An award-winning singer will be performing at a Bristol venue with a full live band in what promises to be an evening packed with hit songs.
Toyah Willcox has amassed 13 top-40 UK singles in a career which has spanned 35 years, recording 24 studio albums to date. Between 1977 and 1983 she fronted the band Toyah, before embarking on a solo career in the mid-1980s.
She has also appeared in a variety of film and television roles, including Quadrophenia and Secret Diary Of A Call Girl. Signature songs Morning Universe, Thunder In The Mountains and It’s A Mystery are all sure to feature in this electrifying live show.
Toyah: Loud, Proud and Electric will be performed at Bristol’s The Fleece at 7pm on November 5, with support acts yet to be confirmed.
• Continue reading at the Weston, Worle & Somerset Mercury.
Toyah was an amazing riot of colour over the weekend at Rewind Scotland which took place at Scone Palace in Perth – View the full versions of both of the photos below at The Official Toyah Instagram. Twitter or Facebook. (Photos © Toyah Willcox)
Pop Punk Princess Toyah Willcox Plays Debut Bandstand Concert!
Toyah Willcox, a British household name and award-winning rock legend, takes to the stage of the Bandstand over the busy Airbourne weekend, in her what will be her Eastbourne debut.
‘Toyah in Concert’ promises to deliver a selection of hits that spans Toyah’s solo career as well as hits by ‘The Humans’, the four-piece contemporary rock band which Toyah put together and leads. ‘It’s a mystery’, ‘Brave New World’ and ‘I want to be free’ are just some of the top hits which Toyah fans can enjoy during her first ever Eastbourne Bandstand appearance.
Tickets for both ‘Toyah in Concert’ and ‘Airshow Seating’ can be purchased online at www.EastbourneBandstand.co.uk, or by calling the Eastbourne Seafront Office on 01323 410611. The Seafront Office is open daily from 10am-6pm and until 9pm on concert nights; tickets can also be purchased from here. For further details visit www.EastbourneBandstand.co.uk.
• Continue reading at Eastbourne Borough Council.
“The Cult Movie of the Year”
Britflicks takes a look at the British films at this years FrightFest 2015. From classics like Hellraiser to Aaaaaaaah!, the directional debut from Kill List and Sightseers writer Steve Oram.
Alpha Male Smith and his Beta, Keith, move to take over a local community. They hook up with restless Female, Denise, igniting a deadly feud in which emotions run high and deep-seated grudges resurface amongst the tribe. Are we not men? Or are we simply beasts? Steve Oram, the actor/writer from Sightseers and Kill List stars in his long-awaited debut feature with a host of his friends.
Get ready for the most unusual celluloid primal scream – an anarchic, hilarious, disturbing and touching look at the human condition. Themroc meets Pink Flamingos in the Cult Movie of the Year.
• Continue reading at Britflicks. Browse all of Dreamscape’s Aaaaaaaaah! news and updates here. The premiere of the film is approaching fast, keep an eye on Toyah @ Twitter for direct updates on Aaaaaaaah!
Aaaaaaaah! (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Steve Oram; Stars: Steve Oram, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Toyah Willcox, Noah Fielding, Julian Barratt)
Alpha Male Smith and his Beta, Keith, move to take over a local community. They hook up with restless Female, Denise, igniting a deadly feud in which emotions run high and deep-seated grudges resurface amongst the tribe. Are we not men?
• Continue reading at Eye For Film.
Dreamscape’s Toyah news for June 2015 has now been archived. Click below to browse the past – 15-and-a-half years of Toyah news, updates and info
Barbara Crampton, Rick Wakeman, James Cosmo, Toyah Willcox, Neil Marshall and Bernard Rose amongst dazzling array of guests set to re-animate FrightFest.
Scream Queen legend Barbara Crampton is Film4 FrightFest’s special guest icon, appearing in no less than four films in this year’s line-up. She stars in We Are Still Here, Road Games and Sun Choke plus makes a cameo appearance in Tales Of Halloween. Not only will Barbara be introducing all her films, she’ll also be talking about her amazing career during a special interview event, hosted by Alan Jones, on Sun 30 Aug, 9.15pm.
The eclectic mix of guests also includes Aaaaaaaah! debut director & actor Steve Oram and his co-stars rock legend Toyah Willcox, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Noel Fielding and Alice Lowe.
• Continue reading at Show Film First. browse all of Dreamscape’s Aaaaaaaah! news here, and FrightFest 2015 news here.
Gore Galore As Film4 FrightFest Returns To Leicester Square
Gallons of ketchup are set to splash the screens of Leicester Square next month as Film4 FrightFest returns with a cornucopia of murder, madness and mayhem.
The 16th edition of this ever-popular splatterfest will see 76 horror films screened over five days with old classics such as S&M slanted shocker Hellraiser and a rabid pack of world premieres including Howl.
We’re most excited however about the directorial debut of Sightseers star Steve Oram. Set in South London and billed as a disturbing comedy where all the dialogue is replaced with monkey noises, this one scoops the prize for best title of the festival by being called simply: AAAAAAAAH! The film features Oram alongside fellow comedians Julian Barratt, Noel Fielding and Alice Lowe plus Toyah Willcox and a soundtrack by cult prog rockers King Crimson.
• Continue reading at Londonist.
It’s the last chance for people to claim cheaper tickets in advance for Fairport’s Cropredy Convention which will see three days of top music.
There will be more than 30 hours of live music from 20 different acts over the three day festival in Cropredy running from Thursday August 13 to Saturday August 15. Tickets prices for the festival if booked before Friday July 31 are £120 for all three days, £110 for Friday and Saturday and £75 for entrance to Saturday only.After that date, the prices will go up an extra £5 including tickets bought on the gate.
Headliners for the festival include Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell and Level 42. Toyah Willcox and The Proclaimers will also be appearing at the festival as well as the legendary folk band Fairport Convention. They are likely to be performing with a number of special guests.
• Continue reading at the Banbury Guardian.
The Nation’s Favourite 80s Number One: ITV/STV: Saturday 25th July: 9pm
The popular series turns its neon spotlight onto the 1980s – a defining decade in pop where the hits were big and the hair even bigger. Featuring interviews with 80s icons including Spandau Ballet, Bonnie Tyler, Madness, Dexys Midnight Runners, The Communards and Jason Donovan, this countdown celebrates 20 of the greatest musical moments from an era when British pop stars ruled the world. Narrated by Zoe Ball, the show tells the stories behind a hit factory of chart classics that have truly stood the test of time – from Don’t You Want Me to Total Eclipse of the Heart, Tainted Love to Billie Jean and Don’t Leave Me This Way to Come On Eileen. We take a look at the way 80s fashions took things to the extreme, and find out how the MTV explosion changed the face of music forever. Expect a colourful megamix of new romantics, Hi-NRG classics and synth pop smash hits as we have the results of an exclusive ITV poll revealing which 80s number one Britain loves the most.
NB: I can’t say for sure whether Toyah contributes to this programme. I am assuming she does due to being mentioned in “The National” article – see below.
Heading to Rewind at Scone Palace this weekend? We’ve put together a handy guide of everything you need to know before the festival starts… On Sunday, Sister Sledge lead a line up that includes OMD, Kim Wilde, Belinda Carlisle and Toyah.
• Continue reading at Dundee Evening Telegraph. For more information about Rewind, visit the official site. Toyah’s been rehearsing for Rewind Scotland this week – View a photo at Twitter.
This new show invites you to “trip the neon fantastic” and celebrate the best hits of the 1980s – and when they’re asking you to do that along to a soundtrack of the Pet Shop Boys’ Always On My Mind, how can you say no?
Eighties stars like Toyah Willcox, Tony Hadley, Martin Fry and Marc Almond all feature, reminiscing about shoulder pads, eyeliner and making pop history.
The show, narrated by the annoying Zoe Ball, has commissioned a poll to determine the nation’s favourite 80s tune, but really the poll is superfluous. It was surely just a hook on which to hang this glittery coat of nostalgia, giving the channel an excuse – and a mighty good one, in my opinion – to pull out some clips of all the old songs and wallow in how gloriously flamboyant pop music used to be.
• Continue reading at The National – This weekend’s TV highlights.
Toyah Willcox takes to the stage of the bandstand over the busy Airbourne weekend in what will be her Eastbourne debut.
Eastbourne Borough Council Lead Cabinet Member for Culture, Tourism and Enterprise, Cllr Margaret Bannister said, “Toyah is very much looking forward to performing at Eastbourne Bandstand for the first time ever, next month.
“Eastbourne’s seafront will be thriving throughout the duration of the four day international air show, and Toyah Willcox’s Bandstand debut will only add to the electric atmosphere which Airbourne brings to the town.
“Visitors to Eastbourne on August 14 are able to enjoy superb reserved seating in the Bandstand’s Upper Balcony and Promenade Deck, with uninterrupted views of the display line from £8 a day, and can soak up the awesome atmosphere of ‘Toyah in Concert’ in the Bandstand arena by night, making for an unforgettable trip to Eastbourne.”
• Continue reading at the Eastbourne Herald.
Another photo from The One Show shoot, tweeted by Toyah yesterday - Filming a special strand for @BBCOne The One Show. (Photo © Toyah Willcox)
Amazing photos!! Toyah is Thundering In The Mountains… Well, make-up style at least, for filming of a special strand for future airing on BBC1′s The One Show. Click on the photos to view larger versions. (Photos © Toyah Willcox/Sean Chapman)