw, The Clive Collective and local outfit Barrelhouse, who this week reached number 20 in the blues charts.

One of the organisers, Roger Grant, said he thought the event was the best yet. “All through the day there was just such a happy atmosphere. It was absolutely unbelievable.”

• Continue reading at the Gazette & Herald. (Photo © Gazette & Herald)

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Official Toyah: July 2017 Blog

July 17th, 2017

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

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Toyah on TV: Quadrophenia

July 17th, 2017

Quadrophenia: Sky Select HD: Tuesday 25th July: 9.55am
The Who wrote and produced this energetic story of a young man disillusioned with his life in 1960s London. Phil Daniels excels as the alienated anti-hero Jimmy Cooper. Director: Franc Roddam. Starring: Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Toyah Willcox, Philip Davis, Mark Wingett, Sting, and Ray Winstone.

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Lancashire Telegraph: Review: Toyah @ Blackburn

June 29th, 2017

lanctel17aREVIEW: Toyah, King George’s Hall, Blackburn

It was a show billed as classics, hits and anthems and with a full band behind her the pint-sized punk princess Toyah delivered them all with aplomb.

Of late, many of Toyah’s live appearances have been acoustic evenings where stories from her career have shared the stage with re-worked versions of her songs.

Enjoyable they may be, but this was a night of 100 per cent full-on Toyah with swirling synths, pounding drums and howling guitar.

Somehow she’s 59, but looks amazing and her energy on a sweaty Saturday night in Blackburn never once faltered.

• Continue reading at the Lancashire Telegraph.

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Toyah on TV: Jubilee

June 29th, 2017

Jubilee: London Live: Monday 3rd July: 10pm
Queen Elizabeth I travels through time from 1578 to 1978, where she sees what has become of her once glorious kingdom: law and order have broken down and punks roam the streets. Director: Derek Jarman. Starring: Jenny Runacre,  Nell Campbell, Toyah Willcox, Hermine Demoriane, Ian Charleson, Karl Johnson.

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Toyah on TV: Quadrophenia

June 29th, 2017

Quadrophenia: Sky Greats HD: Friday 30th June: 3.20am
Quadrophenia: Sky Select HD: Sunday 2nd July: 7.05am
Quadrophenia: Sky Greats HD: Wednesday 5th July: 2.20pm
Quadrophenia: Sky Greats HD: Thursday 6th July: 1.30am
Quadrophenia: Sky Select HD: Friday 7th July: 2.05pm
The Who wrote and produced this energetic story of a young man disillusioned with his life in 1960s London. Phil Daniels excels as the alienated anti-hero Jimmy Cooper. Director: Franc Roddam. Starring: Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Toyah Willcox, Philip Davis, Mark Wingett, Sting, and Ray Winstone.

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